450 MB in "Other"? How to clear?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by ramparts, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. ramparts macrumors regular

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    I always seem to have about 100-200 megs taken up by "Other", but I'm running out of space for music and now other is at 459.4 MB - valuable space that could be used for Music! What besides the OS is stored here, and how can one clean up?
     
  2. HighLife420 macrumors 6502a

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    everything but photos, music, apps...

    so your contacts, calenders etc etc...
     
  3. ramparts thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sure. So contacts, calendar, mail - that stuff can't possibly take up 100s of megs :) Unless I have lots of old mail stored here, which I have no problem clearing off the device (though I have no idea how). What else makes up this space?
     
  4. stezza333 macrumors regular

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    Are you jailbroken? Sometimes a lot of junk is left behind. Even if u have previously jailbroken. I'm pretty sure you have restore in DFU mode to clear useless files left over in "other".
     
  5. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    Album art is also included, IIRC, and iTunes automatically syncs two copies of the artwork for each track to the device - one in the full resolution for when you're on the Now Playing screen, and another as a thumbnail for when you're browsing your music... At least that's what people have posted on here before :p
     
  6. ramparts thread starter macrumors regular

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    Not jailbroken - hmm, album art, alright... thanks.

    Anything else?
     

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