450 MB in "Other"? How to clear?

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

  1. ramparts macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2008
    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. Dominat0r macrumors 6502a


    Jul 25, 2009
    everything but photos, music, apps...

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

    Jun 11, 2008
    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

    May 12, 2009
    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

    Ivan P

    Jan 17, 2008
    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

    Jun 11, 2008
    Not jailbroken - hmm, album art, alright... thanks.

    Anything else?

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