5gb+ of other space on 5s after iOS 8 update?

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  1. Iphone4sinwhite macrumors 6502

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    I recently updated my 16gb 5s to iOS 8. Like many, I had to make room for the 5gb of space required for the update. Unfortunately, when I now plug the device into iTunes, it has 5gb+ of space used as "other" (not apps, music, etc.). Is this 5gb of other the iOS 8 upgrade? Now that I have it updated, how can I remove this "other" space?
     
  2. Abazigal macrumors 604

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    Back up your phone to iTunes, then do a clean restore.

    I did this on my 64gb iPhone 5s and recovered about 8gb of storage this way. :eek:
     
  3. Iphone4sinwhite thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, I tried this but it still has the same 5.85gb of "Other" data?
     
  4. Abazigal macrumors 604

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    Hmm, then I am afraid I can't help you any more. That was what I did and it got rid of a huge chunk of that 'others' bar. Maybe try a Google search online?
     
  5. henriknorem macrumors member

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    This is a bug. I've got the same issue with my iPad and my iPhone. 32 gb and 64 gb. I have restored both, and actually left them empty, but they still fill up with "other".
     
  6. EdgardasB macrumors 6502a

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    Trying Safari clearing history and cache because now it syncs via all iDevices, Mac. I have cleared and got back 1 GB from all devices.
     
  7. mizxco macrumors 6502a

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    You can still see "Other" after a clean restore? :eek:
    If it's >1gb, I would try a DFU restore.
     
  8. henriknorem macrumors member

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    I have tried both. The other space is erased after the restore, but as soon as I use the device it fills up again.

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    Thanks for your tip, but sadly I only cleared 200 mb out of 12 gb.
     
  9. mizxco macrumors 6502a

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    You mean immediately after "restore from backup" right?
    Back up may contain corrupt files, or Apps that use File Sharing, ie VLC

    Check Usage in settings, or else your only option is to start fresh!
     
  10. henriknorem macrumors member

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    No, I set up as new both times.
     
  11. mizxco macrumors 6502a

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    I can't help but think, could it be your iCloud data?
    You said they automatically come back, while you're just using the device.
     
  12. steve23094 macrumors 68000

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    'Other' also includes stuff like all your text messages and emails. iOS saves all your text messages by default although a new setting is v8 allows you to change this. Your downloaded emails might also be taking up considerable space.
     
  13. Kaelbron macrumors member

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    I hope that I can "borrow" / reuse this thread for my problem that is similar and has same subject.


    According to iTunes 12.0.1.26 in Yosemite, so have my iPhone 25,2 GB free. When used for other (850 MB and I do not really know what it is. It is the size of the iOS?), 78, 2 MB of pictures and 655,1 MB to Sound. Go into the phone, then I have iOS 8.0.2 only 23.5 GB of available and use 3.3 GB. During storage so I have 1.3 GB under music, 252 MB of images, 160 MB for Safari, 7 MB for Mail and around 3 MB on both calendar and contacts. Why do I see different information? I know before I reset from scratch because I wanted to get the Wifi to work so had synken as much as 3 GB under miscellaneous. Thanks in advance!
     
  14. iaymnu macrumors 6502

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    On my iphone 6 i used PhoneClean to clear the "other" space. It does the job, but not as through as the iCleaner on a jailbroken device.
     
  15. Iphone4sinwhite thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Has anyone found iOS 8.1.3 to fix this problem?
     

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