iPhone 6GB of "other" showing in iTunes after iOS update

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by shenan1982, Sep 18, 2014.

  1. shenan1982 macrumors 68040

    shenan1982

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    Why am I showing 6GB of "other" in my iTunes after the update? Before it was like 200mb... 6GB wasted is absurdity.
     
  2. Solver macrumors 6502a

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    Is there an iTunes space bar category, such as "Apps" missing? When "Apps" was missing for me, only a "Restore" solved it. Good thing I had backups.
     
  3. shenan1982 thread starter macrumors 68040

    shenan1982

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    No. Apps and music and videos show just fine.
     
  4. silroc macrumors 6502

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    this stuff still happens huh...

    it happened on my iphones since the 4 and it does suck - right now i have the issue as will

    the fix is a pure clean wipe and fresh install

    but a big pain the the arse to get all the apps back
     
  5. Solver macrumors 6502a

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    You may want to check Settings/General/Usage to see if it is something more obvious.
     
  6. ZipZap macrumors 603

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    Why the heck do we have to do any manual work. Why can't iTunes identify the files/issue and correct it?

    We are on version 11 and this has been an issue for YEARS.

    Get off your a-- Apple and fix this issue. I paid good money for memory and I don't want it wasted because your IOS cannot clean up after itself.
     
  7. bmms8 macrumors 68020

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    I believe its all cached items.

    The best way to get rid of this is to back up your iPhone.

    Erase it.

    Restore from back up.

    It shouldn't take more than 20 minutes. If you have touch id you will need to re do your finger prints.
     
  8. shenan1982 thread starter macrumors 68040

    shenan1982

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    Restore restored the fragments
     
  9. babaroga73 macrumors regular

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    I second that.

    1.Backup
    2. Update (or shift+ restore) or clean restore
    3. Restore from backup.

    I updated with clean restore to iOS8, then restored my 178 apps with all the settings and savegames , in less then an hour. Gained about 3 gigs of new free space.
     
  10. ZipZap macrumors 603

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  11. bmms8 macrumors 68020

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    Then wait for apple to do as you ask
     
  12. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    Having the same issue. Just write them and give them feedback. If enough people do it then they might even listen. I just did.
     

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