8 GB iPhone 4, 3.8 GB of "other?????

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by GonzagaDynasty, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. GonzagaDynasty macrumors regular

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    Hey guys... My phone has 3.8 GB of "other" used up and I have no idea what this "other" is...

    Keep in mind I don't have hardly any pictures ,videos, anything like that. It's just a phone with contacts and apps.

    If I had to restore, is there any way I can get my apps and app data back without also getting back the 3.8 GB of "other?"

    I'm not sure if I backed it up now, and then restored the phone from the backup, if the "other" data would return.....

    And if I restored as a new phone, well I would lose EVERYTHING and I don't really want to do that.. But I want more space, and the phone is running very poorly.
     
  2. ann713 macrumors 6502a

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    Have you tried deleting some text messages? Usually the 'Messages' app is the culprit. If you do decide to do a factory reset, back up and save to a computer first so that all of your applications will be saved. Set up as a new device. You'll be able to get everything back by right-clicking on your device and choosing 'Restore From Backup'.
     
  3. GonzagaDynasty thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for your reply... I will try that.

    But wouldn't a restore from backup give me back everything I have now..? So wouldn't that include "other?"
     

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