Another "Other" space predicament

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by estipe, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. estipe macrumors newbie

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    I have gone through the forums multiple times, and have tried to no avail to get my other space down to the proper <1gb.

    I have an iPhone 4, not jailbroken, that currently has 2.4 gb of other space.

    The most recent action that I have taken was to restore to new, and then restore from backup. No music, videos, or photos are on my iPhone currently.

    I downloaded diskaid and iexplorer to try and find the culprit, but I cannot seem to.

    Any suggestions would be more than appreciated.
     
  2. kingdLo macrumors 6502

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    Restoring from backup is reloading other back on. Only way to really rid yourself of it is to do a complete set Up as new.
     
  3. estipe thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so will these delete all of my contacts and such? i am okay with redownloading all of my apps, but i don't want to lose my contacts at least.
     
  4. kingdLo macrumors 6502

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    This is a simple fix. Use icloud to sync contacts/notes/bookmarks/calendar/whatever else you want(using icloud to sync is different than using icloud to backup). Then once you are SURE the stuff is sync'd up(visit icloud.com from a pc to verify this), just restore the phone and set up as new, NOT from backup.
     
  5. estipe thread starter macrumors newbie

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    great, thanks. is there a way to sync my sms and voice mail to the cloud, as well?
     
  6. kingdLo macrumors 6502

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    SMS no, but the voicemails should reappear after entering the voicemail password in phone app. Not 100% sure on that though
     
  7. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

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    1. Neither of them provides access to non-app / non-media directories. You REALLY want to jailbreak - then you'll also be able to backup / restore SMS'es and can have more luck tracking down the "Other" culprit.

    2. this "other" problem shows iOS has some major problems. For example, I've made a lot of tests today by creating one million files (to see how it slows down the entire system) on non-jailbroken, 6.0.1 iDevices (iPad 3 & iPhone 5). No matter what way I used to remove those files, I've *always* ended up with at least 800 Mbytes of "other" garbage I couldn't get rid of.

    To put it mildly, Apple should have bugfixed their OS a bit more instead of just telling people suffering from this "Other" issue to set up the phone as a new device.
     
  8. laudern macrumors 6502a

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    how big should the 'other' file be? I've got 1.12g worth. Is that pretty normal?
     

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