Anyone Notice Their "Other" Capacity Very High?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by conshok26, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. conshok26 macrumors 6502

    conshok26

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2006
    Location:
    North Tonawanda, NY
    #1
    I just happened to check to see how much space I had on my iPhone and I noticed that the "Other" portion was very high at around 196 MB. I only have 2 webclips and I want to say it was much lower before the update. Anyone else notice this?
     
  2. Sean9689 macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    Location:
    St. Louis, MO
  3. conshok26 thread starter macrumors 6502

    conshok26

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2006
    Location:
    North Tonawanda, NY
    #3
    I just did a restore and it shows "Other" taking up 190.1 MB. Strange.
     
  4. ~J~ macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2007
    Location:
    3rd Rock from the sun
    #4
    my other is taking up 228.5MB... never thought of that as unusual
     
  5. shambolic macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2003
    Location:
    Staten Island, NY
    #5
    Similar here - was at about 195MB of "other" files after upgrade, which seemed high to me. Tried a restore, disappointingly went down only to 189MB, and slowly heading back up again while syncing my content back to the phone.
     
  6. cbrain macrumors 65816

    cbrain

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2006
    Location:
    North-East, UK
    #6
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/4A93 Safari/419.3)

    My "Other" total went up after upgrading my iPod Touch to 1.1.3.
     
  7. peeaanuut macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2007
    Location:
    Southern California
    #7
    Mine is now at 203.9 but not sure what it was before.
     
  8. rjohnstone macrumors 68040

    rjohnstone

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2007
    Location:
    PHX, AZ.
    #8
    I cleared all the apps off my phone and restored the Application folder back to the system partition before I ran the 1.1.3 install.
    Even after all that, I still have 248.6MB of "Other" :confused:
     
  9. eXpress macrumors member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2007
    #9
    before the update mine was about 27 MB. Now it is 200.7
    Yikes.
     
  10. insocal macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2007
    #10
    YES! I just posted the below in another thread...was your iPhone Jailbroken before you Updated?

    I just RESTORED and INSTALLED 1.1.3
    I had a JB iPhone but was fine with giving in to the Update.
    For some reason, I now have 193.6MB of OTHER. Any idea what this could be?
    Oddly enough, I still have the APP that Erica Sadun created at tuaw where you can change the Carrier Name to whatever you want. It still says MY own personal name, even after the RESTORE and UPDATE.
    Thanks for any help!
     
  11. diddy macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    May 13, 2003
    Location:
    Las Vegas, NV
    #11
    I noticed the same thing after the update. Did a full restore + set up as new phone to see if that would fix it (it didn't), and after loading my media, I'm at 198.1MB. :confused:

    I hope this isn't a nasty side effect of new features... I mean 20MB? Sure. Even 50? 60? OK. But almost 200MB is space I could be using for an album or two.

    EDIT: Oh! I was jailbroken at some point. Twice, I think. But I did some restores and set-ups since then while trying to troubleshoot an unrelated album art issue.
     
  12. Schmoe0013 macrumors regular

    Schmoe0013

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2006
    Location:
    Minneapolis, USA
  13. Fast Shadow macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2004
    Location:
    Hollywood, CA
  14. Natalia81 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2004
    #14
    Ok...how do you get to the "other" capacity? I'm still on 1.1.2

    Ok...I was looking on my iphone for "other". But anyways...mine says 38MB. I just updated to 1.1.3
     
  15. nickjaco macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2008
    #15
    and to think i thought i was the only one.
    191mb here
     
  16. diddy macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    May 13, 2003
    Location:
    Las Vegas, NV
    #16
    This may have something to do with the new version of iTunes. I plugged my iPhone in to my other Mac which I hadn't updated yet, and "Other" was back to around 25MB.
     
  17. myphone macrumors 6502

    myphone

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2008
    Location:
    USA
    #17
    Mine is 28.4 MB after the upgrade. When I upgrade the new firmware, I choose download (to iTunes) and upgrade option.
     
  18. Random hero macrumors regular

    Random hero

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2008
    #18
    I updated my iPhone and it stayed fairly low, i then updated iTunes and its shot up to 192 mb
     
  19. kuebby macrumors 68000

    kuebby

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2007
    Location:
    SFV
  20. pyrex macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2003
    #20
    my other is 77.2 mb, I updated from 1.1.1 jailbroken, uninstalled all my apps prior to updating. If it makes a difference I have a 4gb iPhone.
     
  21. Maynerd macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2007
    #21
    Why would people have such different install sizes? This is odd.
     
  22. conshok26 thread starter macrumors 6502

    conshok26

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2006
    Location:
    North Tonawanda, NY
    #22
    I jailbroke mine before but I did a restore and it's still up there. I wonder if this update put everything on that we need for the 3rd party apps coming soon.
     
  23. zakee00 macrumors regular

    zakee00

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2004
    Location:
    Anchorage, Alaska
    #23
    28.2MB, just like it was before the update I believe. My iPhone is so brimmed with music it couldn't have changed much :D
     
  24. myphone macrumors 6502

    myphone

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2008
    Location:
    USA
    #24
    It used to be 28.4 MB (Others), but when I installed new iTunes version 7.6 my others went up to 207.3 MB. Really strange.
     
  25. Oh-es-Ten macrumors regular

    Oh-es-Ten

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2007
    Location:
    London
    #25
    I win!

    mine is 337MB! That's massive. Will try a restore tomorow. I called iPhone support at apple and they said it was large, but to wait for another update to see.. Yeah sure.
     

Share This Page