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Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Di4mondz, Jul 12, 2013.
It's quite normal. It even happens on iOS 6 as well. Whenever the cache size of any particular app increases a lot, it starts cleaning out to regain space. Also apps such as Facebook does this too. So there is nothing to worry.
I once went into my usage to see the shock that Instagram was consuming 1.6 Gb of space. About an hour later it proceeded to clean itself, reducing its usage back to much more normal levels!
It's happened since iOS 3.
Thanks for posting this. I was never aware this feature existed in iOS.
But can someone with more knowledge shed some details on the feature?
Is this something developers has to manually include (or exclude?) in apps, or does iOS do this for all apps?
Also, how does it determine what to clean?
It wouldn't be too popular if it accidentally cleaned out offline Spotify playlists or something similar.
Either way, I'm not sure it's functioning as intended.
I've had to delete and re-install apps to manually clear caches in the past.
This feature seems designed to prevent that exact scenario.
Any content that is in the "cache" should be deletable by iOS without any serious content.
Using your example, Spotify would not store your offline music there.
What was so secret that you had to black out your other icons and your carrier name? Are you afraid someone will steal your identity and copy your icon layout?
I really hope this is back for good, it hasn't appeared once in 6.1.4 for me, and I've had to use phone clean to make sure my other size isn't monstrously huge
You have probably never had a ton of cached filed stock up. Folks that tend to run down their phones or power them off may never see it since generally the caches purge during shut down/restart
Why does it matter?
The whole point of caching anything is to save time by using space that isn't needed.
If you require that space further down the line, it should be automatically cleared up by the OS.
Regardless the "other" portion of the IOS shouldn't be 2+ Gb