iOS 7.1 huge "Other" usage

maticb

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Oct 7, 2012
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Hi,
Since I updated my iPhone 5 and iPad mini to iOS 7.1 "Other" uses 2,63gb on my ipad and 2,52gb on my iphone. Is this normal? That is a lot of space for operating system and I would be realy pleased if I could use it for something alse. Anything I can do to reduce the size?

Thank you
 

maticb

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Oct 7, 2012
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Yeah tnx but this doesnt relly help anymore.
iExplorer is not free anymore & you have to have your iphone jailbroaken if you want to browse threw file system.
 

ParryD

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May 16, 2010
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I have noticed exactly the same issue with my 5S & iPad Mini. The first time both the devices were put on charger with WiFi, after updating to 7.1; they went ahead... downloaded data around 1GB & hence caused the extra filling up of the space by almost 1GB.

Have spoken to Apple Support, but they have not clue of such a bug. All they suggest is Restore. :confused:

Any feedback/ support to free up the 1gig.
 

Vanilla35

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Do a fresh restore. Set up as new phone. Then put in iCloud account and get your apps back on there. You would only have to change settings again. When you do a restore it clears the "other" section
 

C DM

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Oct 17, 2011
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Do a fresh restore. Set up as new phone. Then put in iCloud account and get your apps back on there. You would only have to change settings again. When you do a restore it clears the "other" section
doesnt always seem for long unfortunately. Had a whole 1 GB of "other" just suddenly show up out of nowhere about one to two weeks after a restore like that.
 

Vanilla35

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doesnt always seem for long unfortunately. Had a whole 1 GB of "other" just suddenly show up out of nowhere about one to two weeks after a restore like that.
You might have messed with something in iTunes sync. Like restoring iCloud stuff or a part of a backup or something. It builds up over time again, or after downloading an update, but I don't think it instantly builds a gig of "other" space.
 

C DM

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You might have messed with something in iTunes sync. Like restoring iCloud stuff or a part of a backup or something. It builds up over time again, or after downloading an update, but I don't think it instantly builds a gig of "other" space.
Don't use iTunes sync or have any music or videos on my phone or iCloud or anything like that. Haven't even messed around with settings much or installed apps after the initial couple of days post restore, so for something to just pop up over a week later was/is certainly odd. There's another similar recent thread about this kind of thing where some others experienced pretty much the same kind of thing unfortunately.
 

Vanilla35

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Don't use iTunes sync or have any music or videos on my phone or iCloud or anything like that. Haven't even messed around with settings much or installed apps after the initial couple of days post restore, so for something to just pop up over a week later was/is certainly odd. There's another similar recent thread about this kind of thing where some others experienced pretty much the same kind of thing unfortunately.
That is unfortunate indeed then, if it's truly the case. Luckily I bought a 32GB model for various reasons :D
 

Merkie

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This is insane. Last week I restored my phone and used a backup. Everything was fine, I had 3.4GB free space. Now, I have 900MB free. I haven't downloaded any apps, hardly taken any photos, didn't attach it to a computer, didn't sync it. How's that possible? This annoys me. 2.5GB gone without doing anything.
 

ParryD

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May 16, 2010
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doesnt always seem for long unfortunately. Had a whole 1 GB of "other" just suddenly show up out of nowhere about one to two weeks after a restore like that.
There's something downloading after 7.1 update. Today my phone just got switched off b'coz of no battery, it was connected with WiFi.

After I connected it with charger & by time it booted it was already 2-3mins. I noticed some data transfer on my connection; on checking my phone... found another 100MB downloaded. The usage showing 4.7GB from 4.6GB before getting switched off. :confused:

For all I can think of now, is not to leave the device connected to WiFi when on charge.