iOS 7 Taking up a lot of free space, any way to get rid of it? (Running 6.1.4)

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by L4Leonard, Nov 24, 2013.

  1. L4Leonard macrumors regular

    L4Leonard

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    So basically I'm one of those people who hated iOS 7, and decided to never upgrade my iPhone 5 from 6.1.4 to 7.0. Apparently though, my iPhone seem to have downloaded the .ispw file, and stored it on my built in memory (16GB) over the air. This resulted in a big chunk of memory being kept from usage by me, and instead filled up with <3GB of "Other", which apparently is the software, just laying there waiting for me to install it, which i won't!

    Now, is there any way to get rid of this iOS 7 file from my phone?
     

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  2. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    Go to settings / Reset / Erase all content and settings.

    Connect to iTunes and restore backup.

    The iOS upgrade will not restore to the phone during the restore.

    Always leave less than 3GB free such as 2.8 GB so that the upgrade will not download again or leave the phones WiFi off.
     
  3. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    There are a couple of threads at IOS6 that talk about this.

    Personally I block mesu.apple.com at my home's firewall so I don't have to deal with that 3GB thing. Only works at home. If charging outside home at foreign WIFI u may get bit again.
     

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