iOS 7 update taking up space on my unupdated iPhone

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by adaseb, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. adaseb macrumors newbie

    Jul 10, 2010
    I had about 3Gig free space and after the update automatically downloaded itself and requested to be installed ( I denied the update) , I now only have 1 Gig of free space.

    How do I erase these iOS 7 install files to free up some space.

    This is taking up the "other" space in iTunes
  2. braddick macrumors 68040


    Jun 28, 2009
    Encinitas, CA
    Erase all contents and setting via the iPhone (not iTunes) and turn off WIFI once you do so.
  3. John T macrumors 68020

    John T

    Mar 18, 2006
  4. slimm432 macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2013
    i agree.
  5. crookadile, Oct 7, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2013

    crookadile macrumors regular

    Jul 2, 2013
    Rotherham South Yorkshire UK
    Didn't work wonders for me.
    I saved a grand total of 0kb on my "others"

    I did what braddick suggested.
    Erased all content on my iPhone, set up as new then re-synced with iTunes.

    My "others" went from 2.79gb down to 448kb. Now that did work wonders.
  6. kevpan815 macrumors 6502

    Jan 7, 2013
    Algonquin, IL U.S.A.
    It looks like the OTA starts Downloading Automatically if your NOT yet up to date and are connected to WIFI all the time. The only solution I can think of is stay connected to Cellular, though that does NOT help those of you who don't have Unlimited Data.
  7. Sonicmojo macrumors member

    Oct 2, 2013
    Not quite - the download starts if you are on WIFI AND a hard power source (adapter/PC/Mac) is connected. With just wifi AND no power connected - you may get a notification but no actual download and no waste of space on your device.

    SO when charging overnight - you need to be on the case 24/7 ensuring that WIFI is off before you plug that baby in for the night. I plug my charger in first - then I power off the iPad and then plug into charge...this ensures that nothing is going on without your knowledge.

    Most folks simply let plug their device in while it's on (or sleeping), plug it into the charger and walk away - this wakes the WIFI 100% and starts that download instabtly - ensuring you get a huge, forced non-deletable file


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