iPhone Getting Full of "Other" Stuff During Sync

rayward

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Occasionally, when I sync, iTunes will start filling my iPhone with "Other" content which starts to force out photos and music. I have no idea what this "Other" content is, but it's not anything that I have chosen to sync. As it is an occasional issue, it's clearly a software issue. It started after the update to 1.1.1.

To fix it, I have to restore my iPhone, which is annoying.

Anyone have the same issue?
 

Deslock

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Occasionally, when I sync, iTunes will start filling my iPhone with "Other" content which starts to force out photos and music. I have no idea what this "Other" content is, but it's not anything that I have chosen to sync. As it is an occasional issue, it's clearly a software issue. It started after the update to 1.1.1.

To fix it, I have to restore my iPhone, which is annoying.

Anyone have the same issue?
No problem like that here. Is your iPhone jailbroken? How large is your "Other" content? (for purposes of comparison, mine is ~37 MB)
 

isleofjib

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Jan 21, 2007
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do you have the album artwork for your itunes collection? after i downloaded the artwork for the songs i have, i started to notice some "other stuff" during synch. but it doesn't wory too much cuz i still 3 gigs of space left.
 

rayward

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No problem like that here. Is your iPhone jailbroken? How large is your "Other" content? (for purposes of comparison, mine is ~37 MB)
Never hacked my phone. My "Other" content is 27.3MB, i.e. nothing. Randomly, though, the orange bar grows to 3 or 4 gig, and starts pushing out photos and audio content.
 

rayward

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do you have the album artwork for your itunes collection? after i downloaded the artwork for the songs i have, i started to notice some "other stuff" during synch. but it doesn't wory too much cuz i still 3 gigs of space left.
There's plenty of album art on there, but typically even with that included the "Other" content is <30meg. Randomly it grows to 3 or 4 gig.
 

Yreg

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Aug 25, 2008
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I know, that its too late, and reyward solved this ages ago, but ive got the same problem today and on whole internet i found just this tread. So for future generations :D

solution: delete>

/private/var/mobile/Media/iTunes_control2

after that it worked.. at least to me.

Ive got fw2.0 iPhone 8GB, jailbroken with winpwn.

By the way mine "Other" raised to 7.2GB

Bye.
 

TEG

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Other includes Ringtones and Album Art/Lyrics. I have had this happen when I loose my connection during sync, everthing is corrupted and I have to restore because all my music shows up under "other". It is a bit annoying, but if you are having this consistently, you may want to see if Apple can figure it out.

TEG
 

pliundemix

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May 12, 2010
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There's plenty of album art on there, but typically even with that included the "Other" content is <30meg. Randomly it grows to 3 or 4 gig.
Hey ray I know it's been a long time since this was posted but did you ever find a solution to deleting "Other" disk usage??

I followed this instructions posted here by memeber betyar:

"The absolute easiest way to do this is using iFuntastic's 'File Manager'... Follow this path:

/private/var/mobile/Media/iTunes_Control/Music/

You will see a bunch of numbered folders. Delete all of them, reboot your device and re-sync with iTunes. DO NOT RESTORE YOUR DEVICE!

Voila, the growing "other" and disappearing iTunes library bug solved - without a restore.


Hope that helps."

And I thought it worked because when I synced "Other" was gone and all the other things...music...apps..pictures...showed up with their correct disk usage...but when I went into my iPhone and tried playing a song it just kicked me back to the song list and all my music became unplayable...

PLease man I really need to solve this issue would really appreciate your help...

Thanks!!
 
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