iPhone has 1.79GB "Other" space being used up?

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  1. krypt17 macrumors member

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    Does the update take up that much GB on the phone located in the "Other" space? On my 16GB iPhone 3G, i have 8.30GB music 638MB Video 512MB Apps etc etc.. and then 1.79GB Other.. I installed this from a backup. Did something get messed up in the installation?
     
  2. Tara Luvs Apple macrumors 6502a

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    I know that pictures do count.
     
  3. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    No, it doesn’t take that much space. Try rebooting and it’ll probably get sorted.
     
  4. krypt17 thread starter macrumors member

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    No.. my Audio, Video, Photos, Apps, Books, and Free space are all accounted for, but why is the orange "Other" eating so much space?
     
  5. jeffs177 macrumors member

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    The new updates up more space, but it's only an addional .18 gig or so.
     
  6. Ishimaru macrumors 6502a

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    "Other" includes the OS, app data (settings, saved games, and the like), text messages, etc...
     
  7. krypt17 thread starter macrumors member

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    i guess I'll try restoring. I never had that much space eaten up before the update..
     
  8. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Did you reboot?
     
  9. krypt17 thread starter macrumors member

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8A293 Safari/6531.22.7)

    Was your phone jailbroken before? I've had a similar problem before after jailbreaking my phone and then upgrading to a new OS. I recommend setting up as a new phone after your phone has been jailbroken.
     
  11. krypt17 thread starter macrumors member

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    nope.. never jailbroken
     
  12. STEVESKI07 macrumors 68000

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8A293 Safari/6531.22.7)

    Hmm. Well hopefully doing a restore and then starting from a backup will work. If not, you will have to start as a new phone. It's a pain to reset all your settings and everything but it's the only way to guarantee that there's no more "junk" on your phone.
     
  13. Ishimaru macrumors 6502a

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    If you're restoring from your backup, the "Other" is exactly as I've stated. However, if you're not restoring from backup and you have 1.79GB of other, that is something completely different.
     
  14. LeeTom macrumors 68000

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    Do you use Air Sharing or another file sharing app that stores files? I think that data shows up in Other and not in Apps.
     
  15. krypt17 thread starter macrumors member

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    the "Other" in 3.1.3 was around 200-400mb. After installing 4.0 I had nearly 2GB taken up..
     
  16. krypt17 thread starter macrumors member

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    i'm just going to setup as a new phone. Its gonna suck but oh well... it'll give me something to do later lol
     

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