iPhone/iPod Touch Storage eaten up by "Other"

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by SilverL, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. SilverL macrumors member

    Jan 14, 2008
    I am having a hard time figuring out what's going on here but sometimes and I haven't been able to figure out a pattern yet, my iPhone 3GS or my Touch which I use for working out since I don't want my moisture sensors getting wet will show an "Other" category which grows and shrinks randomly.

    I have attached an image of the iPod Touch which showed up when I went to sync this morning...

    Any ideas?

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  2. Benguitar Guest


    Jan 30, 2009
    Are they jailbroken?

    If so, iTunes may be reading the extensive amount of 3rd party software?
  3. SilverL thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 14, 2008
    Nope, The 3GS as well as the iPod Touch 2G are both non-jailbroken.
  4. megamanbnmaster macrumors 6502

    Jan 26, 2008
    This has happened to me when I accidently synced my iPhone on a different user account. It generates a 2nd iPod_Control Folder, pushing the first one as other data, and making all the music and videos as other data. AFAIK it's impossible to fix without jailbreaking or restoring.
  5. SilverL thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 14, 2008
    Interesting theory but this has never been synced with another account on my Mac. It does make a lot of sense though in the iPod's case but not the iPhone's case.
    The iPhone had about 6.5GB of "Other" and about 15GB of audio and video so it seems inconsistent. Almost as though I was running the old jailbreak utility to have 2 iTunes accounts synced up to the devices like I did over a year ago with my original iPhone.

    By the way, I have restored the iPhone since it was just unusable that way but I am keeping the touch in it's condition to see if I can figure it out and fix it.

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