iPhone restore frees up 4 GB of space

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by El Pollo Diablo, Aug 15, 2014.

  1. El Pollo Diablo macrumors newbie

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    Since I updated my iPhone 5s to 7.1 the battery has been really crappy, so I decided to do a clean install and restore from iCloud. The battery seems to drain as fast as it used to, but what surprised me was that I suddenly have almost 4 GB extra free space. I have the exact same apps, photos etc. as before, so I can’t make any sense of it. Is this a common experience or is it just me?
     
  2. 0000111 macrumors member

    0000111

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    I also reset my phone recently, and while I didn't get near 4gb of a difference, I suspect it's probably due to any caches from Safari bookmarks, iMessage, and Mail messages. It's what accounts for a lot of "Other" storage.
     
  3. ron7624 Contributor

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    I had a similar experience, but all that free space went away as I logged into sites and the cached info downloaded on my phone again. I did t get to keep all that free space. Game scores, Evernote notes, etc. you'll see it happen and go "oh well".....
     
  4. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Yeah, that pesky "other" storage.
     

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