itunes and phone sync "OTHER"

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by tedesco24, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. tedesco24 macrumors member

    Jul 4, 2010
    Can anybody tell me what the "OTHER" category is on the capacity bar in iTunes? I just bought the 5 and after a sync I see that "OTHER" is taking up 10.1GB of my space. I downsized to the 16GB model phone and hate to lose so much space. Can somebody help me reclaim some of my valuable storage space? Thank you.
  2. clauzzz203 macrumors 6502

    Sep 18, 2012
    you have to delete your backup and start a new one there's no other way
  3. janitor3 macrumors regular

    Aug 11, 2010
    Glasgow, Scotland
    The "other" is what's req to run all the apps on your phone.
  4. SomeDudeAsking macrumors 65816

    Nov 23, 2010
    For some users, the Other won't go down unless you wipe your phone and start from scratch. Much of it is used for caching stuff and iOS can forget that it even cached it and doesn't provide a way to clean it. Think of it like a persistent memory leak.
  5. Defender2010 macrumors 68030


    Jun 6, 2010
    Clear the cache in safari settings on your device. It can free up tonnes of space!

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