Just restored and set up as new, already 5.24GB of "Other"?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by vertsix, May 6, 2016.

  1. vertsix macrumors 65816

    vertsix

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    I restored my phone and set up as new on iOS 9.3.1, and everything was going well until I noticed this ridiculous "Other" data on my iPhone.

    I redownloaded all apps and photos from iCloud Photo Library, but I am not sure why this issue appears. Prior to the restore, I only had 2.23GB of "Other" data.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. vertsix, May 6, 2016
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    vertsix thread starter macrumors 65816

    vertsix

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    I did not find a resolution to this myself without restoring, so I re-restored, and the issue was fixed.

    Strange.
     
  3. Shirasaki macrumors 604

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    For me, 128GB model, the "others" is also ridiculously small. Only 1.28GB approx.
    And glad you have removed that mysterious "other".
     
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  5. AeroZ macrumors 6502

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    How many pictures and videos you have in iCloud Photo Library?
     
  6. vertsix, May 7, 2016
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    vertsix thread starter macrumors 65816

    vertsix

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    3.7GB.

    I actually turned it off because I think that was causing the issue.
    --- Post Merged, May 7, 2016 ---
    Has never been that high after a restore, or at any point for me.

    I currently have 1.19GB after I restored yesterday, which is a normal amount. I had like 800MB after re-restoring.
     
  7. Hot12345 macrumors 6502

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    So what was the fix? You restored the phone in a new devices? And then?
     
  8. vertsix thread starter macrumors 65816

    vertsix

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    When I had this issue I just hit shift + Restore iPhone and I selected the ipsw, and once that was finished I set as new again. And that's it.
     
  9. Hot12345 macrumors 6502

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    Will a normal restore with itunes dfu mode also help?
     
  10. rigormortis macrumors 68000

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    when i have a bunch of other, it turns out to be content that itunes isn't syncing right. and removing each synced content will fix it. i had this nasty problem where turning on itunes match sent my entire music library to other. and i had to turn off itunes match, manually delete any synced content and then turn it back on to clear it

    i had a more recent problem where i would have like 20 gigs of photos, but the iPhone only sees 5 gigs with 15 gigs of other. i could never fix it, so i just switched to iCloud

    the internet says that these are messages or temp files. i beg to differ , the times when i had more then a few gigs of other was always something related to a bad sync to my phone, be it photos, or music

    i would argue that with iOS 9, theres not a shred of messages or attachments under messages that shows up as other.
     
  11. vertsix thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yep.
     
  12. Hot12345 macrumors 6502

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    Thanks buddy
     

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