MAJOR ITUNES iOS BUG

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by jwolf6589, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. jwolf6589 macrumors 6502a

    jwolf6589

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    #1
    Just confirmed it today that FAILED iTunes Media syncs result in a very large "other space" category on the iPhone taking up disk space. After 2 years of using my iPhone the other space grew to 6.42GB's and unfortunately required a Restore as New from iTunes and after transferring all my apps and data to the iPhone I got back an extra 5GB's.
     
  2. eww7633 macrumors regular

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    Yep, that's all true. Not sure this is groundbreaking. Just a bug.
     
  3. PNutts macrumors 601

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    Also there was a bug in earlier versions of iOS 6 where message attachments were never deleted. Those orphan attachments could not be deleted even in later versions of iOS. But if you got socked with all that from a failed sync then ouch. :(
     
  4. cynics macrumors G3

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    That drove me nuts. It didn't really come to light until iOS 7 settings showed how much space each app was using. To add insult to injury Apple didn't implement a way to clear that data within settings.

    Only options are to hack a back up and restore from it or restore as new.
     
  5. PNutts macrumors 601

    PNutts

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    "Hack a back up" - I like that. That's what I did to recover about 2GB.
     
  6. cynics macrumors G3

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    I plan on doing it this weekend. I've been away from a computer I could do something like this on for nearly a year. It's even driving me nuts.
     

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