iPad mini My iPad 16gb ios 8 - 11.7GB capacity now, no less than 1.97gb "other"

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  1. iPhone7ate9 macrumors 6502a

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    So is that normal?
    It's at 2.25gb other now. Earlier tonight the capacity was maxed out because I tried downloading a file through safari and then I guess it didn't finish and it got stuck in 'other' land so I had to restore.
     
  2. iF34R macrumors 6502a

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    Unfortunately, yes. I've yet to have an iOS device without "other" accumulating.
     
  3. iPhone7ate9 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Does it go away on its own or do you constantly have to restore?
     
  4. Denis54 macrumors member

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    Where do you go to see "others"? When I go to Settings - General - Usage I do not see anything reported as being "others".
     
  5. iF34R macrumors 6502a

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    It's never gone away for me.

    It's shown in iTunes.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. cottonjenn macrumors member

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    I cannot do the update to iOS8 because I do not have enough room. I'm finding with each update my iPad Mini 16GB is becoming useless. It says I need 4.7GB to do the update. I have deleted so many pictures in the past and I constantly transfer them to my computer. I am down to 1GB of photos, which is around 400 or so photos. My email is at 1GB, the rest are some games and then TV shows apps. I am under 1GB of storage left. To do the update I am going to have to delete most of my apps and I'm thinking I can put them back after the update, hopefully. I'm at the point where I'm feeling if I cannot keep certain things on my iPad Mini, what's the point in having it. I'm just so discouraged right now. Supposedly they got rid of Camera Roll, which doesn't sound good. My cousin did the update and cannot find a lot of her photos. Right now I've decided to hold off on the update.
    Sorry for venting.
     
  7. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Yes, but...

    The 4.7GB requirement is for the installer file only. If you connect via USB and do the update through iTunes, you won't have this problem.

    It's pretty common for any machine to need temporary extra space during a system install like this.
     
  8. cottonjenn macrumors member

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    So you're saying if I update using the USB thru my computer and iTunes I don't have to worry about the amount of usage? I never knew that. Thanks for the info.
     
  9. jrswizzle macrumors 603

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    Starting with iOS 7, iOS periodically clears the app cache when it needs additional space or when an app is becoming too bloated.

    I haven't seen this happen, but it's been talked about on these forums and someone posted a picture of the "cleaning" happening.
     
  10. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Yep!

    Correct. I've always done iOS updates via iTunes simply out of habit, so I never noticed this issue. Oddly, iOS8 is the first time I've seen people have an issue with OTA updates, too.

    Live and learn, I suppose. Good luck.
     

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