Other capacity on iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by johnlovesgolf, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. johnlovesgolf macrumors newbie

    Feb 6, 2012
    I have approx 14g of "other" capacity on my iPhone-- I have tried the trick of checking and unchecking the Open itunes, checking and unchecking the other items such as syncing of music, etc. I also did a full restore. My assumption that by doing a restore from backup necessarily puts back on the iphone whatever is causing the problem to begin with.
    Any suggestions?
  2. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603


    Mar 22, 2010
  3. johnlovesgolf thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 6, 2012
    Other capacity on iphone

    thank you-- if i restore as new-- can you still get contacts put on there?
  4. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040


    Apr 20, 2009
    You can always set it up as new and then sync your contacts from wherever you have them (gmail, Outlook, icloud etc.)
  5. mms13 macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2010
    Baltimore, MD
    Not 100% sure but I think 'Other' includes your camera roll. Kind of misleading cause there's a "Photos" category but I believe that represents synced photos (from iPhoto, etc). I'm guessing you have a lot of pictures and videos in your roll? That's probably it. If not, it could be Calendar data, Contacts, Safari history/cache (clear these out), text messages (if you never delete your text convos, time to clear them out).

    Setup as new will clear out the Other category but you will lose your camera roll.

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