"other" on summary of iPod.....what is this?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by iaddict, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. iaddict macrumors 6502

    May 15, 2007
    I have alot of memory on my iPod nano (1st Generation) that I cannot find out what it actually is. It's taking up almost half of my memory and I would like to delete it but I don't know how. Anyone that can help me?
  2. zarpman macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2004
    Calhoun, GA
    "Other" can be several things. Most commonly, it is files synced to the device that is not music, videos or photos. These can be calendars, contacts, etc. Also, if you use the iPod as a hard disk, any of the files stored on there will show up as "Other". If none of these are the case, try doing a factory restore on the device. It could be that a previous sync aborted before being complete, and the device doesn't know how to handle those partial files. Good luck!
  3. DaftUnion macrumors 6502a


    Feb 22, 2005
    Besides what the poster listed above, I'm pretty sure album art that you got with the "Get Album Art" button in iTunes falls into this category too of "other."
  4. NintendoChick macrumors regular

    Jun 30, 2008

    And Lyrics as well, I'm pretty sure...

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