"other" space occupied on iPhone

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by brijesht, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. brijesht macrumors newbie

    brijesht

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    Hi - it's a known problem with unknown solution.

    I see that 'other' occupies a lot of space on my iPhone (2.1 GB) - there has been no solution that has worked for me - deleting safari cache/unchecking music/photos/tones and then syncing again after checking too has not helped.

    Any help in this regard would be appreciated. I really don't know if there lies a solution to this - the one which works for me.

    have attached the ridiculous looking capacity distribution - HELP!
     

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  2. imahawki macrumors 6502a

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    Do a restore and load it from a backup. I had an EXTREME case just yesterday, my iPad 1 was showing 22GB of other. Basically nothing else would fit on it (32GB model only has 28GB of actual free space). I tried a bunch of stuff and ended up doing a restore.
     
  3. brijesht thread starter macrumors newbie

    brijesht

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    Damn!
    I really wanted to avoid a restoration - it would take forever - or at least 2 hours!
    some points deducted for  :/
    Forgot to mention that restoration was not an option - thanks anyway - I guess I'll have to wait before taking the plunge.
     
  4. imahawki macrumors 6502a

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    Restoration was the ONLY option for me. I'm leaving tomorrow for a trip and I couldn't even put any movies on my iPad because it was saying it was completely full except for about 4GB. I usually load 10-12 movies on it since I'm not sure what I'll feel like watching. The only thing I don't like about restoration is Apple should keep a clean copy of the last iOS download locally so you don't have to download iOS to do a restore. 80% of the time it takes is downloading the OS.
     
  5. brijesht thread starter macrumors newbie

    brijesht

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    yep, looks like that is the only option for me too. Thanks for making me stop hoping for a better solution :)
     

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