Over 1gb of "Other" How to Remove?

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  1. Pezmc macrumors newbie

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    I have a non jailbroken iPhone. I have been using it regularly for about 3 months. Syncing from iTunes videos, movies, music and podcasts. However I just discovered that it has 1009mb of "Other" in iTunes. What on earth is this other? How do I remove it?

    I have no apps. Just songs, music and music videos.


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  2. FearlessFreep macrumors 6502a

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  4. eneisch macrumors 6502

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    I know album art counts as other, but I doubt that you could have 1GB of art unless they were extermely high res images.
     
  5. JPIndustrie macrumors 6502a

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    Backup the phone, make sure you have all your music on your computer and then run a restore. See what happens.
     
  6. Ninja Guidan macrumors regular

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    yep...podcasts
     
  7. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    Album art and podcasts count as 'Other'?

    How come video podcasts show up under 'Video', then? I'd assume audio podcasts would show up under 'Audio' .... ?
     
  8. MadGoat macrumors 65816

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    you'll never be able to remove the "Other"

    it's a mix of the OS, album art, system preferences, apps, and anthing else under the sun.
     
  9. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    I dunno ... a gig of 'Other' seems like a lot.
     
  10. AiralynRose macrumors 6502a

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    Other also includes emails, safari history, safari bookmarks, calendars, etc.
     
  11. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    This makes more sense.

    To the OP - delete all your emails (in the interest of science) and let us know if that changes the 'Other'.
     
  12. pyrodex macrumors 6502

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    Doesn't other include the Camera Roll or does that fall under pictures too?
     
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  14. nimda0 macrumors 6502

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    Nice, so emails were a big part of it. Take like 5 pictures with your camera on the iphone, and then hook it up to itunes and check to see if that falls into other as well. If it does, the camera roll is included.
     
  15. Pezmc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    This is weird! I took 5 photos, then plugged it in. It auto synced and now the Other went up again!

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    What is this other about? Really anoying.
     
  16. cyberspastic macrumors newbie

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    Personally, I wouldn't worry about it since you have 9 gb of space left.:eek:
     
  17. jonnos macrumors regular

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    you mean 0.936GB or 936MB ;)
    that aint that much mate.
     
  18. pj rage macrumors 6502

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    938.6MB <> 9GB.
     
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  20. apockalipse macrumors member

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    I think you should try not syncing album artwork and podcasts. I bet other will go down quite a bit.

    Looking at what you say you use and what I use the only significant difference is podcasts. I don't do them on the phone. My other is less than 1/2 of what yours seems to be. I have the 16 GB with twice as many songs (most have album artwork), twice the GB of video, and over 3x the MB of photos. I have also downloaded about 20 apps. Thats why podcast jumps out to me as a possible cause. Its easy enough to uncheck both album art and podcast for syncing so it may be worth a try.

    As mentioned by other people, I think other also includes everything else that does not fit into the major categories, but the majority of that is text type stuff and therefore probably not eating up a ton of memory.

    If you try getting rid of podcasts and artwork, please let us know the results. I'm curious myself to see what happens.
     
  21. Twenty5 macrumors regular

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    I have had this problem before, just restore your iphone. Apparently my iphone had a problem when upgrading to a newer firmware and didnt delete some old files.
     
  22. shinenjk macrumors regular

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    This is why I got a 16G iPhone. I didn't want to be worrying about running out of space. :p It's not too late to exchange!
     
  23. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    Do a restore to your phone and see if it goes down low. Then sync your music over, then photos if you have any, emails, contacts, and whatever else you have ONE at a time.
     
  24. FSUSem1noles macrumors 68000

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    Wow, it's a good thing you don't have any Apps on there..

    Other is basically a category that emails, album artwork, preferences, etc,etc.. fall into..
     

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