Phantom Disk Usage - How to fix?

Discussion in 'iPad Hacks' started by sbddude, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. sbddude macrumors 6502a

    Sep 27, 2010
    Nor Cal, USA
    My 16GB iPad is showing a lot of disk space used and I can't find out what is using the space:

    Apps: 8.1GB
    Other 0.92 GB

    Is there any way to locate the files that is using the space? I'd like to avoid a restore if possible.
  2. Zodiak, Jun 29, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2011

    Zodiak macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2010
    Gatineau, Qc, Canada
    Is your iPad jailbroken? Simply jailbreaking or getting content for it adds files that arent calculated by iTunes. Also, the IOS and system files take up space, along with system partitions space. Even if there is nothing on your iPad, there will still be space taken up.

    16gb-1.6gb(Partition data (Ratio deducted from a 64gb version, giving 58.7gb))-8.1gb=6.3gb-0.92gb=5.38gb

    what should be in Other:
    • Emails
    • Attachments
    • Contacts
    • Calendars
    • Bookmarks
    • File downloads from the internet
    • In-app downloads
    • Podcasts from independant apps
    • Videos imported into 3rd party media players
    • Cydia Files, tweaks and addons

    Just to name some of them.
  3. sbddude thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 27, 2010
    Nor Cal, USA
    Yes it is jailbroken. I cleared safari cache, deleted email trash.

    I do have the downcast podcasting app but I tried removing it and re-installing but the "other" space didn't change.

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