Removing "other" files when PhoneClean fails

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by per321, May 30, 2015.

  1. per321 macrumors newbie

    May 30, 2015
    I have almost 20GB of "other" files on my iPhone 5S 64GB (which I have only had for four months), and it seems to keep growing. (I keep needing to delete files/apps from my phone to free up space, even if I am not adding much apart from a photo now and then.)

    I tried to run PhoneClean 3, but the quick clean didn't remove much, and the deep clean failed because of an "unusually complicated structure" on my phone.

    I would like to back up everything, clean the phone, and reinstall, but am unable to since my laptop doesn't have enough space for the backup.

    Is there a way to backup the iPhone to an external drive?

    Also, what other options do I have? I am interested in deleting most or all of the 20GB of other files, not just a few files here and there.
  2. FatPuppy macrumors 68000


    Jul 14, 2012
    Back up and restore. This way you don't lose any data and "other" goes away.

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