Other Storage Almost Full?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by TH55, Apr 13, 2015.

  1. TH55 macrumors 68030

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    I have never encountered this before. It was happening everywhere that I saw this popup but now it's just when I open the Facebook app. I went to settings and it said Facebook was taking up 37.4 GB! How is this possible, and is there any way to clear it?
     
  2. rui no onna macrumors 603

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    Cached videos and pictures? Alas, aside from deleting the app and re-installing, I have yet to find another fix.
     
  3. bembol macrumors 65816

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    I didn't know how too before and had to restore my iPad Air 2 to clear "Other."
     
  4. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    What if I don't want the most current version of Facebook, can I delete it and reinstall the app from backup in iTunes?
     
  5. DeftwillP macrumors 6502

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  6. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    What??
     
  7. chambone macrumors 6502a

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    That's crazy talk. Might as well just leap off a cliff.
     
  8. cmichaelb macrumors 68020

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    Best advice ever.
     
  9. rui no onna macrumors 603

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    I believe so.

    Mind, last time I did something similar was back on iOS 4/5. Didn't want to upgrade the iPod Touch 4th gen to iOS 5 but the latest version of the Stanza app didn't work properly on iOS 4.
     
  10. bushido Suspended

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    as long as you still got the old Facebook IPA on your iTunes u can still synch that version yeah. back up the ipa just in case cuz iTunes may overwrite it with the latest and u will have to manually replace it with your backed up older version
     
  11. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Yup, worked wonderfully (knock on wood.) Thanks.
     
  12. recoil80 macrumors 68020

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    It has to be cache. Do you have the HD video setting enabled?
    Maybe your iPhone is just full of HD video from Facebook.
    Delete and reinstall the app, it will take a minute
     
  13. maliu macrumors 6502a

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    Yikes! Just checked, FB is sucking up 5G on my phone. Luckily I have room to spare. Still, time to delete and reinstall.
     
  14. leal.rh macrumors newbie

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    Facebook not only takes a big chunk of your iPhone's storage memory due to your Timeline, Photos and Videos, but the Facebook App itself, slows down your iPhone drastically due to the extensive RAM requirement.

    I found an AWESOME FIX, DELETE your iOS Facebook App altogether, then use Safari and Log in to your Facebook account, and instead of creating a not so convenient bookmark, you will create a link by pressing the Safari "send" icon, and choosing the +"Add to Home Page" option, which will create the recognizable "Facebook Icon" link, as if it were your Facbook app. I did noticed my iPhone a bit faster, as well as freeing up almost a gig of data.
     
  15. fred98tj macrumors 6502

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    Yup the iOS and Android FB apps suck. Been that way for a long time. I use an app called “Friendly” from the App Store and also have a web interfaced saved to my home screen. Haven’t used the actual FB app in a long long time. Everyone on iOS and Android complains about it. There are post on some of the Android forums that it’s one of the first apps you should delete if it came preinstalled on th phone.
     
  16. leal.rh macrumors newbie

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    So that’s what it’s called a “web interface” and not an “identical FB app icon bookmark link thingy”, but not to be confused with a user interfacebook in my space. AOL

    As for me, I learned two words.

    Thanks bud.
     
  17. rui no onna, Jan 6, 2018
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    rui no onna macrumors 603

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    I've disabled background app refresh and force close Facebook anyway on the few times a year that I open the app. FB is currently sitting at 400MB on my iPhone and 300MB on the medium iPad. Apparently, don't have it installed on the big iPad. :p
     
  18. Jesla macrumors 6502a

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    Holy **** I just looked and I have never installed Facebook and 0G used.
     
  19. lsutigerfan1976 macrumors 68020

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    This. And not cause of storage issues. Just cause. lol
     
  20. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    I deleted Facebook and have never been more happy.

    It does nothing but waste your life.
     

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