storage issues, not sure how to resolve?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by Gaogier, Apr 21, 2015.

  1. Gaogier macrumors regular

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    Hello

    I few weeks ago, I noticed my music is no longer on my IPhone 6 plus, its nothing big, only 28 songs…

    When I went to download the new halo games for IOS, I saw that I didn't have any space all but a few MB… So I deleted apps that I don't use, smallest app was about 30mb and biggest app was 500mb all including data, there were about 100 apps deleted.

    I went to download the halo games, thinking that I would have space now but I still don't. I have 44 apps, with a total space of 2.28GB.

    My music app says I have no music, but according to iTunes on my mac, there is 28 songs totalling 284mb.

    My photos are about 2.5gb.

    My documents and data is 1GB.

    I have over 5GB of "other"… What is this other, and how do I delete it?
     
  2. Menel macrumors 603

    Menel

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    Other is often Application data.
    settings.app > General > Usage > Storage - Manage Storage

    Tap an app like Tapatalk
    App Size: 78.7 MB (this shows up in iTunes as Apps)
    Documents & Data: 224 MB (this shows u in iTunes as Other)

    There are a LOT of apps that just balloon in size due to ****** use of cache and garbage collection.

    You can individually delete and redownload individual apps. But once it gets to a certain point, maybe in your case. Best to backup to iCloud, erase all content and settings, and restore from iCloud. Effectively does a full wipe of all apps.
     
  3. Gaogier thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have looked into each app's data and they have less than 1mb each, all except one where I have my comics on… but thats 500mb. So the data from my apps is no more than 550mb.
     
  4. Gaogier thread starter macrumors regular

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    I think I have worked out the "other" space, it is my emails.

    Is there away to limit how many emails are kept on the iOS 8?
     
  5. saudor macrumors 6502

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    i switched to Outlook for email. They have a clean cache feature and it's more powerful than the native one
     

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