storage issues, not sure how to resolve?

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

  1. Gaogier macrumors regular

    Aug 19, 2008

    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


    Aug 4, 2011
    Other is often Application data. > 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

    Aug 19, 2008
    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

    Aug 19, 2008
    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 6502a

    Jul 18, 2011
    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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