iPhone tweak to recover space lost to 'other'

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by twisted-pixel, Jan 29, 2015.

  1. twisted-pixel macrumors 6502a

    twisted-pixel

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    I had to re-sync my phone yesterday as I had lost some music and wanted to get it back. However, when it had finished I have 16GB of space used by "other"...16GB!!

    I thought I remembered seeing a tool that helped recover this space. I could do a restore but that would mean going to 8.1.3 and losing JB (although assuming 8.1.2 is still being signed I *could* do that but don't really want to)

    I did a search but the word 'other' is pretty popular and din't reveal any results.

    so..anyone remember the tool?
     
  2. iParis, Jan 29, 2015
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    iParis macrumors 68040

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    Hmm.. I've never heard of a tool like that. A couple times my 6 starts randomly deleting it's own music (no idea why) if I sync it a specific way, and it'll put it all as other. So I end up with like 80GB of other and end up having to restore. Considering the recent release of 8.1.3, I'm really hoping it doesn't happen again.
     
  3. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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    It's called iCleaner. I have it and love it :)
     
  4. lexdiamonnyc macrumors member

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    iCleaner will not help you recover all of your 'other' space, a tiny bit at best. I had 19gb of 'other' and the only thing that worked was a full restore and starting from scratch.
     
  5. shenan1982 macrumors 68040

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    I think some apps like Good Player's data is classified as "Other" ... might be why it's so high.
     
  6. iParis macrumors 68040

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    Exactly my problem. If iCleaner worked to clear up other, I would have not had to restore to get rid of my muisc that was randomly alocated as "other."
     
  7. bushido Suspended

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    did you enable itunes match AFTER synching music?
     

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