What is a normal size for "Other" on the iPhone?

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  1. michael31986 macrumors 68040

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    I have 1.85gb of other on my iPhone, but I'm not sure if thats a normal amount considering i have 6 gb of music and 5 gb of apps. Just curious.
     
  2. michael31986 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I was chatting with a friend and apparently thats normal, but why so much. so strange.
     
  3. nilnova macrumors member

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    I don't know but I'm curious, too. I got a 128GB iPhone 6 and specifically set it up as a new phone without restoring from backup so that I could try to get rid of the wasted "Other" space (which was at 2.25 GB or so). After setting up the phone as new with no added apps/media it was still at 2.25 GB. :confused:

    I did sign in to iCloud, though. Hmm, I wonder if it's related to that somehow. I'm not one of those that keeps entire messages history, though. I keep a light footprint with that kind of thing.

    I really wish there was a way to see exactly what that pesky "Other" stuff actually was! But we can't be trusted to be exposed to the filesystem... :rolleyes:

    Edit to add: I know that space on the size phone I got isn't a big deal, it's the principle of the thing. And it has a tendency to balloon over time and I don't know why.
     
  4. michael31986 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Yea I wonder what it is too. Is it the album art?
     
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    my plus has 3.20, 5s was 1.7ish...no clue what it is, sucks
     
  7. michael31986 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    did you set up as new or back up i set up as new and only loved into my iCloud.
     
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    If this is what you mean, you see it in iTunes, when you have your phone connected.

    At one point, the size of the pictures/video in the Messages app was part of "Other". I could usually reduce the size of "Other" by deleting all of my Messages (because in older versions of iOS, everything was kept forever). Glad that iOS 8 has an option to delete old Messages after 30 days, if you want!
     

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  10. Billymac19 macrumors regular

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    nah i never set up new...phone has always worked well just on restore, I assume setting up as new and manually trying to put all my stuff would reclaim the space, I got 128 gb so guess wont really worry about 3 gb for now
     
  11. edlex macrumors 68000

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    Oh ok I thought it was a line item on the list of apps and the amount of memory they are taking up. Thanks
     
  12. michael31986 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I have no messages on my phone. I delete them ever night.
     

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