What is "Other"?

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  1. PhazonUK macrumors 6502

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    I just synced my iPhone to my Mac and saw that it has 850MB of "Other".
    What items class as "Other" in storage?
    I have 6GB of audio, 1.6GB of photos, 1GB apps, 3.2MB books, and then 850MB of Other.
    My iPhone is Jailbroken so I know that will be where some of the space has gone. In fact, halfway through this I remembered the saved apps on Installous, so I just went back to delete them all and now I'm down to 610MB, so that's still a lot.
     
  2. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    Safari bookmarks, contacts, other info, but I can't see how it takes up >800mb? :confused:
     
  3. ohaithar macrumors 6502a

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    Probably all the jailbroken stuff you downloaded of Cydia.

    Also, don't talk about Installous, that's illegal. If you can afford an iPhone, then you can afford to buy apps
     
  4. b-rad g macrumors 6502a

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    Your "Other" should be somewhere around 200-300mb is it more than that it means you OS kinda freaked out and didn't know what to do with some files and just stuck it under Other.

    A restore should take care of it.
     
  5. adztaylor macrumors 68000

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    My "Other" is about 417mb. Not jailbroken or anything.
     
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  7. PhazonUK thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Album artwork? That might take up a bit of space since I have artwork for 99% of my songs.
    Does the iPhone save mail or does it just read it straight from the server? I'm using GMail if that makes any difference.
     
  8. adztaylor macrumors 68000

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    Probably reason why mine is high then. All my songs have album artwork.

    EDIT: Yaaaayyy my 250th post!
     
  9. PhazonUK thread starter macrumors 6502

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    How do you see your post count? lol
     
  10. eng42ine macrumors 68000

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    I love how the OP took the thread off topic...

    /kettle
     
  11. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    Have a look at a post you made, click on your name then 'View Public Profile'.
     
  12. galcian macrumors newbie

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    I had something like this happen to me when I switched over to 4.0 on my 3G. My phone had said there was over 4 GB worth of other and I had no idea why. I just continued syncing my phone and it went down each time. A restore could probably do it all in one swoop though.
     

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