what the hell is "Other"

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by alphatectz, May 18, 2009.

  1. alphatectz macrumors 6502a

    alphatectz

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    #1
    :mad:so i sync my iphone onto my laptop and what do i see "other". what the heck is "other"?
    is there a way to get this off?
    and yes i did restore as a new iphone, still showing "other":mad:
     
  2. Ivan P macrumors 68030

    Ivan P

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    How much 'other' is there? If its 500MB or slightly higher (but usually a bit lower, around 300MB or so) then that's normal. It's things like contacts, notes, emails, texts, history, your Safari cache, application info (not the apps themselves, but things like game saves, caches, cookies, etc). If everything (even your music, videos, etc) is turning into 'other' data, then it's usually a corrupt flash drive. But like I said, if all your other data is split into Music, Videos, Apps, Photos, etc on that bar at the bottom of the screen, with a little bit of Other afterwards, that's totally normal.
     
  3. alphatectz thread starter macrumors 6502a

    alphatectz

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    well "other" shows 218MB so its not bad from what my old 16gb black 3g used to be (612mb)
    but i have no music vids or photos just a few apps, i dont use my iphone for games.
     
  4. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

    TuffLuffJimmy

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    Well you're phone isn't magic. There's a lot more than music, movies, apps and photos that make your phone work. That's all back end stuff and emails and contacts.
     

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