Whats All The "Other" On My Phone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Rob Mclovin, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. Rob Mclovin macrumors 6502

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    On itunes it says i have 208.1MB of "Other" I havent uploaded any calendars, notes, or anything. I only have contacts in there, and i doubt contacts can be 208.1MB.
     
  2. Trip.Tucker Guest

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    Applications, etc that don't fall into the usual (listed) categories.
     
  3. Rob Mclovin thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No my itunes says Music, Pictures, Apps, and Other. Apps dont fall into the other section.
     
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  5. andyblila macrumors 65816

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    On My iPhone, or my iPad?
  6. Rob Mclovin thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Nope

    I dont use email. And i just cleared all my text messages and its still the same 208.1MB.
     
  7. mavis macrumors 68040

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 3G (16GB, 2.1 PWNed): Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5F136 Safari/525.20)

    It's the operating system, isn't it?
     
  8. Trip.Tucker Guest

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    Probably is. I don't think it's anything for the OP to be concerned about.
     
  9. Jayden0606 macrumors 6502

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    Sync it again and see if it changes after deleting your messages.
     
  10. alexlin9008 macrumors newbie

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    OH lol scratch that. I thought you were asking if the little print above it was the operating system.
     
  11. Rob Mclovin thread starter macrumors 6502

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    how are you getting that post stamp saying your posting from your phone?
     
  12. StingerT125 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think it's the operating system becaseu it changes in size. I t may be system files that get created to track settings and things.

    I also think part of it may be album art. Not sure really though.
     
  13. Jayden0606 macrumors 6502

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    Using wap?
     
  14. mavis macrumors 68040

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 3G (16GB, 2.1 PWNed): Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5F136 Safari/525.20)



    Operating system + mail?

    I dunno. ;)
     
  15. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Most of it is album artwork. Some database info, stuff that isn't media, your contact pictures can take up a bit of room.
     
  16. Trip.Tucker Guest

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    No WAP on the iPhone. FULL web browser. Remember? That's one reason we have iPhones?
     
  17. Jayden0606 macrumors 6502

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    That may be the reason he isn't getting that message :)
     
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  19. firewood macrumors 604

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    Not only the OS, but files that the OS and the built-in apps save (Google Maps and Safari cache for instance).
     
  20. mcdj macrumors 604

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  21. Flhusky macrumors 6502a

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    I can see it now on the Andriod forums...
    OP: My other is 5 gigs WTF is up w/that!!!!11!1eleven!!
    Response 1: N00b thats pr0n,, you have heatseaker installed I bet.
    Response 2: Yeah, or you got some virus that is installing pr0n
    OP: WTF!! uninstalled Heatseaker and I still have 3gig of other. Help!!! my mom wants to use my phone I don't want her to see my midget errr I don't want her to find pr0n on my phone.
    Response 3: Do they detial your web searchs and web sites you go2?

    Ohhh wait thats a thread from MacRumors :D
     
  22. mavis macrumors 68040

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    No, the reason I didn't get that message is because the color you used for the font prevents the mobile page (mobile.macrumors.com) from displaying correctly on the iPhone. It just renders the page right up to your post and displays an error message, and it's highly annoying. ;)
     
  23. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    That's what I figure as well. Those attachments and embedded photos gotta be stored somewhere. It may be some data files written by applications as well.
     
  24. dranakin macrumors 6502

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    All I know is that I've got over 1GB of other that I have to figure out how to fix.
     
  25. amlweems macrumors newbie

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    im pretty sure the "other" is the firmware and maybe a little bit of email, voicemails, text etc.
    mostly the firmware though.
     

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