iPad mini WTF Other???

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  1. galaxy7 macrumors member

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    Now this is insane. Old girl (iPad 2) is getting slow and all that, but I recently wiped her clean. Started over as new device. I did NOT restore from any backup. I left it as s new device, thus all the old apps and anything else was not there. Then I logged into my apple acoounts and iCloud accounts. This gave me my calendar, notes, only one email account, etc; the basic stuff you would get from that. And then POOF...my other already looks like this crap! I follow the the videos Andy how-to’s all over the place on removing “other”, but even that doesn’t work. When I go check the files and locations these articles say check, there’s minimal data there. Nothing to discard. What the heck is up with this thing? Anything I’m missing you guys might now outside these articles?
     

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  2. rui no onna macrumors 604

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    I assume this is the iPad Air 2? I don't think iOS 9 ever had that menu and max for iPad 2 is iOS 9.3.5 (or did it get a .6 security fix?).

    Note, "Other" includes storage that iOS has not yet finished categorizing. Could just be it just hasn't finished analyzing apps, iCloud photos, iCloud files, etc.

    It'll probably still be 5GB or more though due to iOS, system and temp files.
     
  3. *~Kim~* macrumors 6502a

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    Nope, iOS 9 is the old format without the date in the corner and with the time in the middle of the screen. My other is currently 6.4GB on a 64GB Mini and other should be smaller with a smaller capacity. I have seen it at around 8GB though, so it does seem a bit random.

    Cellular models stuck on 9.3.5 did indeed get a .6 security fix but I didn’t notice it change the home screen appearance (I updated my old iPad 3 that I gave to a relative.)
     
  4. rui no onna macrumors 604

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    The 6.4GB Other on your iPad mini 4 is already on the low end. At best, you'd get maybe 1-2GB less on smaller iPads. Granted, that's a nice chunk to free up when you only have 16GB to begin with.

    My 512GB iPP 10.5 is currently sitting at 16GB Other but I've seen it go even higher (up to 50GB) on my 512GB iPP 12.9 with all other media, apps and expected appdata accounted for.

    Kinda wish there's a way to clean up Other. I'm pretty sure a good chunk of the 16GB on my 10.5 are just failed, partial Amazon Video downloads that even the app doesn't recognize anymore.
     
  5. sracer macrumors G3

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    Start over again. This time, install one app at a time (taking a screenshot before and after the install). For some things like the Facebook app... take a screenshot after install but before you sign in. Then take a screenshot about 15 minutes after you sign in.

    This will help eliminate the possibility that OTHER is being taken up by files needed/downloaded by an app.
     
  6. rui no onna macrumors 604

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    +1. Also, disable iCloud Photos and iCloud Drive initially.
     
  7. Shirasaki macrumors G3

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    I feel that one is an iPad mini 2, not iPad 2, which is capped at iOS 9.3.5. (Or iOS 9.3.6 for cellular model)

    And for “others”, maybe, I say maybe, give it a whole 10 min and see how it goes.

    If not good, like other member mentioned, start over again.
     
  8. rui no onna macrumors 604

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    Well, that's interesting.

    iPad 13 now shows "System" and "Other" separately. On a 512GB Pro (newly reset prior to beta testing so pretty empty, just around 20 user-installed apps), System Files is at 5.25GB and Other System Data is at 3.95GB.
     
  9. Shirasaki macrumors G3

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    Mine is 5.59GB System and 10.21GB others. I’d say no ideal for a 256GB iPad. But well.
     
  10. rui no onna macrumors 604

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    Lol, before reset, this iPad had ~50GB Other (iOS 12 doesn't differentiate) and around 400GB worth of apps and data so total ~450GB used.

    Only using 29GB at the moment so that's 1/3 of used space occupied by System+Other. Wish Apple would provide a mechanism to clear cache and temp files. I'd rather have those deleted first before my personal data if I'm running low on free space.
     
  11. galaxy7 thread starter macrumors member

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    It is currently on 12.1. 12.4 waiting for install.
     
  12. AutomaticApple macrumors 68000

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    That definitely isn’t an iPad 2.
     

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