Currently Being ModeratedMar 24, 2012 7:57 PM (in response to Ramblingman)
Just tried your suggestion and it worked perfectly. I had a massive portion of my iphone taken up by OTHER when in fact I have very few apps, no photosor videos etc. Not sure what the OTHER was but what you suggested cleared most of it out. Thanks!
Currently Being ModeratedApr 6, 2012 6:11 AM (in response to TheOnlyTazman)
the same thing is happining to me but on my 3rd generation ipod
Currently Being ModeratedApr 6, 2012 11:37 PM (in response to Analia10)
I have had a similar problem with my iPhone 4. My 32 gig iPhone shows five gigs of remaining space. Yet I am getting this same message. I forced an iCloud backup, and it freed up an additional eight gigs of space! So there appears to be a bug of some kind in iOS 5.1 and iCloud. There must be some log files, or other kind of hidden files that accumulate between backups. Apple needs to address this. I suspect this will become obvious to them at some point. Now my phone is working correctly again.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 7, 2012 12:29 PM (in response to TheOnlyTazman)
I also got this messsge with 5GB free space. I simply turned off the iCloud backup and then reset my network settings (only Network!). Once the iPhone restarted I turned iCloud backup on again and recovered 7GB space. So far no more error messages.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 7, 2012 1:09 PM (in response to Jansenht)
Yup. This appears to be a bug.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 24, 2012 9:13 AM (in response to TheOnlyTazman)
I have experienced the same problem since yesterday. It was just out of the blue the pop ups started. I googled the problem and no solution. Finally I decided to plug my iphone into the computer and without opeing my itunes i opened my picture folder selected all photos and videos then transfered them all on my desktop. Problem solved! I went from like having only 1.4 GBs available to 4.8 GBs available. It is amazing how many GBs pics and videos use. Hopefully this will solve your problem as well.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 28, 2012 7:00 PM (in response to TheOnlyTazman)
I think its a bug.
Since ios5 my I pad 1 has been crashing a lot. Diagnostics say low memory mostly.
Itunes reported 'other' as using 8gb out of 13.8. Any cloud or sync or update can randomly drag memory to zero then.up pops the low memory warning.
Prior to this I had wifi sync for some reason that made the crashing much much worse.
I had not one crash before icloud and.itunes match.
This one is turning out to as definitely not your finest hour Apple!! Please fix it
Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2012 7:32 AM (in response to Ramblingman)
Turning iCloud backup off worked for me... I was down to less than 1GB of storage, by syncing to my laptop, I was able to reduce my "other" usage from 8.8GB to .076GB.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 2, 2012 9:43 AM (in response to Azgard)
I started getting these messages out of the blue, tried deleting music, photos, apps, etc and nothing worked, in fact it seemed to get worse in that the space available actually went down in some cases.
Tried Azgard's solution and it worked perfectly, after the backup went back to 9GB free from 1GB free before the backup.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 3, 2012 10:14 AM (in response to Azgard)
Where is the force back up at in ICloud, cannot find it.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 17, 2012 1:46 PM (in response to sillysal)
I just want to disable the warning box that appears on my phone. I know I'm using 4.9GB of storage out of my 5.0GB allotted. I know, I know, I know. Stop yelling at me about it. Disable the warning. HOW DO I DO THIS?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 28, 2012 8:16 AM (in response to TheOnlyTazman)
On any/all of your devices, go to iCloud in settings and Delete and Turn Off iCloud backup. Back up your device and then restore. This will solve your problem and your storage space will be back. If there were apps that couldn't load because of the storage issue, then you will need to go back into iTunes and put them back on your device.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 10, 2012 9:15 PM (in response to BigKen1)
I didn't have to do complete restore, I experimented by turning off Photo Stream, that reduced Other category (not Photo category) from 9GB storage down to 1GB. Kept regular Photo archive on phone. So far, seems to be all that was necessary.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 12, 2012 6:30 AM (in response to Ramblingman)
Thanks for the fix! I performed the steps as described and my free space jumped from 1.3G available to 7.3... space warning messages have stopped.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 13, 2012 6:00 PM (in response to Mark Weegen)
This worked for me, thanks! I was really worried I was going to have to do a factory reset!