How much space is your Other using? You may be able to reduce.
How Do I Get Rid Of The “Other” Data Stored On My iPad Or iPhone?
With an iOS device, the “Other” space in iTunes is used to store things like documents, settings, caches, and a few other important items. If you sync lots of documents to apps like GoodReader, DropCopy, or anything else that reads external files, your storage use can skyrocket. With iOS 5, you can see exactly which applications are taking up the most space. Just head to Settings > General > Usage, and tap the button labeled Show All Apps. The storage section will show you the app and how much storage space it is taking up. Tap on the app name to get a description of the additional storage space being used by the app’s documents and data. You can remove the storage-hogging application and all of its data directly from this screen, or manually remove the data by opening the app. Some applications, especially those designed by Apple, will allow you to remove stored data by swiping from left to right on the item to reveal a Delete button.
Texas Mac Man, I'm having a similar problem with my kids' iPods!
I have reviewed the Usage on my son's iPod. I added up the storage space of all the apps. It is 2.1GB. This is what the "Apps" category shows is being used. The "Other" category shows it's using 2.3GB. It is only an 8GB iPod, so this "Other" is eating up a ton of space. He has no videos, only pictures he's taken (which isn't very many), apps (I keep those at a minimum), and music (which I also keep tight control over). How do I find out what this "Other" is, and how do I get rid of it? I've read other posts which say I have to perform a factory restore, which wipes everything out, then restore again from the latest backup, with no guarantee that the "Other" will go away. I've also read horror stories about the factory restore causing problems with the basic function of an iPod. I called Apple Support, and the young man I spoke to asked around said that the data while using an app (games like MyHorse and Angry Birds) is stored in the "Apps" category. How can I be sure of this? He has a game we've put a lot of time, energy, and some money into. I do not want this to be lost. I'm assuming that backing up from the lastest backup of the iPod will prevent this, but how can I be sure that the game information isn't part of the "Other"? I'm frustrated and confused by all the conflicting information I've read. Can you help?