Currently Being ModeratedNov 5, 2012 5:38 PM (in response to Lexxxa3)
"I stumbled upon this little beauty "Settings/General/Usage/Music and then swipe left to right over the "All Music" entry and select Delete, then re-boot the iPhone." He stated, " you think it would delete all your music, but id doesn't" HOLY BALLS he was right, while for him it only cleared some MB's it cleared 2.3GB for me. I almost died."
Just cleared out 2.2G from one phone and 1G from another. Best Find Ever!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 5, 2012 5:42 PM (in response to golfnut1982)
And if you read the thread where you found it you will see that everyone who has tried it says that it corrupted their music so random tracks no longer play.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 7, 2012 5:32 PM (in response to golfnut1982)
Thanks so much. I had over 23GB on Other plus 4.3GB music. By deleting music, I have lost lost all my music but the Other space is now only 3.1GB. It's really awful that we have to resort to tricks like this to recover memory space. This has been an on-going issue. I remember one time when I had 7GB on Other after a syncronisation after I switched PC's. I then added the application TuneInRadioPro and the Other space automatically moved to App space. I checked TuneInRadioPro after syncronisation and all my recordings were there. It's like the phone remembers the app data for apps that are deleted via syncronisation and places them under Other. Thanks again.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 7, 2012 5:51 PM (in response to Encrypted11)
So today I spent about 45 minutes at the apple store talking to a genius.
Explained to them I am now up to 6.7gb of other and only 4gb of apps. I have less then a 1gb of usable space. Actually more like 27mb of usable space.
I also told them how my phone will not ever finish a synch. It just spins and spins and spins.
They knew of my issue and the only way they could suggest fixing it would be to wipe my entire phone clean and manually put things back on it.
None of the tricks here or anywhere have worked. My other grows every time I synch my phone.
With 27mb of free space everything I do on my phone works slow and crappy.
Even something as simple as writing this.
So as much as I wish there was a work around there is not.
My text history seems to be the only thing I will not be able to recover.
Any 3rd party apps I can download text messages from?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 7, 2012 7:29 PM (in response to golfnut1982)
I just did the whole swipe music, delete, then turn off phone thing.. and it worked. but now my music wont play and the phone is switching songs randomly. this thing everyone says is so GREAT screwed up my phone... how can i fix it???!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 8, 2012 4:03 AM (in response to squirrel162)
A thread is the list of messages that are responses to a post. You just added to this thread. And yes, this method of reducing other is a very bad idea, as it screws up your music. Which has been stated several times in this thread.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 8, 2012 4:29 AM (in response to golfnut1982)
Hey. I just tried the hint given and it worked exactly as I expected.
After rebooting, All of my music had gone from the phone.
It reminds me of the Prank we used to play with the Nokia N900 where we'd tell people we had found a command that would enable free phone calls for life
Upon entering this command in the Terminal App, the entire phone , OS, Storage, Everything would be wiped
Currently Being ModeratedNov 8, 2012 8:53 AM (in response to Acqua)
This worked brilliantly for me! I was terrified that I would lose my music but if you turn off the device after pressing delete it is all still there when you turn it back on! I went from less than 1GB of free space to almost 6GB of free space! It eliminated my 3GB of "Other" and added 3GB of additional space! YAYYYY!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 8, 2012 3:32 PM (in response to Lawrence Finch)
Thanks for the tipbut I tried twice and it didntork for me. So frustrsting.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 8, 2012 3:55 PM (in response to gingerbreadmama)
"Other" is REAL DATA you have on your phone that you put there or that the apps you use put there. If it's really huge (5 GB) there may be corrupt data contained in it, but it still may be all real data. If you suspect corrupt data connect the phone to iTunes and click the Restore button on the iPhone Summary screen. When asked, choose to set up as a new phone. The Other will become a small number, probably around 300 MB.
Next, right click on the iPhone's name in iTunes and choose Restore from Backup. When this finishes, if Other is as large as it was before you started then that is the amount of real data you have in your backup.
Repeat the Restore, and this time do not restore your backup. Add your apps and music back. Other will stay small until your apps start adding data. Do you have Instagram, Facebook, or similar apps? They consume a huge amount of data. How many photos do you have in Facebook? Each one is probably 5 MB. And it is also in Other.
One way to find out which apps have a lot of data is to go to Settings/General/Usage. Scroll down to "Show all apps" and tap it. The number next to the app name is the size of the app itself and is not part of Other. For each app tap on the ">" to see how much data the app is putting into Other.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 8, 2012 4:23 PM (in response to Lawrence Finch)
Yes, it removes music, but you can simply syncronise it back with itunes. I tried this method yesterday and recovered 20GB of memory space.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 8, 2012 4:28 PM (in response to Lawrence Finch)
One thing I've discovered over the years since my iPhone3G, is that if your applications generate data (such as recordings within TuneIn Radio) and you deselect the app from syncronising with iTunes, the app gets deleted but your data remains. The data gets moved over to Other. Later on, if you select back the application and syncronise again, the data is recovered and gets moved back to the App space. The best way to delete an application is via the phone itself - otherwise you end up with orphaned data.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 10, 2012 11:58 AM (in response to Tigervision)
The same exact thing happened to me when i deleted the "Data Usage" in an attempt to free the stupid 'other'.....Afterwards, when I try and play a song on a random album, It won't play it, and skip from track 2, to like track 7. :/