TS1503: iOS: "Not enough free space" alert when trying to syncLearn about iOS: "Not enough free space" alert when trying to sync
Currently Being ModeratedDec 7, 2012 7:18 AM (in response to JAHDC)
Restore from backup using iTunes.
If no joy, restore as new without backup, then sync manually those things you want.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 7, 2012 7:41 AM (in response to JAHDC)
Indeed, this 10GB is too much, there are a lot of corruptions. Do as cjuan says.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 10, 2012 6:50 AM (in response to JAHDC)
I've tried to restore from back up (took 5 hours) and its still the same 10 GB of crap on the phone. I even downloaded disk aid, and deleted corrupt files in the music folder. But that didn't work either. Apperently these are not music files that are corrupt. I even went to the Genius bar and the young kid, didn't know what to suggest other than a full restore as a new phone, but I don't want to lose my text messages. This is an iPhone5 and I've had 3 previous iPhones full of text messages. Don't want to lose all of those.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 10, 2012 7:21 AM (in response to JAHDC)
Do not restore from backup, just Restore!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 10, 2012 7:25 AM (in response to LexSchellings)
Again....I don't want to lose certain text messages by doing a full restore as a new phone.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 10, 2012 7:38 AM (in response to JAHDC)
Restore (not from backup), then do a sync.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 10, 2012 8:03 AM (in response to JAHDC)
This won't keep my text messages. Only music, pics, apps, etc...
Currently Being ModeratedDec 10, 2012 8:12 AM (in response to JAHDC)
I don't know if this will work, but it's worth a try. How do you back up, to your computer, or to iCloud? Whichever you do normally, switch to the other and do just a backup. http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5262.
Next, do a restore as New. DO NOT SYNC after the Restore. Your Other should now be tiny. Now restore the backup.
If the backup is on your computer, connect the phone, then right click on the name of the phone and choose "restore from backup".
If you backed up to iCloud go to Settings/General/Reset - Erase All Content and Settings. You will then be prompted to restore your backup.
You should probably also get a backup extractor program for your computer, and use it to save the texts in the backup to your computer. There are dozens of them; just do a web search for "iphone backup extractor".
Currently Being ModeratedDec 10, 2012 8:35 AM (in response to Lawrence Finch)
Ok thanks...I also read the other thread that someone deleted "some recordings" using disk aid. I'm going to try that as well. I have an appt @ the genius bar in about 30 mins...I'm going to see if they have any last minute solns for me b4 I just try what you suggested. Hopefully Apple just issues a software update to fix this issue since a lot of people are affected by it. My wife's iP5 is having the same problem. And we listen to a lot of music so its really a pain having all of our music deleted from the phone since there is no space!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 10, 2012 8:46 AM (in response to JAHDC)
You can delete the music, then add it back by syncing.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 10, 2012 10:45 AM (in response to JAHDC)
Lol Lawrence, yes I know, that's why I'm saying I've deleted all my music from the device since there is no more room. Genius Bar still suggests restoring as new. Ill try these few other ideas and see if I can download a text mesg copier and if all else fails. Restore as new
Currently Being ModeratedAug 15, 2013 6:18 PM (in response to JAHDC)
Hello. After doing some digging, due to having the same issue, I realized that my messages mostly have video and pics in them. And I had a TON!. Erased most of my messages (you can keep the messages and just delete the vid/pic content) and it cleared up 10.1 GB. HAHA! Crazy. I'm like a virtual hoarder I suppose. Anyhow, this fixed my "Other" data issue. I sincerely hope it helps.