Currently Being ModeratedJan 16, 2013 1:01 AM (in response to alanchrishughes)
Now my iTunes is saying I have 11gb free, and the only items saved on it are this mysterious "other." On the iPad's usage tab it still says the same thing, which stil includes 3.55gb of mysterious "other." lol, somebody help me
Currently Being ModeratedJan 16, 2013 6:35 AM (in response to Retired Engineer)
But then what happened to the remaining 2.252gb?
If I have 3.55 in OS stuff, 7.218 in stuff I personally use, then the supposed remaining 2.98 I have left to use only adds up to 13.748gb.
And like I said, this "other" was never listed before, it just appeared last week sometime.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 16, 2013 3:19 PM (in response to alanchrishughes)
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 5/6, 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.
There are several factors that affect the amount of storage space on an iPad. First is the true amount of space on a hard drive. There is a math difference in how companies spec hard drive size and the true amount of available space. Second the iPad has some pre-installed apps that take up space. The 16GB iPad starts out with only 13.8GB of available space.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 16, 2013 11:30 PM (in response to Texas Mac Man)
Thanks again Tom, but like I said, it doesn't add up. I get that you only get to use 13.8 gb on a 16 iPad because of the OS and what not, but then what is the "other" if we have already subtracted the space used up by the OS?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2013 6:40 PM (in response to alanchrishughes)
Something on your iPad is corrupt. it could be a simple miscalulation of the storage capacity that syncing with iTunes might cure, or it could be a real issue that only a restore will cure. That's why "other" has bloated out of control on your iPad.
You can try syncing with iTunes, unsyncing and resyncing all photos, restoring from a backup - or doing a complete restore back to factory settings, which sometimes is the only way to get rid of the out of control "Other".
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2013 12:25 AM (in response to Demo)
Nothing good ever comes from pressing that sync button, I avoid it at all costs. I tried it anyways and it just spun for a while and when it stopped nothing had changed, for better or worse.
PS: How do you "un-sync" ? What does that mean?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2013 5:19 AM (in response to alanchrishughes)
Deselect the content and sync to remove it. Uncheck the box next to the Sync Photos Heading and then click on Apply in the lower right corner of iTunes to remove all of the photos. Then check/click on the Sync Photos Heading again, Click on Apply - to put all of the photos back onto the device.
That doesn't mean that this will fix the issue, but it is one of the recommended things to try.
The "other" category was starting to get pretty large on my iPad and had hit about 3.5 GB but I assumed that was OK since I had what I though was a really number of files on my device. I was having another issue so I decided to reset all of my settings - lo and behold, my other dropped to about 259 MB.
When I did this - all of my photos were removed from the iPad and the only reason that I can think of why that happened is when you reset all settings - you have to reenter all of your device preferences again in the settings app. By doing that I removed the allowed access to photos on my device in the privacy settings, so that removed all of the photos n the iPad except for the camera roll photos. I resynced all of my photos in iTunes - and everything has been great since then.
If you want to try that - Settings>General>Reset>Reset all Settings.The new iPad, iOS 6, 64GB WiFi
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 4, 2013 12:54 AM (in response to Demo)
Something has to be corrupted with it, I can't even copy songs onto it any more, I drop them on the iPad tab in iTunes like I always have before but they just appear in light gray text and never actually move onto the iPad, even after "syncing" it. I guess I will just have to completely reset the ipad after all. #poop