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How do I manage the OTHER data on my iphone ?

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How do I manage the OTHER Data on my iphone ?

iPhone 3GS, iOS 5.1.1
  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (89,320 points)
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    Aug 7, 2012 3:38 PM (in response to Rabbithunter)

    You don't manage it.

     

    If it becomes inflated ( a gb or more), then you likely have corrupt files.

     

    A restore should resolve.

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    Apr 6, 2013 9:59 AM (in response to roaminggnome)

    I've restored 3 times, deleted old emails and texts, taken practically all my pictures off, cleared my history, cache, cookies, all of it... I still have a ton of "other" on both my iPhone 4S and iPad 2. I don't know what else to do, my phone has been runing like crap lately and I wonder if all this "other" is part of the cause.

  • ChrisJ4203 Level 7 Level 7 (26,600 points)
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    Apr 6, 2013 10:04 AM (in response to Libee7)

    Be a little more specific about "ton".

  • lll Level 4 Level 4 (1,690 points)
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    Apr 6, 2013 10:08 AM (in response to Libee7)

    look on the right side of this page, more like this There is a "ton" of discussions about this problem. Maybe you'll find a solution there

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    Apr 6, 2013 10:09 AM (in response to Libee7)

    The other on the device hard drive is mostly the OS data, and it's updates. What you should do is back-up and restore the device as a new iphone. After you set-up the device as a new iPhone, do not place your Apple ID and password into the device until later. Next, got to https://www.icloud.com/ and access all your back-up information there, and clean all the useless stuff out. Next, go to itunes, and remove all the useless stuff there that you don't need. Also change the settings in itunes so that only certain videos, pictures, and music, etc will sync or download into your device. After you have done this, place the Apple ID and password into the device or connect up to itunes. Your device shouldn't be overloaded with info and you should have a better running device. Hope this helps.

  • Libee7 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 6, 2013 10:24 AM (in response to ChrisJ4203)

    There is about 4GB of unknown other on there now after I've done all those suggesstions

  • ChrisJ4203 Level 7 Level 7 (26,600 points)
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    Apr 6, 2013 10:27 AM (in response to Libee7)

    Do have a large number of SMS messages? Do you have a lot of mail sitting in your Mail app? There are other reasons, however 4GB is out of range. You say that you have tried all suggestions. Does that include a restore as a new device? If you restore from backup and there is a corrupt file, you are just copying it back to the device.

  • Libee7 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 6, 2013 10:31 AM (in response to ChrisJ4203)

    I've deleted all my SMS messages and gone through all my old emails and removed only the ones I need. I did the very first time restore to new, which was a huge pain and it almost instantly did the exact same thing. If the only thing to do is that again I give up.

  • ChrisJ4203 Level 7 Level 7 (26,600 points)
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    Apr 6, 2013 10:34 AM (in response to Libee7)

    Before you put anything back on the phone after restoring as a new device it had 4GB of Other? If that is the case, then something else is going on with the device and I would not know of any solution to that.

     

    Remember after restoring as new, check everything, and then begin adding content back with a sync. Suggest trying one category at a time when resyncing. One last question, do you play a great number of games that may have a large amount of game data?

  • Libee7 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 6, 2013 10:37 AM (in response to ChrisJ4203)

    Nope, no games. There's really not much on there except music, I do have a bunch of that. A few apps but all my books, tv shows and such go onto my iPad instead since I have more space on there.

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