Currently Being ModeratedJan 23, 2013 12:37 PM (in response to Kedryn Alan)
I've found out how to close apps running in the background on the iPhone.
You double-click the home button to reveal the multi-task bar at the bottom (I called it a shelf earlier; I didn't know the proper name).
Tap and hold the icons until they shake. A minus symbol will appear.
Tap on the minus symbol for all the apps you want to close. Press the home button to stop them shaking, and again to return to the home screen.
I have read that this clears a lot of the 'other' space for a lot of people. But in my case, it made no difference whatsoever.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 3, 2013 12:09 PM (in response to Kedryn Alan)
I had this problem too, I tried resetting after backing up the phone, but nothing happened. Once doing a restore of a backup worked when i unplugged my phone during the period of time the phone disappears from th itunes window and then plugged it back in after the home screen came back.
Unfortunately, today, itunes decided to put a movie onto my phone and when i went to delete that movie, I literally saw th"movies" section vanish, and the "other" section grow by 2GB. now, nothing I do seems to have any impact on the other category. What, short of jail-breaking my phone, can I do?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 4, 2013 5:27 AM (in response to Gaiaphage)
Restoring from a back-up will restore in the same state the phone was in at the time of backing up. So any data from apps in the Other space will be restored.
Do you mean you unplugged your phone while it was restoring from a back-up? That's not recommended until it's completely finished.
I'm not sure why iTunes would put a movie on your phone without you telling it to, or at least without your knowledge.
How did you delete the movie? I think you might need to restore from the back-up again. If the movie appears on your phone when plugging it into iTunes, find it on your phone and delete it from there.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 20, 2013 5:06 PM (in response to Kedryn Alan)
You restored as new to fix it and it was fixed, then restored from backup to get your messages back. Then i see you admitted to keeping messages around. Sounds like you got 4.5 GB of messages that you need to let go man. Simple Answer.....NEXT?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 4, 2013 6:58 PM (in response to Kedryn Alan)
i have an old 3Gs 8 GB Iphone that i primarily use as an Ipod these days. I had 1.42 GB's of "Other Space" being used. I did everything that you mentioned with no luck, finally, I reset "network settings" plus upgraded to IOS 6.1.2 now I am only using 1.09 GB's on "other" didnt clear it entirely but a little bit.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 29, 2013 12:39 AM (in response to Kedryn Alan)
i like many others have been trying to source a remedy to the unexplained usage of memory/storage on iphone , and have found a realistic solution ,i have downloaded iexplorer which has everything to combat this , basically itunes and the iphone only give you so much info on what exists on your phone , where as iexplorer allows you an indepth look at every part to your phone the folders/cache/temp folders that exist in every app , so from this i was actually able to find the app e.g(splice video editor) which was holding temp folders amounting to 4.6gb the temp folders to many apps are abreviated with tmp , , but it definately is an answer to the storage problem , no restarting , re syncing , restoring , basic right click and delete or delete the whole folder from left hand menu ,
hope this helps many as ive extensively searched and the proof is in what is what works and the most simplistic form
Currently Being ModeratedMay 2, 2013 9:52 AM (in response to groundfx)
I just downloaded and installed iExplorer.
Turns out there were two backups of my phone's content, and they both contained every image in every SMS convo I ever had, including ones I had deleted. I'm sure this is iTunes's fault.
1) Why does iTunes need to back up this stuff twice?
2) Why does iTunes have to back up deleted iMessage convos. (Isn't it actually a bad thing that it backs them up?)
3) Why does iTunes back up my backup folder to my phone?!?! What's the point?
I don't see exactly how to go about deleting all that stuff, though. iExplorer let me download the convos I wanted to keep, so I guess I'll do a restore to new.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 7, 2013 10:28 AM (in response to Kedryn Alan)
I found a site that has a good step by step on how to clear out hte Other. I had tried most of the techniques on this thread to no avail and followed the steps on this link skipping any that required jail breaking and was able to drop my 4.7 Gig Other back down to a manageable 1 Gig.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 25, 2013 10:32 AM (in response to Kedryn Alan)Wish they had a step by step guide how to.So it really have you free 4 gigs space?Anyone know what the 4 gigs consists of. Text messages?
Anyway can prevent saving for future messages?
One of Rob's many iRob Devices. Pls excuse abbreviations and typos.