Currently Being ModeratedSep 20, 2013 6:45 PM (in response to Encrypted11)
This link may be of assistance...
Currently Being ModeratedSep 20, 2013 7:50 PM (in response to Encrypted11)
I have found a solution!
Here's what I did :
I downloaded the latest IOS7, and saw that the other space that was taking 6g of my space was from Texts messages, and so I deleted my conversation but the gigs wouldn't drop. It's a bug that all the media you sent/received in your iphone stays in a folder.
I used iBackupbot, went into the iphone backups, and you need to delete : the folder SMS, located in Iphone>System Files>MediaDomain>Library>SMS
I had over 5g of media in this file, so I deleted it, went in itune and restored from my latest backup, but with the folder delete my iPhone backed up as it was, but without the overload of gigs from the media storage!
Good luck to y'all!
Currently Being ModeratedSep 20, 2013 8:15 PM (in response to pdroth)
Here is the fix for those of you who have NOT yet upgraded to io7.
Delete ALL your texts messages. Every conversation.
Then upgrade to io7.
When you look at your storage.... messages will be a few megs (i.e. 30mb).
I started off with 3.6g of Other. After the above, I am less than 1g.
Same thing worked on two different iphone 5.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 21, 2013 6:43 AM (in response to Orros)
This worked usin iBackupbot! Many thanks guys! my 1.3gb is freeeeeeee.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 21, 2013 9:32 AM (in response to Encrypted11)
I should have been more specific in my post 5 comments up. That link (reprinted below) will take you to an article. Part of that article explains in nice detail how to use iFunBox to find those diabolical text messages and attachments. iBackupBot works great too as explained in posts directly above. But for those who have iFunBox and want to know how to use it to find and delete this material I think this article will definitely help.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 22, 2013 9:09 AM (in response to Mr. Luigi)
I've checked that out, and under raw file system there isn't an option listed as device so I can't get to var/mobile/library/sms. Any other thoughts/suggestions? as always mr luigi is on top of things!
Currently Being ModeratedSep 22, 2013 4:13 PM (in response to henry hooker)
THIS IS WHAT WORKED FOR ME-- (I chose the latest backup and restored everything BUT the SMS messages that had turned from OTHER under ios6 magically into Documents & Data under IOS7. We’re talking 8.6 GB of old, saved messages that could not be deleted in any other way. They were not accessible to any other clean up software except for IBackupBot!) I then tried to restore the phone, but got error message 37. I had to then go to iCloud on my phone, turn OFF “find my iphone” (this is a new “safety feature” of ios7, and then tried to restore again (unchecking the SMS messages from the last backup and ALSO checking off the box that said, when restoring, delete this selection). I used iBackupBot and it was the only thing that worked for me. I had also tried iExplorer and PhoneClean, but couldn't figure out how to delete messages with those.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 22, 2013 4:46 PM (in response to henry hooker)
Dang...you're right. It's gone. I'm running iOS 7 now and wonder if the change is due to the new operating system.
It looks like we're back to iBackupBot.
I have a question for those who have recently posted that they used iBackupBot to kill their "other" data ...
Did you have to eventually purchase the app to gain the functionality you are employing? I have tried the suggestions recently posted just to check things out. But, I get stone-walled with a "You need to purchase iBackuoBot to access its full feature set."
This issue came up before. iBackupBot seemed to imply that once you downloaded the application you would have a limited time to use its full feature set before you had to buy it. I'm wondering if my time limit has now expired. If so, those who plan on using iBackupBot to address this "other" issue need to download the app and use it as expeditiously as possible. I think the app cost about $40. Kinda reluctant to invest that kind of money. DiskAid is similar. There is no time limit. You just get a very limited feature set with the free download. If you want to gain the functionalities that can really attack your "other" problem with DiskAid you need to fork over cash too.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 23, 2013 10:24 AM (in response to Orros)
did that folder show it contained anything?
Mine has many sub-folders, all seem to be empty.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 23, 2013 11:02 AM (in response to wisniak)
Yes it had over 5g of data.
Try checking in Homedomain folder it usually is the second option. If not, try searching the folder that contains unusual size of data
Currently Being ModeratedSep 23, 2013 11:09 AM (in response to Orros)
And if I put the cursor on the main iPhone line (left side of the screen) - it shows:
System File: 1358 Files, 255.6 MB
User App: 131 Apps, 2116 Data Files, 196.4 MB
while the other is ~1.6GB.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 23, 2013 11:30 AM (in response to wisniak)
Then maybe the corrupted files aren't from your phone, I'm clueless i'm sorry
Currently Being ModeratedSep 23, 2013 11:37 AM (in response to Orros)
is this method available for iPhone without jailbreaking?