Currently Being ModeratedOct 11, 2013 8:57 AM (in response to Field Lab)
Hi Field Lab,
If you have reports of unusually large "Other" storage on your iPhone, you may find the Resolution portion of the following article helpful:
Currently Being ModeratedOct 11, 2013 10:32 AM (in response to brenden dv)
Thanks for the reply, Brenden! In this case there is plenty of room on my iphone- I had 12 GB free. The issue is that music files are starting to be recognized or accounted for as "other" files. 28 GB of music and 3 GB of other turned into 17 GB of music and 16GB of other.
I turned off music match, then turned it back on. This put "other" back to around 3 GB and my music was put to 8 GB (the Apple purchased music), deleting or ignoring the non Apple purchased music and freeing up 20 GB. I redownloaded the "match" music that I wanted and put myself back to the 28-29 GB range of "music". I synced to my Mac and it showed the correct figures for music and "other"- leaving 12 GB of free space, just like before. Like I said in my original post, this is not an emergency. But I'm wondering if music downloaded onto my iPhone straight from iTunes Match is confusing my iTunes Library with higher quality music on the phone than in the library- and it's acconting for it in some funky manner. I've read of people deleting music files in their library and having iTunes Match resupply them with a higher quality version. At this point I'm not too worried, but if someone else has run across the same thing I'd be curious how they handle it. Time will tell if my music gets shuffled around again.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 22, 2013 5:42 PM (in response to Field Lab)
This was fixed with either iTunes 11.1.2, iOS 7.0.3 or both.