6710 Views 11 Replies Latest reply: Feb 14, 2008 12:02 PM by thomasch20
Other space consists of things like album artwork, contacts, calendar events, email, bookmarks, and additional things. All of these are represented in that "other" catagory.
The first big thing to try is to delete your email trash folder. This can often reduce the other catagory a lot if you do not have it set to empty on a regular basis.
Other data could be allot of things. Posted below are some of the possible OTHER data.
* iPhone Software OS
*Email plus the attachments they contain
*Youtube Book Marks
*Google Maps Bookmarks
This is just to name a few of what I can think of. I am sure there might be more.
lets not forget the big ones : internet and maps cache
I don't believe these are kept in flash, for the reasons I outlined in a recent thread. Briefly, the web cache seems to go away on a reset, the page limit seems like a RAM limit to me, and flash is slow to write to and has a 5,000 write limit on this device.
But I'd love to know for sure. Got any proof, even empirical, that you've seen the "Other" change with cache? Loading or clearing doesn't seem to make any difference that I've seen.
Besides, eight pages of maybe 1/2 MB each? That's not very much.
We need someone with a hacked phone to go look at their /tmp directories.
Sadly it's the 4GB model lol.
Anyways keep on posting if you all can think of any OTHER data that it could be. Would be nice to see a list compiled for those wondering what all the orange is about.
And Allan excellent job recommending a restore. Sometimes it could very well be an iPhone OS issue reporting wrong data.
lets me look at my top secret iPhone docs underneath that NDA... Seriously you could be right, but also it could be with "other" until a reboot than erased.. A heavy myspace page and a map is enough information that would have to be stored somewhere. But I was just lending a though with my 4gb brain model
Mr Jobs care to chime in?.... Drats didnt think so
you beat me to the 4GB joke Darn you Apple employees
I think this is the same thing that happened to me. Did this happen when you upgraded to 1.1.3? If so you need to restore your iphone, but remember to save a backup before you restore so you can restore all the info, contacts, and settings. It looks like you have a lot of "other" file space that is really nothing. It is a bug of the upgrade. It somehow duplicates your files and changes them to "other" but never erases them when itunes syncs.