3 Replies Latest reply: May 12, 2010 6:38 AM by jpyciak2002
jpyciak2002 Level 1 Level 1
I am trying to update a large app on my iphone, but it keeps saying I don't have enough capacity. I have cleared off all my music, cleared my cache, deleted all my text messages, etc, but it's still showing 3 gigs worth of "other" on my 8 gig iPhone 3G. I don't want to do a full restore unless I absolutely have to. Any suggestions?

Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.2), iPhone 3G
Solved by neuroanatomist on Apr 22, 2010 6:25 AM Solved
'Other' is not the OS itself, but is a variety of other miscellaneous data. It should be in the 200-500 MB range, and if it's higher that results from a failed/interrupted sync leading to mis-categorization of some content. You can try adding or removing a song and/or app, then syncing again, but if that has no effect, you'll need to perform a Restore (from backup) to correct the issue.
  • snkhan Level 3 Level 3
    The 'other' category usually consists of the OS itself, and it should certainly not be in the 3GB region. I think a restore may be the best way to go. (I also found this on a [search|http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=11281936&#11281936].
  • neuroanatomist Level 7 Level 7
    'Other' is not the OS itself, but is a variety of other miscellaneous data. It should be in the 200-500 MB range, and if it's higher that results from a failed/interrupted sync leading to mis-categorization of some content. You can try adding or removing a song and/or app, then syncing again, but if that has no effect, you'll need to perform a Restore (from backup) to correct the issue.
  • jpyciak2002 Level 1 Level 1
    A restore worked perfect. Took a little while, but it cleared the "other" space.