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  • TheGman21 Level 1 (0 points)

    A combination of HiroPro and Rjordan4 posts worked for me. I bought this new iPad 3 and was surprised to see "OTHERS" take up almost 4 GB (when there was practically nothing much on my iPad). I have a 32 GB WiFi model and was wondering what the other files was all about. Being a software engineer, I understand that the temp or cache is required to run apps. Hoever 4 GB was not acceptable. Since I use iPhone 4, 64 GB to store all my music etc, I did not synch a whole load of stuff on my iPad. I did however synch Photos (wanted to check the Retina display work on some of my HD picutres) and when I did an uncheck "Synch Photos from" in iTunes and Synch and re-synch after checking "Synch Photos from" in iTunes it worked for me... marginally Now my "OTHERS" is 1.01 GB. I have decided to live with it as I have been reading all the posts and opening all other links etc and I am dead tired. I will see if the size increases over a period of time (with new apps installed, videos, TV shows etc) and do a regular maintainance job to find the real culprit. If this becomes too much, I will raise a ticket with Apple - though they are not going to be of much use. I might as well catch an Apple nerd (preferbaly a college drop out) and check with him/her for a solution. Will post back if I get something substantial.  

  • TheGman21 Level 1 (0 points)

    A few more things:

    - Do all the above when you have loads of time on hand

    - Try to physically connect your iPod/iPhone/iPad when you do the procedure

    - It's definetly related to the new apps available for iPad. My iPhone has music (crazy **** load of it), pictures, apps, podcasts et al but the "OTHERS" data is only 0.78 GB vs a clean new iPad (with a few more HD apps) showing 1.01 GB

    - Please read all the posts (or as many) as everyone's problem is unique and anything that's written in this forum might work for you

  • ameyasb Level 1 (0 points)

    I have found that if for some reason you interrupt the sync process, then the other increases.


    Apple has a solution here I have just found that link I will have to try it myself too.


  • GTaylor1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Had the same problem as everyone and using iexplore I was able to find my culprit. Apps Modern Warfare and Gangstar Rio had zip files that totaled 3.7 GB. Once cleared my Other size dropped from 4.7 GB to 1 GB.  Location for the zipped files was /ipadname/media/ApplicationArchives.


    Hope this helps!

  • shaoru Level 1 (0 points)

    GTaylor1thanks for discovering the solution. "Other" dropped from 2.6 Gb to 0.58 Gb after deleting the archives from folder.

  • iPodFanaticOct06 Level 1 (0 points)

    When is Apple going to come up with a real solution to this problem? I tried every trick posted on this bulletin board and nothing worked when my iPhone other category went to 8 GB. I restored my phone as a new device and it went away. Now three months later for no reason at all the other category went from 1 GB to 4 GB. If I have to restore my phone every three months the Samsung Galaxy is looking better all the time.

  • Pattyboyfisher Level 1 (0 points)

    I saw what you said about games keeping archives that fill up the other section and I think this might be what is causing my problem, but I'm not sure how to find or delete these archives. I saw where the files are located just not sure how to get there on my iPad. Also if this makes a difference my iPad is not jailbroken and I have tried restoring but the problem came back after like 2 syncs. My iPad is at 0 bytes of free space right now. Help would be appreciated.

  • shaoru Level 1 (0 points)

    Try to use "iExplorer". I had full acces to the folder specified by GTaylor1. Maybe you can use it on an iPad which is not jailbroken.

  • Pattyboyfisher Level 1 (0 points)

    Is this program on a computer or on the iPad itself?

  • shaoru Level 1 (0 points)

    You have to install the program on computer and connect the iPad after install. Do a google search for iExplorer and will find windows and mac versions.

  • Pattyboyfisher Level 1 (0 points)

    Never mind i have the program and I found the folder and I just want to make sure that deleting these files is safe.

  • Pattyboyfisher Level 1 (0 points)

    I deleted the files and that mostly fixed my problem thanks for the help.

  • Warrenfromtx Level 1 (0 points)

    Worked for me. Turn off. Get out of iTunes. Reconnect. Open iTunes. Tell it to sync. let the PC wake up the ipad.

  • GTaylor1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Sorry for the delayed response Pattyboyfisher. I can't say for certain what it affects but myself my games were not affected. I wouldn't sweat too much on what it would affect, you can always restore if you have any issues.


    Glad to hear you were able to clear your space!

  • GMNY21 Level 1 (0 points)

    Did the job for me. Reduced from 5.8gigs to 1.48gigs

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