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Currently Being ModeratedAug 30, 2010 1:05 PM (in response to yuri530)Try this:
• Turn the iPad off and on again (hold the sleep/wake button for about 3 seconds until a red slider appears with the label "slide to power off")
• If it din't help, try a hard reset - hold the sleep/wake button and the home button simultaneously for about 6 seconds, until the iPad tunes off. Then turn it on again.
• Go to "Settings - General - Reset" and choose "Reset All Settings"
enjoy your magic machineProBook, iPad, iPhone (the original + a brand new iPhone 4), iPod, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Newton, Fx, 8600AV, MacProG4, MacProG5
Currently Being ModeratedAug 30, 2010 1:30 PM (in response to yuri530)this could be data that you have downloaded form within an aplication (comics books for example).Dell XPS, Windows Vista
Currently Being ModeratedAug 30, 2010 3:00 PM (in response to yuri530)Thanks but I've already done that..... Couple of times with high hopes actually
Also I think most files added with apps go under apps? But I know it's not near that amount...
I've tried deleting comic books to see if it would change the amount of other files but it stayed the same while the apps category decreased........
I know with my ipod video that if I put stuff on to the iPod folder it self the other category I creases but I haven't gone near the ipad folder on my computer well it wont let you do anything do with it except the pictures.......
I'm not asking for help anymore
Has anyone with an iPad noticed a vast amount of other in ur capacity?????iPad, Other OS
Currently Being ModeratedAug 30, 2010 3:09 PM (in response to yuri530)I have a 64GB iPad and I've seen the other increase to 1.5GB. Not sure what data is going in there. I have another iPad with the same capacity, same data, and same apps and it currently is at a little over 1GB. It seems to build over time. Not sure what is in there.iPhone 4 32GB, iPad 3G 64GB, iOS 4, iMac 24" 2.8GHz
Currently Being ModeratedAug 30, 2010 3:29 PM (in response to yuri530)When is the last time you synced? Maybe syncing will reclaim some of it.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 30, 2010 4:23 PM (in response to lllaass)
When is the last time you synced? Maybe syncing will reclaim some of it.
I've never seen the amount change after synching. They were both synced right after each other yesterday. I'm guessing it's some sort of caching that builds up over time.iPhone 4 32GB, iPad 3G 64GB, iOS 4, iMac 24" 2.8GHz
Currently Being ModeratedAug 30, 2010 4:33 PM (in response to Brian Caslis)Have you cleared Safari's History and Cache (Setting-Safari)?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 26, 2010 8:22 PM (in response to apple4ever)I have the same problem my "other" cat. is now at 3.7GB and I only have a 16GB, so I am getting full quick!
What does the settings reset do? I dont want to loss all my apps, pics music etc.
Anyone just know how to view the "other" data that would help so we kno what is it.Macbook, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Ipad 16GB iphone 4
Currently Being ModeratedSep 26, 2010 8:41 PM (in response to Brian Caslis)I've seen the "other" on my iPhone get really large as the result of what were apparently corrupted files. You might end up having to do a restore from backup to clear it up. Essentially, you end up wiping the iPad and rewriting everything back to it. Kind of scary the first time, but as long as you have everything backed up it's not so bad. It just takes some time.2.4 Gh MacBook w/4G RAM, 17" iMac w/3G RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.3), iPhone 3G (16 GB; OS 3.1.3), iPad (64 GB, G3)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 24, 2010 5:25 PM (in response to yuri530)It seems the "ROCK" application has a bug that causes that. Deleting it and reinstalling this application will eradicate the "other" bloating issue. I am still waiting for Apple to debug this as it seems this issue has been going on for a long time and Apple is not responding to this common complaints.
Oh I don't know what this "ROCK" Application is. Can some one tell me. As I too cannot find it in my iPhone 4MAC PRO-2800mhz, Super Drive with 1.5TB, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 24, 2010 6:01 PM (in response to yuri530)I have over 20 gigs for others... Others contain videos, PDFs, documents, photos, mail and what ever you have loaded or downloaded into an app.G-4 1.2 GIG, 1.5 GIGs of Ram, Mac OS X (10.5.8), Quicktime 7.6.4, FCS2, nano 5th, iPad and a bunch of other stuff...
Currently Being ModeratedNov 25, 2010 1:10 PM (in response to David M Brewer)Hi,
I have the same problem.
The Apps (green band) notification on the Capacity meter for my 16Gb iPad until recently stated that I had 4.7Gb of Apps installed - in reality I only had about 500Mb. I carried out a full restore as described at http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1414 and now the "Other" reading on the Capacity meter says 4.7Gb. I'm running out of space on my iPad, even though I have very little content on it.
I presumed a full Restore would do the problem having read elsewhere on the forum that this would do the trick, but it hasn't gone away. This is very frustrating and looks like an obvious bug. Not even the recent 4.2.1 update has addressed this. Does anyone have any other advice?
ThanksiMac (intel), iOS 4, 16Gb iPad
Currently Being ModeratedDec 2, 2010 1:13 PM (in response to yuri530)I'm having the same problem...
Yesterday my other was a tiny little think slip of yellow that I never really took any notice of because it was so small and insignificant.
I downloaded a couple of movies last night and put them on, making sure that I had enough space to store it all (I only have a 14Gb iPad). I did, with all the Apps that I have on there (I have 5Gb of apps) and the films and everything else, I still had a nice 3 and bit gig left. I always like to leave a few gig free like that.
Anyway, I put the films on, checked the remaining space, and went to bed happily to watch a couple of movies.
Then I woke up this morning and updated a couple of apps, as I do every morning, and started with my day. Then I came to sync the iPad to the PC, and found that now, I only had about 400MB free!
The little yellow bar leapt from practically nothing at all to 2.6GB overnight.
I quickly removed the films to free up a little space but now I can't get rid of the yellow "Other" stuff. I tried to remove the apps that updated to see if it was those, but it wasn't. I tried soft resets, hard resets, emptying caches, getting rid of emails, talking to it nicely, offering it chocolate if it gives up its yellow barred secrets, but nothing...
Sort of taking a hammer to it and physically removing the yellow bar that is plaguing me, I'm all out of ideas!Dell, Windows 7
Currently Being ModeratedDec 7, 2010 10:19 PM (in response to yuri530)This is so not solved, and it's not uncommon.
I've tried all the erase, reset, empty cache approaches.
When I restore, the corrupt other returns.
It might work if I restore as a new phone,
but then surely I'll lose all my logs and ringtone-to-incoming-call preferences etc...?1.5GHz Geefah, 15" Al. PB, Mac OS X (10.4.11), 5 years old and still tickin'
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