6 Replies Latest reply: Aug 5, 2011 6:32 PM by gabrielmx72
gabrielmx72 Level 1 (0 points)

how do i erase "others " from my storage.i erase photos,apps ,etc but my "others" increase.how can i erase that 1.7 gb i dont even know what it is ? i dont want to restore all the time.what can i do ??

  • Fred*M. Level 4 (2,385 points)



    Where do you see the "others" listed?  I couldn't find it on mine.


    Why would you need to restore yours?


    Some of your storage is reserved for use as RAM memory for the processor.  Some is occupied by Apps that you can't delete such as Calendar, Notes, Camera, Photo Booth, et cetera.



  • gabrielmx72 Level 1 (0 points)

    thanks for your interest fred.well,when you connect your ipad to itunes.it tells you how much space you are using for audio,videos,photos,etc and there`s one that says "others" at least thats what my says in spanish.not sure if thats what it says in english too.but i dont know what that "others " is.it shows 1.8 gb .how can i erase that ?

  • Demo Level 10 (87,945 points)

    Why would you keep restoring? Unless you restore to factory settings "other" will be on your iPad.


    In addition to what Fred*M is saying - you cannot nor do you want to delete "other" from your iPad in one fell swoop. "Other" does include all of your contacts, emails, calendar events, Safari bookmarks, history and cache and app data that is created within the app. You certainly don't want to delete all of that information. Other contains essential data that you will want and need.


    If you really do want to delete it -  restore to factory settings - start all over again - BUT as soon as you start using apps, using Safari, using email again, "other" will return.


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  • gabrielmx72 Level 1 (0 points)

    i understand now.but why is it that every time i delete an app or movie,music etc.it increases on "other" storage ?

    i mean i have a 16 gb wifi ipad 1 and i have 1.8 gb with other.i only have 8gb left.thats what ****** me off.so is there a way to "free space " like on pc`s ? also i saw a vid of a 16 wifi ipad 1 with sim card.do all ipads have that ? i appreciate your time and petience....im new on this.

  • Demo Level 10 (87,945 points)

    I know you are seeing this in iTunes. I understand that. But look on the device itself as well. Go to Settings>General>About and see how much free space that is showing in there. It should be the 6th item listed.

    That may be a more accurate gauge of your free space - and maybe it will be the same.


    If you have newspaper, comic book or magazine subscriptions, those things can rack up "other" from what I understand.


    You can try restarting and/or resetting the iPad and see what other looks like after.


    Restart the iPad by holding down on the sleep button until the red slider appears and then slide to shut off. To power up hold the sleep button until the Apple logo appears and let go of the button.


    Reset the iPad by holding down on the sleep and home buttons at the same time for about 10-15 seconds until the Apple Logo appears - ignore the red slider - let go of the buttons.

  • gabrielmx72 Level 1 (0 points)

    thanks for all DEMO AND FRED.i apreciate your knowledge and help.GOD BLESS.