5 Replies Latest reply: Dec 30, 2011 9:06 PM by dayba22
BarbStone Level 1 (0 points)

When I upgraded my 32g iPod Touch 4th Generation to IOS 5 the amount of storage used listed in "Other(Yellow)" on my iPod went from just under 2g to 8.2g.  When we downloaded IOS 5 to my husbands 32g iPhone 4 it barely changed.  My iPod is now suddenly down to less than 3g of storage to spare and the amount of storage used in Other is almost as much as in my Music.  Is this normal or is there something wrong with how it downloaded onto my iPod.  It seems excessive.  Thanks in advance for your help/input.


iPod touch, iOS 5, 4th Generation
  • lllaass Level 10 (175,740 points)

    The problem was due to some files being corrupted during the update. To resolve, you need to restore the iPod. First from backup and if problem persists, restore to factory defaults/new iPod. Also, disable auto-syncing upon connecting the iPod (iTunes>Preferences>Devices) otherwise iTunes will backup the iod with the problem and the problm will be in that backup.

  • BarbStone Level 1 (0 points)

    I was wondering if that might be the case.  I am not at home so I will have to try that after work.  I will let you know how it goes.  Thanks

  • rellimenerual Level 1 (0 points)

    Same problem here. After restoring from backup will I need to do the ios 5 update all over again? It took all night for it install.

  • lllaass Level 10 (175,740 points)

    The restoring from backup will reinstall iOS 5 on the iPod.  If the download of iOS is still on your computer then iTunes will only have to verify the download and not redownload it.

    rellimenerual wrote:

     

    Same problem here. After restoring from backup will I need to do the ios 5 update all over again? It took all night for it install.

  • dayba22 Level 1 (10 points)

    If I am restoring to factory settings...and not from backup, am I still able to restore my previous music library? If so how?

     

    I have 2.4gb of "other" showing on 4th gen touch and have restored from backup a couple of times. This initially lowers other space but when syncing again the other space increases. I am only using the touch for music at this time.