Currently Being ModeratedApr 27, 2012 1:16 AM (in response to PlantPete)
BTW, I have done a full restore to Factory settings and this hasn't cured the problem. I also only have 6, small 1 page documents on it for Pages & about 12 'albums' re music, so album covers etc shouldn't take up 2Gb!
Currently Being ModeratedApr 27, 2012 6:09 AM (in response to PlantPete)
How Do I Get Rid Of The “Other” Data Stored On My iPad Or iPhone?
With an iOS device, the “Other” space in iTunes is used to store things like documents, settings, caches, and a few other important items. If you sync lots of documents to apps like GoodReader, DropCopy, or anything else that reads external files, your storage use can skyrocket. With iOS 5, you can see exactly which applications are taking up the most space. Just head to Settings > General > Usage, and tap the button labeled Show All Apps. The storage section will show you the app and how much storage space it is taking up. Tap on the app name to get a description of the additional storage space being used by the app’s documents and data. You can remove the storage-hogging application and all of its data directly from this screen, or manually remove the data by opening the app. Some applications, especially those designed by Apple, will allow you to remove stored data by swiping from left to right on the item to reveal a Delete button.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 27, 2012 9:10 AM (in response to Texas Mac Man)
Thanks for such a detailed response but alas it doesn't help. The amount shown as Apps is correct, I tabulated it & the amount of storage for each app has also been tabulated and comes to les than 300Mb, yet the 'Others' still shows as 2.1Gb. The storage includes the 6 documents! This means there is an awful lot of space being cached!
Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2012 2:01 AM (in response to PlantPete)
After a bit of hunting I came across this, http://www.ipodrepublic.com/iphone/fixing-issue-other-files-iphone-memory/2010/0 3/31/#comment-47142, which seems to have worked brilliantly. Down to 0.26GB of others without the faffing around of reinstalling settings etc. Strongly reccommend.