1 Reply Latest reply: Sep 30, 2012 1:10 PM by Texas Mac Man
jramirez1918 Level 1 (0 points)

God this is so frustrating.  I've been having this problem for months on multiple devices and I can't get a straight answer other than "do a restore" which really doesn't fix the problem, it just delays it.  I wind up typically with 3-4 GB of Other Capacity and I can't figure out what is causing it.  I have latest software on everything (iTunes 10.7, iOS 6, iMAC OS 10.8.2) and new devices (iPad and iPhone 5) and right now my iPad has 2.7 GB AFTER doing a restore.  I shouldn't have to do a full restore every couple of weeks.  Literally nothing is currently on the device and it shows 2.7 GB of Other.  I spent good money to get the 64 GB device, why can't Apple give me useful instruction as to what to do?  I have attempted the following based on searches;


Full restore

restore from backup

check and uncheck "Open iTunes when this iPad is connected


Restores should not be something that have to be done almost daily.

  • Texas Mac Man Level 8 (46,560 points)

    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.


     Cheers, Tom