5 Replies Latest reply: Jul 26, 2014 7:29 AM by drcox611
Tyler Routson Level 1 (50 points)

I have searched the forums and while I see a lot of people have been asking about this, I didn't find any answers. Put simply, is there a way to delete or significantly reduce the 'Other' portion on the iPhone? Its taking up 2+ GB and growing


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iPhone 4S, iOS 5.0.1
  • Ocean20 Level 6 (13,570 points)

    Other data

    If restoring using your backup didn't work, you'll have to save as much of your data as you can (import your photos to your computer, sync your contacts and other data with iCloud, email things like Notes and Voice Memos to yourself, sync with iTunes to transfer all your purchases, etc.) and then restore it as new without using your backup.

  • AnaMusic Level 9 (57,110 points)

    Other  is usually around 1 GB...


    ' Large Other ' usually indicates Corrupt Data...


    First Try a Restore from Backup... But... if the Large Other Persists, that is an Indicator of Corrupt Data in the Backup... Then a Restore as New is the way to go...


    Details Here  >  http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1414

  • Tyler Routson Level 1 (50 points)

    Thanks guys this cleared up a GB and a half

  • Edg-R Level 1 (10 points)

    Same issue here. Nothing, even a Restore as New seems to fix it. It will be fine for a few days then slowly starts increasing in size... I think someone figured out the problem:



  • drcox611 Level 1 (0 points)

    I've pinpointed this to be mail related - specifically the time duration you're syncing mail.  I use exchange for work mail and when I had 1 month of mail sync, "other" was at 5.5gb.  I changed that to be 1 week sync and it dropped to .5 gb.  Don't know if icloud or gmail are affected as well but it appears to be an issue with the default iphone email app.