Currently Being ModeratedMay 2, 2013 12:52 PM (in response to mfrobbie2009)
Normally, the "other" includes the iOS, messages, and app data. If it's > 1 GB, there may be corrupted data or metadata error. To get rid of it, Restore the phone in iTunes using a backup. If not significantly better, you may have to restore as new, without using a backup.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 2, 2013 12:59 PM (in response to modular747)
It is 7.2 gigs. I went to try and restore it and it told me I do not have enough space to restore it but I have 7 gigs free.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 2, 2013 1:08 PM (in response to mfrobbie2009)
There's no such thing as insufficient space to restore, since the process deletes all data from the phone. You may get this error when trying to restore a backup - in this case it indicates corrupted data in the backup and you'll have to restore as new.
Follow the instructions in the support article I linked for you/
Currently Being ModeratedJan 9, 2014 9:51 AM (in response to mfrobbie2009)
I got the answer off another thread I was reading. Just trying to spread it around now.
Now for me, I have about 6GB of music on mine. What I did was select music, Now Left swipe the All Music row and press delete. After that I opened up my phone on iTunes and synced it like normal. The other data was gone after that.
Hope this helps everyone!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 9, 2014 9:55 AM (in response to PrysmS)
Not only are you responding to a dead thread (8 months), but your suggestio to delete music is irrelevant to the topic of excessive ""other" data.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 9, 2014 10:16 AM (in response to modular747)
I did find out this will delete your music so you'll have to resync the music on there. I didn't notice it at first because the music is still listed. Now in reply, I'm responding so the information is out there. I found this thread by googling, I'm assuming other people will as well. If the problem of large amounts of other data was easy to fix than I wouldn't imagine there would be so many posts about it. It doesn't make sense at all.. but that worked for me.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 9, 2014 12:14 PM (in response to PrysmS)
Deleting music and re-synching doesn't remove "other" data. As already explained in this thread and countless others, it is easy to remove excessive "other" data by restoring the iOS.