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Question: iCloud Videos stay in "Other" when viewed streaming, is there some way to delete them?

When you view iCloud videos not by downloading them to your iPad but instead view them directly and start a stream. This stream is somehow cached in the other files section of my iPad. These files arent deleted even after watching. The only way to clear up this cache file wich is now 9 Gb from my 16 Gb iPad, is to do a full reset, which is offcourse a bit of overkill to do.


Is there no other way to clear the cached videos from the "Other" section. The videos dont appear in iTunes, and dont appears as files anywhere in the settings or video app itselve.


Ive tried downloading a movie to my device but that only too adds up to the total memory.


Hope someone can help

Regards Hans

iPad (3rd gen) Wi-Fi, iOS 7.0.3

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Then I guess it's time to reset it.

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Nov 9, 2013 12:48 PM in response to mstrhans In response to mstrhans

My iPad no longer has other in usage. The ios7 update has a more complete listing of apps in usage. Delete apps you longer use, delete apps you want to keep and reinstall them to get rid of bloated data and documents. How do you know it's the videos taking up the room if it's in other, maybe it's other.

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Nov 9, 2013 1:27 PM in response to mstrhans In response to mstrhans

If they're in videos you do't have to delete the app. Like Demo said above you can delete the offending videos from usage in settings. I had this same problem with podcast showing up in music. Where it says videos (saved) swipe left then tap the red delete button.

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Nov 9, 2013 10:54 AM in response to bobseufert In response to bobseufert

I checked indeed if they arent downloaded into the videos's and this wasnt the case.

Watching streaming video from iCloud gets them cached on to the device taking up lost of space als video are large files, but the cached files dont appear als files so i Cannon delete them. The only way to clear up 8gb is to reset the device

Nov 9, 2013 10:54 AM

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Nov 9, 2013 11:06 AM in response to mstrhans In response to mstrhans

Since they're not in video, and nobody else has recommended anything, I'd stop by the Apple store and see what they say. Reading these post I've seen many horror stories about resets and lost info. I'm just bring cautious.

Nov 9, 2013 11:06 AM

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Nov 9, 2013 11:15 AM in response to mstrhans In response to mstrhans

Bear with me on this. I did figure it out but forget the exact sequence. Try this first.


Go to Settings>General>Usage>Storage>Videos. Find the movies that you want to delete and swipe from right to left across the movie in the list. That should bring up the red delete button. Tap the delete button.


Now close the videos app. Double tap the home button and then drag up on the videos app preview window to close it. Double tap the home button again to go back to the home screen.


Launch the videos app and see if the movie is gone. Then checked the storage again as well.

Nov 9, 2013 11:15 AM

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Nov 9, 2013 12:29 PM in response to bobseufert In response to bobseufert

Hello Bob! Thanks to iCloud à reset is never a problem. I know you always loose the images made with the camera but i keep those synced. so no i reset quite often in case of trouble. Trouble like this with the "other" files growing out of hand.

Nov 9, 2013 12:29 PM

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Nov 9, 2013 12:33 PM in response to Demo In response to Demo

The problem now is when watching à bought iCloud movie its in streaming mode, in other ways you dont download it als a file. It is however cached somewhere. This cache cant be cleared or reset to my knowledge. It saved in the "other" files sectio's and you cant delete it only à reset Will clear it

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Nov 9, 2013 12:48 PM in response to mstrhans In response to mstrhans

My iPad no longer has other in usage. The ios7 update has a more complete listing of apps in usage. Delete apps you longer use, delete apps you want to keep and reinstall them to get rid of bloated data and documents. How do you know it's the videos taking up the room if it's in other, maybe it's other.

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Nov 9, 2013 1:27 PM in response to mstrhans In response to mstrhans

If they're in videos you do't have to delete the app. Like Demo said above you can delete the offending videos from usage in settings. I had this same problem with podcast showing up in music. Where it says videos (saved) swipe left then tap the red delete button.

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Nov 9, 2013 2:03 PM in response to mstrhans In response to mstrhans

I'm sorry. I misunderstood what your question was.


That figure that is called "other", is data associated with apps, but not the apps or any other media itself. Safari bookmarks, Safari history, notes, contacts, email messages, text messages, etc. are all part of that data called other. "Other" can balloon in size if you have corrupt files on your iPad. That is why resetting the iPad to factory settings will get rid of all of that "other."


http://osxdaily.com/2011/10/18/itunes-other-capacity-taking-up-tons-of-space-fix /

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Nov 21, 2013 1:56 PM in response to mstrhans In response to mstrhans

Ok so this problem has been bothering me for a while. I have 64 gigs at my disposal but 20 of them taken up in OTHER and seemingly unable to be deleted. BUT... I have found where it is stored and how to delete it, and now I know not to stream but to just download directly and then watch. So... this is what you do


Download an application called iExplorer. I don't care how you get it, buy or not, I'm not selling anything, but it is needed. Once you have that, plug in your iWhatever and it will be displayed on the left much like iTunes. At the very bottom there will be a Tab labled Bookmarks. Click Bookmarks and a dropdown menu will display DCIM, click this.


The DCIM will display in the main window with a laundry list of folders but the most important one in titles CLOUDASSETS.


*Cue heavenly music*


This is where the streamed and partial streamed videos and music come in. They are all stored in this CloudAssets folder as well as LoFiCloudAssets a little lower in the list.


Highlight all inside CloudAssets and click Action at the top, then Delete.


I got back my free space and the Other Storage can meet me in ****.


I hope this works for everyone else, I will be using this from now on until this issue is resolved in an iOS update.

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Nov 30, 2013 12:06 PM in response to crcamacho In response to crcamacho

The only way I've found to clear up the space taken after watching a Video from the cloud is to restore the device. I have No Data in my Videos App in Settings>General>Usage, so I can't even open that to delete the offending Videos. It all goes to Other, evidently. So, after one season worth of Breaking Bad, I have to restore the Pad. How dumb! Why have the cloud?

Nov 30, 2013 12:06 PM

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