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Question: Trash in "other" memory

The problem of "how to manage files/memory classified as other" can be found all arround the web as not solved for years. In spide of all advantages of iOS it seams, that this is a BIG weak point of the system...
Please give me some optimistic answer!!!

How is it possible that I have over 6GB (!!!) full of trash with no way to monitor it ??? Are you realy not able to manage this problem?

iPhone 6 Plus, iOS 11.3

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If this is happening on a MacBook Air where you posted, then follow these steps:


The Storage tab does not always report correctly. Also check by choosing your Mac HD and "Get Info" (command-i). It may be different. Try rebuilding Spotlight index.

How to rebuild the Spotlight index on your Mac - Apple Support


Some of the space may also be from Time Machine Snapshots.

About Time Machine local snapshots - Apple Support


After you've freed up some space download Omni DiskSweeper:

https://www.omnigroup.com/more

DiskSweeper can give you a more accurate read of disk space than Finder or Storage Tab of About this Mac. Itcan also show you the precise size and location of all your files. Itcan show you the precise size and location of all your files. It will inventory your disk starting from the files that take up the most space. If you want you can even delete files from OmniDisk Sweeper. But be careful some of the items may be important to your system.

For information about the Other category in the Storage display, please see Apple Support Topic

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202867


Also, empty the Trash if you haven't already done so. If you use iPhoto, empty its internal Trash first:

iPhoto Empty Trash

In Photos: File Show Recently Deleted Delete All

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Apr 22, 2018 6:59 AM in response to Giankoz In response to Giankoz

If this is happening on a MacBook Air where you posted, then follow these steps:


The Storage tab does not always report correctly. Also check by choosing your Mac HD and "Get Info" (command-i). It may be different. Try rebuilding Spotlight index.

How to rebuild the Spotlight index on your Mac - Apple Support


Some of the space may also be from Time Machine Snapshots.

About Time Machine local snapshots - Apple Support


After you've freed up some space download Omni DiskSweeper:

https://www.omnigroup.com/more

DiskSweeper can give you a more accurate read of disk space than Finder or Storage Tab of About this Mac. Itcan also show you the precise size and location of all your files. Itcan show you the precise size and location of all your files. It will inventory your disk starting from the files that take up the most space. If you want you can even delete files from OmniDisk Sweeper. But be careful some of the items may be important to your system.

For information about the Other category in the Storage display, please see Apple Support Topic

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202867


Also, empty the Trash if you haven't already done so. If you use iPhoto, empty its internal Trash first:

iPhoto Empty Trash

In Photos: File Show Recently Deleted Delete All

Apr 22, 2018 6:59 AM

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Apr 22, 2018 7:36 AM in response to macjack In response to macjack

The answer seems to contain useful indications for Mac user...

Unfortunely all I have is iTunes (Windows7), which (unfortunately) for a long time doesn't give any more even the possibility to save apps in backup, and never to manage the memory.
Is there any chance to clean iPhone memory with pc - or with some app directly from iPhone?

Apr 22, 2018 7:36 AM

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