How to remove 3.5 gig of OTHER in iPhone 4?

Discussion in 'iPhone 4' started by Shanezam203, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. Shanezam203

    Shanezam203 Member

    I tried to reformat my iPhone 4 back to factory ios 5.0.1 but I STILL have 3.5 gig of OTHER in yellow when I sync in iTunes. any idea what it is?

    Thanks,

    Shane
  2. Ohmster

    Ohmster Member

    Not sure. When you say 'factory' did you actually restore as new, then again from backup?
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  4. Rugaby

    Rugaby Genius

    The other isn't going to go away. That is system files, space for operations etc. every phone has it.
  5. Ohmster

    Ohmster Member

    Yes, but isn't 3.5GB an anomaly? My 4S-jb 'Other' is 1.41GB which is substantially higher than it was pre jb.
  6. Rugaby

    Rugaby Genius

    Depends on the phone and what is installed on it. My 3GS 8gb has 2.5 gb of other. Stock.
    Depends in what iOS is running also.
  7. Shanezam203

    Shanezam203 Member

    It hasn't always been here. I did a RESTORE back to factory 5.0.1 and then a restore from my backup but I have the 3.5 other again.
  8. Rugaby

    Rugaby Genius

    When did it show up?
    Was it when you went to ios5 ?
  9. Shanezam203

    Shanezam203 Member

    The last week or so, I've had ios 5 for a while.
  10. Rugaby

    Rugaby Genius

    It didn't just show up. Had to be from something. Cloud? Upgrade? New programs? Something.
  11. Shanezam203

    Shanezam203 Member

    Don't recall making changes to cloud, no. I got a few new apps, try deleting those? shouldn't they be taking space in apps and not other?
  12. Rugaby

    Rugaby Genius

  13. Shanezam203

    Shanezam203 Member

    thanks. why wouldn't doing a restore back to iTunes factory 5.0.1 delete it? maybe it does, but my restore has the 3.5gig somewhere in it.

    strange audio is 6gig, photos 12, apps, 1 and OTHER is 3.9 now.
  14. Rugaby

    Rugaby Genius

    I have no idea. I don't fight mine. I just embrace it.
  15. Shanezam203

    Shanezam203 Member

    smart man. thanks for the links above.
  16. Rugaby

    Rugaby Genius

    No problem. Here to help.
  17. Bluewing

    Bluewing Member

    that doesn't work on mine, nor has anything else i've searched. For now i just accept it
  18. Shanezam203

    Shanezam203 Member

    still here, strange. wonder what it is if it isnt an app.
  19. VOLS34

    VOLS34 Zealot

    Maybe it's the OS. Seems like a bit more than usual but it takes up part of the capacity.
  20. Shanezam203

    Shanezam203 Member

    yeah, maybe something with 5.x? I dont remember it in all other versions...
  21. Bluewing

    Bluewing Member

    after trying everything possible, I gave up and restored as new

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