How to remove 3.5 gig of OTHER in iPhone 4?

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

  1. Shanezam203

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    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

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

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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

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

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    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

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  13. Shanezam203

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    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

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

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

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    No problem. Here to help.
     
  17. Bluewing

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

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    still here, strange. wonder what it is if it isn't an app.
     
  19. VOLS34

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

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    yeah, maybe something with 5.x? I don't remember it in all other versions...
     
  21. Bluewing

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

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