How to remove 3.5 gig of OTHER in iPhone 4?

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?

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Shane
 

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

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

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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.
 

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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.
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.
 

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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.
 

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

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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?
 

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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.
 

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

Shanezam203

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

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

Shanezam203

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

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