The "other" while syncing Pt. 2

RKC06

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Ok I know there is another thread here about what the "other" memory used on our iPhones is but I am still confused. I have a non-jailbroken iPhone and have cleared the cache, history, cookies, etc. and it still shows I have used 247 Megs listed in the "Other" section. Thats a lot of memory to be used and I can't figure out where it is coming from. I only had 70 megs in "other" yesterday after I updated to 1.1.3 and now that I have updated iTunes to 7.6 my memory in "other" jumped up to 247! I have removed all videos and photos and it still didn't change it. Any other ideas on what this is?
 

RKC06

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I think I found the thread in the Apple Website discussions you talked about. Yeah it looks like its gonna be an iTunes 7.6 problem. Under 7.5, everyone's including mine "other" memory was around 70 mb or below but after 7.6 everyone's memory jumped into the 200's. Hope they fix it soon.
 

mythrowbacknikes

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ummm.. Weird.. Updated to 1.1.3, but my "other" memory has not been effected at all.. was this "other" issue only happening to some people? or all of you? or is my iTunes just buggy?
 
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acosmichippo

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i'm on 1.1.2 (jailbroken) and 7.6, and my Other is 112MB... which i think is about the same as it was with my iTunes 7.5... but certainly nowhere near 200.
 

psylichon

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How many contacts do we all have? Photo ID's?

I have 177 MB of "other" after updating to both 1.1.3 and 7.6... though I couldn't tell you how much I had before...

234 contacts, 30 w/ pictures
 

acosmichippo

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i have very few contacts... maybe 40. No photo IDs.
 

Lincoln

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Wow - I had this happen but I didn't know it would become such a big thing.

It's obviously a bug - I've never had more than a small sliver of Other. I'm sure there'll be a fix for it.

- John
 

psylichon

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I think we've crossed thread streams. Check this out.

My guess is it's a dynamic page file that will shrink if you need the space for media. I got mine down to 100 MB by piling stuff onto the phone.
 
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I had over 1 gig in the "other" memory. What it looks like to me is that when you delete something, it was only deleting the reference on the item, so the phone and iTunes no longer recognizes what it is, but it is never actually removed. I restored my phone from iTunes, and it drastically shrunk. I would suggest everyone just restore their phone, you can choose to load the backup version, and it will have all your information, but it will get rid of the other memory mess
 

llrickman

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Mine is showing over 400mb on my 4gig phone. i'll try the restore and see if that helps i updated iTunes and the phone so we will see if that works