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9th October 2008, 08:09 PM
Hi everyone, on my iPhones capasity meter in iTunes it says that I have 1.5 GB of 'other', but I only have songs and apps, I haven't uploaded any of my videos, movies, tv shows, pod-casts etc.
Does anyone have the same problem or have any similar problems.


9th October 2008, 08:10 PM
Corrupt files. There already is a couple of threads on this "other" data.

9th October 2008, 08:10 PM
Maybe you've got a crap load of photos? =/

Edit: ^ The above reply would make more sense. I didn't know you could get corrupt files, though :o

9th October 2008, 08:21 PM
iPod database and album art takes up a bit of space. These are in the Other category.

9th October 2008, 08:27 PM
someone's stashing porn on your iphone and not telling ..or your're just in denial

(cant believe 3 replies and no-one suggested that, you all have clean, clean minds)

9th October 2008, 08:53 PM
I usually get some amount of other as well, and it always happens when the Apps section goes down.

A restore will fix it, but it always seems to fix itself - well, it does in my case.

10th October 2008, 03:09 PM
Is your phone jailbroken. If so, it could be apps that you have installed from cydia such as NES ROMs ar whatever.

11th October 2008, 12:06 PM
I restored and now it is saying that I have 266.7 MB of 'other' on my iPhone. Does that seem right.


11th October 2008, 12:17 PM
Personally, I wouldn't worry about Other - unless your iPhone starts playing up bigtime, then it's probably not an issue that you need to obsess over.

Not worth losing sleep about IMHO. :D

11th October 2008, 12:31 PM
no, iPhone (crap username btw) that's where apple is storing all the porn for its free porn network. (appleporn.com (http://www.appleporn.com))

Every iphone has got about 500mb of "other" on it, that is apples mass raid system for their porn server.

11th October 2008, 12:38 PM
I restored and now it is saying that I have 266.7 MB of 'other' on my iPhone. Does that seem right.


That is correct.

11th October 2008, 12:58 PM
Thanks everyone for you help :D

11th October 2008, 01:58 PM
That 266.7Mb would be the Operating System....Someone correct me if im wrong.

31st January 2009, 04:34 AM
Please does anyone have a solution to this strange OTHER media appearing from nowhere on the iPhone - I realsie this must have been spoken of before.

I have a brand new - un-hacked iPhone with the latest firmware (2.21) with no mp3s or videos. All I have are a few small applications and my address book but iTunes shows 2.6GB of OTHER taking up valuable space! I only have a 8GB phone - at this rate it will be full within a month and I haven't added anything yet!!

I have searched the word OTHER with no results - and please no obvious suggestions about secret stashes of porn blah blah blah - I'm sure there are many people wanting a proper solution to this . . . thanks!!!

31st January 2009, 05:17 AM
Other is indeed the 'Operating System' Mac Robbo and the Cache data/ Database etc is added under that 'Other' Banner. so it will fluctuate and allow the OS to expand to a set limit too with updates.

31st January 2009, 06:47 AM
Hmm, I have a 1st Gen 8GB iPhone that IS jailbroken etc, and my OTHER is only taking 268.4 MB. And I have quite a few apps etc on there.

Have you tried clearing out your phone and doing a restore?

It would be nice in iTunes if you could click on each colored area and have it show you the files/movies/music etc in there.

31st January 2009, 07:35 AM
Where do all the emails in Mail's 'Sent' and 'Trash' folders reside? Could they be taking up space in 'Other'?