What Comprises "Other"?

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  1. NoBite

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    When you actually connect to a computer and sync to iTunes you'll get a graphical readout of amount of space devoted to books, audio, photos, apps, etc and the category "other". As I am always I danger of maxing out my available resources, I would like a breakdown of "other".

    Is there an app that will give me a detail of that? Is there a hidden feature in the OS to show it?

    Just curious if I have little-used files or anything at all that I could delete to free up space. I have pruned back in the other categories and wonder what might be available in "other". Thanks!
     
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    Basically everything that's not listed, like Notes, Contacts, Text/iMessages, any files that you might have transferred over through FTP or rooting, something along the lines. If your device is jailbroken, then that's where all the jailbroken items are.
     
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    Great! Not jail broken. I will see if there is much I can delete. Thanks!
     
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    Curious, is there an app that will reveal the size of the files in the "other" category? It might be some sort of file management app, if such an app exists.


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    On a stock device, AFAIK not really. You can try to see if iFunBox or iExplorer can help you break it down on your computer, but I don't think so.
     
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    Thanks for the tips. I will investigate those programs. Next time I upgrade, I will get a larger capacity iPhone! I underestimated how I would use this device. OTOH, I have way more than enough space on my iPad2. Biggest difference is I find that I do not listen to music on the iPad, whereas I have a ton of music on the iPhone. And, I have a great many podcasts on the iPhone, none on the iPad. Odd how that worked out.

    Hey, thanks for your replies!
     
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    No problem! It's a little awkward carrying your iPad around and listening to it as opposed to an iPhone in your pocket. I still do it, but then it sets you back one hand as you have to hold onto it.
     
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    I found on my 4s that other had a lot of space taken up for sync/backup data because I hadn't synced in quite some time. I turned off the sync and backup, reset and turned them back on - instantly found 12GB freed up that had been under 'other'
    Not saying that is it, but it is what I found on mine.
     

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