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iPhone Other storage: What is it and how do you get rid of it?


I'm sure this sounds familiar: you're trying to install the latest version of iOS, upgrade to a new iPhone, or download that cool free pdf scanner app, everyone's been talking about and your iPhone tells you it's full.


You have already removed all required applications and there is not enough disk space. So you open Settings, General, then tap iPhone Storage, and your iPhone is definitely full. Worse, many of these are simply listed as "Other". What does this mean? How to remove it The rest of the registry is mysterious and confusing, and there is no one-size-fits-all answer, but hopefully, this guide will help you get rid of it.


View iPhone Storage

To see how much space all your apps and data are using on iPhone storage, open the Settings app, tap General, then tap iPhone Storage. Above is a bar chart that shows all the storage space on your iPhone and what data is filling it up. Below you will find a list of apps on your phone and their storage space for both the app itself and the data stored on it.

It may take a few seconds for the table to appear on the iPhone, as it takes time to scan and analyze the memory. Even after the chart appears for the first time, you have to wait a few seconds for it to take place, because the list of applications and the amount of storage may change during the analysis of the phone.


What else is recorded?

The stock iPhone menu, in addition to the "Other" category, which is sometimes quite large, divides the top bar into familiar categories such as Apps, Media, Photos, and Mail. It's common for Alia to be between 5GB and 20GB, but if it's over 20GB, it's probably out of control. You can scroll to the bottom of the list of apps where you will see "iOS" and "System Information". Click the "System Information" button to see how much "Other System Information" is taken up.


The other is large and versatile because it is a truly versatile class. It includes system cache, logs, Siri sounds (if you have other sounds downloaded), updates, and more. One of the biggest culprits that make others feel out of control is too much music and videos. When you download a video or music from the iTunes Store, a TV show, or a music app, it's indexed as media. However, streams have a cache that is used to ensure smooth playback and is classified as Other.

Safari caches can also become very large. And when you send a lot of text with images or videos, caches can take up a lot of space. Your iPhone is supposed to manage these caches to keep from filling up your storage, but it doesn't always do a good job.


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