If you ever connected your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch to a computer with iTunes installed, you probably noticed a strip of information about occupied and free memory located at the bottom of the device information screen. Many users notice that most of the memory on their devices is occupied by files from the category “Other”. In this article we will tell you what these files are and how to get rid of them.
Usually category “Other”. This is all the local cache data from browsers, mail, messages, save from games, documents from various applications, notes and records of the recorder. Knowing this information, it is very easy to free up space on the device by deleting individual files.
Of course, many iPhone and iPad owners have been using their devices for several years and do not experience any problems with overflowing categories. Other. A signal to delete unnecessary files can be the fact that your device may run out of memory, while it will not have a lot of music, or programs.
How to reduce (delete) “Other” in iTunes to free up the memory of iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch
If the problem of lack of memory does not bother you, then you can check for the presence of a large number of unnecessary files through the application Settings Your iOS device. To do this, go to Settings. The main. Statistics. After a short boot process, you will see a list of all applications, including standard ones, as well as the amount of memory that they occupy on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.
In order to understand how much data this or that application stores, just click on the corresponding line in this list. In the window that opens, you can find out the size of the application itself and the size of the data in it.
For example, Instagram program size is 21.1 MB, while Documents and Data occupy 290 Mb on the device. To free memory, simply uninstall the program and download it again from App store. Users with jailbreak can use the IconTool utility. with it you can just delete Documents and Data, without reinstalling the program.
In some programs, such as players, it is enough to simply delete files through the application itself.
Removing large conversations in Messages
IPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch users often send photos ands to friends via messages, especially after the iMessage service. All these messages are stored in the memory of the iOS device and can occupy a significant amount of memory. We recommend deleting conversations with a large number of messages or media files.
For this in the program FROMgeneralizations press key Edit. After that, a delete symbol will appear opposite the dialogs, when clicked, a key will appear Delete. Also in the program Messages You can use the swipe gesture to delete dialogs.
Back up and restore your iPhone
The fact is that when restoring an iOS device from a backup, a large number of unnecessary files are deleted. You can do this using iTunes or iCloud. This method cannot guarantee the reduction of the Other section in iTunes, especially if there were many files from programs or messages in the backup, but it is the most effective.