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How to Reclaim Other Storage on iPhone

2016-04-11 18:28:16 Posted by Jean to iPhone Data Recovery

Summary:
The huge Other storage on iPhone saves settings, calendar events, notes, browser cache, email, email attachments and more nonmedia data, it's ok to delete, erase, remove some of the useless Other data on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

What's Other Storage on iPhone? It's So Huge

"Hey, how do I get rid of the Other storage on iPhone, it's so huge, making me so annoyed that today I attempted to install iOS 9.3, the latest software, it warned insufficient space. I don't feel like deleting my lovely photos, though they take really helluva lot of space. So any idea to safely remove what resides on Other space on Mac? By the way, I saw Other category on iTunes."

Lately, many people get troubled to update to iOS 9.3 due to not enough storage to install the software, and found a considerable amount of their iDevices storage occupied by a storage category named "Other". What is Other storage on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch as it displays on a computer or Mac when you open iTunes?

Here's an overall explanation of Other storage on iPhone. When you view iPhone storage through iTunes, the phone memory is displayed in categories by Apps, TV Show, Music, Movies, Photos and Other. Check the details while hover over on Other, it tells that Other represents settings, calendar events, notes, browser cache, email, email attachments, and more nonmedia data.

For example, WhatsApp data, album art from your music app, cache from Safari, cookies, text messages, Facebook/Twitter/Youtube offline data, etc are all put into Other category, and they are really huge that soon clog up iPhone storage.

How to Safely Remove Other Data And Reclaim iPhone Storage?

Earlier we talked about how to fix iPhone SE internal memory full problem. Similarly, you have to start right now to remove the useless massive Other data from iPhone. It's the best way to free up space without giving up your favorite apps, music, photos, games, and other media files.

Simply delete all data at once? Seems unlikely. It's not a straightforward way to just clear out all the Other data, you have to wipe. Follow strictly the guide and remove the Other data completely.

Step 1: Back up all data first via iTunes or iCloud.

Step 2: Reset your iPhone by going to Settings -> General -> Reset -> Erase All Content and Settings.

Step 3: Connect your iPhone to iTunes and restore from backup.

Extra Help: How to Restore Carelessly Deleted Data from Other Storage?

After the successful restore from backup, your iPhone will become live again with little garbage on Other storage. Just mention it here, if you've carelessly deleted files from iPhone but failed to restore from iCloud or iTunes backup, try EaseUS MobiSaver to fast retrieve the loss from the device. Do it as follows.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to a computer with USB cable and launch EaseUS MobiSaver. The software can detect and list your device quickly in "Recover from iOS device". Point the mouse to the phone and a big "Scan" button will pop up. Just Click the button to continue.

connect iPhone to computer to recover carelessly deleted data from Other storage

Step 2. After you click "Scan", EaseUS MobiSaver will automatically scan your device. When the program finished scanning, it will find and show you all the files it found in different types. 

scan carelessly deleted data from Other storage

Step 3. You are allowed to preview all the listed files on the right side of the window one by one. So you can check and make sure you have found all the files on iPhone you want. Finally, mark those files you want to export and click "Recover" to export and save the selected iPhone files on your computer.

preview and recover carelessly deleted data from Other storage