How to Remove Unnecessary Data from iPhone, iPad and iPod [iOS 15.5, iOS 16]

Last Updated on Sep 30, 2021

Sometimes not required data take space in your iDevice iTunes. It’s we can say ‘’other data’’. Sometimes you synchronize your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with Mac, iTunes at the moment you notice that other data in your iTunes space. Don’t worries you are not alone for extra occupies space in your iTunes or iDevice but a lot of users have this problem. Look step to remove unnecessary data and feel better after following it. Even you can see also this in the below figure.

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iTunes other data are like Safari browser bookmarks & history, Text messages involve it a multimedia message, Notes, Calendars entry, voice memos, Contact Image and so many data.

You should wait to see other data arrays in between 250 MB to 1 GB. Other data are not mysterious data. Whatever you want remove unnecessary data then look and focus on the below step.

How to Remove unnecessary (other) Data from iDevice

Other data in iPhone, iPad and iPodtouch, Remove unnecessary Data

Other data in iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, Remove unnecessary Data

There are many ways to remove other data from iTunes and feeling better about the previous after the catch on to it.

Head to Settings App > General > iPhone Storage > on this screen, you can see all about your Phone’s local storage memory. you can delete apps, clean unwanted recently delete items like large attachments, large size videos, new iOS suggests big size message conversations, etc. to delete it and make free up space. To delete “Other” you will have to back up and restore your Phone like a factory default. let’s see the full process below.


Here howtoisolve available space is 10.2 GB

Now, focus on very large apps; takes more space like social media apps Facebook or WhatsApp. it compares to apps document and data size to real size. You have to decide that either it should delete some data of apps or reinstall apps.

Here I’m saying that the actual and document and data sizes of the apps both are different. You can mark it after seen apps on your iPhone data usage screen. Apps size written near to icon is less compare to document and data size, this document and data size is big it’s stored other data that’s why this is huge. Due to browser history, logos, caches of images and videos, and files of apps in which database stored. These all things are better for removing unnecessary data from iOS devices.

Therefore iOS doesn’t come with a button to clear this other data.

But I’m given here tips for wipe it.

1. First of all take back up of all data through iTunes; as well as iCloud is also one way for you to take Back up.

2. Check sure that you got back up successfully and it does not decide after check even a single time but I think it should check the triple time.

3. Now reset your iOS device: iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

Go to Settings App> General -> Transfer or Reset iPhone -> Choose Erase All Content and Settings > next Follow on-screen instructions.

More Advice:-

Delete voice memo

If you record a voice memo on your iOS device then it’s a long time its take also more memory of the iDevice. This is to remove unnecessary data from iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Hit voice memo >> hit on individual memo >> push on reading Delete Button >> keep this process continue for each voice memo which you want to delete >> the last reboot your iDevice.

  • Reduce E-mail retention time

Hit on Settings >> click mail, contacts, calendar >> select your email account >> scrolling to bottom where ‘’Mail days to Sync“and select it. >> adjust the setting to lower length time. >> In the last reboot your iOS device.

Wipe your iOS Devices Safari browser Cookies, history, and data

The point should be noted:-

keep in mind that if you do clear the cache that you will lose login information & saved web settings and any open windows will be shut.

After complete above the step connect your iPhone to iTunes and restore all backed up.

Note: you can use another great way it’s a  PhoneClean this one is a straightforward way for you if want to remove other data from your iPhone.

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