Apple device’s storage divided into the different stack that we can analyze using iTunes. It shows how much gigabytes of data stored inexact number. So users can easily justify where my device use mostly and take preventive action or alternate option (Use cloud, External storage device). Apart from the Other Data, storage chart also show audio, photos, Apps, Books, Documents and Data in Gigabytes and the last one is free space.
To optimize space used in Documents and Data, please go to my past article on Delete Documents and Data new tricks for you. Now I am going to see delete other data. Useful for iPhone XS Max, XS, XR, X,8,7,6S,SE,6 Plus.
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What is other data on iPhone, iPad?
Other data means data garbage that can’t reuse but it will generate automatically from Mail app, Browsing Data (Cookie or Cache), Text, Calendar, iBooks and many other apps.
In result, you will get much space from that, because of this data always in GBs. 16 GB device user much expecting to use that space.
To optimize other data you need to spend more time and efforts (Manual operation) that get by deleting photos or video/ Apps on an iOS device.
But I have two alternate solutions on clear other data given Below,
- Manually clean apps and data
- Backup and restore new iOS
Way 1: Manually clean apps and data
After performing this way, still, you can see other data in iTunes. Because different user uses multiple apps that may create own way. But most experts recommended this,
Clear safari history, Bookmarks, Cache and cookie
Go to the Settings > Safari > Clear History and Website data
Remove Mail Account, Setup again
iOS Settings App > Mail > Accounts > Tap on Account > Delete app
Add New or Old account, Settings > Mail > Accounts > Add Account
Open Message app > Slide left Message > Delete. To Delete multiple messages, Tap on Edit > Select multiple radio box > Delete
Delete voice memos
Open Voice Memos app, See the recorded voice memo on screen, Tap on Edit from the top right corner, then tap on the red radio button to delete it.
Restart device to check effective changes in other data in iTunes device summary.
Way 2: Auto: Backup & Restore
Take full Backup of your iOS device, Connect iPhone or iPad via lightning cable on Mac/ PC installed iTunes. See iPhone in iTunes, Go to Summary option.
Tap on “Backup now”
Erase all Content and Settings on iPhone or iPad,
Open settings app on iPhone or iPad > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings.
Reconnect to iTunes
Click on Restore Backup under the summary page.
This process copy all data back with new iOS install. So no chance to “Other” data remains on the iOS device.
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Hope you learn What is other on iPhone or iPad? fixed and got maximum free space from “other” data.