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4.8G of Other, help?

04-24-2011, 07:44 PM
#1
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4.8G of Other, help?

I have an iPhone 4, and my memory is almost full with 4.8G of other. Would could be causing this? I haven't jailbroke this device. Is there any game that would use that much memory to save?

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04-24-2011, 07:47 PM
#2
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Hm in general, it's something that wasn't synced properly. Maybe some videos, music etc. You can try resyncing, but you may need to restore. Restoring from backup works, so you won't lose any data.

04-24-2011, 07:48 PM
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I have an iPhone 4, and my memory is almost full with 4.8G of other. Would could be causing this? I haven't jailbroke this device. Is there any game that would use that much memory to save?
The capacity headings in iTunes are: Photos, Apps, Other and Free (space).

Connect your device and check the 'music', 'movies', 'TV shows' & 'books' tabs to see if you have anything listed. eg: my device has some OTHER content which are e-books.

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04-24-2011, 07:52 PM
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The capacity headings in iTunes are: Photos, Apps, Other and Free (space).

Connect your device and check the 'music', 'movies', 'TV shows' & 'books' tabs to see if you have anything listed. eg: my device has some OTHER content which are e-books.
There are headings for music, videos, books too :P
04-24-2011, 08:45 PM
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Could be game save data?

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04-24-2011, 09:59 PM
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Could be game save data?
I was thinking that, but what game would take up nearly 5 gigs in saves?

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04-24-2011, 10:00 PM
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04-24-2011, 10:01 PM
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Do a hard reset (hold power + home) with the iPod unplugged from iTunes, and then plug it back in and see if it still shows everything as Others. Most times when this happens to me it's just something funky that's up with my iPod. Go try it out if you haven't yet.

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04-24-2011, 10:02 PM
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Originally Posted by PhagoCychotic View Post
Could be game save data?
Theres no way you could have 4.8 gigabytes of save game data, considering save game data generally is less than a few kilobytes in size. That would mean you would have to have a crap ton of apps and their save data inorder to garner 4.8s.

As an example, I have 109 apps on my 32gig iPod 4g, with about 20mb of save game data total (just an estimate, could be lower could be higher,), in perspective he would have to have 10x my apps just to have 200mb of save game data, which would be 1090 apps. for 2mb of save game data. The save game data is about 1/5th a gig. Multiply that number of apps by 20 and you got about 20,000 apps for 4.8gigs of save game data.

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04-24-2011, 10:03 PM
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What most likely happened is that iTunes became confuzzled and was unable to determine what kind of content was synced, so it labeled some music or some movies or some apps as "Other" rather than their actual names.

You are not pretty enough to be that stupid.