Forum Question: How To Understand Capacity/Other In iTunes View Of Your Device?

I wonder what is exactly hiding behind “Other” in the graphic view of the spending of your devices memory?
Regards Jan
Jan Præst

Comments: 6 Responses to “How To Understand Capacity/Other In iTunes View Of Your Device?”

    6/4/12 @ 7:07 am

    App documents and files, mostly. Apps need to store data too. News apps store news articles, music apps store music, video apps store video, game apps store game data and levels, drawing apps store your drawings, etc, etc. That is mainly what can fill up the “other” category.

    Jan Præst
    6/4/12 @ 9:29 am

    Thanks. I just thought that Music was in the Sound part and Photos in the Photos part.

    I do wonder what it is on my iPad because it takes a significant part. But as long there is still room left its ok….

      6/4/12 @ 9:48 am

      Music in your iTunes collection and Photos from your Photos app, yes. But there are hundreds of apps that deal with music and sound that store their data in their own space.
      For instance, I use the Audible app for audiobooks. That app would store its audio in its own space on your iOS device. So it would appear as “other” not as books or audio.

    Lou Valencia
    6/5/12 @ 7:26 am

    On your iOS device, go to Settings app > General > Usage and it will list all of your apps by total size. Tap on an app and it will show you how much “other” data is associated with that app. You can also delete the app and it’s data from this screen, like tapping the X in “jiggle” view.

    12/11/12 @ 11:25 pm

    Thanks a lot.. figure that much but shocked it is as much as it is now…
    Actually what is shocking is that Instagram app is using around 650 MB .. Thats a lot of space for a photo sharing app which saves all the images on their servers. that app is using the most spac after my music app..

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