What is 'Other' in my iPhone storage, why is it taking up so much space and how do I clear it?
By Paul Haskell-Dowland, Associate Dean (Computing and Security), Edith Cowan University
Patryk Szewczyk, Senior lecturer, Edith Cowan University
If you’re an iPhone user, check your storage now by selecting Settings, then General and then iPhone Storage.
You’ll probably see a lot of recognisable categories eating up your storage — apps, photos, and so on. But there is one, often rather large category, that may raise concerns: “Other”.
It’s shaded light grey and often represents a significant proportion of the overall storage available.
What is ‘Other’?
For more detail, scroll down and tap the “Other” category (right at the end). It doesn’t say much — just that it includes caches, logs and other…
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- Tuesday, May 25, 2021