What is “Other” in iPhone storage? Here’s how to delete it to free up space in seconds

EVER noticed how some of your iPhone storage is being occupied by the mysterious “Other”?

If you’re running out of space and need a clear out, this isn’t particularly helpful.

Other system data occupies several gigabytes of data


Other system data occupies several gigabytes of dataPhoto credit: Jamie Harris

Other consists of all the smaller bits and pieces that don’t really need their own category like Photos and Apps do.

But together they can add up to a pretty substantial amount.

You can see how much other data is lurking on your iPhone by opening Settings and going to iPhone storageand slide down system data.

What is “Other” Storage on iPhone?

As Apple explains on the iPhone, “other” consists of “caches, logs, and other resources used”.

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Logs are relatively small – they are simply tiny records of what your phone is doing, such as B. the list of WiFi connections you saved

The real culprit, which quickly adds up, is the cache.

This is backed up data of things you access e.g. e.g. Instagram or Facebook.

Your phone caches media such as images and videos to reduce loading time when accessed.

How to delete “Other” on iPhone?

There is only one way to clear the “other” at the bottom.

And that means completely resetting your phone and starting everything over.

Back up everything first, of course.

Trouble is, overtime, it just builds up again.

You can try to reduce it a bit yourself by clearing the cache in the apps one by one, if that is possible.

Your web browser whether it Safari or Chromewill likely have a lot of cache and is a good place to start.

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In the history settings you will find an option to delete.

Aside from all that, there are alternative options to try, such as: delete unused apps.

Photos and videos take up a lot of space


Photos and videos take up a lot of spaceCredit: Alamy
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