How to delete files the “Other” category from your iPhone and why

If you use iPhone how-ever long, you probably have already noticed that the diagram occupied space in the settings there is the “Other” category. Usually, it takes more than a few gigabytes, and due to the fact that the current iPhone models have up to 512 GB of internal memory can be virtually as not to attract attention. But sometimes the situation gets out of control and “Other” grows very seriously. Tell that this such and how with it to struggle.

The “Other” category is formed of all kinds of data that are somehow stored on your device: media files, application cache, web history browser, and much more. The series that you have downloaded to your smartphone, to be able to watch it without Internet connectivity, the system will also identify “Other,” even if the download was not done with the torrent tracker, and legitimate applications installed from the App Store.

What is the file “Other” in iPhone memory

To clear the memory from the files of the category “Other” in several ways. The first and most common is the use of third party tools. Despite the high degree of popularity of such method, we would advise you to treat it with caution. Though, because of the closeness little iOS app which will be able to access confidential data in fact (and the photos in the Telegram – this is confidential data), and even more to remove them. And if they succeed, then this is a great reason to think about where it can still penetrate. Therefore, the best method is manual.

First, assess the scale of the defeat. To do this, go to “Settings” — “Basic” — “Storage”. The amount of memory space consumed by the “Other” category is greyed out and is shown in relation to the others. In my case, the other data is almost the same as the application, total amount of which on my iPad is approximately equal to 5-6 GB.

Now will looked down at the list of the most “gluttonous” applications. This will allow you to understand which programs consume the most memory. For example, I have this “TNT Premier”. Once I downloaded a few episodes of your favorite series to watch them on the road, and forgot to remove. When I did, the amount of “Other” decreased significantly. See for yourself.

What data from the iPhone’s memory you can delete

If your situation is similar to mine, I would advise you to limit removal of films and TV series, you no longer need. But the media files from the memory of the messengers to leave. Otherwise, when you need to get them re-accessed, it will re-boot with the concomitant expenditure of Internet traffic that a limited limit can be not the most successful result.

However, if most memory expend browsers or social networking apps would be quite reasonable to bring them the order.

The above mentioned closed nature of iOS forces the user to go into settings of each app and manually delete the accumulated files. If we are talking about Telegram, to clear the cache you can see “Data and memory”. There in the tab “memory Usage” you will see a detailed breakdown of the chats will load your device’s storage, and delete them individually or together.

In Chrome everything is just as easy. Open settings, go to “privacy” — “clear history” and then delete the cached files, not touching anything else.

In General, delete the cache from virtually any application. The main thing to look for in its settings section with the word “data” or “memory” and not to overdo it with the desire to free up maximum memory. If such an item is missing, you can try to connect your iPhone or iPad to iTunes and reset, afterwards restoring them from a backup. As a rule, it helps to get rid of files that are not so easy to find in the settings.

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