What is “Other” and Why is it on My iPhone 7?
Have you ever looked at your iPhone 7’s memory usage through iTunes? When reviewing iPhone 7 on iTunes, you usually find a huge chunk of memory being used on a section called “Other”.
To make it clear, see picture on the right, the app size is 30.8MB, however, the documents & Data is 135MB. This 135 MB is what goes into your “Other” data.
2 fast ways to clear “Other” data on iPhone 7
There are a few options on how to clear “Other” on iPhone 7. You can clear “Other” data on iPhone 7 manually, or use tools to help you do it quickly and efficiently.
To do it maunually, you can reset your iPhone 7 or uninstall and reinstall all the apps one by one to erase "other" data.
1 Backup and reset your iPhone 7
Plug your iPhone 7 to your computer, open it through iTunes and hit Back Up Now and wait until your iPhone 7 syncs. Then, on your iPhone 7, go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content. Once the iPhone 7 is wiped, plug it back into your computer, open it via iTunes and hit “Restore Backup”. Make sure you choose the right backup data and click restore.
2 Reinstalling your apps
If you go to Settings > General > Usage, and click on each app, you will see the size of the app itself and the size of Documents & Data. If your Documents & Data section is much bigger than your app, you can delete the app and reinstall it. This should remove the temporary files created by the app and clear some memory space.
Fastest but most effective way to Clear “Other” Your iPhone 7
The biggest benefit of using iMyFone Umate is that it removes unnecessary files safely and efficiently. Manually clearing “Other” can be risky if you are not sure what you are doing. But iMyFone Umate offers a safe, fast and reliable way to remove temporary files. It will guarantee the “Other” section is not taking up so huge amount of space on your iOS device, including iOS 10 devices.
If you are interested in the iPhone 7 cleaner, you can have a look at the software by going to iMyFone iPhone 7 Cleaner or iMyFone iPhone 7 Cleaner for Mac if you are a mac user)and download the free trial version, which can offer you once junk files cleaning, latest 5 photos’ compression and one app’s uninstallation.
2 tricks to reduce “Other” Data on iPhone 7
If you do not want reset your iPhone 7, you can always clear “Other” data on iPhone 7 manually by erasing voicemails, browser caches and browser history (Safari and Chrome)etc.
1 Erasing Voicemail
If the button is grayed out, it may be because the list is too big, or because your iPhone 7 is having a processing glitch. If that’s the case you need to swipe them one by one and hit delete voicemail.
2 Clearing caches and browser history
You will need to scroll to the bottom to find Clear Cookies and Data/Clear History and Website Data and confirm it by clicking the pop-up box. In Chrome you will have to open the app, hit the Google Menu Button on the right hand side (looks like a stack of three dashes, then go to Settings > Privacy > Clear Cache.
By reading the above solutions, we can see that manual operation could be a hassle. So sometime, we need a tool, meaning a third-party iPhone 7 cleaning software, to clear “Other” space on iPhone 7.