What is Other Storage on iPhone 7? How to find and delete it?

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For a lot of iPhone 7 users, “Other” storage is not familiar. However, it is one of the major reasons why your iPhone 7 is in shortage of storage. This article will give an account of the mysterious “Other” iPhone 7 storage and introduce methods to clear them.


Q 1, How can I see the “Other” storage on my iPhone 7?

Connect your iOS devices to one PC or Mac, and open iTunes. Click “Summary”, and at the bottom of the window, you will see the storage proportion displayed by iTunes. Move the mouse pointer on the yellow part and you will see how much storage is consumed by “Other” storage.

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Q 2, what is “Other” in iPhone 7 storage?

Generally, “Other” storage includes all the data which is cannot be clearly categorized to the current categories, which are Audio, Photos, Apps, Books, Documents & Data.

And mostly, the content in “Other” storage is:

iOS device’s settings, voices of Siri, cache files, system data and high-quality VoiceOver voices. And among them, different cache files take the biggest proportion.

And the cache files will be generated when users begin to stream or view audio and visual documents. And on your iPhone 7, most of these cache files are invisible.


Q 3, How to deal with “Other” in iPhone 7 storage?

There are two ways to clear iPhone 7 storage “Other”.

1, clear “Other” in iPhone 7 storage by iOS system itself.

iOS system is set to clear the cache files in “Other” in iPhone 7 storage when the system runs too slow and needs more storage. So, if you can bear the slow speed of iPhone 7 before iOS’ automatic clearing, you can just leave aside “Other” on iPhone 7 storage.

2, clean cache files by third party iPhone 7 space cleaner.

iPhone 7 space cleaning tools can clean the cache files piling up in iPhone 7 storage “Other”. And iMyfone iPhone 7 Cleaner or iMyfone iPhone 7 Cleaner for Mac is one of the most outstanding cleaners. By cleaning the cache files generated by third party apps and iOS system itself, iMyfone Umate can save huge space for your iOS devices easily and quickly.

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And the free trial version of iMyfone Umate is available for both Windows and Mac now, which you can perform once junk file cleaning for free. Just have a try!

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Did this article help you a little? Well, I guess at least you have a basic understanding about what is “Other” on iPhone 7 storage and how to delete them now. And any comment about the article will be greatly appreciated.

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