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Why is ‘Other’ in my iPhone storage taking up so much space and how do I clear it?

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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 recognizable 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.

There is one, often rather large category, that often raises concerns: ‘other’.
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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 resources in use by the system. Not very illuminating.

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