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I know very similar questions have been asked on Stack Overflow.

Yet, 8/9 years and a couple of iOS updates later, I am wondering if there is any new solution to this problem. I currently have 14.07GB occupied on my iPhone which is more than half of its total capacity (andere = other): System usage

I know of the following options:

I have deleted Safari caches, deleted music files (I am using Apple Music, so I only stream), offloaded most of my photos/videos and activated offloading unused apps. Yet, this wouldn't help much with the "other" data anyway...

If the mentioned options are the only ones I have, what would you advise me to do and why?

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  • Can anyone explain the downvote?
    – X_841
    Feb 24, 2020 at 8:36
  • For anyone interested: Wiping the iPhone and reinstalling everything from a backup works quite good, I now have only 2GB of "other" and plenty of storage left.
    – X_841
    Feb 24, 2020 at 13:12

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First of all, are you sure you need to clear this data? iPhones manage the "Others" category alone and should "release" the cache when space is low.

If the mentioned options are the only ones I have, what would you advise me to do and why?

I would choose the backup & reset option so you don't have to dig into the files and the cache will be the smallest possible.

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    Well, 14GB "other" on a 32GB phone is just too much. I have not even 1GB total storage left, so the iPhone should release the cache but it doesn't...
    – X_841
    Feb 24, 2020 at 8:36

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