I have an iPod touch 4g on iOS 6.0.1; 8GB. The others section in iTunes takes 1.99GB. I don't have more than 20 contacts, no email accounts, and not more than 5 notes.

First what I backed up and restored my iPod and again restored from my backup to get my apps again. I did this 5 times and Others remained at 1.99GB.

NOTE: I don't have any music and removed all mail, music, and contacts for this.

I tried deleting the music folders of iTunes from diskaid and Others dropped to 1.85GB. That still seems like too much.

What should I do?

UPDATE: i dont have any big apps except FIFA 13. All othersare less than 100MB each. Excluding FIFA 13 all the other apps and photos takes 547MB.


Even with 10 apps, make sure none of them is containing lots of documents (e.g., an eBook or comic book reader).

Or download iExplorer (free for file system access) and browse through the content of your device.

Also, you can try this:

  • Connect your device to the computer.
  • Open iTunes and select it.
  • Go to the Applications tab.
  • Scroll down to the Share Files section and.
  • Select every app one by one and see what documents can be transferred to your computer (you'll be able to check its size).
  • i have adobe reader with 3 files and thats it. none of them over 5 mb. i will try iexplorer.
    – Niket
    Dec 1 '12 at 17:01
  • what should i delete through iexplorer?
    – Niket
    Dec 1 '12 at 17:16
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    I don't think it's a good idea to use iExplorer to delete files. It doesn't try to be a Clean My Mac for iOS devices. I mentioned iExplorer so that you can browse and see what is taking a lot of space. Do it via your iPod Touch. If it's not possible, then it's probably a system file you shouldn't delete.
    – msoler
    Dec 1 '12 at 17:25
  • i didnt get anything useless..:(......so what should i do now....idea..?
    – Niket
    Dec 1 '12 at 17:29
  • See this and this. And go to your device Settings->General->Information and see if it shows a different amount of available space compared to what it shows in iTunes.
    – msoler
    Dec 1 '12 at 17:34

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