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    "Other storage" is huge

    I have just bought a retina iPad and set it up from a backup from my original iPad 1 (which I still use). Both are 32 GB.
    "Other storage" on the iPad one which I have used for 2 years is 1 GB. On the new retina, it's 5 GB!!!! with the. Same photos, apps, books etc.

    Obviously it's using up my valuable space - any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kilcross
    I have just bought a retina iPad and set it up from a backup from my original iPad 1 (which I still use). Both are 32 GB.
    "Other storage" on the iPad one which I have used for 2 years is 1 GB. On the new retina, it's 5 GB!!!! with the. Same photos, apps, books etc.

    Obviously it's using up my valuable space - any ideas?
    Among other things, Other contains the operating system, app data, settings, text and email messages, browsing history, bookmarks, notes, calendar entries, etc..
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    Quote Originally Posted by scifan57

    Among other things, Other contains the operating system, app data, settings, text and email messages, browsing history, bookmarks, notes, calendar entries, etc..
    Thanks, but I can't see that being 5gb, particularly when it's a brand new iPad and the old one with the same apps, files, emails, pictures etc was only 1 GB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kilcross

    Thanks, but I can't see that being 5gb, particularly when it's a brand new iPad and the old one with the same apps, files, emails, pictures etc was only 1 GB.
    All the stock apps, included with the iPad are also in Other.
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    Wonder if what you're seeing is your 5GB from iCloud?

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    I have registered for iCloud but don't use it. I assume its not that as I have no data up there.

    Any chance it's bad sectors on the new drive?

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    Anyone else got that size of "other storage"?

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    Check out this excerpt from a techradar iPad Retina review. It may explain what's happening with your device.

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    [Retina apps can be hungry as well, not for power but for storage space. Retina-friendly versions of apps can be significantly larger than non-Retina ones: Pages went from 95MB to 269MB, Numbers from 109MB to 283MB and iMovie from 70MB to 404MB. The difference isn't just higher resolution textures, icons and media, but there is a real danger that for graphically rich apps, Retina-friendly content could quickly overwhelm even the roomiest new iPad.
    The problem is particularly annoying when an app uses pictures, such as JPEG images, to render text. Not only is that bad for accessibility - VoiceOver can't read it out, it can't be copied and so on - but it's bad for app size: the new iPad has four times the pixels of the iPad 2, and that means images need to be four times larger to look good.
    That could be disastrous for apps such as some digital magazines, whose creators export the whole publication as a series of images. As Christopher Phin, editor of our Retina-friendly and distinctly un-bloated sister title Tap! explains, "If you're rasterising text to pixels rather than just letting it be text, your issues are going to bloat even more once you adopt Retina. If your issue is 650MB now, an issue built for Retina display could be 2.5GB."
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    As Chris notes, apps will contain the graphics for both Retina and non-Retina displays, so that 650MB app could easily go past 3GB. Tap! doesn't use images to display text, and we sincerely hope other publications follow its lead. Otherwise there are going to be a lot of unhappy iPad owners out there.
    Even if you don't subscribe to digital magazines, the Retina display could cause you some storage problems: videos and photos that have been optimised for previous iPads running 1024x768 resolutions don't look so good on the new iPad, and that means you'll have to decide whether upping the quality is worth sacrificing space for. If you think you'll be watching a lot of HD video or storing lots of high-resolution photographs, you might regret buying a new iPad with just 16GB of storage space.]

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    I guess there may be something in the previous note - thanks.
    However, all my apps are the same as was on the iPad1. In fact having compared both the iPad1 and iPad Retina with exactly the same content (immediately after using the iPad1 backup to set up the new Retina - which is an option in setup), everything was the same size except "other storage" I.e.

    Audio 7.3 GB
    Photos 10.3 GB
    Apps 3.7 GB
    Books 70 MB
    Other 4.4 GB (was 1 GB on iPad1)

    Still puzzled!!!! (and want my space back).
    Both iPads are 32GB. If this other storage grows to any great extent and new apps are massive, looks like the iPad1 was be more useful!

    Still want to try some things to reduce the "other storage". So any comments welcome.

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    On a 64GB iPad 3, the Other is over 5 GB, right out of the box.
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