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    In iTunes, the colorful bar graph at the bottom shows in GB audio, video, Apps & other.
    Whats "other" and where can I go see if anything I can delete.

    Also - any way to show the used space without hovering over the bar?
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    Not seeing in the iTunes program Settings (then hopefully - General)
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    Usually for me it's app data. Sometimes app data is put in the category of "apps" sometimes it is in "other".

    On the iPad, go to settings > usage . This will take a few seconds to load depending on how many apps you have installed. If you want you can add up all the individual app storage shown and see if it is the same as what is listed under "apps" storage in iTunes.
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    Their are 10 apps under storage listed- 3 using over a Gig of storage.
    The Total comes to 7.9GB, though in iTunes it shows as 8.01 GB
    The 3 big culprits are:
    Flixster at 2.6 GB
    LA Times at 2.2 GB
    Podcasts at 1.6 GB

    (half of the Flixster must be from a movie I recently installed (the Dark Knght Rises) via Flixster/Ultra violet.
    Odd that it does not show under "Movies" in the Desktop iTunes program.

    I am not about to uninstall the Podcast App as that would wipe out my saved podcasts - yes?

    But the LA Times? Will see what happens if I uninstall, then re-install.

    Adding up the categories I mentioned from the iTunes program adds up to the total storage used.

    The mystery of what is "other" still remains.
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    iTunes must be correct then. Some say turning the iPad off and on will help allocate the "other" space into its proper sections. But may I ask how much you have under "other"? Because there will always be something under the other section, but I have yet to figure out what it is for; maybe the OS?
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    By uninstalling the LA Times App - I was able to free up GB space in both Apps & Other.

    "Other" is now 3.18GB.
    Apps usage went from 8.01 to 5.85GB.
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    You are correct in that the other portion of the memory contains the operating system. It also contains the stock apps, data, etc..
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    So, is there any way to delete unwanted data from "other" ?
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    The other part of your iPad memory is not an area you can enter and delete what you want. The only way to delete anything from other is to delete an item that's storing data there, such as an unwanted app.
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    Yes,but there's some unwanted app can't be deleted.
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    Which app is it? The stock apps that come with a new iPad can't be deleted, if your unwanted app is one of those, you'll have to live with it. You can, however, place the app in a folder and hide it on the last page.
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    Curious about the Podcast app.
    If I delete it from the iPad, my actual podcasts are still safe as they are in iTunes, then when I reinstall the App all podcasts should be where they are supposed to - right? OR at least in theory...
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    If you delete the app, the podcasts will be deleted from the iPad. If you reinstall podcasts on the iPad, it will be empty. (Unless it has iCloud backup)
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    Not sure if hte above answered my question which was -
    If I delete it from the iPad, my actual podcasts are still safe as they are in iTunes, then when I reinstall the App all podcasts should return onto the iPad - yes ?
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    If you delete the podcasts app, any podcasts in the app will be redistributed. Video podcasts will go to the videos app and audio podcasts will go to the music app. If you re-download the podcasts app, the podcasts will be sent back to the podcasts app. I hope this answers your question.
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    yes thanks .
    I wanted to make sure before I removed the App off the iPad.

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