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    iPad - "other"
    Hey all!

    Can you please solve my mystery - when I sync my iPad I can see what space is taken, such as music, movies, etc...

    However, about 19 gigs is taken and explained as "other" - what is this? What can be included in this "other" description?

    Thanks!

    Max

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    I appear to be the only person who understands that "Other" means *exactly* what it says (we get this question A LOT).

    It means "files other than the defined categories listed." Covers a lot of ground, and Apple chose not to specifically define it. A lot of "other" is the OS and files the OS needs to run properly. Some of it is stuff you could probably get rid of (maybe).

    An example of "other" I discovered not to long ago: video taken by any program other than Apple's camera app is stored within the third-party video app, and is referred to as "other." Video podcasts may get referred to as "other." Just two examples.

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    Thanks chas_m...at least now it's more clear...

    However, what the hell does my iPad need to run if it has 19gigs of "other"!!?? I don't dl vids, or anything like that, but daaaamn, 19gigs is a lot!

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