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  1. Oxymoron428's Avatar
    I have a Lumia 928, complete with 8 GB of other storage before the GDR2 update. Now, after deleting a few apps, I've found that the other storage went down to 7.59 GB. So I assume the issue is fixed, but what about the other storage that was there BEFORE things started working right?

    Am I alone? How has GDR2 affected your other storage?
    GMarco and Kevin Rush like this.
    08-15-2013 10:16 PM
  2. Xpider_MX's Avatar
    A lot of installed and uninstalled apps (really, a lot) and my other is less than 500MB.
    08-15-2013 10:30 PM
  3. Oxymoron428's Avatar
    What was your other storage like before you installed GDR2?

    Honestly. I thought my built up other storage would disappear after I installed the update, but it still lingers... I'm starting to wonder if I should factory restore my phone to get rid of it once and for all. >_>
    08-16-2013 12:06 AM
  4. western_riders_dad's Avatar
    What was your other storage like before you installed GDR2?

    Honestly. I thought my built up other storage would disappear after I installed the update, but it still lingers... I'm starting to wonder if I should factory restore my phone to get rid of it once and for all. >_>
    I have the same thought. My other storage was at 1.3 GB before the update, and that is where it still sits post upgrade. Granted, that isn't as high as others have reported but am still wondering if it's worth the effort to do the hard reset on it.
    08-16-2013 12:19 AM
  5. uopjo6's Avatar
    I'm hoping users with a 8GB phone with 4GB other storage can see a 2GB reduction after GDR2. I think 2GB Other is a must, even on other platforms. Shrinking 2GB from 4 changes alot of things already I can at least install games on the 820. Now I have 0 games.

    I don't want to imagine what its like for other users with more than 10GB other storage.
    08-16-2013 12:31 AM
  6. Aldrin Divera's Avatar
    Before upgrade my other storage is around 500mb but after upgrade and 2weeks other storage is now 1Gb..it seems in my case its getting worst.
    08-16-2013 12:37 AM
  7. Jason Drum's Avatar
    Before install I think it was 3.something, now it's 2.87. I remember glancing at total free storage and it was around 15.5 yesterday morning, now it's 16.09.

    Last week I used Storage Cleaner and got rid of 3-4 GB in other storage.
    08-16-2013 07:29 AM
  8. Iki Taba's Avatar
    My other storage before the Amber update was 2.3Gb now it is at 2.1Gb. I hope it shrinks even further in a couple of days.
    08-16-2013 09:06 AM
  9. lionfish0's Avatar
    Well, I'm out of luck for the moment (with Lumia 920)... 14 Gigs of "other" crap before the update and 14 Gigs after.
    Tried to use "Shrink Storage" and Nokia's built-in tool aswell, but nothing showed up...
    08-16-2013 12:16 PM
  10. Oxymoron428's Avatar
    My other storage before the Amber update was 2.3Gb now it is at 2.1Gb. I hope it shrinks even further in a couple of days.
    Me too... I heard someone say they lost almost all of their other storage as soon as they installed the update, but that doesn't seem to be the case with the rest of us. I hate to think of it, but we may have to factory restore one last time to get all of our space back. :/
    08-16-2013 01:47 PM
  11. gkrew's Avatar
    no difference for me
    08-16-2013 01:50 PM
  12. Iki Taba's Avatar
    Me too... I heard someone say they lost almost all of their other storage as soon as they installed the update, but that doesn't seem to be the case with the rest of us. I hate to think of it, but we may have to factory restore one last time to get all of our space back. :/
    I hope not that was the only reason I didn't flash the leaked rom and waited for OTA. I also don't wanna lose LUMIA pusher.
    If you do a factory reset please post what happend with the other storage problem.
    08-16-2013 06:35 PM
  13. Oxymoron428's Avatar
    Over the past few days, I've noticed that my other storage IS going down, but its going down reeeeeeeaaaally slow. Its gone down about .10 MB over the past few days... -_-

    The only reason I haven't factory restored yet is because i don't wanna lose my Halo data (everything else is on the cloud). But I read somewhere that Halo's data was backed up on the cloud too... Is that true?
    08-17-2013 08:55 AM
  14. Oxymoron428's Avatar
    If you do a factory reset please post what happend with the other storage problem.
    If I end up factory restoring, I will. Hopefully it won't go back up again.
    08-17-2013 08:57 AM
  15. GMarco's Avatar
    Hello everyone.
    I read that you have to do a factory reset to have results. So if you haven't done it and the other storage you had before is all still there it should be "normal". I would like to ask the same question instead to those who have done the hard reset, because if they haven't find any change, meaning the "other storage" keeps incresing as before, that would be the ultimate proof that gdr2 haven't fixed the problem. Also, I agree you cannot expect it to be empty, yet an almost daily neverending increase should't be normal.
    Thank you so much in advance!!!
    M
    08-17-2013 09:33 AM
  16. aquimosa's Avatar
    I was having issues with my other storage before and when I update the other storage was lesser, this is the process I did to check what is eating my other storage cap, after update, I uninstall all the apps I don't need then check the storage to see how it shrink, check the background task, so whenever I install apps and goes to work in background, check if it adds to your other storage to see what app is causing this. I hope this checking and balance help you monitor not only the other storage issues but battery consuming apps as well.
    08-17-2013 11:19 AM
  17. Oxymoron428's Avatar
    To all who wanted to know, I am preparing to factory restore my phone. I currently have 7.30 GB of other storage, and I'll let you guys know what it is after the flash.

    I don't have anything to lose (I'm currently transferring my music and pictures to my laptop), and all of my game data is store on the cloud (Asphalt, Order and Chaos, Ruzzle, Godville, and HOPEFULLY Halo). I'll also report on how the other section behaves as I reinstall all my apps.

    Some extra statistics incase you guys are wondering:

    Apps: 5.6GB
    Media and Files: 4 GB
    System: 1.9 GB of course
    Free Space: 18 GB

    EDIT: Just before my restore, I noticed something. According to my phone info Tab, it says I don't have ANY Apps stored on my phone. As in "Apps: 0 Bytes." I think it may be grouping my app data in with the other storage.
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    08-17-2013 03:46 PM
  18. paulxxwall's Avatar
    I really hope gdr2 fixes other storage issue for me I have 8gb of other storage I've only heard what it could be but no definite answers and I refuse a hard reset there has to be a actually way besides hard reset
    08-17-2013 03:54 PM
  19. Iki Taba's Avatar

    System: 1.9 GB of course
    First of all good luck with data for the games.
    Second my system is 1.7Gb, I wonder what could be the difference.
    08-17-2013 05:53 PM
  20. DennisvdG's Avatar
    Before update it was 1.8 gb and after the update it's still 1.8 gb but I don't care as long as it doesn't grow back up to 22gb like it was 2 months ago (yeah I had to do factory reset back then)
    08-17-2013 05:57 PM
  21. Oxymoron428's Avatar
    First of all good luck with data for the games.
    Second my system is 1.7Gb, I wonder what could be the difference.
    I didn't have to flash once I noticed that my other storage was gone. So I get to keep my data!

    And I'm not sure what the size difference can be. I thought everyone's data was 1.9 GB lol
    08-17-2013 06:33 PM
  22. Dylan O Brien's Avatar
    Ive gone from 5.3GB to 707MB so huge difference!
    08-17-2013 08:17 PM
  23. Iki Taba's Avatar
    I didn't have to flash once I noticed that my other storage was gone. So I get to keep my data!
    What do you mean "other storage was gone". What is your other storage now,why its gone all of a sudden.
    08-18-2013 06:14 AM
  24. Oxymoron428's Avatar
    What do you mean "other storage was gone". What is your other storage now,why its gone all of a sudden.
    Well, I found out that my phone is now counting my app storage as my other storage. The other storage reads 7.30 GB, but my app storage reads 0 bytes. Also, if I delete an app that was .10 GB, then the other storage decreases by that same amount.

    So I went to the Storage Check app, and I found that my music and apps and map data all combine to equal my total space used, with the exception of about a few hundred MB.

    So I can conclude that the phone is calling my app storage "other" storage, but the actual other storage is really only about 200 MB. :)
    08-18-2013 01:19 PM
  25. Xpider_MX's Avatar
    What was your other storage like before you installed GDR2?
    2+GB. And Other storage will not disappear, it is a system thing.
    08-18-2013 04:01 PM
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