1. IMStrugglin's Avatar
    I'm still seeing 4.2gb still locked up tight in that area. WTH? Seriously? Is this a hardware, firmware or an OS issue?
    08-20-2013 12:25 PM
  2. Jealy666's Avatar
    Was gunna post this myself the other day but I thought I'd wait to see if it got any bigger. It's at 2GB, I'm on a 920.
    08-20-2013 12:33 PM
  3. antiochian2010's Avatar
    I feel your pain.. I'm at 4.65G
    08-20-2013 01:32 PM
  4. d00cwe's Avatar
    I'm at 3.9GB after install of GDR2
    08-21-2013 04:23 AM
  5. aaa6112's Avatar
    I don't think simply updating to GDR2 will reduce your "Other" storage. Pasting a snippet from the Windows Phone Blog that explains various features in GDR2 (http://blogs.windows.com/windows_pho...phone-8.aspx):

    "The new update helps ease this space crunch and reclaim space on your phone. When phone storage fills up, Windows Phone automatically starts winnowing the size of Other down to essential files like mail attachments and app data. The operating system still needs this area as a temporary storage bin, so it’s unlikely you’ll ever see Other completely empty, but it should no longer block you from downloading apps or updates (unless you go crazy with tons of gigantic email attachments)."
    08-21-2013 05:31 AM
  6. rynthnyltrr's Avatar
    guys adjust the date on your phone 1 month advance. for example the date today is august 21, adjust it to September 21.. then see the temporary files on your storage check.. problem solved..
    Mihai A Zaharia likes this.
    08-21-2013 05:39 AM
  7. antiochian2010's Avatar
    Weird thing is Storage Check reports Other at 2.7GB but then Phone Storage is still reporting over 4GB
    08-21-2013 09:31 AM
  8. kabel_mk's Avatar
    guys adjust the date on your phone 1 month advance. for example the date today is august 21, adjust it to September 21.. then see the temporary files on your storage check.. problem solved..
    Other storage problem has nothing to do with clearing temporary files by advancing date. Advancing the date would merely alleviate the SkyDrive photo cache, not the "Other" storage as reported in storage check.
    08-21-2013 12:04 PM
  9. kabel_mk's Avatar
    I don't think simply updating to GDR2 will reduce your "Other" storage. Pasting a snippet from the Windows Phone Blog that explains various features in GDR2 (http://blogs.windows.com/windows_pho...phone-8.aspx):

    "The new update helps ease this space crunch and reclaim space on your phone. When phone storage fills up, Windows Phone automatically starts winnowing the size of Other down to essential files like mail attachments and app data. The operating system still needs this area as a temporary storage bin, so it’s unlikely you’ll ever see Other completely empty, but it should no longer block you from downloading apps or updates (unless you go crazy with tons of gigantic email attachments)."
    I'm fine with most of their comments. What i do not understand is why they have designed the OS with such a big cache pool. On my L1020 i didn't pay attention what was the size of "Other" after i've activated it. After downloading the maps of USA i've checked the "Other", it was at 2.6GB. Now it is at 2.9GB. I do not download any games, no big attachments, everything at min. I have 100MB of photos in SkyDrive, and what i find funny is when i open the "Photos", the "Other Pictures - from SkyDrive" is always blank. It feels like every time i try to open this album, it is pulling it from the cloud, not from the cache. So, the question is, why is this "Other" storage for, if it is not a cache. Definitely in buggy state, and GDR2 doesn't do a thing to fix it. I'll believe that it is fixed when i see the "Other Pictures - from SkyDrive" album loads from the cache (doesn't show as blank) and not from cloud.
    08-21-2013 12:22 PM
  10. Mihai A Zaharia's Avatar
    guys adjust the date on your phone 1 month advance. for example the date today is august 21, adjust it to September 21.. then see the temporary files on your storage check.. problem solved..
    It actually works, but not with such a dramatic impact on the Other Storage. I managed to free up from 975 MB to 835 MB.
    08-29-2013 06:27 AM
  11. Satish Nair's Avatar
    It actually works, but not with such a dramatic impact on the Other Storage. I managed to free up from 975 MB to 835 MB.
    Resetting the date did nothing at all on my HTC. Maybe it works on Nokia. But installing the latest phone update reduced the OTHER storage space to 500 MB from around 1.2 GB.
    10-21-2013 11:56 PM
  12. daniel_sherlock's Avatar
    Hi,

    Feel your pain. But its much improved since GDR1. The problem with my 1020 is that os storage can't read some Nokia things such as my 38mega pixel photos don't get read as photos and just get lumped on other.

    Using Nokia storage check tells you much more. Had my phone a month have all the apps I want my other is 6.3gig OS[2gig Nokia]

    The actual size 2gigs is my actual other storage.

    My Ascend W1 which only has 4gb and most of the apps I want has about 1gig other storage. Before it was much worse and higher so it has been fixed.

    What really needs to happen is other to be removed and told what is taking up space



    Sent from my Nexus 7 using WPCentral Forums mobile app
    10-23-2013 03:24 PM

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