What is “other” on iPhone storage?

Is your iPhone content full? Are you unable to take new photos or download the application? Have you already deleted unnecessary photos, applications, and other multimedia, but you still don’t have enough space? What to do in this case? There is a way, and that is to empty ‘other’ storage. What exactly is ‘other’ storage? And how to effectively get rid of its contents? Follow our article and find out what is hidden in the ‘other’ storage and what to do to clear its contents.

What is iPhone ‘other’ storage?

Typically, iPhone ‘other’ storage stores unnecessary files that only eat up iPhone space. The other section collects files such as .doc, .pdf, .psd, .zip, .dmg, system caches, browser caches, chunks, application plug-ins, and similar files, and not belonging to any from the category of movies, photos, music, applications, or email.

It is possible to manually delete subsequent files that take up space in the ‘other’ space but to effectively remove everything that is there, you should do a Backup and Reset with iTunes. For this purpose, we invite you to read our article, where we show you how to do it effectively.

How to Unlock iPhone?

Are you unable to use your iPhone for some reason? Has it been blocked because you forgot your password? Or maybe it is blocked by the network using SIMLOCK? Or maybe you forgot your iCloud login details? Or maybe it has been blacklisted based on the IMEI number? All of the above-mentioned situations render the iPhone unusable. So how do you unlock your phone to take full advantage of its features and network availability? Read the article and find a solution to your problem.


Locked Password

If you have blocked your password by entering the wrong code too many times, you will see a message that the device is turned off. If you forgot your password, you will have to reset it, which will also perform a factory reset.
If you have a backup, you will be able to restore your data and settings after resetting your iPhone. If, on the other hand, you haven’t backed up your iPhone before you forgot your password, it won’t be possible to save your data. Please follow the steps below to remove the iPhone password.

Remove password from:

  • iPhone from 8 series and higher
    • Recovery Mode
      Press and hold the side button and one of the volume buttons until the option to turn off appears. Drag the slider to turn off iPhone successfully. Now connect your iPhone to the computer by holding down the side button until the screen shows recovery mode, where you will be able to smoothly accomplish a hard reset.
    • iTunes
      What do you need to successfully factory reset using iTunes?
      • PC with the latest version of iTunes
      • Charging cable.
      • iPhone with the latest version of iOS.

        If you are sure you have the latest updates, use the charging cable to connect your device to your computer. You may be asked for your screen unlock code, then tap Trust Device. When iTunes starts automatically, you will be able to choose the devices you want to reset from the list. At this point, choose Restore iPhone. Finally, confirm that you want to continue. Ideally, at this point, your iPhone has been successfully restored.
    • DFU
      DFU stands for Device Firmware Update that reloads device software and firmware. As such, it’s an even deeper recovery mode than the recovery mode Apple describes on its website. To troubleshoot your device, we will perform a DFU restore as per the instructions below.
      • Connect your device to your computer with a USB cable.
      • Press and hold the Home button and the Lock button at the same time.
      • After 8 seconds, release the Lock button while holding down the Home button.
        • If the Apple logo appears, the lock button was held down too long.
      • Nothing will be displayed on the screen when the device is in DFU mode. If it is open, iTunes will warn you that the device has been detected in recovery mode.
        • If the device displays a screen prompting you to connect the device to iTunes, try the following steps again.
      • To exit DFU mode quick-press the Volume Up button, after that quick-press the Volume Down button, and then hold down the Side button until the device reboots.

If you had a backup of your iPhone, restore your data and settings after removing the code.

  • iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
    • Recovery Mode
      Press and hold the side button until the power-off slider appears. Drag it to turn on your iPhone. In the next step, connect your iPhone to the computer while holding the volume down button until you enter the recovery mode screen. After that, just pick the Restore option and wait until the whole process will be completed.
    • iTunes
      What do you need to successfully factory reset using iTunes?
      • PC with the latest version of iTunes
      • Charging cable.
      • iPhone with the latest version of iOS.

        If you are sure you have the latest updates, use the charging cable to connect your device to your computer. You may be asked for your screen unlock code, then tap Trust Device. When iTunes starts automatically, you will be able to choose the devices you want to reset from the list. At this point, choose Restore iPhone. Finally, confirm that you want to continue. Ideally, at this point, your iPhone has been successfully restored.
    • DFU
      DFU stands for Device Firmware Update that reloads device software and firmware. As such, it’s an even deeper recovery mode than the recovery mode Apple describes on its website. To troubleshoot your device, we will perform a DFU restore as per the instructions below.
      • Connect your device to your computer with a USB cable.
      • Press and hold the side button and the volume down button at the same time.
      • After 8 seconds, release the side button while holding the volume down button.
        • If the Apple logo appears, the Side button was held down too long.
      • Nothing will be displayed on the screen when the device is in DFU mode. If it is open, iTunes will warn you that the device has been detected in recovery mode.
        • If the device displays a screen instructing you to connect the device to iTunes, try the following steps again.
      • To exit DFU mode hold down the Side button and Volume Down button until the device reboots.

If you had a backup of your iPhone, restore your data and settings after removing the code.

  • iPhone SE (1st generation), iPhone 6s, and older
    • Recovery Mode
      Press and hold the Side (or Top) button until the power-off option appears. Drag the slider to turn off iPhone successfully. Then connect your iPhone to your computer while holding down the Home button until the recovery mode screen appears.
    • iTunes
      What do you need to successfully factory reset using iTunes?
      • PC with the latest version of iTunes.
      • Charging cable.
      • iPhone with the latest version of iOS.

        If you are sure you have the latest updates, use the charging cable to connect your device to your computer. You may be asked for your screen unlock code, then tap Trust Device. When iTunes starts automatically, you will be able to choose the devices you want to reset from the list. At this point, choose Restore iPhone. Finally, confirm that you want to continue. Ideally, at this point, your iPhone has been successfully restored.
    • DFU
      DFU stands for Device Firmware Update that reloads device software and firmware. As such, it’s an even deeper recovery mode than the recovery mode Apple describes on its website. To troubleshoot your device, we will perform a DFU restore as per the instructions below.
      • Connect your device to your computer with a USB cable.
      • Press and hold the Home button and the Lock button at the same time.
      • After 8 seconds, release the Lock button while holding down the Home button.
        • If the Apple logo appears, the lock button was held down too long.
      • Nothing will be displayed on the screen when the device is in DFU mode. If it is open, iTunes will warn you that the device has been detected in recovery mode.
        • If the device displays a screen prompting you to connect the device to iTunes, try the following steps again.
      • To exit DFU mode hold the Home button and the Lock button until the device reboots.

If you have backed up your iPhone, restore your data and settings after removing the code.

SIMLOCK Blockade

Your phone may be blocked by a mobile network service provider, the so-called SIMLOCK. If you want to use your iPhone with another service provider, it is necessary to remove the SIMLOCK. In this case, you need to contact the carrier or look for available SIMLOCK removal services that are available on the network. Just enter “SIMLOCK unlock service” in the browser search.

iCloud Locked

If you forgot your iCloud account password and are unable to log in, you can try to recover it via https://www.icloud.com/, or you can use third-party companies whose services are available online, but not always this method is effective.

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How to Factory Reset iPhone?

Do you want to successfully accomplish iPhone factory reset? Are you planning to sell your iPhone? Do you want to bring back the original manufacturer configuration? Have you been a victim of a crime and want to wipe data from your iPhone? We are coming with guides that will help you to erase all content and settings of your iPhone?

Factory Reset is the quickest option to bring back the original configuration of the used iPhone. After this process, you will be able to confidently sell your device or start everything over again.


In this article you will learn how to:


Backup Data

Firstly, before you start the whole reset process remember to back up the storage of your iPhone to do not lose your data. Make sure that you back up everything that you are keeping on iCloud and iTunes.

Apple devices are specific, after the hard reset process, all content is completely erased so that no software can restore the deleted files.
To successfully create a backup, you can use iCloud or iTunes for this purpose.

Backup Data with iCloud

If you want to use iCloud, please follow these steps:

  1. In the first step, connect to a Wi-Fi network.
  2. Then go to the Settings app.
  3. Then select iCloud.
  4. Now is the time for iCloud Backup.
  5. In the final part, Back up now.
  6. Bravo! Your data will be successfully saved in the iCloud account linked to your Apple ID.

Backup Data with iTunes

The second option to create a backup is iTunes:

At the very beginning, open iTunes, connect your iPhone to the computer, enter the password or confirm that you ‘Trust This Computer’. Then follow the steps on the screen. Select your Apple device when it appears in the list and clicks Back Up Now.

Factory Reset using iTunes

What you will need to successfully accomplish a factory reset using iTunes?

  • PC with the latest iTunes version
  • Charging cable.
  • iPhone with the latest iOS version.

If you are sure you have the latest updates, use the charging cable to connect the device to your computer. You may be asked for the screen unlock code and then tap Trust Device. When iTunes automatically starts, you will be able to choose the devices you want to reset from the list. At this point, select Restore iPhone. Finally, confirm that you want to continue. Perfect, on this stage, your iPhone has been successfully restored.

Factory Reset using Settings app

  1. In the first step, activate your iPhone and select the Settings app.

  2. Secondly, choose General.

  3. At this moment, pick the Reset option.

  4. Now, tap Erase All Content and Settings.

  5. After that, you may be asked for a password.

  6. In the final part, Erase iPhone.

  7. Perfect job! All Content and Settings have been erased.

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