I switched from my 64GB 5s to the 128GB 6s this past week. It was a welcome upgrade. The horsepower upgrade was much needed. But man it's been a hassle. There was so much customization I had done to my old phone, getting my new one up to par was not that pleasant.
To get started about one bug that seriously impaired my ability to use the massive 64GB I previously had...
Somehow on my old 5s, between my MBP Pro syncs with iPhoto, Photos, iTunes, and some mysterious ghosts in the machine, I had something like 50GB in "other data". In case you are not familiar with this "other data" shit, it takes up room on your iPhone and impairs your ability to use the storage space. You can't get rid of this other data easily. It just sits there like a lincoln log in your toilet bowl that won't flush. You can see it. It's just sitting there. But you can't get rid of it by trying a normal flush. No amount of flushing gets it gone. You have resort to extreme measures. And I'm the guy that pours over tech msg boards looking for answers. I'm the guy at work who fixes his own machine and everyone else's PC issues faster and better than my own IT dept can.
The only way to get rid of it is to do an ENTIRE PHONE WIPE then RESTORE from scratch. It sucks. You can't backup and restore because you'll just be backing up the useless zombie data and then restoring it back to the phone. It sucks. Completely WIPE then RESTORE is the only way. It sucks.
To partially solve for this iphone storage bug, what I need is a #superuser #godmode app that will systematically seek out and destroy apps that have not been opened in 6mo*. Think about how many apps are sitting on your phone that haven't been touched in months. They are sitting there, doing god knows what, sending/receiving god knows what to the app maker and Apple, constantly chewing up the radio waves with updates, chewing up your precious data plan, and lastly chewing up that damn storage on your phone. This #madness must end. Not sure how I'm going to handle future phone upgrades if this #zombieData issue persists in my 6s over the next 2yrs.
*you set your own expiration timer.
My name is Dae Yu.