Have you ever wondered what the System Data (formerly known as Other data) on iPhone and iPad is and how to clear it to restore the priceless storage while carefully examining the breakdown of the storage consumption? If the answer is “yes,” you are not the first person who has come upon this path and been surprised by the amount of space that this unexplained part has taken up on your iOS device. Let me demonstrate how to quickly delete System Data storage on iPhone/iPad, whether you are trying to purge your iPhone of junk or are anxious to solve this conundrum once and for all.
Don’t worry if the system data on your iPhone or iPad is driving you crazy since it keeps rising. There are six simple ways to easily remove the system data on your iPhone. Before attempting to erase the System Data on iOS or iPadOS, though, let’s first understand what it is all about.
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iOS provides a really nice storage area that breaks down usage so users can see how much each category (apps, media, photographs, iOS, and more) has used up in order to make the process of measuring storage consumption on iPhone and iPad a simple affair. You can tell how much space each category has taken up by looking at its coloured portion.
If you’re curious about what is included in the System Data area, you should be aware that it consists of everything that doesn’t fit into one of the specified categories. Apple claims that the non-removable items in the storage category include things like local keychain data, offline translation languages, fonts, dictionaries, Siri voices, logs, cache, and CloudKit Database. In summary, it’s a collection of various unrelated data that is present on your iOS device.
It’s important to remember that System Data was formerly known as Other Data. The original name is still searchable on iOS versions 14 and before. If you fall into this category, you can review our comprehensive tutorial on how to delete additional data from an iPhone.
On your iOS or iPadOS device, you can examine system data in two different ways.