The 'insufficient memory' error often occurs in connection with data sync or app installs when your device is running low on *internal* storage (i.e. phone, not the internal sdcard).

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Why does my phone think it's low on space?

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I swipe apps closed and they still appear to be using memory. Then I use task kill, but I can immediately refresh and they're open again. So I goto manage apps and force stop. Once again if I click ...
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Galaxy S3, 6.5GB but Insufficient storage available to update

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Storage space is getting low - service has been disabled

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LG Optimus Logic claims I have low memory, but I don't

For some reason, my LG Optimus Logic claims that I have low memory after I install applications. However, when I go into my settings, both the SD Card, Flash, and System Memory are no where close to ...
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Cannot install some apps in Android 4.1.2

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Android Phones Hangs while playing game

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What exactly is Device Memory and is it possible to see it's contents?

I'm using Sony Xperia L (Non-Rooted, Stock OS) which shows me I have 1.52 GBs of Device Memory. "Apps and Media" are taking up 0.98 GB and ~240MB is remaining free. I don't understand where all that ...
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Insufficient storage available when there is plenty

My LG optimus F6 won't install or update any apps, including system apps, because of insufficient storage, but I still have 7 GB of free space left.
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Why Galaxy SII reports on not enough memory for new apps when I have several GBs available on flash storage?

I have 5GB free out of total 11.5GB internal flash storage on my SGS2. However, it doesn't allow to install new apps saying there's not enough memory. Also Settings > Applications Manager > All ...
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my phone keeps reminding me of low space… any way to move apps and data to sd card? [duplicate]

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Low internal storage from 32GB to 200 MB

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How can I move apps from phone to sd card?

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Insufficient storage when installing app on Android ICS phone

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Storage space running out. Some system functions may not work

In my Android in notification bar I see message Storage space running out. Some system functions may not work. When I check I see 188 MB free in device memory and around 10 GB in USB storage. I ...
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Wiping dalvik cache - Dalvik cache of uninstalled apps

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Where did my 16gb of memory go?

I am not educated on Android enough to figure this out on my own. My problem began New Year's Eve with error messages saying device memory was full. My Galaxy S2 Skyrocket began to lag and wouldn't ...
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Internal storage space running low after rooting and deleting unwanted apps

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Issue after upgrading from 2.3 to 4.1.2

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I have an SD card and it still says that error in sufficient storage [duplicate]

When I upgrade an Android application from Google Play, it gets downloaded, then the upgrade stops with the message Error: Insufficient storage available. I have a 32 GB SD card so I want to ...
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Empty /data/log folder

I have Galaxy Sii s9100 with CM 10.2 (android 4.3) I am encountering the bug that fill the folder /data/log and display the notfication "Storage space running out" I can see that the problem is ...
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How do I get more space and get my memory card to start working?

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Samsung Galaxy Grand is running out of space

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Reduce size from Whatsapp

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pictures takes too much storage despite saved on cloud

I have a storage problem and that is because my pictures and videos takes too much space. The thing is that all my pictures and videos are automatically loaded to Google plus. so why do they also take ...
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Why is my Nexus 7 taking up so much memory?

I had 2.2GB free on my Nexus 7's internal storage, then I decided to download a game that took up 1.55GB. Halfway through the download, it tells me that I have have insufficient memory and it stops ...
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Why am I constantly running out of space on my Galaxy S2?

I have a Galaxy S2 running Android 4.1.2. It has a 12GB internal HD, and a 16GB SD card. I keep getting errors from various programs telling me I am running out of space. BeyondPod won't download new ...
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Why is my Android phone always showing “contacts storage space is low”?

My Android phone is always showing "contacts storage space is low". Even if I delete all of my contacts in the phone, I still get this message, and I can't store any new contact now. What is more, my ...
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Contact synchronization on older droids

Having had the "activate auto-sync" checkmark off for about a week (not that i expected this time-out to matter in any case), i've recently tried to find a manually-driven option, but without success. ...
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internal storage running low

I am not very technologically advanced so bear with me. I need to move more apps to my SD card from internal storage because I am running low on internal storage space. I have moved very few apps to ...
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How to get more space by manually deleting unnecessary system files (rooted S2)?

I keep getting warning that apps cannot be installed on their default location since there is too little space. However, when I check in system there is a bunch of space, especially for small apps ...
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Out of space message although I'm using link2sd!

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Insufficient Storage Available During Update

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How to see what is stored in System memory area?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7" tablet (Android 4.1.2, not rooted). I tried to install a big app recently and it failed because it said that I didn't have enough space. When I go into Settings > ...
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Android Unknown Memory Usage

I have been having a problem with my Android 2.3.3 Samsung Galaxy S, that it was shutting 2 essential applications down: messaging app and call protocol. I have been tracing the cause of that by ...
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Insufficient memory nfs most wanted

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“Insufficient storage available”. Ok, but where?

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Move app data to SD

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Why an SD-card saved app uses phone memory

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Where are downloaded apps saved when installed on SD card?

Yesterday I had ~40 MB of free space on my android 2.2.1 Samsung GT-S5570. I wanted to install Facebook App, so I downloaded from Play Store and then it installed automatically. It's size was ~20 MB. ...
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How to see which applications are saved on phone

Recently I get a lot of warnings that the internal memory is full, which also led to full SMS memory. What I did was to delete some messages, which seemed to work for a while. Yesterday however, I ...
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Are my apps crashing or disappearing, my music not playing, and my photos not opening from lack of memory? If so, how do I address this issue?

I need help... I have only had my Sam Gal 2 for 7 months and I am ready to get a new phone because I can't use the music or open photos and photo applications! If I try to play a song via Google ...
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Why does my phone need 20MB before it can recieve text messages and can I do anything about this? [duplicate]

I don't see how a 160 byte text message should need 20MB of free storage before it can arrive. Is there some kind of hack that can force the messages to arrive? Or is there something I'm not ...
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Cannot open Gallery to delete files, due to running out of space

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How can i move my installed apps in SD card on Sony Xperia Ray

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How to stop Message memory full Internal phone storage is getting low? [duplicate]

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Installing Apps on External Sdcard jellybean 4.2.2

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Changing to an SD Card

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Out Of Space error

my Samsung Galaxy Tab 2.0 running Jelly Bean is running into some problems. Ever since I downloaded 'Smule Magic Piano', every app I try to download from my device or the online store has shown the ...