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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Error - Insufficient storage - Nexus 7

Device: Nexus 7 (2013 WIFI) ROM: AOKP_FLO_KITKAT_NIGHTLY_2014-07-31 Rooted: Yes Recovery: TWRP (Not sure if this is needed) I am posting this because I recently started getting "insufficient storage"...
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I have over 2GB of internal memory and can't install or update some apps

I tried to search for some answer but couldn't find anything. I'm using cyanogenmod-11 on a Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini. I am pretty sure I have enough space on the internal memory, but I still receive ...
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Insufficient storage on Android Nextbook 8 with 8GB storage and an empty 16 GB SD card

I have Android Nextbook 8 tablet. It has 8GB storage and an empty 16GB SD card. However, it's telling me that it has insufficient storage. It's 2 days old and doesn't have much on it. I've deleted ...
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Possible to install a 1 GB game into external storage, how?

I am using Android 6.0 marshmallow. I have 8 GB internal memory and 64 GB external memory (storage). Now I got a game from a friend which needs 1 GB of storage and I have only 400 MB as internal ...
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Not Enough Space?

So I have had my phone for about 4 months now and I have had this problem recently. When I go to download a app it says I dont have any space, so I check my storage and I have about 472MB left out of ...
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Phone storage is very low

Samsung duos total space as shown in system storage is 4 Gigabyte. But application manager shows total space of 60 'Mb'? i cant install any application.
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Google Play-services using more than 700mb

I'm trying to solve an issue with the Google Play Services. It is using too much storage, currently more than 700mb. See screenshot, it keeps increasing until there is no storage left. Currently I ...
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My Android phone is full, what can I do?

I have 4G of internal memory and my phone keeps saying that it is full. I have put a 32G sd card but I cannot move the system applications onto it. What can I do now to make it seamlessly work? I ...
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Low space On my Android

I have a LG android and I bought a sd card because I would always end up with insufficient space. I have gone through all apps and moved to sd card when it would allow. I still have so much space on ...
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Insufficient space on my Vivo Y22

I know this question has been asked many times, but I couldn't find a suitable answer... My Vivo Y22 has 3.62 GB for the external storage, but I only have 2.56 GB for my system space. I didn't know ...
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How to increase internal memory of the HTC Wildfire S finally?

I've been spending a lot of sleepless nights trying to fix this. I know there are a lot of threads like this on the internet, but I want to go a bit deeper. I have an HTC Wildfire S with only 512 MB ...
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Installing Apps on External Sdcard jellybean 4.2.2

I am using jelly bean 4.2.2 on ti OMAP5 platform , I want to install application on external sdcard but even if a lot of space is free (more than 25MB ) . I am getting error "Insufficient Storage". ...
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insufficient space with space plenty available

My tablet has internal memory of 4g and external (not sd card) memory 32g. When downloading apps are stored only in the internal memory and nothing to the external. How to direct my downloads to the ...
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How do I prevent an app from force closing due to low memory

I have a floating application (a paint pad) which "floats as a window" in the foreground, while other apps are running. However, when I open some large applications, it is force closed. What I ...
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Insufficient storage when installing app on Android ICS phone

My Android ICS phone has 42MB available (according to Settings->Storage). I am not able to install some new apps (e.g. O2 wifi, size 4MB) or update some existing apps (e.g. TouchPal X, size 19MB) ...
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swap internal sd card to external storage

I wanna make my external sd my internal one without having the need to use an app. So Instead of having 8GB of internal storage I want to have 64GB (taken from the micro sd card). It worked on my ...
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Android storage , where did my 2GB go?

I have an Android phone and trying to understand how it deals with disk space. When I connect my phone to my computer via USB, I can see that I have: * internal storage space (1.8GB) * SD card (16GB) ...
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My new unused 8 gig tablet only gives me access to 100mb of internal storage despite displaying 4gigs of free memory. Please help!

I have a new 8gig All winner a23 quadcore Android tablet. I have only a couple of apps installed, and my tablet is giving an insufficient storage space error. On inspection (photo attached) there are ...
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i have an android htc one sv, it has an internal storage of 4.46gb when i DL an app it says i have insufficient storage,

yet when connected to a pc my pc sees 4gb in total with 3gb free, when the phone is powered on it shows 4mb used and 5mb total now i have only my htc phone specs, google51mb, boost zone my default ...
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Where my free space have gone?

I've recently noticed that my free space on 32Gb external sd card disappeared. Then I noticed that folder LOST.DIR was about 10gb so I deleted it. Now, after two days there's only 27mb left on sdcard, ...
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why won't my apps go to sd card

I have a tablet that has little memory and I needed an sd card so I got one, but I still have 29 GB on the sd card and when I try to download an app it says insufficient memory because I ran out of ...
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I have 32 GB external, but my internal is only 4GB!

My mom bought me a phone. It's Samsung Galaxy J1. And It says that it has only 4GB in my internal storage. But I have 32 GB external storage. So, I downloaded all apps that I wanted then I moved it ...
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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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How to adjust the threshold for the “storage low” event?

There's almost no Android user (and certainly no regular visitor of our site) who hasn't heard of the "insufficient storage" error – or even experienced it him/herself. That there must be at least 10% ...
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Unable to use all the memory of Allview A5 Smiley

I bought some days ago an Allview A5 Smiley. I installed some applications and made some photos. Now, I saw that I can't install files bigger than approximately 200 MB because it is only free space on ...
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How can't install a 338KB app when I have 474MB free?

I have a Motorola phone, with 8GB of internal memory. To my surprise, in a few days, I had 474MB of free space, but couldn't install a 338KB app!! So, clearly the limit of ~25MB referred to in some ...
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“Insufficient storage” when trying to install new app

Every time I go to install a new app, I get the message "Insufficient storage", and an unable to install anything! I am using Samsung GT19060 my internal memory is 8GB. I have not downloaded anything ...
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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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Memory almost filled by Android System and Google Application

I recently bought my first smartphone, a Sony Xperia T2 Ultra (D5303). It has 8 Go of total memory space and I add a 16 Go SD Card. Android System (5.1.1) takes 3.58 Go and Google/Android/Sony ...
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.thumbnail file [duplicate]

.thumbnail file is occupying a lot of space in memory. I have very few pictures on the phone. Deleting doesn't work. There were 2 previous questions regarding this which did not have a solution. ...
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How to set SD card as default storage/move apps on 4.4.2?

It's not as simple as it seems, I think. I bought a brand-new android phone then a few days later the internal storage was full. So I went to but a brand-new SD card. I popped it in and it said "...
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Storage Space running out - can't access phone at all

I have an LG Volt (LS740). Woke up this morning and couldn't get into the phone at all. When swipe, I just get black screen. Notification indicates "Storage space running out: Some system functions ...
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Fix Google Play insufficient storage error without rooting my phone

This question is essentially the same as Google Play: Error downloading app - insufficient space, but I want to fix it without rooting my phone. Clearing Cache, uninstalling Google Play updates and ...
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in storage analyzer, total of internal storage is 4.07 GB and free is 341 MB. but when I continue analyzed, data used is 28.29 MB

I can't update my apps and download new apps due to unsufficient storage. It supposed I have more free data. I have delete thumbnail, clear cache, less of apps. Please help me. Storage / This ...
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I cannot take pictures because my phone says “your internal storage is running out of space”

I have over 7GB of internal space left on my phone yet it keeps telling me to delete files and pictures. I deleted all of my pictures and some big apps but it continues to tell me the same thing when ...
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unable to free up space on samsung s3 mini

I've got a Samsung S3 mini. It keeps telling me that I have insufficient space. I have just deleted loads of photos and videos, I only have a few apps. Instagram, pinterest, watsapp and picsart. I ...
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Swapping External SD Card Memory with Internal Memory on Android Lollipop

I own an Xperia M2 D2303, and I'm on the latest Lollipop build (see footnote). I've followed this tutorial but to no success since it'd seem Sony has changed the memory address (previously on Kitkat ...
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I can't use the sd card to download apps

I just got a new phone but when I try to download something it says insufficient space but my sd card has plenty. How do I fix this?
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“Insufficient storage - The device does not have enough space to download…” error only when downloading a language pack in Swiftkey

I'm always getting this error message when trying to download another language pack in SwiftKey: Insufficient storage - The device does not have enough space to download [language]. Consider ...
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Low memory Samsung Tab S 16gb .Studio files

I have a Galaxy Tab S with 16gb but am running out of memory. I've installed a 128gb card and moved and deleted everything possible. But I notice that in miscellaneous files 1.69gb are taken by ...
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“Insufficient storage” on samsung tablet+what happens when you uninstall updates google play store

So I've scoured this site and can't find anything that works. I've tried clearing the cache and loads of other things. Only thing I haven't tried is uninstalling updates. My tablet is not rooted or ...
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Unexpected “insufficient memory” warning w/ adopted SD card

According to this answer, I expected to get 64GB internal storage by adopting 100% of 64GB SD card to 32GB phone. Though I've got the warning when total data size reach to 32GB. Please let me know ...
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Cannot open Gallery to delete files, due to running out of space

I have a rather funny though annoying problem. I've filled the memory of my Samsung Galaxy Note 2 up with photos, videos, apps and offline maps, and now I have a "Not enough storage space" warning. I ...
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Installing to SDCard by default

I would like to know whether there is a way to tell Android to install applications on the micro SD card by default instead of having to download applications to internal memory first and then having ...
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the eternal “insufficient storage” problem

As I told in the title, I have an "insufficient storage" problem on my tablet, storage shows nearly 400mb free space, I cleaned the cache in all possible ways (with avg cleaner, manually in the ...
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storage running out galxy tab 2

I have a galaxy tab 2. The 7' which has 8 GB internal memory plus I have a 24gb SD card. I moved many of my apps to the SD card. I un-installed a bunch of games, "turned off" a bunch of the pre-...
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Memory is filled with nothing (dumpstate/logcat?)

I have a Nexus 5 that says that I don't have enough space on the phone. I have checked the storage settings (see screenshots) and it is missing half of the space. I have searched and people recommend ...
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How to change default application storage in android jellybeans

Hi i'm using Samsung Galaxy Core I8262 with android 4.1.2. As phone storage is full i cant install new application without deleting the previous ones.I need to change it to external SD Card.I have ...
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Android 4.2.1 - Operating System Storage is occupying too much space

Dunno if this is a proper question to ask here, my problem is about the storage of my android on the internal memory. I have 16gigs of sd card, 16 gigs internal storage as well, but I am seeing this ...
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insufficient space while updating WhatsApp and other apps

Whatsapp has forced everyone to update their apps before June 8th. Everytime, I tried to update it I got the 'insufficient storage space' error and now, on June 8th, I can't access my Whatsapp. As of ...