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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What can I do to manage my phone's internal storage?

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False “low on space” (internal storage) warning on HTC Incredible

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Why can't I install apps when I have enough storage?

In "Settings" > "SD card & phone storage settings" under "Internal Phone Storage" it lists "Available Space" as 13.78MB. I'm trying to install an app that is 2.38MB. Why do I get the ...
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Is it safe to uninstall Google Play Services App?

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LowMemoryKiller is killing loads of system apps and forcing user space death, but “free” says there's plenty of memory

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Can I change the dalvik cache location e.g. with a symbolic link?

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“Insufficient storage” when trying to install new app

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Low disk storage Space

I have not added applications to my phone. I have actually been deleting applications from my phone because it will tell me I have low disk storage space. Sometimes it goes away, but will come back ...
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How can I get rid of the low disk space notification?

The low disk space notification frequently comes up. I can't get rid of it; the clear button doesn't clear it, and neither does tapping it. It's just taking up space. How can I get rid of it? I've ...
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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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Play Store 4.9.13 insufficient storage error and icon issues

I've been having issues with the Play Store's recent 4.9.13 update on my Blu Dash 4.5. Every time I try to install or update any app that is more than 1 MB, I keep getting an "insufficient storage" ...
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Cannot install or update apps on LG G2x

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How much free storage does Android need?

How much free storage does Android KitKat need? I've noticed that when storage (not RAM) gets down to somewhere between 200 and 300MB, Android starts to complain that it will not be able to function ...
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Installing to SDCard by default

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Link2SD not working completely

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Phone memory full and it shouldn't be

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Android low on space

I know this question is quite common, but nothing I've read so far really helped me. I have a Samsung Galaxy Mini, and had a similar problem with the stock ROM. For some other reasons, I've rooted it ...
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HTC Incredible says SMS storage is full, but it isn't

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Configure Play Store to download temporary files to SD Card

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Memory settings menu inconsistently shows internal storage half-empty and completely full at the same time

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Android Devices: use external storage as a default storage

If you're running out of memory which happens a lot on low-end android devices like Samsung galaxy Y, Samsung galaxy Y-DUOS etc. and want more free space for your apps, then this post is for you..
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Why is there such a difference in the amount of internal memory?

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Installing Apps on External Sdcard jellybean 4.2.2

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Out Of Space error

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Package Install via Market sometimes fails and gives seemingly random error message

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Use SD card (or part of it) as internal storage

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insufficient storage error while updating installed apps [duplicate]

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Is there a way to workaround the phone memory limit for installed apps?

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Memory reported as full without being full

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Can I install an app directly to my SD card?

I'm trying to install a large application (EA games' Scrabble free), but I have insufficient space on my phone, so I can't complete the installation. I have plenty of space on my SD card though, but I ...
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Android - Phone storage full

I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace. Every time I try to install a new App I get a message saying my internal memory is full (the SD card has plenty of room). The phone has 180MB of internal storage. I ...
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Missing storage on Tesco Hudl 2

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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 message when attempting to install app [duplicate]

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Not enough storage error when trying to update an app

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