Use this tag for questions concerning the internal storage space on your device that can be used for installing applications and their associated data.

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I can't install any apps when I don't have a SD Card in my phone!

I've a problem on my SM-G350. I once set my install location to extrenal via ROM Toolbox Lite. I took out the SD card one day and the other day I tried to install an app and it said that I can't ...
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Where does the gmail app save the previewed files?

I had previewed a pdf attachment from an email recently. I deleted the email permanently without downloading the attachment. I want to retrive the previewed file if possible. Is there a specific place ...
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Upload data from internal memory to Dropbox

I have been trying to upload xml data from the internal memory of my android phone to Dropbox. However, it only works when I use a virtual device. I currently believe that it is because the phone ...
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Why used internal memory is greater than total size of apps?

My phone reports 131MB internal memory use but when I add up the sizes of all apps in internal memory, it doesn't add up even to 100MB. I don't have any media whatsoever in the phone. What is the ...
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My phone says I have 7 GB of apps but I only have 3 GB

I am using Samsung Galaxy S4 and I am running low on space. When I checked my apps list it says I have 7 GB of apps, but when I used Memory Map, it says I am actually using 3 GB of space. I've ...
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Will allowing my gcloud backup app to clean my gallery & erasing my SD card now, give me the kind of “space” my Android message is referring to?

I'm learning how to use an android on one of my daughters old phones & I started getting a little,quick message box, saying I didn't have enough available space. So I researched it & decided ...
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How can I reclaim space used by the defaul email client

The default email client on my phone is reported as have almost 2.5Gb of data. It's used to sync with my work Exchange account. I've reduced the number of days to sync and the number of folders to ...
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How to recover video that was cut off due to being out of space?

I have an HTC One phone. I was filming a video and in the middle of it, it stopped recording because I ran out of space on my phone. It says that it does not support playback of this kind of video. I ...
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Save game keep disappearing [closed]

my company has developed an Android game using Cocos2D-X. Game works quite well except that for some unknown reason, save games keep disappearing. Users report that they play the game for several ...
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How to understand the storage of my phone?

My phone is Kyocera Hydro Icon with Android 4.3. I think of the smartphone as a computer, and guess it also has a main memory and a secondary storage (just like the hard drive of a laptop computer). ...
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Got 220 MB space free but still not able to download apps [duplicate]

I have a second gen MOTO -E . I have 220 MB free in internal storage but I can't download apps of even 3 MB What should I do ?
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Can a app store data beyond uninstallation?

I've an app that creates an account for me but uses no login credentials (starting the app logs me into the account). When I uninstall and reinstall the app it still logs mit into my account. When ...
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I'm having issues with storage

Alright I have an LG G2 mini and I updated my OS ( it looks just like the one on the g3's) and now my phone is telling me that my storage is full, which is crazy because I only have about ten apps. I ...
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How much disk space (GB) does Android 5.0 OS take up? Is “System memory” the OS? Is 5.5GB typical? Can I free any of it?

I've been a proud owner of an Android for all of ~6 hours now. I just upgraded from my dumb phone, to a smart phone, for the first time ever, this afternoon. I know, a little later than most... I ...
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How to reduce Apps memory After Updating

Whenever I update my apps it gets double the size. For example, the Facebook app has around 27-31 Mb of space on Android. But once I update this app it's showing 50Mb and above. Currently my phone's ...
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System Data folder swelled to over 50% of the whole disk space after updating to 5.0

I have a LG G2 Mini and a few weeks ago, I got a notification asking me if I want to update to Lollipop - I did it and, to my surprise, a few days later all the apps stopped updating screaming that ...
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Is there hidden storage in android devices

Is there any Hidden Storage in android devices . my android phone has 4GB ROM (Internal Storage) 1.5GB usable . I have scanned the phone with recovery software to recover deleted files i have found ...
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Insufficient storage space problem in LG Optimus with only two apps installed

I got a new phone about a month ago, the LG Optimus. I factory reset it two times. Right now, I only have two apps, Messenger, and the game Siegefall, and already my phone is saying I have ...
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HTC Droid Incredible is shot. Any way to recover data?

Alright, so I had this old HTC Droid Incredible for a year or so until it broke and I had to switch to a new device. I threw it in a drawer and forgot about it since I didn't have anything on the ...
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My Internal storage is being apparently not internal, and cannot move apps to sd

I am running CM10.1.3 and have some form of error: When I go to install an app, and it is too big, it comes up with the storage error – but it says "external storage", even though I have NEVER used ...
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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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Chrome and Skype takes up a lot of storage

I'm not sure if this is a problem different for anyone but these apps are very large. I'm on a very limited storage of 2Gb with no move to sd capabilities and both these apps rise above 150Mb in ...
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Where is the “download mode” code stored?

At least Samsung Galaxy series devices support download mode(also known as Odin mode or flash mode) which usually can be accessed by pressing down specific buttons while powering on the phone. Is this ...
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Inexplicable lack of internal storage on Asus TF701T tablet

I own an Asus tablet, model TF701T 32GB internal memory. The tablet is rooted and contains the last snapshot build of Cyanogenmod 11 (Android 4.4.4). The tablet works well without any issues except ...
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Where is the recovery installed on Android phones? [duplicate]

As far as I know, every Android phone has a stock recovery. Where is this recovery usually stored? On a separate partition in internal storage(usually an eMMC memory chip)?
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How to understand Android 5.0 internal memory usage?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5(SM-G900F) which should have 16GB eMMC as an internal storage: Are Android OS system files stored on the "System memory" portion of this internal storage? Or is there a ...
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insufficient internal storage problem

I have a problem of “insufficient space on the device” error on Micromax Canvas Gold (A300). It comes with 32GB internal storage and there is option to extend storage using external sd card. ...
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Lost internal storage space on my Xperia Z1 Compact

When I perform this df mnt/sdcard/ on my Xperia Z1 Compact, I get: Filesystem Size Used Free Blksize mnt/sdcard/ 11.8G 7.9G 3.9G 4096 But when I do for ...
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Installing File Explorer on Droid 2

I have a Droid 2 (very old, model from 4-5 yrs ago). My phone is stuck on airplane mode and I am unable to turn airplane mode off. I found a way to fix it that looks very promising. ...
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Internal storage space on a Motorola android phone

I only have 6 games downloaded and moved to my SD card but my internal storage is running how can I find out why that is? And how can I fix the problem?
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Unable to install software even with enough available space

When I try to update some of my applications, I get the error Unable to install *. Delete some items and try again. When I click manage applications, it shows that I have about 160 MB free space and ...
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Insufficient storage -> not receiving sms?

Sometimes I reach the capacity of my phones data storage. It then tells me that I may not receive SMS. If somebody sends me a message during this time, will it get lost? Or will I get it once I free ...
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i want to set the sd card as default download location in htc desire 500,how?

In my mobile the apps are only downloading in my phone's memory I think which is full my sd card has a space of 16 GB only 1 GB is used in it and I want that when I download apps it directly goes to ...
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Apps storing data in non-existent SD Card

I had a few encounters with apps corrupting because part of their data was somehow stored into my SD Card. So I decided to move everything back into internal memory, format the SD Card, un-mount it ...
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My app is moved to my SD card but still takes up space on my phone storage, why? [duplicate]

I moved some apps onto my SD card because there is no space left on my phone, but according to the phone storage the app is still stored on the phone and not SD card, yet when I remove the SD card the ...
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Moto E does not download apps due to “insufficient storage space”

My Moto E isn't letting me download apps due to "insufficient storage space". I clear cached data all the time. I don't have any apps installed and I have 194mb free on the internal storage and 56gb ...
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can't download apps

My Moto E says insufficient storage space available every time I try to download an app. I don't have any apps currently installed and I clear all of my cache data frequently. My internal storage has ...
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internal storage space

On my Alcatel One touch Fierce It says that I have 354mb of downloads But when I clicked on it it says that I don't have any downloads. Does anyone understand what's happening and how to fix it?
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What happens when I wipe the internal storage of a device using TWRP?

When I wipe the internal storage using TWRP recovery, does this fully wipe the contents of the phone's hard disk, leaving a blank, unformatted space? After doing this, will I be able to restore the ...
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/data and /storage/sdcard0 seems to refer to the same place? Why?

On my "8GB" device (which I believe doesn't have an extra physical sdcard installed (I have to unscrew it to see that)) I have the following df output: Filesystem Size Used Free ...
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accessing internal storage of android device without powering on device

i own a canvas micromax. while experimenting with the motherboard i accidentally screwed with the power button. my device is as such fine but the power button has stopped functioning due to which i ...
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Missing storage on Tesco Hudl 2

I have a Tesco Hudl 2 running Android 4.4.2. I have 9GB of total storage. But little free, despite not using much. It shows a few GB in-use and 0.5GB free. The usage bar shows 80% available, but the ...
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how to move photos to sd card on htc desire 310

hi i have a htc desire 310 and my phone memory is full and cant update apps. does anyone know how to move photos from my phone memory to sd card? Thanks
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General difference in read/write speeds for internal memory vs SD card

I understand that read/write speeds are dependent on what the phone is, and what the SD card is, but since both are flash memory, I thought the read/write times would pretty much be around the same. I ...
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when i try to download apps on my android (Samsung galaxy s2) it says ERROR while downloading. There is insufficient on external storage [duplicate]

it seems to me that it was a waste of money to bye GTA on my phone because it keeps on coming up with this annoying error. i will be very grateful if anyone could help me.
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LG Unify External to Internal

I have a LG Unify, which has a pathetic 1.2 gigs of internal storage and I put in a 16 gig SD Card which is showing up, but all the apps pile on to the internal one and there is no Move App to SD Card ...
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Recovering deleted photos on internal memory

I read the tag wiki and about 10 pages deep of questions tagged data-recovery, but it only depressed me. I deleted a folder of photos off of my phone by accident and need to retrieve them. I haven't ...
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SD Card and Sony Xperia E3

I recently purchased a 16gb SanDisk SDHC card by mistake (the website said it was a normal SD card, not SDHC.) I put the card in and it seems to be working fine, but I was curious if there could be ...
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How do I make Whatsapp read multiple similar databases?

Recently I got a new phone,and finally discovered that the Whatsapp FAQ teaches how to transfer messages from one phone to another,assuming both is android. So, I managed to transfer from my old ...
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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 ...