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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What to do about app that starts using excessive storage space?

I have noticed that sometimes an app will start using an excessive amount of space. For example, I've recently seen a few examples where the Amazon app was using over 350MB of storage. One solution ...
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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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How do i install apps directly on SD card in Lollipop?

I have Android Lollipop 5.0 installed on my phone and I already made the SD card the default storage option. However, when I try to install an app from the Play Store, an error message pops out, ...
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Please help me with this icon that is next to my singnal strength icon,which is round with a minus like line.

Please help me ,its urgent. I shall be indebted to you for life. Thanking you.i have never seen this icon. It appeared after a few months after updating my phone to android marsmallow 6.0.1. Is it a ...
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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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What's the directory location for Newsstand documents?

I saved a few magazine issues using the options available in the Google Play Newsstand app, but can't figure out where the files are stored. Nothing showed up in the /sdcard/ directories tagged with ...
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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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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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Recover data of an android phone

Hi there my phone is'nt turning on and i dont have backup for the data inside (mostly pictures). How can i transfer the information to the computer (the phone doesn't turn on which mean i can't get ...
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Where Does Whatsapp+ store Messages

I have whatsapp+ installed on my deveice and I need to make a backup of messages on my pc I tried to open the folder of whatsapp plus I found all media but I didn't found the messages dbs of crypt ...
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Cyanogenmod: Internal Storage not fully recognized / accessible

I installed CM 12.1 (Android 5.1.1) on my Meizu MX4 Ubuntu (16GB internal storage) Internal storage (User) in CM is shown as 775MB (Used: 617M, free: 158.0M), but DiskInfo indicates: Data (userdata) ...
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Recover Internal Memory Data + Moto G

Sad day for me, I copied some images to my phone from PC. When opened my gallery, not a single image could be seen. Everything wiped out suddenly. There were tons of photos (No backup). My Moto G (...
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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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Problem with internal memory

I'm going crazy, it have an S5, and it keeps saying that my internal memory is full... But it's empty! Using Xposed installer I moved all OBB to ext SD. All my photos and videos are stored on the ext ...
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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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device memory its just full of system memory

My internal memory is full of system memory, I have 4 GB and all that is system memory. I cannot instal any apps, cannot take a picture. My phone is rooted. I also try to reset factory setting, but ...
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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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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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What is the secured and efficient approach to store a password for an android application? [closed]

I am new to android app development. I am trying to store a password that will be set/reset by the user to be able to login to the application. I found few ways to store data. The are as follows: ...
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Recover data off internal memory of a pin-locked phone?

How to retrieve data off of internal memory for LG Optimus (android 2.3.4), not rooted, locked via PIN password, and no forgot password showing up on PIN entry screen? I'm more particularly ...
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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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All apps seem to be gone

I was using my Chrome on Android 4.1.2 on Samsung Galaxy S II and phone suddenly crashed. When phone restarted it looked like all apps are gone, even Google Play. App Drawer shows only standard ...
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Is it safe to clear data for gallery?

I have a Motorola Moto E (Gen 1). I've observed that the gallery app from Motorola takes up 50.13 MB under 'Data'. My question is: Is it safe to select the 'Clear Data' option? Will I lose the ...
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My phone storage is empty when connected to pc [duplicate]

I need to back up all data and media on my phone but every time i connect it to pc everything is fine and my pc recongize the phone but not every time i need to plug and unplug phone several times to ...
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Internal storage displays as empty when connected to PC [duplicate]

My HTC One M9, when connected as a MTP device to my PC shows the correct portion of free memory to used memory, but when I try to access the files, it says this folder is empty. Any ideas? I am ...
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My dash m (gold version) Android phone is saying that it's storage is full

Okay, so Everytime I try to download an app, it tells me that there is insufficient storage (it doesn't give a notification at the top screen, this only pops up when I try to download an app). I clear ...
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Why isn't all my storage listed in settings?

As seen in the above images, internal storage uses way more then by adding Apps and Cached data to each other. This could be the Android OS, but I think it isn't bequase on the first picture it is ...
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Is there a way to move unmovable apps to the SD card in Android 6.0?

I recently updated to Android 6.0 and made my new 64GB SD card as adoptable storage. Unfortunately, as per here: Apps can be placed on adopted storage media only when the developer has indicated ...
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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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Why is phone storage breakdown not adding up

When I go into the internal storage menu, the subsections (only apps and cache because I use adoptable storage) do not add up to the total internal storage space used. What is not being shown?
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Understand the storage of my phone?

(I just updated my post to clarify my questions. Hope that can help to make myself clearer.) My phone is Kyocera Hydro Icon with Android 4.3. The website where I bought the phone says Memory ...
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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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“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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Can't move certain apps to my SD card

I recently reset my phone to factory settings, because I didn't have enough space on my internal memory and I wanted to start off anew. When I started downloading apps onto my phone that I had before ...
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Differentiating files on the SD card from phone storage

Phone Spec: HTC A9 16BG - Android 6.0.2 - SD card: SanDisk Extreme 32GB Hi All, To start this is not my own phone, it's a friends; I have never used a HTC phone! So initially this started with the ...
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Can system apps be enabled/disabled directly from the filesystem?

System apps can be disabled by using pm disable [appname] and re-enabled in the same fashion. But is there a way to accomplish the same thing by editing some file(s?) somewhere? Context: My Android-...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 will not turn on. Can this be fixed or can I retrieve photos?

My Samsung Galaxy SIII is doing the following: I cannot get the phone to turn on, the side power button does not do anything. When I remove the battery, and put it back in place, the phone vibrates ...
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Can I Unpartition a phone memory

I have a problem regarding some phone memory issues. I have a phone which has actual Phone Storage of about 2 GB. But it is partitioned into two in the phone itself. It is partitioned as Phone memory ...
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Move apps to internal SD card

My phone has 3 storage spaces available: Internal storage - Internal storage for the OS and non-movable apps (1GB) Phone storage - Integrated SD card (~1GB) SD card - Removable SD card When I got ...
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How used internal storage is calculated?

I have Sony Xperia Z3 (16 Gb) + 64 GB SD card (Android 6.0). When I open Settings->Storage I see that applications occupy 11 Gb in total. All numbers in detailed report (app by app) sums up exactly to ...
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Tablet showing 0 internal storage even after flashed.

My Envizen V917G just shut down one day and restarted with the factory reset. I have since flashed it with the software from their website (several times, it fails to format the cache in the automatic ...
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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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How to access Samsung Galaxy S2 storage while phone is off

My Galaxy S2 recently froze while browsing facebook using Firefox (the loading animation kept playing though), then shut down after a minute. I haven't been able to turn it back on since then. I tried ...
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Karbon A9+ System space and Internal Storage

I have recently moved from iPhone 3G(3 years) to Karbon A9+(ICS). While my mobile is showing GBs of space available, I frequently get Low System space warning. I had then added a 8 GB external SD card ...
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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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How does emulated storage actually work?

I recently bought a Xiaomi Note 4G. An amazing piece of technology. I transferred the apps I had on my previous device to it. The reason I bought it was partially to have a good gaming experience. ...
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What might cause my Sony Tablet S to run very slowly

My Sony Tablet S has developed a gross speed problem. For the last several months it has run exceedingly slowly most of the time. Apps take 10's of seconds to start, taps to bring up menus take ...
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Android tablet very laggy and freezing for 3 minutes (slow internal storage?)

I have Pipo M9 Pro with Android 4.2.2 OS is quite laggy and to use Chrome is almost impossible... it is so very slow and sometimes I cannot do anything for 3-5 min because of freezing. I made some ...