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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How can I download apps to the SD card with space instead of my phone storage? [duplicate]

I had a Samsung galaxy ace with full phone and SD card memory so i decided to get a new SD card which was twice the size as my old one (it is now 8GB). When I try download apps such as Instagram or ...
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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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External Storage Vs. Internal Storage: Usage and Purpose

I bought my phone since Christmas eve and when I checked my phone spec, my internal memory storage size is 4GB or 4GB ROM. (See details) My model is a brand from Philippines, Starmobile Crystal. When ...
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Galaxy S4 Internal Storage

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4, it has Cyanogenmod with Android 4.2.2. My problem is that I only have 908MB free after installing a couple of apps. These apps are about 50MB or less, and there aren't a ...
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insufficient memory internal but i have Sd card and it still says that

When I upgrade an Android application from Google Play, it gets downloaded, then the upgrade stops with the message “Error: Insufficient storage available.”But a have a 16Gb sd card soi 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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Organizing Files Between Files Saved in External SD Card and Files Saved in Internal Drive

For example, let's say I want to take some settings for organizing the directory target. When I take photos, I want to automatically saved directly onto the removable SD card (external drive) while ...
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Application for randomly deleting files

I like to listen to my music randomly, so I have an application on PC that can upload random part of my music collection to my Android phone. But sometimes I run out of space while not near the PC, ...
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“Low on space” message, but nothing appears full

GalaxyS (SGH-I897), running Android 4.0.4 Short problem description I keep getting "Low on Space: Phone storage space is getting low" error in my notifications bar, but neither the SD card nor the ...
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Gallery preview folder takes about 1GB, how to delete it?

I've got a Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus (GT-I9105P) with Android 4.2.2 and I've got many photos. The folder with the Gallery previews (the one that stores thumbnail to load images faster) takes about 1GB of ...
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Reduce size from Whatsapp

Whatsapp backups take a lot of space. Is there any possible way to save more space without totally messing up Whatsapp?
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Why do I need more than 200 megabytes of disk space to install an APK?

I started to get not enough space errors when updating or installing APKs, but I have 200 megabytes of free space on my internal storage, 2,68 gigabytes on my internal sdcard, and 3,62 gigabytes on my ...
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Built-in storage not detected

well I just bought a lenovo s920, at the first time I'm doing a system update and it works fine, then I'm doing another system update S920_ROW_S114_130626_TO_S920_ROW_S117_130815 (79.83MB), I dont ...
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Couldn't install on USB storage or SD card - I don't even have external card?

I was just playing around on google play, but some apps cant install. I get the following error: Couldn't install on USB storage or SD card I have tried: Finding a certain file smdl2tmp1.asec, ...
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Lost Storage when install CM 10.1.3

I have problem when install CM 10.1.3 state. It looks like I've lost my storage: In stock ROM it has ~11 GB, but just 1.9 GB in new ROM :(. Where is it gone to? What can I do to regain it? I use ...
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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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Read content of thumbdata files

I don't know how I managed to delete all my pictures and unfortunately, it took me a few days to find out they where gone ! I tried to recover them with diskdigger but i didn't have much luck with it ...
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A lot of storage space used by 'system files'

I have a problem of huge storage space missing in my newly bought Galaxy Tab 2 tablet. It is the 16 GB version, but even after resetting twice to factory settings, the available storage space remains ...
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Can't delete file in download folder

A few days ago, I downloaded a file of 1.9gb to my phone using the utorrent app. Utorrent downloaded the file automatically to my internal storage, and since I only had 2 gigs of free space, the ...
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Rescue data from an application

I was using Secret of Happiness for about three months, and created some notes during this time period. At one point when I wanted to add a new note, the application froze, and I had to force close ...
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Internal storage is used up by Android

My Xperia J has 756 MB of internal storage. After 2 months of use I hardly can install anything as my system directory is 600 MB. It seems that in system/apps I have 200 MB of not used apk files ...
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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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What is the internal storage path for Samsung Galaxy S3 with OS 4.1.2?

The internal storage path for Samsung Galaxy S3 with 4.1.2 keeps on changing. /mnt/sdcard0/ /mnt/sdcard/ /storage/sdcard0/ /storage/sdcard/ I don't have external card inserted in this phone, but I ...
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Is it possible to recover data from internal memory?

I have Samsung Galaxy S2, that was sent to the lab for repair. The phone arrived and all the internal memory was deleted. All the data that was on the internal memeory: Media, SMS, Contacts (actually ...
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chkdsk for android

My Android tablet "went berserk" this week and eventually I managed to stop the behaviour that was stopping me from even getting the "desktop" to stay up front. I eventually discovered a corrupted ...
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How can I check whether an app is installed on internal storage or the internal SD?

I asked another question about problems with the default launcher and one user suggested that I might need to check that my app is installed on the internal storage or the internal SD card, but I ...
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Can't use storage after Factory Reset

My Mom sent me a Droid she didn't want. It was full of her stuff, so I did a factory reset on it. Now the phone won't let me use space for Dropbox. There is no SD card in the back by the battery, but ...
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transfer music files to Nexus 4 from computer with Windows 7

I have a Nexus 4, and have tried - and failed - to transfer some music downloads (FLAC 16bit) from my Windows 7 computer. When I connect the phone, I can transfer the files and the computer tells me ...
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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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Insufficient storage in Galaxy Tab 3 8.0

My Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 is showing insufficient storage with Applications at 11.6GB. When I add up all of the application storage requirements I get about 0.75GB. I supposedly have 49MB available but ...
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Internal Storage doesn't get mounted

I'm using PA3+ JB 4.1.2 on my HTC Vivid. Everything was working fine until Gmail app gets an update. After update, phone went into a bootloop. To recover, I went into TWRP and restored factory ...
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“Insufficient storage available”. Ok, but where?

When I upgrade an Android application from Google Play, it gets downloaded, then the upgrade stops with the message “Error: Insufficient storage available.” Yet none of the partitions seem to be ...
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chrome://downloads/ does not available in Google Chrome for Android

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab s2 and Google Chrome for Android is compatible with my Tab, so I install it . I click on link to download a video file , Google chrome showed a toast message that the ...
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Why an SD-card saved app uses phone memory

Lately I had issues with my phone's (Samsung Galaxy Mini GT-S5570) internal memory aw well as with the SMS memory. I deleted all unwanted messages, rooted my phone and used Link2SD to move some apps ...
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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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Performance comparison between internal and external memory

What are the performance differences between phone's internal memory, the internal SD card, and the external SD card? I wonder if that counts when deciding where to store apps. What technologies are ...
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Why is “wpa_supplicant.conf” file invisible?

My device LG e510 : Android 2.3 had been rooted and then I changed the privileges to view and see some system files, especially for wpa_supplicant.conf, with RootExplorer app. But unlike most ...
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Internal Storage Unavailable

I have two Android tablets running Gingerbread (2.3.4). I am seeing the following when I look at my storage: NAND FLASH: 2.15 of 2.23 GB Available MicroSD: 7.8 GB Available Internal Storage ...
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Low phone storage with Motorola Triumph

Device: Motorola triumph I have been having issues with low phone storage, and I have tried EVERYTHING!!! I cleared the cache off of all the files. I only have two apps, and I moved them to my SD ...
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How can i move my installed apps in SD card on Sony Xperia Ray

I can't install new apps, it says that my phone memory is running low. And I can't move my apps on SD card. I also want to uninstall unnecessary apps on my phone but its says that "this can't be ...
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What are the differences between storing apps on device memory or SD card? [duplicate]

What are the advantages and disadvantages between storing apps on device memory (/data, I think) or internal/external SD card? I'm aware of only one, saving device memory's space. But I wonder about ...
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How can I determine the space used by contacts on my Android device?

How can I see how much space my contacts data is using on Android, including pictures? I have quite a lot contacts (~2500). I have four android devices (2.1, 2.3, and 4.0.4). Only one of those is ...
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How to Move App's Data

Screenshot (click image for larger variant) As you can see here, i have already move the app to sd storage. the problem is, my app data still using my root directory. How to move my data to SD ...
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Lost internal storage

I am using a spice Mi 502 android phone with 4.0.4 ICS. It has a internal storage of 141 MB but 120 MBs is utilized by preinstalled apps and only 21MB free space is available. I have rooted my device ...
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Copy internal storage from dead phone to new (same model) phone?

Hi Android Enthusiasts! I dropped my Galaxy S3 in water, then pressed some buttons and heard some nasty popping/crackling sounds. hehe Ok, so now I think it's time for a new phone. What I'm ...
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where is a restricted user's home directory for Nexus 7 (2013 - JB 4.3)

Background: I have a rooted Google Nexus 7 (2013 - FLO) tablet, which I love. I have created 2 restricted user accounts for each of my kids. They both love Minecraft, and with restricted user ...
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play store app issue

I have a recently rooted my Samsung Galaxy Fit. Now I am trying to access certain files: I installed some apps that I downloaded from play store, and then uninstalled them. But the .apk files still ...
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Internal storage missing: Nexus 7 16G down to 5.8G TOTAL

My Nexus 7 now believes it has only 5G internal storage. It's shown in storage properties. I noticed it after factory reset, and then a 4.3 update (I remember getting 4.3 OTA update twice, is it ...
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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 ...
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Phone memory shows as nearly full in PC, but is not

ATT version of Galaxy S3 running cm-10.1.2-d2att.zip http://download.cyanogenmod.org/?type=stable&device=d2att I seem to be having a storage issue. I'm guessing it was while I was changing to a ...