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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ROM on android phones isn't really “read only”… right?

I see the word ROM and internal memory used interchangeably in the context of Android phones. The OS seems to be stored in the internal memory itself, which is also used for installing applications. ...
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Does the gmail app stop syncing once the “Low on space” message appears?

Based on casual observation and anecdotal evidence it appears to me that once the "Low on space" message appears in the status bar the gmail app stops syncing and stops notifying me of new emails. ...
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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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App searches in wrong directory

I just installed DroidID3Tagger, however it just searches for my music files in /mnt/sdcard, my music however is in /mnt/emmc. Is there anything I can do instead of moving the files? I'm using CM9 ...
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What's in Chrome's data?

I'm running stock 4.1.2 on a Wolfgang AT-AS43D4 (not rooted). According to DiskUsage, I have about 755 MiB app storage in total, of which I have currently around 100 MiB free space left, so I try to ...
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Install an app on android without SD card

How can one install an app on an android with no SD card? I tried doing so with dropbox but I was unable to download the file. I'm thinking astro file manager might let me but I've been unable to ...
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insufficient storage error while updating installed apps [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What can I do to manage my phone’s internal storage? I recently purchased a new Android mobile (Samsung Galaxy Y duos), running on Android 2.3.6. It have 8 GB microSD as ...
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Looking for a way to shrink the size of MP3 files

I have a lot of MP3 files on my phone and I would like to re-size them to save space. (Note: I do not want to trim the audio file.) I know I may lose some quality, but it is fine. What is the best ...
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Back up sdcard to cloud

Problem: I have an internal flash drive (/sdcard) with "stuff I don't like losing". Due to a bug in ClockworkMod Recovery, it got wiped the other day. I had been manually backing up my entire card to ...
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Does moving an app to external (SD) storage also make it write application data and cache to external storage?

I have very little internal storage installed on my Nexus One. Almost every app I am installing fires a system low on internal storage notification. I moved all applications to external storage but it ...
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/data/data nightmare: FC's because of 100% Utilisation

I feel like I need to clear things from /data/data every 2 to 3 days to prevent cascading FCs when it becomes 100% full. Is there any possible way to move any of that data to the SD card (and still ...
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How can I remove pictures from contacts to save space?

I am desperate for app space on my HTC Desire. When looking at what I use app storage for, i can see that 12 mb (since this question was first asked this has grown to 16 mb) is spent on contacts. This ...
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Space issues and rooting

I have a Huawei IDEOS u8150 running Froyo. Ever since I got this device, I've been running into low disk space problems (because of only 150 MB internal space). So I've had enough and moved all the ...
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Dismounting the emulated sd card to be used as internal storage and use the physical sd card instead?

Any way to Dismount the emulated sd card to be used as internal storage and use the physical sd card instead?
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Clear Google Play Failed Download Space

I recently tried installing an app that was around 1.8GB to my Nexus 7 (8GB). it's a device with unfortunately small internal storage, so I had about 2GB free before attempting the install. I come ...
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How to free up more storage (upgrading to 4.2 made me lose 6GB)?

So this morning, I bought a new game and it required a large file download. I went to download it and a message told me that I had 0mb of space remaining. This seemed odd to me because last time I ...
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Is some of my internal memory missing?

I have an HTC Wildfire (the original, not the S version). It is supposed to have 512MB of memory. When I check my free space in the app manager I noticed I have around 185MB. Why is this? I am using ...
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How to access the internal memory if the screen is blacked out?

I dropped my Samsung Note 2, and the screen is now completely black. The phone opens & touch the screen seems to be only partly responsive because I can see the white previous & menu icons ...
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Repartitioning Internal Memory of Android Device

How can I repartition my device such that the storage for device internal usage (i.e application storage or internal memory) can be increased in lieu of decreasing the User available memory. ...
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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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Is there any camera application that can save photos on internal storage?

So my SD card reader is broke, and my only possibility of ever taking photos again is to use the internal memory. The default camera option, says that no SD card was detected and if you press ...
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LG Optimus Logic Transferring apps to Micro SD instead of internal memory

I recently purchased an LG Optimus Logic Net10 phone which runs Android 2.3.6. The phone was advertised as having 1GB internal Memory and also came with a 4GB Micro SD. When I download apps, they ...
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what is my personal data storage as opposed to program storage and how can I reduce it?

I am using Android 2.2, samsung galaxy tablet. When I look at task manager, summary it list 4 types of storage 1. program mine is 1.1 / 1.5 gb full 2. personal data 59.35 / 81.26 megabytes 3. ...
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How to install a ringtone into internal memory?

I am using a custom ringtone. It is a mp3 which is stored on the external SD card. When my phone is connected via USB to my computer and the SD card is mounted, my phone uses a default ringtone on ...
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Why does my Galaxy S keep corrupting and resetting?

My Samsung Galaxy S was working well, but about a month ago it turned itself off, and upon restarting went through the initial setup again (language, keyboard, etc.). At the same time, lots of apps ...
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Why am I getting a “Low on Space” warning and having other weird problems?

Yesterday I got a warning that the "phone storage space is low." Because of that I can't receive SMS messages. I tried to uninstall applications - the system shows me that the application is being ...
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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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Disable the sd card emulation and use only the external sd card?

My Mother has a Samsung tablet, which is not rooted. She always gets confused with the different sdcard locations, as some apps store their data on the physical sdcard and others drop data to the ...
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Removed storage/emulated/0 file and lost access to all files

I was cleaning up my files using the PC and I accidentally removed storage/emulated/0 file completely. I can no longer access images, music or files in general. Is there anything I can do at this ...
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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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How to mount my Galaxy Nexus storage under Debian?

I can't copy anything to my Galaxy Nexus right now. I've installed mtpfs 0.9-3 and tried to mount the storage of my Galaxy Nexus with mtpfs -o allow_other /media/phone. When I try to change to the ...
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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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How much space do the data of apps take on the phone storage?

As I am seriously out of space on my phone storage on my HTC Desire, I would like an overview of how much phone storage each app takes up. The point is that I can see how much space the data of each ...
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data/log folder causes “internal storage has run out of space” message

So all of a sudden I'm seeing the dreaded "storage space running out" message. I'm running the nightlies of cyanogemod 10 on galaxy s2. I looked into the storage manager and the numbers didn't add ...
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How to check if an available update will take up more storage or less than the one currently installed version?

How can I check if an available update of a given app that I already have installed will take up more or less storage space than the one currently installed from the information in the play.google.com ...
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What kinds of memory does an Android device have?

What kind/types of memory (or data storage devices) does and android device have, and what information is stored in that type of memory? I know of: Internal memory RAM Memory ROM Memory Storage ...
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Memory Expansion For Asus Eeepad Transformer

Hello I am planning on getting the 16GB version of the Eeepad Transformer, however I would want to upgrade the memory via the expansion slot.Does anyone have an idea up to how many gigs the expansion ...
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Android tool to find what's taking space, and delete it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What can I do to manage my phone's internal storage? Basically, I'm looking for an Android version of SpaceMonger or WinDirStat.
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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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How can I use my internal storage as extra RAM?

So I asked this question on this site and got this answer. Now that I'm rooted, I'm ready to take this route. I've tried looking for ways but almost all the results that came up were unrelated. So ...
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How much user-available memory do you need?

How much user-available memory is needed in an android phone that runs Gingerbread and is likely to be upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich in order to be able to install and work with a reasonable number ...
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Accessing the internal phone memory by swapping out the SIM card

Is it possible to access an Android phone's internal memory by switching out the SIM card? My Android phone, with no SD card, has been stolen but access to the phone is locked via the "graphical ...
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How to access the internal ringtone folder on rooted 2.2?

I have a rooted Samsung GT5510 running 2.2. I have tried in vain, using different file explorers, to locate the built in ringtones (folder). Can someone please point me to the right path? Is it inside ...
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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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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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How can I symlink the /cache folder on boot?

After rooting and installing link2sd on my HTC Explorer, I still have low memory issues. On Google Play, I can't download apps larger than 10-15M. This is because the /cache folder is in the internal ...
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What to do when the Dalvik cache is full but the operating system does not recognize it?

I have a strange scenario - my dalvik cache is full of dex files - around 150MB of space, but it appears that the operating system does not recognize these files as related to any application. I ...
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Why do I get phone storage is getting low when I've un-installed almost all apps?

I keep getting "phone storage is getting low" constantly even though I've removed almost all the apps I've installed. Is there a way to look in the phone storage to see what are the contents? Google ...
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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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Huge “Data” when using DiskUsage in Innternal Memory

My Lenovo P770's internal memory usage is very large – although I have deleted some unimportant data/apps. This is what it looks like using DiskUsage application: Screenshot (click for larger ...