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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Does Dropbox use local phone storage when set to display photos in the gallery?

As the title suggests, I would like to know if syncing my Android Gallery to Dropbox and changing the Cloud Dropbox setting to "Pictures - View pictures from Dropbox in Gallery" will use local storage ...
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Storage help on galaxy s4

I had a SD card in my phone that was really small...I went to the store to get a larger one so I would have more storage. A lot of my apps and such were on the old SD card. I backed up my phone prior ...
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Clean flash without SDCard

So, I want to flash a new rom with gapps. I've done this before, but I always did a factory reset and flashed the new rom which was in the downloads folder in my phone. I was wondering, if I wipe my ...
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Internal Memory Full,

My Motorola G 4G (XT1072) is full (4.6 Go) whereas the used storage is only 1.4 Go. I get messages of 'low internal storage' with and without the SD card. I tried several 'storage analysis' apps, but ...
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Folder named 'storage' inside internal storage?

Recently, I found a folder inside my internal storage called "storage". When I opened it in my pc, it showed only a few temp files inside it so I went ahead and deleted it. But it seems that is a ...
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How do I connect to my phone that's in vigilant coma?

So I have this phone that looks like it's working fine under the hood, but input (power button and touchscreen) as well as the output (display) are pretty much dead. Interlude on what happened ...
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Can RAM and ROM be increased after rooting a device?

How can I increase RAM and ROM after rooting my Lenovo A269I running Android 2.3.6? After rooting an Android would the RAM and ROM be increased? I have not rooted my device yet. But I want to do so.
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Alot internal memory used eventhough I have no files there

I recently noticed that I have +- 4GB of 6GB used space on my internal memory. I just bought a new memory card when I notice this when I moved all my data over to my sd card.. I also checked the ...
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space storage running out - “used space” using a lot of storage

Today my phone (galaxy s4 i9505) got some type of space storage problem, i removed a lot off apps and clear all the cache, first when the problem didn't start, i had 1,5GB space available, but now it ...
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Confused by 5 times same data on phone

I have the same data in the following maps: /mnt/sdcard /sdcard /storage/emulated/0 /storage/emulated/legacy /storage/sdcard0 /storage/ext_sd empty /storage/usb empty /sdcard2 empty It ...
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I have more apps than my max storage

As you can see in the screen shot my device recognises I have ~.5 gig of storage left, but I have an impossible amount of apps. When I moved a 230 MB app from SD to phone the apps storage when from 5....
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MotoX 2014 has 24GB out of 32GB available

Keeping in mind that the same OS(Lolipop) runs on MotoG which can be 8GB, how can it be that OS takes up 8GB? MotoX comes with only a couple of extra software, which surely cannot much space.. (Click ...
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Why can't I save apps into my SD-card?

I have a problem with my lenovo S750. When I want to download something the system says: Memory Full, Not enough storage space It's really frustrating since I cannot use the android at all! ...
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Same apps installed on different storage type locations

I own a HTC One SV with Android 4.2.2, which contains three storage types: 1.App storage 2.Phone storage 3.SD card storage. I have noticed that, I have the same apps listed in all the three ...
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Android Phone taking up more space than it should

I have a relatively new HTC ONE M8 running Android 5.0.1 (according to the settings page). The phone is supposed to have 10.5 GB space according to Windows, but at the moment only 945 MB is free (...
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Missing 20 Gigabyte of Free Space

I've recently noticed that my Galaxy Note 3 32GB model ran out of storage. My Samsung File Explorer App says that I've got about 3GB of storage left of 32GB. My problem now is that I can't figure out ...
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Insufficient memory message in error

I have a brand new 32GB SD card barely used, my phone even shows that it has 31.23GB of storage available, however when attempting to download an app it says I do not have enough memory. I have double ...
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Can I repartition the internal storage? [duplicate]

I have a phone with an SD card slot. The internal storage is partitioned into two such that if I go to Settings >> Storage it shows 3 storage areas: Phone Storage , Internal SD and External SD. I ...
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My S4 has a power issue. How do I access and save the data on the device memory without switching on the phone?

Truth be told, I have seen people access data off a phones local storage when the device has water damage or the screen is cracked by connecting it to a computer. How do I do this? As I used my phone ...
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Why won't my Kyocera Hydro let me download apps all of a sudden?

I do not have and SD card, however I do have plenty of device storage. I have deleted several apps, photos etc. and when I try to download apps such as Snapchat, it says insufficient storage. The ...
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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 isn'...
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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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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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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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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. http://...
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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 ...