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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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 ...
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Can I add a shortcut to a locally stored file?

I'd like to add a shortcut on Android 4.2.1 to a local pptx file. Is that possible ?
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Storing data on external SD Card in Android 4 (ICS) for Sony Xperia J?

I searched the web and several forums, but still haven't found a good answer. I bought a Sony Xperia J. It's a pretty basic phone with Android 4 (ICS). It has 800 MB of Phone memory and 4 GB of ...
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I keep getting storage errors but I have plenty of free space, what is safe to remove from internal storage?

I keep getting these errors: Screenshot #1: install errors (click image to enlarge) But according to the storage settings I should have plenty of free space: Screenshot #2: free space (click ...
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Internal memory decreased even if no apps is installed

I have an Alcatel 918N Glory X with internal memory of around 320MB (160 of which goes to RAM) I have been installing quite a few apps and moved them to SD card and I notice that the internal memory ...
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Missing space on internal storage

I have a GT-I9195 running Lollipop 5.1.1 (currently PAC-ROM) which in theory has 8GB of internal memory. However, I can't seem to track down what exactly has happened to all that space. With a paltry ...
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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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Shred an internal or system partition

There are quite a few apps that lets a user delete the media or data partitions so it won't be recoverable - by re-writing "junk" data over and over again on the free storage space. Still, is there ...
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Transferring data from SD Card to Internal Memory and vice versa

I have a Smartphone; Sony XPERIA SP with Android 4.3 (updated). While recently updating the apps on my phone, it told me that the Internal Memory was close to full. So I inserted a 2 GB microSD Card ...
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No USB Storage Mode on GalaxyNexus running 4.2.2

I have a GalaxyNexus running Android 4.2.2 I just want to quickly backup some data files to my PC. I'm pretty sure I've done this many times before, but I guess not on this phone. I have the Android ...
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Is there a way to get a disk image of the user storage space on modern Android devices?

I want to know if it's possible to get a "disk image" of the storage space on Android devices when they don't use external storage like SD cards. I'm mostly interested because my kids factory reset ...
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Storage on HTC desire X

The internal storage on my phone is almost full. The storage screen tells me 2.77GB / 2.91 GB taken Apps 0.89GB Other 1.89 GB Available 138MB What is this "other" and how can I clean it up? I ...
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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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Saving contacts on Nexus 4

I'm using the Nexus 4 with android 4.3 and i have a problem. Since i don't want to never, ever sync my contacts with google (when i choose the phone it lasts about 5 years so no need to worry about ...
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Can I repartition the internal storage of my device to make space for apps?

I have a T-Mobile Concord and it has little memory (probably standard amount). It is used up by applications that I don't use or don't need. I would like to partition the OS so that I can increase ...
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Samsung Galaxy S having internal sd card problems

I have Samsung Galaxy SLCD having android 2.2.1 which is around one and half year old. Around one month back my it started showing message in notification bar 'internal sd card removed unexpectedly' ...
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Help with LG Optimus Logic Memory

I recently purchased an LG Optimus Logic for StraightTalk, which runs Android 2.3.6. The phone was advertised as having 1GB internal Memory and also came with a 4GB Micro SD. I've used the phone for ...
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Forcing apps to install/download on SD

I have a HTC Desire, which has a limited space in the phone. Therefore I want to make all apps install to the SD card by default. However, I can't make it work. I have tried the pm ...
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How to increase the internal memory of HTC desire GSM?

I have S-offed my phone installed the rom oxygen with HBOOT oxygen_r2. My internal phone storage was almost doubled from 115 MB left before installing HBOOT and now it is 298 MB left after installing ...
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Is there anyway to access and write data to the internal storage or System Storage from PC?

I tried to detect my Android storage in Windows. But Windows only detect one storage device, which is my external storage (when activated). How do I actually activate or share the internal storage, so ...
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What's the perfect internal storage preserving technique? Does link2sd and data2sd interfere?

I have a rooted ZTE Blade with a fast 8 Gbyte SD card (it's fast enough, and partitioned to 6G + 2G) running on CM7, and I'm using LINK2SD, but I'm not perfectly happy with it. Altough, LINK2SD is far ...
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Is the Google Nexus S capable of reading the exFAT file format?

If I backup, reformat the internal memory "disk" of my Google Nexus One (running Android 2.3.4) into the exFAT format (for storage of file sizes over 4GB) and restore the contents, will it spasm and ...
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Use a disk image for Link2SD's 2nd partition

Well, this question is targeted for those few devices without support for an external SD card as well as merged storage, for example my Micromax Canvas Knight A350. I thought this up today: If we ...
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Comixology comic store to SD card, not internal storage

Comixology insists on storing its downloaded comics on the internal storage. This is clearly rather annoying since it is tiny compared to gigantic external SD card that is installed. The OS version ...
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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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How to use a memory card?

I've recently bought an android phone with only about 2GB memory. After this, I bought a 8GB memory card and it was inserted into the phone. How to control which data is stored in the phone itself ...
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Apps on SD Card taking up internal storage (

My phone has been claiming the impossible for a while (see screenshot). Namely, it claims that more internal memory is being used than is available, and hence it is rather difficult for me to download ...
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Problem with Partitioned Internal SD card! I can't get full size back!

I have a Android Matricom G-Tab Quantum Tablet with 1 GB of internal memory (tablet and system Space) and a 16 GB internal storage. I was running out of space in the 1 GB memory and since Android ...
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modiying vold.fstab

I have tried to swap phone storage to external storage by modiying vold.fstab. After rebooting my Kata i3, I can't access phone storage, sd card and extnal usb storage. Previous storage setting ...
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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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Convert Internal Storage to Phone Storage

I have a Wiko Darkmoon running 4.2.2 (Wiko hasn't upgraded to 4.4 yet). The phone is advertised as having 4gb storage, which breaks down as Cache: ~123MB, /cache Internal: ~1008MB, /data ...
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I have a problem with the android internal memory allocation is permanent

Has the android "internal memory allocation freeze" been solved? Example: GS3 internal memory full with photos (picassa sync issue). After moving problem photos to SD card, the internal memory is ...
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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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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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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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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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Targetting SDCard vs Phone Storage

I bought a new phone. It runs JellyBean 4.1.1. It has got 2.5GB Phone storage and Internal Storage of 512 MB. Thats what I find when I go to Manage Apps section of the settings. I can move apps ...
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Can not write to internal storage on Nexus 4

I connect the Nexus 4 to the computer (Win7), and go Computer\Nexus 4\Internal storage. I can copy from it, I can create folders, but I can not copy data to it. I had the previous one replaced ...
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Message Memory Full in Samsung Galaxy Young Duos & Screenshot transferring

I have a Samsung Galaxy Young Duos. I got it for Christmas in 2012 and recently it has begun to tell me i have insufficient storage etc. Today it told me " Cannot receive message, Device to full..." ...
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Low internal memory, but high local and SD memory [duplicate]

I have a MID android tablet which has been giving me low storage messages during some downloads lately. But when I check, the local and SD have practically 3GB free. So, where is this data going, and ...
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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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Motorola Triumph - how to decrease internal memory (clear log files) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What can I do to manage my phone's internal storage? Something is secretly eating up my tablet memory and I need help finding it I am wondering if there is a way, ...