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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Why Android says that I am using a lot of storage in pictures and videos?

If I see the Internal Storage, it says that I am using 4.7 GB in "Pictures, videos". However, when I do click in it, I see the gallery, where in total I am using 93.98 MB!! How is this possible? What ...
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“Insufficient Storage Error” when updating and Downloading

My question is probably the same as many other questions like "Fix Google Play insufficient storage error without rooting my phone", and similar to that one, i want to do it without rooting my phone. ...
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Why WhatsApp is eating up my internal memory?

This is a follow up question from this question. After installation, WhatsApp is about 10-20MB but when I restore my messages (through backup stored on my sd card) the size jumps to 110MB+ Why that ...
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How do I change the storage directory for Playstore apps in a device running lollipop?

Just wanted to change my storage directory from internal storage to SD card, unfortunately , I am unable to do this.Could anyone provide a solution ? The device I am using is Samsung Tab S running ...
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Make more internal storage available

I'm running a SlimKat ROM on Sony Xperia Z Ultra. Officially the device has 16GB storage installed, but only 11.79GB are available to the user. I know that all the rest is reserved for the OS needs. ...
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Transfer all data files from internal memory to external SD card

I would like to know how to transfer entire internal drive to external micro SD card on the Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen? The reason is my phone is saying it can't update because there is no space ...
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Can't move apps to SD card on Moto E

I recently purchased Moto E with Android 4.4.2 and soon after filled up the internal 4gb with apps. I installed a 32gb SD card and nothing moves to it. Not even new apps. How can I set the default ...
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Inconsistence when showing internal memory size

I've done a lot of research trying to deal with 'absurd' 'not enough internal storage' errors when updating my apps on my Huawei Ascend P7. I've got those messages although I've got over 2 GB free. ...
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Can't access internal SD card on my phone

I recently upgraded my phone to android lolipop with cm 12 while doing so i first cleared all the data and also deleted my partition, now after installing lolipop i Can't access my internal storage on ...
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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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Lost 2 GB of internal storage after unsuccessful try to swap

I have a Alcatel C5 5036, initially with 4GB internal storage I have rooted it successfully, I tried to increase ram with "ROEHSOFT RAM Expander (SWAP)", After some unsuccessful tries, While any SWAP ...
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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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Can't Recover Data Due To Broken LCD/Screen

Broke the screen on my Samsung Galaxy S6 the other day. There is a visible crack on the screen itself and it does not show any image of the screen. It does have some touch response in certain parts of ...
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Failed app download off of Amazon Appstore is taking up internal phone storage

I tried downloading an app off of the Amazon Appstore(probably my first mistake), however after it was complete it said there was an error, the app was nowhere to be found, and then it started to ...
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Cached data keeps increasing

In setting->storage it repetatively shows me that my my app data goes above 100mb. When i clear it after 5-10mins it again shows me cached data above 100mb. Why does this happens?
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Space deleted but not reclaimed for re-use

I'm using Nexus 5. In the following image, you can see that I have total space of 12.55GB. Apps in the dark green bar on the left taking up more than 1/3 of that with 4.93GB. The light gray ...
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My LG is indicating low storage space

My LG is indicating low storage space. I cannot install new applications. I still have more than 7G free space. Please what can i do?
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2,5 GB free storage is not enough to install aps on Huawei P7 mini, Android 4.4.2

I have Huawei P7 mini with Android 4.4.2. I'm generally installing apps on SD card which is almost completely free. I have, however, over 2,5 GB free internal storage. But Google Play don't let me ...
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How to increase internal Application Storage?

I brought a CHUWI v17HD, which has 8 GB internal storage. But application storage space available is just 1 GB. I want to increase the size of the internal application storage. How to do so?
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Unable to move or install apps to SD card

I have an Android phone and I'm trying to figure out how to download apps on to my SD card rather than my device. Currently, my phone is claiming it's too full to even download apps, despite having a ...
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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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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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What is the difference between system default, phone memory and system storage?

I'm using an Oppo Neo 5. I checked my preferred install locations and there is only "System Default", "Phone Memory", and "System Storage". Where is the SD card?
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Erronous Low Data Space Error on Droid Incredible

I've see this question asked a lot, but I haven't seen any real answers. I'm getting the low application data space error, but I have 440MB/750MB free on my internal storage. With more than 50% ...
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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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Where are cached email messages stored in the Gmail app?

Google recently disabled one of my Gmail accounts (and will apparently take several days to re-enable it), but luckily I have some emails I need right now saved in the Gmail app. Is there any way I ...
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Why can't I download an App in my MyPhone

I have my MyPhone A919i Duo for the past 2 years. I usually use it for only music, videos, photos, games and book apps. But when the storage is finally filled, I dealt with it for almost a year. Then ...
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Internal Storage 0B,Data wipe,Cache wipe Failed

I have a THOMSON MID 1002 tablet. I flashed the stock ROM twice successfully a long ago. Now, I've faced the following problem all of a sudden- Whenever I shut it down, it restarts and resets the ...
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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 to move application from internal storage to phone storage or sd card

i am using HTC Desire SV and android version is 4.0.4. In it there are three types of storage- 1) internal storage 2) phone storage and 3) storage card. My internal storage is almost full and i am not ...
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Installing to SDCard by default

I would like to know whether there is a way to tell Android to install applications on the micro SD card by default instead of having to download applications to internal memory first and then having ...
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“storage space running out” persists even after factory reset

edit: just for clarification: this phone has never been modified and is running 100% stock. what I have tried: Wipe Cache Partition factory reset from recovery menu I have a moto x that I just ...
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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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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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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 can I deal with “Low on Space” messages on my Android?

I keep getting the "Low on Space: Application data space is low. To free up" [the rest is cut off] message. I've moved every app I can over to the SD card, cleared the cache, compacted my K9 mail ...
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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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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 installed it. I clicked on a link to download a video file. Google chrome showed a toast message that the ...
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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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Low storage notification with 18GB Free!

I've googled a lot on the issue and came up with many dead ends. Basically a few hours ago my phone hit 0% and died, and when I got home and plugged it in it throws me a 'storage space running out' ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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How can I determine which block device corresponds to internal memory?

Premable: My MP707 phone gave me an "overheated battery" panic message earlier in the summer, adn told me to take out the battery immediately. (It had been sitting in the sun, and was probably just ...
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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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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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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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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 ...