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 can't music players find my audio files?

On my Nexus 4, there's a folder called /sdcard/Music/ (or just /Music when browsing the phone's storage; Windows 7 calls it Computer\Nexus 4\Internal storage\Music) and I've put a lot of songs in ...
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LG Optimus Logic- How to move apps such as facebook to internal memory or SD card [duplicate]

Quick background to the problem experienced: My phone has 3 types of memory: "phone memory" (less than 200 MB), "internal memory"(1 GB), and an SD card (4GB). When I first download any app, it goes ...
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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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Internal storage low even when 48 MB free of 150 MB (HTC Explorer)

This warning constantly shows in the notification area even when I have cleared the internal memory. 48 of 150MB is free. Could you please help me get rid of this warning/alert?
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What is the difference between system memory and internal storage?

I am using LG Optimus L3. When I look into the app manager, there is a system memory of 157MB and an internal storage of 1GB. I can't install all the apps on internal storage. It's something like ...
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1answer
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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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2answers
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Can I install an app directly to my SD card?

I'm trying to install a large application (EA games' Scrabble free), but I have insufficient space on my phone, so I can't complete the installation. I have plenty of space on my SD card though, but I ...
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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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How to access the internal memory of HTC Explorer

I have HTC Explorer and with Root Explorer put a file into /system/lib directory. After reset, the phone will not boot. Now I cannot access to the internal memory via the phone and I need to access ...
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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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1answer
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LG Lucid doesn't recognize SD card as extra memory when dealing with photos [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I deal with “Low on Space” messages on my HTC Incredible? I have an LG Lucid, and recently (more or less) learned how to put files (music, etc.) on it from my ...
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1answer
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Insufficient space when downloading Go Launcher EX? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “Insufficient storage” when trying to install anything on htc thunderbolt When I download the Go Launcher Ex App from the play store, it downloads okay but shows ...
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1answer
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Karbon A9+ System space and Internal Storage

I have recently moved from iPhone 3G(3 years) to Karbon A9+(ICS). While my mobile is showing GBs of space available, I frequently get Low System space warning. I had then added a 8 GB external SD ...
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Installing HD Games on HTC Desire SV,low memory

I have an HTC Desire SV, which has almost the same specs as Desire X. The problem is I'm unable to install HD games, since the phone storage has only 800MB space. I have gone to Settings > Apps ...
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1answer
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How can I see how “Internal” storage is used

How can I see how apps are using Internal Storage? How can I see percistent/constant usage? How can I see how much applications on SD-card would use extra, if I moved them to the phone. I am ...
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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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Purchasing sd card will solve “insufficient memory storage” issue?

After unsuccesfully rooting my android 4.1.1 tab,I can't download anny apps even though I still have 4 gb of free memory on my internal storage. I've done factory resetting but it didn work,will ...
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“Low on space” message on an android tablet

I just got a Agptek 9" tablet. It's running android 4.04, ICS with 8GB storage and 512MB of RAM. It generally runs great. After a few days the tablet is getting a "low on space" error message in ...
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LG L3 : difference between system memory and internal memory [duplicate]

I'm using LG L3 E405, and when I see memory usage in App Manager. I see there three sections: First is system memory (just about 200M), second is internal memory (1 GB) and last is my sd card (8GB). ...
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Rooting android,did it really ruin application?

After rooting my android tab 4.1,I noticed that my internal storage was corrupted. All my apps dissapear.and when I try to install it ,it said that I have insufficient storage.How come this happen ...
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SD card won't format on my Samsung Galaxy S3

My Samsung Galaxy S3 tells me that I have used up all of my memory. So, I bought a brand-new 32GB SD card, and placed it in the phone. I went to storage settings and followed the instructions to ...
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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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1answer
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App install failed but files are still filling up the phone

I installed the game N.O.V.A.3. When it was finished, I got an error message saying that the install failed. However, the 1.7GB that the game required are still missing from my phone. The app does not ...
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1answer
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How to get rid of bogus “Phone storage full” message (cannot send SMSs) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why am I getting a “Low on Space” warning and having other weird problems? I tried to compose a new SMS (text message): I tapped "New Message" and I got this error ...
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Application backup/restore - for saving resources

I was thinking I could completely backup apps to the SD card, and then restore them when needed. This for saving system resources. Is there some efficient way to do this?
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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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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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2answers
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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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Message Memory Full, Incoming message rejected

I got this message on my phone: Message Memory full Incoming message rejected I have deleted a lot of messages, and I have also run the memory cleaners I have on my phone. What should I ...
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How do I access my phone (not my SD card) from my computer?

I have an MyTouch 4G from TMobile. It's running android 2.3.4. How do I put put a file and delete files from the phone itself, not just the SD card?
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Why is there such a difference in the amount of internal memory?

So first, when I go to Settings -> Apps this is what is shown: (Click image to enlarge) After some time ~20 seconds, the amount of space left is this: (Click image to enlarge) Why does this ...
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Limited internal storage, how to shift stuff to sd card

Total Available Internal storage on my Sony Ericsson is ~412MB. This is really low but many apps apparently need to be installed there and others still need a footprint even after being shifted to SD ...
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2answers
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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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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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How much internal storage for apps does Nexus 4 have?

Please tell me that 16GB of internal storage as mentioned on NEXUS 4 is available for apps or for apps it creates separate internal storage thing as it does in Nexus S...
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internal memory Vs SD card [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unable to move few Apps to SD Card Can I force move to sd card applications that don't want to be moved there? Why do Android phones require installations mostly ...
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Android ROM, RAM, Internal storage, External storage and Battery utilization [closed]

I would like to know how the Android OS manages memory for Applications. When are the various memory hardware components like ROM, RAM, Internal storage and External storage used during an ...
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Installing downloaded apks from external site

I have just downloaded APK files of a software from a website to my laptop. My question is if I install this on my phone, will it be installed in the phone memory or in the SD card memory? I couldn't ...
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Can't mount internal storage on RAZR MAXX HD

I recently upgraded to a RAZR MAXX HD. On my old phone, I could just plug it into my computer (Debian Linux) and I'd get two automounted drives (internal storage and external SD card). On the MAXX HD, ...
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Internal storage, phone storage and SD card

I am new to Android (v4.0.4) and trying to understand it. By looking at the storage setting, I found the followings are listed: Internal storage: total space 807MB Phone storage: total space ...
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Application being closed due to low memory error in Samsung Galaxy S

I am using a Samsung Galaxy S device. For the last month my device is continuously showing "Application being Closed due to Low Memory Error" notifications. There is no any question about Internal ...
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2answers
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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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What would the effective memory space be in a 8GB Nexus 4?

So, the Nexus 4 doesn't have an external micro SD card slot, which of course is bad. So, how much of memory space would I get to use for installing applications, copying music, videos etc ?
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Insufficient storage updating Android app [duplicate]

Every time my Nexus S attempts to update Chrome, It displays an error stating "Insufficient storage available". According to "Manage apps" I have 412MB of internal storage available, which should be ...
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2answers
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How to increase device's memory storage?

I have an ATT Samsung Galaxy Note. It keeps saying I have low memory, yet I have an external 32Gb SD card and there are 10GB on device left. I don't get why the system memory is being used up. I have ...
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Memory settings menu inconsistently shows internal storage half-empty and completely full at the same time

I own a sony xperia tipo that has around 2 gigabytes of internal storage. Today, I got a warning that my phone's internal storage is full, while using google currents, so I went to the storage menu ...
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Really know what is using internal storage [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What can I do to manage my phone’s internal storage? I am constantly running into the "Low Space" warning so I would like to know what is really consuming the phone's ...
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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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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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Move Mail storage from phone's internal memory to the SD Card

I am not too concerned with the security aspect of putting my mail on the SD card, I am however very interested in moving the mail storage from the phone's internal memory to the SD card. I have ...