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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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 ...
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i want to set the sd card as default download location in htc desire 500,how?

In my mobile the apps are only downloading in my phone's memory I think which is full my sd card has a space of 16 GB only 1 GB is used in it and I want that when I download apps it directly goes to ...
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Apps storing data in non-existent SD Card

I had a few encounters with apps corrupting because part of their data was somehow stored into my SD Card. So I decided to move everything back into internal memory, format the SD Card, un-mount it ...
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My app is moved to my SD card but still takes up space on my phone storage, why? [duplicate]

I moved some apps onto my SD card because there is no space left on my phone, but according to the phone storage the app is still stored on the phone and not SD card, yet when I remove the SD card the ...
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Moto E does not download apps due to “insufficient storage space”

My Moto E isn't letting me download apps due to "insufficient storage space". I clear cached data all the time. I don't have any apps installed and I have 194mb free on the internal storage and 56gb ...
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can't download apps

My Moto E says insufficient storage space available every time I try to download an app. I don't have any apps currently installed and I clear all of my cache data frequently. My internal storage has ...
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internal storage space

On my Alcatel One touch Fierce It says that I have 354mb of downloads But when I clicked on it it says that I don't have any downloads. Does anyone understand what's happening and how to fix it?
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What happens when I wipe the internal storage of a device using TWRP?

When I wipe the internal storage using TWRP recovery, does this fully wipe the contents of the phone's hard disk, leaving a blank, unformatted space? After doing this, will I be able to restore the ...
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/data and /storage/sdcard0 seems to refer to the same place? Why?

On my "8GB" device (which I believe doesn't have an extra physical sdcard installed (I have to unscrew it to see that)) I have the following df output: Filesystem Size Used Free ...
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accessing internal storage of android device without powering on device

i own a canvas micromax. while experimenting with the motherboard i accidentally screwed with the power button. my device is as such fine but the power button has stopped functioning due to which i ...
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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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how to move photos to sd card on htc desire 310

hi i have a htc desire 310 and my phone memory is full and cant update apps. does anyone know how to move photos from my phone memory to sd card? Thanks
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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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LG Unify External to Internal

I have a LG Unify, which has a pathetic 1.2 gigs of internal storage and I put in a 16 gig SD Card which is showing up, but all the apps pile on to the internal one and there is no Move App to SD Card ...
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Recovering deleted photos on internal memory

I read the tag wiki and about 10 pages deep of questions tagged data-recovery, but it only depressed me. I deleted a folder of photos off of my phone by accident and need to retrieve them. I haven't ...
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SD Card and Sony Xperia E3

I recently purchased a 16gb SanDisk SDHC card by mistake (the website said it was a normal SD card, not SDHC.) I put the card in and it seems to be working fine, but I was curious if there could be ...
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How do I make Whatsapp read multiple similar databases?

Recently I got a new phone,and finally discovered that the Whatsapp FAQ teaches how to transfer messages from one phone to another,assuming both is android. So, I managed to transfer from my old ...
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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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How can I install apps to 'Phone capacity'

I have a General Mobile Discovery 16GB, Android 4.2.1 -- Kernel 3.4.5 When I go to my storage settings, I have this screen. Click image for larger version Now my apps are installed on system ...
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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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Why wiping “Data” in recovery doesn't wipes my Media in Internal SD card?

My phone doesn't support removable SD card. When I open Titanium Backup app on my rooted Oneplus One (CM12), I see (at the bottom) in the Overview few specs including System ROM usage and Internal+...
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is there a way i can revive a video file from burstlyvideocache

I lost videos that are irreplaceable and i believe that i found them in the burstlyvideocache. But it says it's unsupported.Is there any way to reload these files and get precious memories of my life ...
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I moved some apps to SD, why haven't int/ext storage changed? [duplicate]

The apps were all user-downloaded. Transfer size should have created generous internal storage "breathing room." Details: Samsung Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 Via Android App Manager(AAM) reported ...
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Huge system data on my Blu quattro phone, #9009# does not work

Most of my Blu quattro (not rooted) phone's storage is taken by system data. I checked it with the DiskUsage application (system data takes about 800 MB of my 1 GB of phone memory). I saw this to be a ...
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The SamsungGalaxyAce doesn't let me download apps!Even with a huge SD Card

I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace and a 4GB SD card, I only have one app that is whatsapp, and When I try to download another app That is 40MG(a lot less than 4GB), it says insufficient Space, but I go to ...
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Space Issue on data directory Android using Galaxy Note

I am using Galaxy Note 1 and have 2GB of data directory in which i install and use thirdparty apps. But the data directory was almost always full, so I rooted my device to find out what was taking the ...
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Moto g partitions deleted .How to flash internal partitions again Emmc

UPDATE I have found this xda post with the partition table and sizes of the moto g. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=48855450&postcount=35 I also found this xda post where they ...
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Internal storage fills up

I had a sony xperia C with a 16GB memory card... My internal storage kept filling up which made it unable to update or download any apps. The only apps i had was whatsapp and instagram. Sent my phone ...
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i have a sd card but still no storage space

I have a textbook android tablet and a SD card but when I try to download apps like viber and other apps they say I have insufficient space and my tablet is saying storage space is running out some ...
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Will removing /system apps give any usable space on lollipop?

In earlier versions I've pushed updated apk's to /system manually from time to time as it annoyed me to have an extra older version of Google+, Play store, Youtube, Keep, actually ALL the preinstalled ...
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Application self uninstalls

I have a Galaxy S4, Eu version, not rooted updated a few days ago to Lollipop. Today 2 strange things happened: The phone was connected to charging cable but charge was interrupted when it was at ...
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Is there anyway to increase 'App Storage' space on a HTC One X?

I'm currently using 6.48GB of 6.76GB 'App storage' on my HTC One X of which 4.95GB is classed as 'other'. I've seen some guides which suggest methods to extend storage onto an SD card but the HTC One ...
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How to copy a file to the built-in NAND flash storage on an Android device?

So I'm cheap and not going to spend $50.00 on a 16 GB SD card to hold data, and my built-in NAND storage has 16 GB and 13 GB free, so that's sufficient; however, there seems to be no immediate, easy ...
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Loading from External SD / Saving to ExtSD

I rooted my device, an Android off-brand tablet, and finally found a way to get all my files onto my 32gb SD card instead of the internal SD. However, it says my apps aren't installed now when I click ...
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Cannot enable USB mass storage (UMS) after changing internal SD card to emulated

After I changed internal SD card to emulated (previous was on it's own partition) I cannot enable USB mass storage of internal card. I got inspired by section "Emulated primary only (like Nexus 4)" in ...
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HTC One model c525c, errors downloading from Play Store (491, 905, 915, and insufficient space) [duplicate]

Earlier this month I thought I had a virus so I factory reset my phone, which is rooted. I have been trying to reinstall my games, over 40 of them. Only have 6 of them now and my phone keeps telling ...
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Directly storing apps in SD Card

So I bought an 'Swees' Android phone recently, with ~150mb Internal storage + 4gb External SD Card. I downloaded Android SDK manager on my mac, installed necessary packages and ran the 'adb' file in ...
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Why am I not getting access to the full internal storage space?

Please note: There are similar questions to this one, but this is different: in this case I am root reading all the block data directly from /dev/block/*, not a regular user trying to save files to ...
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How often does Android have to decompress an app's APK and OBB files?

According to one of great answers to this question, Android has to decompress each application's APK and OBB files before the app can be run. Is this decompression performed each and every time an ...
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What is the difference between application cache and data?

Every app has data and cache. In Android, what is the difference between the two?
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Not enough space to update apps

How do I make more space on my phone to update apps or download more stuff if my phone has a 16GB SD card and I have 14.25GB left?
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How to fix whatsapp showing Unable to load image data?

I am using a Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 phone, and now my Whatsapp is showing an error "Unable to load image data". I cant even change my display picture or down/upload media to it. Is something wrong ...
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Unable to Install more Apps in Micromax Unite 2

I have Micromax Unite 2, in which 1GB RAM, 1GB Phone Storage, 8 GB Internal SD Card. I have just installed few apps like whatsapp, facebook, skype and Microsoft Lync. After installed these apps, phone ...
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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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Apps checking for app data in sd card instead of internal memory

I have an android phone with 13gb usable internal memory. I have many apps installed in it like fifa etc. I have been using the phone for quite some time without any sd card. Today I got an sd card ...
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Where do I find files that I have chosen to “keep on Device” from Google Drive?

I know that I can save a file to my device from Google Drive but I can't find where they are stored in the File Manager app. Can anyone help please?
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What does SD card Update do?

I have a built in SD card on my Tablet. I just want to know what will happen on my tablet if I would update my SD card. Do I need to back up my files in doing it? Thanks.