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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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, ...
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How to mount the internal storage of the Droid 3?

My father just got a Droid 3, and it has something like 12 or 16 gigs of internal storage. I'm trying to mount that storage to his laptop so he can transfer over music, but I'm not getting the USB ...
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Problems with downloading apps

I have recently brought a Samsung Cooper and when i was trying to download an app from the market it keeps saying insufficient memory on device. My phone has a 16GB memory card and the internal memory ...
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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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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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Android tablet very laggy and freezing for 3 minutes (slow internal storage?)

I have Pipo M9 Pro with Android 4.2.2 OS is quite laggy and to use Chrome is almost impossible... it is so very slow and sometimes I cannot do anything for 3-5 min because of freezing. I made some ...
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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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Running out of Memory while installing SPB Shell 3D APK

I am using LG P500 phone, running Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). I am installing SPB Shell 3D APK file which I got from internet. After some time it shows error that Memory Full, Please Uninstall Some ...
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Is the rooted hack for Move to SD card better than the option built into the Android Phone OS?

What I have found recently: In order to save space on my device (Galaxy S5) I attempted to use the 'move to SD card' option. This has not really helped all that much. It seems that it uncompresses an ...
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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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Repartition Internal Storage of SGH-I717

I've come across some variations of this question, but I'm unable to find a definitive solution. I have a Samsung Galaxy Note SGH-I717, currently running Android 4.1.2. The phone is advertised as ...
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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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my tablet is not using my external SD card for storage

I have an 8 gig SD card I plugged into my tablet. When I go to settings and look at storage I can see I have a 7.2 gigs free on my external SD card. I downloaded a 700 meg file to /mnt/sdcard/Download ...
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Can 'coredump' folder be deleted safely?

Internal memory (1.21 GB) of my phone is mainly occupied by a folder named 'coredump' (size ~900 MB). Will it be safe to delete it? What should i do to release this memory?
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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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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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How to fix internal sd mounting error?

I have a T-Mobile Vibrant i9000 SGH-T959 variant phone, phone suddenly stops working error message: movinand open fail E:Can't mount /dev/block/mmcblk0p1 (or /dev/block/mmcblk0) (No such ...
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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 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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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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Increase internal storage of android device

I have 178MB on internal storage and I'm out of space, currently I have installed CM 10.1 and I want to know what choices do I have to get more space to install new applications, removing applications ...
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How can I determine the space used by contacts on my Android device?

How can I see how much space my contacts data is using on Android, including pictures? I have quite a lot contacts (~2500). I have four android devices (2.1, 2.3, and 4.0.4). Only one of those is ...
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Apps take up space but do not show up on app list

I'm developing applications using Icenium (new IDE for hybrid app development), I have been testing all day without any problems, deleting the apps from phone, rebuilding the apps, etc. At some point ...
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How is the internal storage of the Galaxy S III allocated?

I've noticed that Verizon offers 2 versions of the Galaxy S3: 16 GB and 32 GB. I'm trying to determine if it would be worthwhile to get the larger storage. Is the device storage an extension of the ...
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why do I have to move my apps manually to the SD card to free up space?

If the internal memory is so precious why doesn't Android move the apps to the SD card automatically. I just don't get the logic of searching through the All Apps list one by one to get a couple of ...
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Download from internet to phone hard drive. Droid x rooted

My droid x recently got damaged and the sd reader no longer works, is there some way to download from the internet to the phone's hard drive rather than the sd card?
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How to clear up SMS space?

I just got a notification that I can't receive an SMS because "the space/memory was full". Which is it, the internal or SD space, and what's the best way to free it up? Note - I just installed a ...
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Internal storage management of files and folders

My Xiaomi phone stores some folders inside internal storage (cannot store app data to external) after installing some apps. And, when that app is uninstalled, these folders remain there. Also, I can ...
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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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Issues after using SD card as internal storage in Android Marshmallow

I got an update for Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and there's an option to use the SD card as internal storage. I did that and am now able to install apps, etc to it. But the problem is, all the apps which ...
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Problem with internal memory of a S4 mini

I have 1 month old S4 mini with 32 gb of internal storage. . I have only installed 3 apps on it and now it tells me it has insufficient internal memory to install any more. I have 20 photos on it and ...
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Application manager: no SD card present but applications still listed under “SD CARD” and what is USB storage?

The back of my Samsung Galaxy SIII has a slot for inserting an external memory SD card (MicroSD up to 32 GB) next to the SIM card slot, but I never purchased nor inserted any, just double checked just ...
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Why does my phone show less storage than it's supposed to? [duplicate]

I have a Lava Iris X1 (8GB ROM), but the storage shows up in two types. Internal storage total space is 3.54GB: Available : 2.52GB Apps (app data & media etc.) : ...
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How to Set the default storage of apps in my samsung galaxy young?

I have a samsung galaxy young. How can I Set The Default Storage of my apps from Internal memory to SD card. I can't Download Anything right now. Can you tell me how?
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Android 4.1.1 system is consuming 4GB of my memory? [duplicate]

I bought an Android 4.1.1 tablet, the ad said "comes with 8 GB". But when I go to the system configuration I get: INTERNAL 1,18 GB total Apps 0,90 GB Available 161 MB NAND FLASH Total 4,55 GB Free ...
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Backup gmail emails offline

I have an Android 4.1 phone. When I typically login into my gmail app, even if I am offline, I can see / read already downloaded emails. So, I have those two questions: Where are those emails saved ...
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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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Organizing Files Between Files Saved in External SD Card and Files Saved in Internal Drive

For example, let's say I want to take some settings for organizing the directory target. When I take photos, I want to automatically saved directly onto the removable SD card (external drive) while ...
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Insufficient storage availalable when there is plenty

My Samsung Galaxy Note 2 started giving the insufficient storage available after trying to transfer app to my SDCard using DroidSail Super App2sd lite. I uninstalled it before realizing there's a ...
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After removing old system app and installing the new version, it forces close

I'm using a custom ROM of CyanogenMod 7 (Android 2.3.5) on ZTE Racer. The ROM came with some default system apps like Gmail, Google Translate, Youtube and Adobe Reader. The old version of these apps ...
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Having a look at the contents of the Phone Memory?

In my Samsung Galaxy Y mobile phone, I am able to see the contents of my Memory Card but I am not able to see the contents (the files and folders) that are saved in the internal memory of my mobile. ...
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Is it possible to leave some apps in the internal memory while using S2E?

Well, is it possible? I have a Galaxy Ace with the official CyanogenMod ROM. I only have a class 4 micro SD card and is using the SD Speed Increase app. I was wondering if I could leave some apps ...
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How much internal memory after updating HTC Desire to official Gingerbread?

I'm very tempted to upgrade my Desire to official 2.3.3, but I was wondering if I'd lose internal memory in doing this. I didn't find any info on the Internet, so I would like to ask that to someone ...
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How to delete hidden files consuming internal memory in Android?

I have 16gb internal memory in my Android phone (Asus Zenfone 5). I am using only around 3gb of memory and rest is being consumed by some hidden files. I am facing problem of memory shortage (only ...
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Which app specific prevents moving to external storage?

Subject. I'm not asking what I will lose if I move app, but rather about how system detects if app is "movable" or not and enables/disables corresponding button in "App Info" activity accordingly. ...