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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Lost huge internal memory while debugging application on device

I started developing Android apps recently. For debugging purpose I used my device. Debugs and all went good but lately I realised that 32MB of my internal memory is missing. I have gone through all ...
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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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How can i encrypt “/storage/emulated” with terminal commands?

I have encrypted my Android device in the terminal with: su; vdc cryptfs enablecrypto inplace PASSWORD During boot the following message appears: Type password to decrypt storage On which ...
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What does Internal Storage Free on the Settings|Apps screen mean?

On the Settings|Apps screen at the bottom there is a graph showing Internal Storage and then a gigabyte number. When the screen is first loaded a smaller number is given then after a few seconds a ...
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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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Insufficent space for downloading APP from Play store [duplicate]

I am using a Micromax Canvas HD, which has an internal memory of 2Gb and the free memory is 1.3 Gb I also have an 8Gb memory card on which the free memory is about 3.2 Gb and I'm am still getting the ...
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Only 2GB of Device Memory is shown on Samsung Galaxy S2 [duplicate]

I have Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100. As it has 16GB internal memory but it only shows that it has 1.97GB of device memory. I am not talking about the memory that is free after using some of the space. ...
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Lost access to internal and external sd card because modified vold.fstab

I just bought a copy of Samsung Galaxy S4, rooted it using framaroot, installed busybox. Then i modified the vold.fstab because the internal sd card size only 1.8gb and i want my 16gb external card ...
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I'm switching mobile phone service and I want to port over my contacts

So I have a Droid Razr and I backed up my entire phone to a 7zip file. All I want to get is my contacts and a specific picture and ringtone. I got the picture and the ringtone but I don't know where ...
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No “/data/logs”"directory. Is it hidden? Not on my version?

I am having the "INSTALL_FAILED_INSUFFICIENT_STORAGE" error when trying to do some app development. Googling around and looking here I see a lot of advice saying to empty the "/data/logs" folder. ...
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Internal storage durability

I am about to build an app which needs to use device internal storage memory extensively, a lot of reads, writes and overwrites of the files. I assume that most of the android devices use a kind of a ...
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Internal storage interface [closed]

What interface is used to read and write the internal storage of the phone? SPI? I2C? SATA? SD? If the answer varies from phone to phone, I'd like to know the interface of the Samsung Galaxy S II ...
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What exactly is Device Memory and is it possible to see it's contents?

I'm using Sony Xperia L (Non-Rooted, Stock OS) which shows me I have 1.52 GBs of Device Memory. "Apps and Media" are taking up 0.98 GB and ~240MB is remaining free. I don't understand where all that ...
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Why is the size of my Google Play Magazines app 357MB when it's empty on my S3?

When I look under the size of this app under Application Manager I see that the size is 357MB under data except that I had one magazine on it which I deleted but it still says the app is 300+MB! What ...
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Recover data off internal memory of a pin-locked phone?

How to retrieve data off of internal memory for LG Optimus (android 2.3.4), not rooted, locked via PIN password, and no forgot password showing up on PIN entry screen? I'm more particularly ...
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Why: My phone will not install downloded apps. Will not calculate Storge usage % (Audio, Apps, etc.)?

My phone wouldn't install an app the other day (jefitt) so I tried looking at the internal memory (% usage for Audio, etc.) and it wouldn't calculate it (just showed the calculating status for 4 or 5 ...
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Empty /data/log folder

I have Galaxy Sii s9100 with CM 10.2 (android 4.3) I am encountering the bug that fill the folder /data/log and display the notfication "Storage space running out" I can see that the problem is ...
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Couldn't install on USB storage or SD card - I don't even have external card?

I was just playing around on google play, but some apps cant install. I get the following error: Couldn't install on USB storage or SD card I have tried: Finding a certain file smdl2tmp1.asec, ...
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transfer music files to Nexus 4 from computer with Windows 7

I have a Nexus 4, and have tried - and failed - to transfer some music downloads (FLAC 16bit) from my Windows 7 computer. When I connect the phone, I can transfer the files and the computer tells me ...
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How to Move App's Data

Screenshot (click image for larger variant) As you can see here, i have already move the app to sd storage. the problem is, my app data still using my root directory. How to move my data to SD ...
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Internal storage missing: Nexus 7 16G down to 5.8G TOTAL

My Nexus 7 now believes it has only 5G internal storage. It's shown in storage properties. I noticed it after factory reset, and then a 4.3 update (I remember getting 4.3 OTA update twice, is it ...
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Open Web Page in Browser (not on SD card)

My question is similar to this one, but my HTML file and resources are not on an SD card, as my phone does not accept SD cards. It is currently at file:///Download/AnotherFolder/here.html. I have ...
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Ejecting a device connected via Android File Transfer

I recently upgraded from a device running Android 2.3 to 4.2. On my 2.3 device, I could use USB Connection Mode to automatically mount the device on OSX. When I first connected my 4.2 device, I was ...
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Internal Memory getting low despite apps are moved out using Link2SD

There might be similar questions. I don't want to open those old question. This is what I have done: I have rooted my phone. I have installed Link2SD. It was working good. Suddenly I started to ...
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Missing internal flash memory: It does not mount

I am using a Xtouch X718 tablet. It is very nice: at the beginning I could do almost everything. It used to be connected in computer and one day I was accessing it through the computer. Afterwards I ...
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Updating Unsuccessful, but Phone memory reduced

I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830i rooted smartphone. I tried to update to the latest firmware update by the default update option in setting menu and it started downloading update file of 26MB. Now ...
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HTC Desire Bravo low memory

It is constantly saying "Phone memory storage space is getting low" after I download app. Even if I move that app to SD (some apps cannot be moved) it is still low memory, about 18mb of 156mb. How to ...
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Not able to access photos, songs from phone storage

I am not able to access data on my phone storage through mobile apps. However, I am able to access the same data from my PC using s USB connection. I already erased all data available on the phone, ...
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Some apps closing, crashing, some not starting, flashing [duplicate]

I can very well see in the Settings > Applications > Manage Applications screen that internal memory (ummm I think thats the ROM) of my phone is almost filled up. Although I can see in Running ...
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ZTE Blade S2E not enough space

I have just installed 4.2.2 PAC and S2E later. I have everything on sd-ext, there's 1600MB free space on sd-ext, and 140MB inside. However anytime i want to install an app, it says there's not enough ...
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Insufficient memory to download apps from playstore? [duplicate]

I have rooted my device. I am not sure if this is connected or not, but I cannot download apps from the play store: I get a message stating that there is insufficient memory. I have 5.6 GB available ...
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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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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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How do I expand my Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray internal storage? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My internal storage capacity is running low, what can I do? I want to install many apps on my Android phone, but the internal storage is small. How do I expand my Sony ...
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Installation error on android - out of storage [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why is “insufficient storage” wrongly reported when installing an .apk via adb? I have a very weird problem. I am trying to install an apk from on my phone. I have tried ...
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False “Internal memory space is low” on tPAD - need a root access

A friend of mine has a chinese Teclast tPAD with Android 2.3.1. After some time of usage we start to get system notification "Internal memory space is low". Yet there are tons of free space in all ...
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Is there any software to do Wiping for Android Phone? [closed]

Wiping is not the same as Deleting or Formatting. Some software that I have searched online that can do data wiping are ProtectStar iShredder but it is for iOS (iTunes) Blancco for Android, iOS, ...
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Moving applications to SD card leaves some data behind [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should apps take up any internal storage when installed to SD? I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace. I have recently rooted my phone and now I can move the apps to the SD card, ...
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“You don't have enough free space remaining in your phone's storage” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why am I getting a “Low on Space” warning and having other weird problems? I have a HTC wildfire S and have experienced nothing but trouble with this phone ...
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My HTC Desire has suddenly become full and is displaying the “Disk Space Low!” Message [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: HTC Desire low on internal storage, I'm clueless — Any help? I have always had a problem with my Desire's phone storage capacity so recently I did a factory ...
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Good ways of clearing internal space? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: HTC Desire low on internal storage, I'm clueless I need a good and solid way to find large things which are taking up lots of phone internal memory. My phone really ...
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Where are attachments stored when sending text messages

Where are the attached images to text messages stored on Froyo 2.2.1 ( Samsung Galaxy S , if that should make a difference ) ? I am asking following problems I have now when sending texts with images ...
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Does using uTorrent for Android wear out the phone's SSD?

When you use uTorrent for Android, does it trash the SSD with multiple writes? Since most phones' internal memory and SD cards are flash based, and torrents do multiple writes, are they especially ...
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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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insufficient memory internal but i have Sd card and it still says that error in sufficient storage

When I upgrade an Android application from Google Play, it gets downloaded, then the upgrade stops with the message “Error: Insufficient storage available.” But I have a 32 Gb SD card so I want to ...
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How do i fix low storage space so i don't have to reset my phone?

I have an android Samsung Intercept SPH-M910 and I have read all the directions for resetting and clearing apps and cache. However I still have to reset my phone every three days because the low ...
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Acer A500 internal storage is not auto-mounted by Ubuntu

I just got my Acer A500 and have problems accessing the it's storage from my ubuntu machines. If I try it with Win7 in VirtualBox it is automatically mounted without requiring any actions on the ...
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How much disk space does Android 2.3.3 and its default apps use?

Different phones advertise different total disk space. When you get a brand new phone with Android 2.3.3 and its default apps, how much disk space do those take?