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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My Sony Xperia S started rebooting after i installed Beats Audio Installation

I was looking through the Google Play Store after I rooted my Sony Xperia S The other day, and came upon the app "Beats Audio Installation" & Downloaded it and then when i opened the app and ...
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Applications not installed but still taking up phone memory

I have Samsung Galaxy Ace, rooted. Today, I tried to install an application. It didn't install, but my phone memory reduced by around 10mb. Again, I tried to install another app, and the memory ...
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Getting rid of my SD card

Very frustrated so please forgive the rant. I've given up searching Google because despite well written search queries such as "How do I move everything from my SD card to my phone" or "How do I ...
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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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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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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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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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Reinstalling Android after mobile has been erased by DBAN?

I was curious if a Android mobile is erased using DBAN, then can the Android be reinstalled on the mobile or it becomes useless ?
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What does ROM Manager consume so much internal storage for

My Nexus S is running out of internal storage. I looked at the space consumed by individual apps in Titanium Backup. ROM Manager is consuming over 200Mb internal storage for "data". That is pretty ...
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When should I use the SD card to store data?

In what situations should I store data on my SD card? When it is best to put data on the internal flash? Is this simply used to expand the storage or are there some situations when using it for ...
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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 it possible connect to the computer via cable despite a cracked LCD? [duplicate]

My Samsung S2 LCD is cracked and all my old pictures is inside the internal memory. Do I have to repair the LCD to get back my stuff or can I just connect to the computer via cable and it will load ...
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How to use a memory card?

I've recently bought an android phone with only about 2GB memory. After this, I bought a 8GB memory card and it was inserted into the phone. How to control which data is stored in the phone itself ...
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What might cause my Sony Tablet S to run very slowly

My Sony Tablet S has developed a gross speed problem. For the last several months it has run exceedingly slowly most of the time. Apps take 10's of seconds to start, taps to bring up menus take ...
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Apps on SD Card taking up internal storage (

My phone has been claiming the impossible for a while (see screenshot). Namely, it claims that more internal memory is being used than is available, and hence it is rather difficult for me to download ...
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Downloadin apps to SD card on Android GSM Model:GT9000 [duplicate]

My phone has a whopping storage of 107MG and my SD card has 8GB. My phone won't let me download ANY apps to my SD card so I basically have nothing. How can I get them to download anything to my SD ...
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Kitkat internal memory issue

I am using HTC Desire 816 handset which contains 8 gb of internal memory. In that 8gb i can use only 3.9gb for storing app related files and other stuffs,remaining space occupied by OS. Currently i am ...
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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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Unable to copy anything to internal storage

my phone is a Xperia Z1 Compact, with Android version 4.4.4 and no SD card in. It's supposed to have around 1 Gb of free storage left, but when i connect it via USB to my pc i cannot copy any file to ...
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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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Why does my phone think it's low on space?

Before downloading a 1.14GB app on my Samsung Galaxy Phone, I had 1.24GB free in my internal storage. Strangely, I wasn't able to download the app and I got a message saying "Low on space. Phone ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...