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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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Android “Internal Storage” used but not reported

As an owner of a Nexus One running Gingerbread, I'm continually fighting to keep free space in my phone's Internal Storage. Today, I noticed something odd. The bottom of Andorid's "Manage ...
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Why do I get phone storage is getting low when I've un-installed almost all apps?

I keep getting "phone storage is getting low" constantly even though I've removed almost all the apps I've installed. Is there a way to look in the phone storage to see what are the contents? Google ...
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App searches in wrong directory

I just installed DroidID3Tagger, however it just searches for my music files in /mnt/sdcard, my music however is in /mnt/emmc. Is there anything I can do instead of moving the files? I'm using CM9 ...
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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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1answer
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Looking for a way to shrink the size of MP3 files

I have a lot of MP3 files on my phone and I would like to re-size them to save space. (Note: I do not want to trim the audio file.) I know I may lose some quality, but it is fine. What is the best ...
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Application doesn't get installed : insufficient storage available

I have around 50MB of internal storage left and some 1.7 GB of external storage left in my phone. But when I try to download and install any application from google android store,I get a message ...
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1answer
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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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Where are cached email messages stored in the Gmail app?

Google recently disabled one of my Gmail accounts (and will apparently take several days to re-enable it), but luckily I have some emails I need right now saved in the Gmail app. Is there any way I ...
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4answers
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Something is secretly eating up my Acer Iconia A500 internal memory and I need help finding it

I've been a happy owner of an Acer Iconia A500 for a bit over a year now but a couple of weeks ago it started to complain about its internal memory being full. I was a bit surprised as I keep movies, ...
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Google Play: Error downloading app - insufficient space

After one of the latest updates (not sure if it was the last one or a previous one) of the Google Play app, I am having an error trying to update a large app (42MB). It says: Error Downloading . ...
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Huge “system data” file on SD card

I am running out of space in my SD card on Android ICS and I noticed that a huge file "System data" is taking up to 500MB. Is this normal? How can I reduce its size?
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Back up sdcard to cloud

Problem: I have an internal flash drive (/sdcard) with "stuff I don't like losing". Due to a bug in ClockworkMod Recovery, it got wiped the other day. I had been manually backing up my entire card to ...
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1answer
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How can I see which applications eat up disk space?

DiskUsage shows 189 Megs of used space, of which System data takes up 118 Megs. How can I find what application are using the rest? I have Android 2.3.5.
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3answers
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Internal memory decreased even if no apps is installed

I have an Alcatel 918N Glory X with internal memory of around 320MB (160 of which goes to RAM) I have been installing quite a few apps and moved them to SD card and I notice that the internal memory ...
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2answers
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How can I use my internal storage as extra RAM?

So I asked this question on this site and got this answer. Now that I'm rooted, I'm ready to take this route. I've tried looking for ways but almost all the results that came up were unrelated. So ...
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2answers
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How much user-available memory do you need?

How much user-available memory is needed in an android phone that runs Gingerbread and is likely to be upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich in order to be able to install and work with a reasonable number ...
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Why can't I install apps when I have enough storage?

In "Settings" > "SD card & phone storage settings" under "Internal Phone Storage" it lists "Available Space" as 13.78MB. I'm trying to install an app that is 2.38MB. Why do I get the ...
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1answer
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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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1answer
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Can I move apps to internal USB storage?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S. I am getting a "Low on space - Internal phone storage is getting low" error. When I go to Manage Applications it shows the internal memory as 1.9GB used, 6.0 MB Free. When ...
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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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0answers
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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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2answers
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Why the Galaxy has 25GB instead of 32GB

I just purchased a Samsung Galaxy S3 32GB, when I check the storage I have only 25.5GB. Where is the other 6.5GB?
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Low space on HTC Desire with CyanoGenMod 7.1: how to solve it?

I have an HTC Desire GSM. This phone has the known problem of limited memory, so that it was impossible to install more than a couple of apps without running into the "Disk space low" problem. So I ...
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Repartitioning HTC Sensation 4GB internal memory for /data?

Is there a way to repartition the internal 4GB of my htc sensation? Currently, only 1GB is available for use (/data) The rest is being allocated to /system, /cache, etc.
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1answer
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Does moving an app to external (SD) storage also make it write application data and cache to external storage?

I have very little internal storage installed on my Nexus One. Almost every app I am installing fires a system low on internal storage notification. I moved all applications to external storage but it ...
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4answers
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How can I get rid of the low disk space notification?

The low disk space notification frequently comes up. I can't get rid of it; the clear button doesn't clear it, and neither does tapping it. It's just taking up space. How can I get rid of it? I've ...
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2answers
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Can I symlink /data?

I have a rooted Google/HTC Nexus One running Android 4.0, Cyanogenmod, and MIUI. These mods were done by the previous owner. Considering that the amount of internal storage my phone has is really ...
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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“Insufficient storage” when trying to install new app

Every time I go to install a new app, I get the message "Insufficient storage", and an unable to install anything! I have spent quite a long time moving every possible app to the SD card, and still ...
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1answer
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Cannot install or update apps on LG G2x

My signficant other and I each have a T-Mobile-branded LG G2X P999. An over-the-air update was recently released that upgrades the OS from 2.3.3 to 2.3.4. She got the OTA update; I have not received ...
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1answer
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Any equivalent to ccleaner for Android?

I found few questions about freeing internal memory but it's mainly about deleting app or moving them to sd card. Or deleting the data/cache. I do that on regular basis so I am looking for something ...
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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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1answer
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Accessing the internal phone memory by swapping out the SIM card

Is it possible to access an Android phone's internal memory by switching out the SIM card? My Android phone, with no SD card, has been stolen but access to the phone is locked via the "graphical ...
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3answers
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Can't Pull Bar to Mount Storage

I don't know what's wrong with my phone. Things are breaking left and right ... To mount the phone so I can access files on it (I don't have an SD card), I: Disable USB debugging Enable Mass ...
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2answers
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Phone memory full and it shouldn't be

I have a weird problem with my android phone: for some reason, I'm getting a 'Low phone memory' error message, and before getting the message the phone was slow and unresponsive. I have 2 GB internal ...
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2answers
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False “low on space” (internal storage) warning on HTC Incredible

A while ago, I posted another question here when I had plenty of free internal storage but was getting the following warning: Low on space: Phone storage space is getting low. The problem was ...
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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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1answer
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Is there anyway to access and write data to the internal storage or System Storage from PC?

I tried to detect my Android storage in Windows. But Windows only detect one storage device, which is my external storage (when activated). How do I actually activate or share the internal storage, so ...
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How to check if an available update will take up more storage or less than the one currently installed version?

How can I check if an available update of a given app that I already have installed will take up more or less storage space than the one currently installed from the information in the play.google.com ...
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Can I change the dalvik cache location e.g. with a symbolic link?

I currently use Link2SD since my phone's onboard storage is insufficient for more than a few essential apps. It is very effective but limited to when the phone is on. While changing ROMs, the dalvik ...
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Internal storage data disappeared, trying to dump

When I tried to use my SGS, it was unresponsive and didn't wake from sleep, then I rebooted it. After the boot, the desktop was like stock. I started checking my apps, some had its data intact and ...
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1answer
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How to remove leftover files after an application download?

I don't have a lot of space on my phone (an HTC Aria). When I download an app from the market, I usually move it to SD immediately, but I've noticed that the "Internal space" amount doesn't change ...
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1answer
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What's the perfect internal storage preserving technique? Does link2sd and data2sd interfere?

I have a rooted ZTE Blade with a fast 8 Gbyte SD card (it's fast enough, and partitioned to 6G + 2G) running on CM7, and I'm using LINK2SD, but I'm not perfectly happy with it. Altough, LINK2SD is far ...
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1answer
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Determine if my Galaxy is 8 GB or 16 GB

I just got my Galaxy from eBay. The auction said it's 16GB, but I am afraid I was a fraud victim; I'm checking at Settings->SD card and device storage->USB storage, and Total memory says 5.01GB. Am I ...
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Why doesn't uninstalling an app free all the space it had used?

I've noticed a problem in my Galaxy Pop today, that after uninstalling an app the actual free space on the device doesn't change. I have downloaded a virtual guitar of size 2.6 MB, but when I went to ...
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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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1answer
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Where did the internal space go on my HTC Desire?

I know this a common problem, but my experience has been a little freakish. I am using an HTC Desire 2.2 and usually try to maintain approximately 40 MB space free. I have installed the bloody ...
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1answer
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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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Can I store contacts on my SD card? How?

I have 400mb of internal storage on my HTC, 100 of which is consumed by my (extensive) contacts. I am constantly low on storage--is there any way to store my contacts on my SD card? I looked in the ...