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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Trouble managing internal storage

I'm new to Android and have a Nextbook tablet with 16G internal storage running Android 4.4 (KitKat). The storage has two partitions: just under 1G and a bit more than 12. I also have a 32G miniSD ...
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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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Disabling/Changing PIN on Android device: where are the disabled flag and new PINs stored (SIM or internal storage)?

On my Samsung Galaxy SIII, one can go to Settings -> More -> Security -> SIM card lock -> Set up SIM card lock -> Lock SIM card` which displays a check box which can be used to configure the phone to ...
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What's mnt in misc in internal storage?

On an Android device, checking storage in the normal system settings, it reports that only 7.9 MB out of 1.29 GB of internal storage is free. It lists 1.20 GB of Misc files. Checking the misc files, ...
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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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Storage space and memory: mobile phone architecture versus PC architecture

On a PC, there are hard disks acting as storage space where the operating system and application files are stored, and there is RAM which is memory which gets used up by the operating system ...
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Internal Memory not Mounting

Am using Penta WS702C tablet. I hv used data cable for power source. Due to data cable prob it restarted many times. Later my tab is not detecting Internal Memory. OS is working and all installed apps ...
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Insufficient storage on Android Nextbook 8 with 8GB storage and an empty 16 GB SD card

I have Android Nextbook 8 tablet. It has 8GB storage and an empty 16GB SD card. However, it's telling me that it has insufficient storage. It's 2 days old and doesn't have much on it. I've deleted ...
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“Low on storage space” But I have 1.7GB free space

I have a Alcatel OneTouch Star, Im running Android Jellybean the phone has 8 or 4GB storage Im not too sure but the low down is when i go into settings and look at how much free space i have it starts ...
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swap internal sd card to external storage

I wanna make my external sd my internal one without having the need to use an app. So Instead of having 8GB of internal storage I want to have 64GB (taken from the micro sd card). It worked on my ...
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Cannot use internal memory partition in my Nextbook 7 16GB tab

I have just purchased a Nextbook 7 16 gb tab. I have installed only a few apps and then got the message of "Insufficient Memory". I looked in the storage section and found the tab has TWO partitions ...
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“there is insufficient memory on the device” [duplicate]

Well my dad just bought some phone for me "x-touch ocean" and I've beeeeeen trying to download apps but it keeps saying "insufficient memory on the device" I tried deleting apps I already found in the ...
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How can I find out what's using all of my internal storage?

I'm using CyanogenMod 11 on an i9300. The internal memory of my phone is quite full, but when I tried to find out what was taking this space I found out something really strange. I installed the ...
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Dismounting the emulated sd card to be used as internal storage and use the physical sd card instead?

Any way to Dismount the emulated sd card to be used as internal storage and use the physical sd card instead?
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Huawei Ascend Y300 - only 1GB space for applications available

I have a Huawei Ascend Y300 phone. It has a total of 4 GB internal flash memory and 2 GB of those are accessible by user. However, of those 2 GB only approximately 1 GB can be used for applications ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 will not turn on. Can this be fixed or can I retrieve photos?

My Samsung Galaxy SIII is doing the following: I cannot get the phone to turn on, the side power button does not do anything. When I remove the battery, and put it back in place, the phone vibrates ...
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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 MUCH android OS TAKE MEMORY IN DEVICES [closed]

I need answer that how much memory would take any android os on devices. can i root device and install kitkat os which device have already gingerbread .
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What space am I running out of when trying to install an app?

I am trying to install a new app that is around 2MB (owncloud client), but it fails with "Insufficient storage space...". From the above screenshot I can't find a partition (other than the few apps)...
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How to increase internal Application Storage?

I brought a CHUWI v17HD, which has 8 GB internal storage. But application storage space available is just 1 GB. I want to increase the size of the internal application storage. How to do so?
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storage space running out error? [duplicate]

So on my android tablet that I've had for about five months I'm getting an error in my notification bar that says storage space running out some system functions may not work. I don't know how to fix ...
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Confusing internal memory folder structure - Galaxy S3 (I9300)

I am using Samsung Galaxy S3 (I9300) for a while now. I have rooted the device, removed the stock ROM and replaced it with CM11. Of late, I have been having Camera FCs, poor battery back up and slow ...
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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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Recover media after factory reset (One Plus One)

I've recently done a factory reset on my OPO. I though I didn't need anything on it anymore but now I do actually need some pictures who were on it before the reset. I'm trying to get those pictures ...
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Insufficient Storage on Device [duplicate]

I am using an Alcatel One Touch on Jellybean 4.2.2. It says that 103mb is open on phone storage in the data screen in settings, and it says it has 154mb open on the device the applications menu. I ...
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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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How to solve “insufficient space on the device” error on Micromax Canvas Gold (A300)

How to solve “insufficient space on the device” error on Micromax Canvas Gold (A300). It comes with 32GB internal storage and there is option to extend storage using external sd card. Manufacturer ...
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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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I cannot take pictures because my phone says “your internal storage is running out of space”

I have over 7GB of internal space left on my phone yet it keeps telling me to delete files and pictures. I deleted all of my pictures and some big apps but it continues to tell me the same thing when ...
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HTC desire 816 insufficient space error [duplicate]

I have an htc desire 816 that I just recently bought and it was fine at first but it stared giving me the error message that there was "insufficient space on the device" when I tried to download any ...
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how to move application from internal storage to phone storage or sd card

i am using HTC Desire SV and android version is 4.0.4. In it there are three types of storage- 1) internal storage 2) phone storage and 3) storage card. My internal storage is almost full and i am not ...
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Significance of Internal SD Card in Micromax phone

I have brought the Micromax A106 phone that has 8GB ROM. When I see the internals of the phone, the internal memory of the phone is partitioned in two ways - 0.98 GB as Phone Memory while 5.85 GB as ...
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Does Android require an external SD card?

I have tried to save/open files from multiple applications (Yahoo Mail, Chrome, Blackboard Learn) and all of them give me some variation of the message "No SD card" or "Please insert or unmount ...
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I have over 2GB of internal memory and can't install or update some apps

I tried to search for some answer but couldn't find anything. I'm using cyanogenmod-11 on a Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini. I am pretty sure I have enough space on the internal memory, but I still receive ...
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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.) : 0....
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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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No more free storage space

My Galaxy S2 plus (4.2.2 JB) keeps saying I only have 416 Mb of free space on my internal space despite moving all apps to external storage and deleting junk files. Any solutions for this persistent ...
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Why are apps taking up more space?

I have a micromax A300 and it comes with an internal memory of around 25 GB. The problem is that my memory dedicated to installing apk file which is around 1.2 gb seems to be showing 200MB more data ...
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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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What is in “Other” when looking at Storage

My HTC Desire 500 is constantly telling me that I have no space for updates. I've cleaned out all cache; am using SD card for storage; yet when I check the storage it shows 2.89GB in "Other". I can't ...
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Error - Insufficient storage - Nexus 7

Device: Nexus 7 (2013 WIFI) ROM: AOKP_FLO_KITKAT_NIGHTLY_2014-07-31 Rooted: Yes Recovery: TWRP (Not sure if this is needed) I am posting this because I recently started getting "insufficient storage"...
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Disable the sd card emulation and use only the external sd card?

My Mother has a Samsung tablet, which is not rooted. She always gets confused with the different sdcard locations, as some apps store their data on the physical sdcard and others drop data to the ...
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Pictures are missing in Internal memory in Samsung Galaxy Tab 2

Tab Model - Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 GT-P3100, Android version - 4.1.1 Files in the DCIM folder both Pictures & Videos are missing in the internal memory. I'm sure that I haven't deleted them. I ...
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Smaller internal memory, than expected

I have buyed an Alcatel One Touch POP 8 tablet and found, that it has only 2 GB internal storage instead of announced 4 GB(I have seen this on Android Settings page). What causes this problem? Can you ...
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Android 4.2.1 - Operating System Storage is occupying too much space

Dunno if this is a proper question to ask here, my problem is about the storage of my android on the internal memory. I have 16gigs of sd card, 16 gigs internal storage as well, but I am seeing this ...
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Lost phone storage and external storage after editing vold.fstab file

I have a Micromax Canvas Juice A177. Because it has a very small internal memory, I tried to swap the external SD with internal SD. What I did I rooted my phone and then I installed ES File Explorer,...
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Install applications with “Insufficient storage available”

I have 1GB internal memory (~100MB free) with a 32GB SanDisk SD card (lots free), and a permanent "Storage space running out" warning. When I try to install new apps, it always tells me "Insufficient ...