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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Insufficient memory message in error

I have a brand new 32GB SD card barely used, my phone even shows that it has 31.23GB of storage available, however when attempting to download an app it says I do not have enough memory. I have double ...
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Insufficient storage when installing app on Android ICS phone

My Android ICS phone has 42MB available (according to Settings->Storage). I am not able to install some new apps (e.g. O2 wifi, size 4MB) or update some existing apps (e.g. TouchPal X, size 19MB) ...
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Can I repartition the internal storage?

I have a phone with an SD card slot. The internal storage is partitioned into two such that if I go to Settings >> Storage it shows 3 storage areas: Phone Storage , Internal SD and External SD. I ...
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My S4 has a power issue. How do I access and save the data on the device memory without switching on the phone?

Truth be told, I have seen people access data off a phones local storage when the device has water damage or the screen is cracked by connecting it to a computer. How do I do this? As I used my phone ...
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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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Why won't my Kyocera Hydro let me download apps all of a sudden?

I do not have and SD card, however I do have plenty of device storage. I have deleted several apps, photos etc. and when I try to download apps such as Snapchat, it says insufficient storage. The ...
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How can I deal with “Low on Space” messages on my Android?

I keep getting the "Low on Space: Application data space is low. To free up" [the rest is cut off] message. I've moved every app I can over to the SD card, cleared the cache, compacted my K9 mail ...
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Cannot access /sdcard/ (internal storage)

After I got my phone restored from an nandroid backup, I found almost all apps cannot gain access to /sdcard/ (internal storage), including ES file manager, Z archiver and so on. When any of these ...
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Where does the gmail app save the previewed files?

I had previewed a pdf attachment from an email recently. I deleted the email permanently without downloading the attachment. I want to retrive the previewed file if possible. Is there a specific place ...
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I can't install any apps when I don't have a SD Card in my phone!

I've a problem on my SM-G350. I once set my install location to extrenal via ROM Toolbox Lite. I took out the SD card one day and the other day I tried to install an app and it said that I can't ...
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Why does Phone storage get full with ambiguous “Other” storage that wont let me use more than one GB of the supposed four that i have

My HTC keeps running out of phone storage, there is supposed to be four GB of storage but it always gets full at one GB of app data and 3 gigs of "Other" data which isn't cache and I can't even see ...
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How can I reclaim space used by the defaul email client

The default email client on my phone is reported as have almost 2.5Gb of data. It's used to sync with my work Exchange account. I've reduced the number of days to sync and the number of folders to ...
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Upload data from internal memory to Dropbox

I have been trying to upload xml data from the internal memory of my android phone to Dropbox. However, it only works when I use a virtual device. I currently believe that it is because the phone ...
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My phone says I have 7 GB of apps but I only have 3 GB

I am using Samsung Galaxy S4 and I am running low on space. When I checked my apps list it says I have 7 GB of apps, but when I used Memory Map, it says I am actually using 3 GB of space. I've ...
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Why used internal memory is greater than total size of apps?

My phone reports 131MB internal memory use but when I add up the sizes of all apps in internal memory, it doesn't add up even to 100MB. I don't have any media whatsoever in the phone. What is the ...
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Will allowing my gcloud backup app to clean my gallery & erasing my SD card now, give me the kind of “space” my Android message is referring to?

I'm learning how to use an android on one of my daughters old phones & I started getting a little,quick message box, saying I didn't have enough available space. So I researched it & decided ...
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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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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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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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How to see what is stored in System memory area?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7" tablet (Android 4.1.2, not rooted). I tried to install a big app recently and it failed because it said that I didn't have enough space. When I go into Settings > ...
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How to fix whatsapp showing Unable to load image data?

I am using a Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 phone, and now my Whatsapp is showing an error "Unable to load image data". I cant even change my display picture or down/upload media to it. Is something wrong ...
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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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How to recover video that was cut off due to being out of space?

I have an HTC One phone. I was filming a video and in the middle of it, it stopped recording because I ran out of space on my phone. It says that it does not support playback of this kind of video. I ...
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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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How to access Samsung Galaxy S2 storage while phone is off

My Galaxy S2 recently froze while browsing facebook using Firefox (the loading animation kept playing though), then shut down after a minute. I haven't been able to turn it back on since then. I tried ...
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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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How to understand the storage of my phone?

My phone is Kyocera Hydro Icon with Android 4.3. I think of the smartphone as a computer, and guess it also has a main memory and a secondary storage (just like the hard drive of a laptop computer). ...
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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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Transferring data from SD Card to Internal Memory and vice versa

I have a Smartphone; Sony XPERIA SP with Android 4.3 (updated). While recently updating the apps on my phone, it told me that the Internal Memory was close to full. So I inserted a 2 GB microSD Card ...
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Got 220 MB space free but still not able to download apps [duplicate]

I have a second gen MOTO -E . I have 220 MB free in internal storage but I can't download apps of even 3 MB What should I do ?
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How do I use the Root External 2 Internal SD app on a Galaxy S4 device?

This app I want to install Dragon Quest VIII, but Google Play automatically downloads straight to the internal storage. I tried using /mnt/shell/emulated/0 for the internal mount path, and ...
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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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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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Change default storage location of Screenshots in JellyBean 4.1.2

a few people have posted similar questions and there was no direct answer to either so far. I have been able to change the storage options for the camera (e.g. from internal storage to external SD). ...
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Can a app store data beyond uninstallation?

I've an app that creates an account for me but uses no login credentials (starting the app logs me into the account). When I uninstall and reinstall the app it still logs mit into my account. When ...
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What can I do to manage my phone's internal storage?

If you're not used to seeing the 'low on internal storage' notification, what is it that you're doing to keep your phone's internal memory from filling up so quickly? The 'SD Card and Phone Storage' ...
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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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Clear Google Play Failed Download Space

I recently tried installing an app that was around 1.8GB to my Nexus 7 (8GB). it's a device with unfortunately small internal storage, so I had about 2GB free before attempting the install. I come ...
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How to reduce Apps memory After Updating

Whenever I update my apps it gets double the size. For example, the Facebook app has around 27-31 Mb of space on Android. But once I update this app it's showing 50Mb and above. Currently my phone's ...
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Storage space running out. Some system functions may not work

In my Android in notification bar I see message Storage space running out. Some system functions may not work. When I check I see 188 MB free in device memory and around 10 GB in USB storage. I ...
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Is it safe to Factory Reset my tablet to improve performance? Will I lose the uninstallable apps?

I'm going to reset my Android tab because its internal memory is low. Is it safe to erase the system data of my android tablet (not rooted)? If I restore the factory setting of my Android, will the ...
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I'm having issues with storage

Alright I have an LG G2 mini and I updated my OS ( it looks just like the one on the g3's) and now my phone is telling me that my storage is full, which is crazy because I only have about ten apps. I ...
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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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Lost internal storage space on my Xperia Z1 Compact

When I perform this df mnt/sdcard/ on my Xperia Z1 Compact, I get: Filesystem Size Used Free Blksize mnt/sdcard/ 11.8G 7.9G 3.9G 4096 But when I do for ...
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System Data folder swelled to over 50% of the whole disk space after updating to 5.0

I have a LG G2 Mini and a few weeks ago, I got a notification asking me if I want to update to Lollipop - I did it and, to my surprise, a few days later all the apps stopped updating screaming that ...
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Moving Apps From Internal Storage To SD Card

I have a question. Is there a way I can transfer Internal Storage specific apps like Facebook or WhatsApp on my SD Card without rooting my phone etc. Though I would be happy if a app did the trick. ...
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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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Is there hidden storage in android devices

Is there any Hidden Storage in android devices . my android phone has 4GB ROM (Internal Storage) 1.5GB usable . I have scanned the phone with recovery software to recover deleted files i have found ...
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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 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 ...