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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Is there a way to force apps to use internal memory only?

I have a Sony Xperia U, and my 8GB of memory are divided in three parts: 2GB phone memory, 4 GB internal memory (replacing the MicroSD slot) and 2GB that I haven't really figured out about. I don't ...
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What is SNS App?

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy I551 with Android 2.2 FroYo. Sorry for my ignorance, but I have not idea what is that app (which came installed and without rooting can't be removed). And it is using 15MB ...
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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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“Cannot download, not enough space” when “Phone Storage” clearly lists enough space

I just installed Android 2.1 on my Pandigital Novel. Anytime I try to download an app (via WiFi), I get this error: Unable to download. Not enough space on phone. However, the phone lists the free ...
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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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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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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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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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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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what's the directory location for Newsstand documents?

System: ASUS MemoPad 302C I saved a few magazine issues using the options available in the Google Play Newsstand app, but can't figure out where the files are stored. Nothing showed up in the ...
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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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How to root Android 4.1 in order to use SD card for internal storage?

I made the mistake of buying a cheap Chinese phone on Ebay to use on Three or Orange in the UK, a 4" Malata I60 Android 4.1 Dual Core MT6577 1GHz. It's okay for what little I need, except the internal ...
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My phone's camera,Whatsapp, etc. don't read my internal storage.But I can access it via File Manager or through the computer

I an not able to download any files or click photos.But I can see and access the internal storage.I can also install new apps.I have recently installed CM12.What could be the problem? P.S.-My phone ...
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Install an app on android without SD card

How can one install an app on an android with no SD card? I tried doing so with dropbox but I was unable to download the file. I'm thinking astro file manager might let me but I've been unable to ...
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How can I do incremental backups of my internal SD card?

I want to be able to do incremental backups of my photos on my Samsung Galaxy Note 3. I know I could copy/paste, or "adb pull /sdcard" but then I have duplicates of all my photos all the time. Is it ...
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How can I tell whether usrdata.img is important

I have an MPIE707 phone that says it's running 4.3.0. Sometime last summer it overheated and said "take out the battery right now!", and I did without even shutting it down. Following that, the system ...
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How to increase internal memory of the HTC Wildfire S finally?

I've been spending a lot of sleepless nights trying to fix this. I know there are a lot of threads like this on the internet, but I want to go a bit deeper. I have an HTC Wildfire S with only 512 MB ...
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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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Downloadin apps to SD card on Android GSM Model:GT9000

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 some of my internal memory missing?

I have an HTC Wildfire (the original, not the S version). It is supposed to have 512MB of memory. When I check my free space in the app manager I noticed I have around 185MB. Why is this? I am using ...
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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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I'm unable to move apps to my internal storage

I've got an Xperia Tipo phone, it has 754MB of "Phone memory" and 2.15GB of "Internal storage". At this point I've only got 81.14MB of phone memory left but 1.97GB of available internal storage. The ...
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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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“Insufficient storage available”. Ok, but where?

When I upgrade an Android application from Google Play, it gets downloaded, then the upgrade stops with the message “Error: Insufficient storage available.” Yet none of the partitions seem to be ...
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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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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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I have an SD card and it still says that error in sufficient storage [duplicate]

When I upgrade an Android application from Google Play, it gets downloaded, then the upgrade stops with the message Error: Insufficient storage available. I have a 32 GB SD card so I want to ...
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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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Can't seem to configure my phone to download to SD card by default

Well, I have a Motorola Razr I and, as expected, my internal storage was pretty limited (only 5 gbs). Of course, I already had a SD card which I inserted into my phone to expand it's memory to 25 gbs ...
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Why can't some applications be moved to external storage? (what app features require this restriction)

This post asks for reasons why some applications cannot be moved to the external SD card even when the SD card is present. The poster was asking about why in Settings -> More -> Application ...
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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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No Nand Memory showing up in storage settings

old timer windows guy here. New to Android. I just bought a nextbook tablet which is running Android 4.4.2 Kitcat. It's supposed to have 16 Gig of storage. When I click on storage it shows an ...
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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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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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Android storage problem [duplicate]

With a phone of 1 GB internal memory, I am able to install apps for 700 MB only. More than that I get the insufficient memory alert. Storage shows: Total space 0.98 Available 71.49 Apps 601 Cache ...
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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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“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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storage space running out error?

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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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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How to increase app storage in kitkat 4.4.2 without rooting?

Curently I am using Micromax canvas 2 colors a120 running stock Kitkal 4.4.2 . The main problem i am facing is lack of App storage even It has a internal memory of 8 GB and I have a SD card of 16 GB. ...
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.thumbdata files maxing out internal SD memory

I have an 8GB Nextbook7 running Android 4.0.4. Recently, I discovered that I have 2 files named .thumbdata3... eating up all my internal space of 5+GB. These files are found in the .thumbnail folder ...
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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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Confused by the many locations of the virtual /sdcard/

Some devices (like my Nexus 4) don't have an external slot for an SD Card. Instead, there's a root folder called /sdcard/ that is treated the same way. But I also find other paths that all point to ...
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Is There Any Way To Increase Internal Memory?

My internal memory is 1 GB. After I reboot it changes to 64 MB. When I check the space on internal storage, I only see built in apps and shows no free space.
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How can I fix internal storage growing for no reason?

Why does internal storage keep growing over the time for no reason? At some point it becomes simply impossible to update apps, due to lack of sufficient memory space. Not even cache cleanup can save ...
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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?