Use this tag for questions concerning the internal storage space on your device that can be used for installing applications and their associated data.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (2)

0
votes
6answers
5k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
55 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
729 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
78 views

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?
5
votes
2answers
3k views

How can I free some disk space without deleting my apps?

I dont have that many apps. But I had to delete old ones to get new ones because my phone keeps saying I have low storage. How can I free some disk space without deleting my apps?
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Accidental wipe internal on droid 4

I did delete internal storage in the Safestrap as I had wanted to wipe some parts of my droid 4. I try to learn how to work on android devices going in the baseground. Insalling ROMs, Kernels, ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

Is there any camera application that can save photos on internal storage?

So my SD card reader is broke, and my only possibility of ever taking photos again is to use the internal memory. The default camera option, says that no SD card was detected and if you press ...
2
votes
3answers
15k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
8k views

“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 ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

t Recover deleted files from internal storage Android kitkat without root [duplicate]

Firstly a big thanks to all stopping my to go through my query. My device is Xperia z1 (unrooted) Android 4.4.4 version. I do not want to root my device under any circumstances I had a very important ...
5
votes
2answers
3k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
76 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
9k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
14k views

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 > ...
0
votes
1answer
163 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

Important data recovery from galaxy S2 with locked broken screen [duplicate]

So this is what happened. I dropped my phone and broke the LCD of my phone. Now the display is gone and when I connect the phone to my PC it shows a "Portable Device" and when I open it, it shows an ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Android storage problem

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
748 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

What is the 'garbage.sba' file in Android?

I am trying to gain some storage space on my rooted Samsung Galaxy SII i9100G and came across certain '.sba' files in my '/Andoroid' directory with file sizes of around 35 MB each like 'menu.sba', ...
-1
votes
2answers
910 views

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 ...
3
votes
3answers
4k views

Out Of Space error

my Samsung Galaxy Tab 2.0 running Jelly Bean is running into some problems. Ever since I downloaded 'Smule Magic Piano', every app I try to download from my device or the online store has shown the ...
0
votes
1answer
63 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
432 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
7k views

Low internal storage, message memory full and sluggishness problems on Samsung Galaxy Y Duos Lite

I currently fixed that error by uninstalling all internal memory programs and re-installing them (In other words, formatting their data cache). I also found that you can solve this problem by using ...
0
votes
0answers
168 views

htc desire internal storage

My new HTC Desire only comes with 4 Gb space and I have an SD card in it also. Even though I make changes in my settings for all stuff to get put on my SD; my phone is still maxed out with something ...
0
votes
1answer
685 views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
2k views

transfer music files to Nexus 4 from computer with Windows 7

I have a Nexus 4, and have tried - and failed - to transfer some music downloads (FLAC 16bit) from my Windows 7 computer. When I connect the phone, I can transfer the files and the computer tells me ...
1
vote
2answers
62k views

insufficient memory internal but i have Sd card and it still says that error in sufficient storage

When I upgrade an Android application from Google Play, it gets downloaded, then the upgrade stops with the message “Error: Insufficient storage available.” But I have a 32 Gb SD card so I want to ...
0
votes
1answer
67 views

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 .
6
votes
2answers
49k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
6k views

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 ...
5
votes
3answers
7k views

Can't delete file in download folder

A few days ago, I downloaded a file of 1.9gb to my phone using the utorrent app. Utorrent downloaded the file automatically to my internal storage, and since I only had 2 gigs of free space, the ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

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) ...
0
votes
0answers
54 views

Loss of internal memory (encrypted) after swapping SIM card

To be able to install the e-mail client to receive my job e-mails on my cell phone, I had to encrypt its internal memory. Everything was working fine, until the day I swapped the SIM card for a minute ...
4
votes
6answers
55k views

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 ...
5
votes
0answers
5k views

Lost pictures on Samsung Galaxy S3 internal memory

I just hooked my Samsung Galaxy S3 up to my PC via USB to transfer some photos from one folder to another on the device itself. Well, the USB cable got accidentally unplugged during the process, and ...
1
vote
1answer
289 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
746 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
415 views

How to increase internal Application Storage?

So i brought CHUWI v17HD Which have 8 GB internal Memory and application storage space available is almost 1gb I want to increase the size of the internal application storage. How to do so?
2
votes
0answers
509 views

Convert Internal Storage to Phone Storage

I have a Wiko Darkmoon running 4.2.2 (Wiko hasn't upgraded to 4.4 yet). The phone is advertised as having 4gb storage, which breaks down as Cache: ~123MB, /cache Internal: ~1008MB, /data ...
9
votes
6answers
10k views

“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 ...
1
vote
2answers
995 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

How can I stop QuizUp from using up so much of my storage space?

After a few weeks of usage the apps settings show that QuizUp is taking up several hundred megabytes of local data storage. What is causing this and how can I prevent it? Clearing the app cache won't ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
746 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
105 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...