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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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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Insufficient space on device error when updating apps

I have tried the "first aid hints" in the wiki, and have also tried booting into my system menu and clearing the cache partition but the problem is still occurring. According to my Storage screen I ...
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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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Apps on SD Card taking up internal storage (

My phone has been claiming the impossible for a while (see screenshot). Namely, it claims that more internal memory is being used than is available, and hence it is rather difficult for me to download ...
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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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How does emulated storage actually works?

I recently bought a Xiaomi Note 4G. An amazing piece of technology. I started using the phone...transfered my app from previous device to this one. The reason I bought it was partially to have a good ...
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Problem with Partitioned Internal SD card! I can't get full size back!

I have a Android Matricom G-Tab Quantum Tablet with 1 GB of internal memory (tablet and system Space) and a 16 GB internal storage. I was running out of space in the 1 GB memory and since Android ...
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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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Missing space/Storage space running out Galaxy S2 [tried almost every solution I can find!]

I periodically get this error on my phone. It will say the internal storage is running out but when I check the storage use it will say: Total space 1.97 GB Available: 182MB Apps: 622 MB Cached 11.70 ...
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“no external storage available” After Phone ReSet

I have Xperia V i rooted it and i have 5.0.2 CM Rom After While Of Using it ihave no problem but i get bored and factory reset my phone after that every thing work Fine My Sd card work ok BUT My ...
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Why can't music players find my audio files?

On my Nexus 4, there's a folder called /sdcard/Music/ (or just /Music when browsing the phone's storage; Windows 7 calls it Computer\Nexus 4\Internal storage\Music) and I've put a lot of songs in ...
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Memory settings menu inconsistently shows internal storage half-empty and completely full at the same time

I own a sony xperia tipo that has around 2 gigabytes of internal storage. Today, I got a warning that my phone's internal storage is full, while using google currents, so I went to the storage menu ...
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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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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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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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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?
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Make more internal storage available

I'm running a SlimKat ROM on Sony Xperia Z Ultra. Officially the device has 16GB storage installed, but only 11.79GB are available to the user. I know that all the rest is reserved for the OS needs. ...
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My 8gb Tablet suddenly shrunk to 4gb

My Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 HAD 8gb worth of internal memory. I installed a lot of games. Suddenly I want to update a game and it says insufficient space, so I uninstall a lot of games. It still says ...
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Gallery preview folder takes about 1GB, how to delete it?

I've got a Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus (GT-I9105P) with Android 4.2.2 and I've got many photos. The folder with the Gallery previews (the one that stores thumbnail to load images faster) takes about 1GB of ...
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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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Is there any way to recover a flash memory that probably stopped working?

I have a Samsung galaxy s2 phone whose suddenly stopped working, I've changed battery and tried basically everything in order to make it work, nothing helped.. Is there any way to recover a flash ...
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Moving internal memory to external sd card

My phones internal memory is full, how do i move it to my secure digital card? How can i get my files off my secure digital card if i took it out wrong, I did a factory reset?
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How to access the internal memory if the screen is blacked out?

I dropped my Samsung Note 2, and the screen is now completely black. The phone opens & touch the screen seems to be only partly responsive because I can see the white previous & menu icons ...
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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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internal storage read only on s4 mini after root

i have an s4 mini which i rooted using "ClockworkMod recovery" method from xda-developers. the problem is that after rooting the device internal storage (5GB) which is named /storage/sdcard0 became ...
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How to restore expired Whatsapp chat history?

How do I retrieve my whatsapp conversations after it has expired? My phone's internal memory is full so I'm planning to reset my entire phone in order to update my whatsapp, however I want to keep my ...
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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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What is the internal storage being used for?

My Android phone is showing me a notification saying that the "Phone storage is low". So, when I click on the notification, it shows me this: The total space used is 6.59 GB, but the space used by ...
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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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I cannot install any apps on the Nexus 5 and cannot read or detect internal storage

I am not proficient in technology, so I apologize ahead if I do not make sense. After flashing my phone multiple times with 4.4.4 KitKat, it did not resolve the problem of allowing me to install apps, ...
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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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new posh orion mini that keep getting a notification that says “incoming messages blocked” because of low internal storage

i recently bought a posh orion mini (literally a week ago) and i keep getting a notification that says "incoming messages blocked" because of low internal storage. there is also a consistent ...
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Repartitioning Internal Memory of Android Device

How can I repartition my device such that the storage for device internal usage (i.e application storage or internal memory) can be increased in lieu of decreasing the User available memory. ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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Low internal storage from 32GB to 200 MB

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini I9190. When I download apps from the Google Play Store I get a notification stating that I have low space and requesting that I delete some apps. The available ...
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How do I access my phone (not my SD card) from my computer?

I have an MyTouch 4G from TMobile. It's running android 2.3.4. How do I put put a file and delete files from the phone itself, not just the SD card?
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Increase internal storage of android device

I have 178MB on internal storage and I'm out of space, currently I have installed CM 10.1 and I want to know what choices do I have to get more space to install new applications, removing applications ...
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Can I play high end games on my rooted low end phone

I own a spice phone which have low internal memory and ram but it is rooted. My question is that is it possible to play high end games like GTA vice city or nfs on that phone. I had Googled about it ...
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Cannot Mount Ext2 on Link2sd

I installed MiniTool Partition on my PC, and partitioned my 8 GB FAT32 SD card to a 6GB FAT 32 and an EXT2. But then when I installed Link2SD on my android phone, I choose ext2 as my 2nd file ...
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link2sd doesnot work please help

Link2sd not working on my rooted phone please help. trying from 2 weeks. having Android 4.2 jellybean. it says Mount script cannot be created. no such file or directory.
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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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“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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internal storage became read only

My android phones internal storage became read only. Now I can not delete anything from my phone. Please give any solution without rooting my phone.
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Repartition Internal Storage of SGH-I717

I've come across some variations of this question, but I'm unable to find a definitive solution. I have a Samsung Galaxy Note SGH-I717, currently running Android 4.1.2. The phone is advertised as ...
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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 > ...