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Phone Storage is getting low [duplicate]

I have a sony xperia neo. I usually had atleast 110-135 mb free in my phone memory. Whatever new apps I install I always move them to sd if it is possible to do so for that app. I also keep clearing ...
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Storage Internal Phone & SD confusion

I bought a Runbo X5 Android (ice cream sandwich) phone with 500MB internal Storage & 2.05GB Phone storage and optional SD card storage upto 32GB i understand that when you download an app it ...
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Decrypt my Micro SD Card

I have been looking every where for an answer to this. I had a Razor MAX with an encrypted card in it. Well I dropped that phone and it died on the spot. I now have a SG3 and the micro sd card ...
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Android Devices: use external storage as a default storage

If you're running out of memory which happens a lot on low-end android devices like Samsung galaxy Y, Samsung galaxy Y-DUOS etc. and want more free space for your apps, then this post is for you..
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Mount inside subdir of /storage/emulated/0/

I'm using Debian Kit to run a Linux system on my Nexus 7 running Cyanogenmod 10.1, and I'd like to be able to mount arbitrary things inside of my /storage/emulated/0/, such as WebDAV or sshfs. The ...
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How do I access the root folder of the phone's internal storage using the PC?

How can I access my internal phone storage on PC? I mean the root storage, the path. So that I could put back the lost app on the system storage.
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Archiving photos sent to Gmail

My only access to computer is my Samsung epic cell phone. My storage is getting full because I take a lot of photos. If I send them to Gmail & archive them. Will this free up some storage space in ...
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Problem opening docx file in HCL ME tablet running ICS

When I open a .docx file in HCL ME tab on running ICS, I get an error message Low on space. I already cleared some data. How do I overcome this problem?
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Unable to access files in Samsung Galaxy Android 4.0

I am connecting a Samsung Galaxy Note II(Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich) to Ubuntu 12.04 laptop through USB. I am able to see the directories like Music, files, Bluetooth, ShareViaWiFi etc. I also ...
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Where Android apps store data?

Could you list all possible directories where Android apps may store data, providing description what kind of data are stored in each directory?
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Access Samsung Galaxy S4 storage and SD card directly

I bought a Samsung Galaxy S4 a while ago. One annoying difference compared to my previous Android device that I've noticed on S4 is that I cannot access the internal storage and SD card directly by ...
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Can I use the internal storage in the Wildfire S to store music and photos?

I have a Wildfire S for a couple of weeks while my actual phone is off for repair. I can't use the camera or anything like that because it just says "Insert SD Card". If I look at the storage I can ...
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Share PC storage with BlueStacks?

I am using BlueStacks Beta 1 but its storage capacity is limited. Is there any way that I can share PC storage so that I can install more apps? EDIT: I have Bluestacks 0.7.5.2700 installed and it ...
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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 ...
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Asked to set PIN for credential storage

I've never had a smart phone before. Now, I'm being asked if I want to set a pin or pasword for my "credential storage" before using it. I'm not even sure what this is. It looks like I do not have ...
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Configure Android to save pictures/video to SDCard?

The camera settings only save it to the phone or the internal virtual SD card. I have installed a 32 bit hispeed SD card. How can you force it to save in the external SD card?
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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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Can a thief unlock my stolen phone that is secured with a pattern?

I've lost my phone recently and it's got a pattern lock on it. I've also reported the phone as stolen, so it's been barred. Would it be possible for a thief to unlock it?
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Record video and send it to server

I want to record a video, and stream it directly to the server while recording (i.e. the video should be saved on the server, not necessarily locally on the Android device). How can this be ...
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External HDD not recognized by tablet

I have an external 320GB HDD with Backtrack on it, partitioned as follows: -partition '/' ext4 -partition '/home' ext4 -swap -free partition fat32 The problem comes when I connect it to my tablet ...
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Can Android tablet read external hard drive and if so which formats?

Can an Android tablet read external hard drives and if so which formats? I have a Samsung Note and tried accessing a hard drive but failed. I've been told that if I format my 1TB hard drive to FAT32 ...
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How to store data on internal memory on LG Optimus 4X HD

After first use of LG optimus 4x HD I set storing of photo and video files on a SD card. Now I want this files to be saved back on internal memory.But I can't find where I did this setting. Please ...
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Link2sd boot issues

I've got a stock, rooted firmware on my LG Optimus One (P500) handset. I installed Link2SD, and I've got roughly 100 apps installed. Whenever I boot my device, however, it takes 5-6 minutes to boot ...
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Read/Write not working on external sd card - Android

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 and no applications can read or write to the external SD card - except the Root Browser. This happened a month or so ago after I installed a custom ROM (Alliance) and I have ...
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Rooted Froyo phone, deleting apk files doesn't free up internal memory

I am constantly running into storage problems on my 2.2 Froyo Samsung Galaxy Ace. I decided to delete some memory intensive stock apps that I didn't need, and deleted the .apk files using Root Browser ...
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Navfree required space

I was wondering how much space Navfree needs for its maps. I know it depends on what parts of the world you download, so is there any place I can check it, other than the app itself? (Alternatively ...
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Is it possible to add arbitrary folders to the media scanner?

I have a Samsung Captivate Glide and it's got 4 gigs of storage that isn't main storage and isn't SD card memory. It shows up as a separate section under settings->storage and it's mounted on ...
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Is there a way to adjust the memory allocation to increase the allocation for apps?

I have an Mi Traveler Android model 10R2 tablet and I am continuously getting a "memory low" message. I have added a SD card and moved some apps to the card, but still get the same messages. In ...
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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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Need more memory to install Nova 3 Near Orbit on Samsung Galaxy S2

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2, running Android 4.0.3. I want to install Nova 3 Near Orbit on this device. I need 2 gigabyte of memory to install the game, but I only have 1.97 gigabytes in total. How ...
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What is the difference between system memory and internal storage?

I am using LG Optimus L3. When I look into the app manager, there is a system memory of 157MB and an internal storage of 1GB. I can't install all the apps on internal storage. It's something like ...
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What is meant by System Memory in android? [duplicate]

I have an LG -E405 phone running Android 2.3.6. As can be seen here, the phone has 1GB internal memory and 384Mb RAM. When I look at default App manager, this is what I get, RAM - 231Mb System ...
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How can I see how “Internal” storage is used

How can I see how apps are using Internal Storage? How can I see percistent/constant usage? How can I see how much applications on SD-card would use extra, if I moved them to the phone. I am ...
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Low internal memory, but high local and SD memory [duplicate]

I have a MID android tablet which has been giving me low storage messages during some downloads lately. But when I check, the local and SD have practically 3GB free. So, where is this data going, and ...
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What is the installation size of a clean build of 4.2?

This is a pretty simple question, but one that I have not been able to find the answer to. How much disk/storage space does an installation of Jelly Bean (bonus points for other versions) take up? I ...
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Application backup/restore - for saving resources

I was thinking I could completely backup apps to the SD card, and then restore them when needed. This for saving system resources. Is there some efficient way to do this?
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How to have unused apps not take up resources

Is there a way I can have unused apps not take up resources? Especially Internal memory and other resources not on Sd card. I am already using Link2SD to move what I can to SD. I know you can back ...
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First time with Android, need help with adding media

For Christmas this year I am getting a 16GB (really 10.6 GB) Galaxy Note II, which will be my first Android device after having a slew of iDevices. I have ~12 GB of music in iTunes and Google Music, ...
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Use android 2.3 as a wireless Mass Storage middle man

Context: I would like to use an old phone as a USB Mass storage device/slave, but read/writes to a Network share. So I can attach it to the Kitchen TV and direct it to a windows/linux directory. ...
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Limited internal storage, how to shift stuff to sd card

Total Available Internal storage on my Sony Ericsson is ~412MB. This is really low but many apps apparently need to be installed there and others still need a footprint even after being shifted to SD ...
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Recovery Mode does not find internal nor external storage

Before I had CyanogenMod 9 on my Samsung Galaxy S i9000. Then, suddenly it did not boot anymore and I could not boot into recovery mode neither. So I flashed different kernels with Odin (speedmod, ...
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What do the names means in settings > application manager > current app?

In settings>application manager><your app> we got some infos about her. What do they means? I am quite confused. I really need to know it but somehow its quite hard to guess. Where can I get ...
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Why is the SD-card mounted to “/sdcard/external_sd” instead of “/sdcard” (or “/mnt/sdcard”)?

I recently upgraded my phone to an LG Motion 4G (Android 4 ICS). I see that the sdcard is mounted at /sdcard/external_sd. I also noticed that this appears to be the same with some other newer models. ...
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My space used and free space doesn't add up

See pic - the numbers don't add up This is a 16GB Nexus 7 The listed items only add up to a little over 9GB. So 4GB worth of files are missing. How can I find those missing files?
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Modify file without creating a copy [closed]

Is it technically possible to edit a file directly and don't create a copy inside the application directory ? I want to annotate an image or a PDF directly but every application saves a copy instead ...
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Moving app between _three_ possibilities for storage?

My son has an Android phone, and when he bought it the storage space was divided thus: System Memory: 157MB Internal Memory: 1024MB When this was essentially full we put in an SD card to give him ...
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What else is occupying my android phone's internal space [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: HTC Desire low on internal storage, I'm clueless — Any help? Something is secretly eating up my tablet memory and I need help finding it I have a HTC Desire ...
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Too little memory in Android NAND ROMs. Cannot install apps!

(I was about to ask it here, but since I found the answer I'll share it too) After installing Android on NAND on my HD2, I found that the available system memory is too little for everyday use. It's ...
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Where does Google Play store its ebooks on an Android device?

In the Google Play Books Android application, there is an option to keep an ebook on a device if the user wants to do it. So when you decide to do such a thing, the ebook may be stored somewhere on ...
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What is the application space limit on Galaxy Nexus?

Samsung Galaxy Nexus has a 16GB internal memory and no external sdcard. I'm wondering if that means I have 16GB (or at least the free space left of that memory) to install applications?