I am running out of space in my SD card on Android ICS and I noticed that a huge file "System data" is taking up to 500MB. Is this normal? How can I reduce its size?
Old question, but here is new solution:
Just dial *#9900# on the phone and then select from
This method worked for me. This started to happen on my new 128gb sd card.
It is a cheap Chinese one, so that might be a reason.
But every time I delete bigger files, I have to wait a bit, issue this command, and that gives me back my space. Retro feel, but it works, and it was 1/4th the price of a Kingston card, so could not care less.
Thanks for downvoting a method that actually works. Just StackExchange things, I guess.
If you can root your device, you can safely delete these files. If you cannot root your device, then you need to factory restet the phone in order to wipe all the data.
This looks like this problem. https://androidforums.com/threads/low-on-space-system-data-huge.278837/
The *#9900# solution works for many people, but not all.
If you can root I think you can delete the log files. Otherwise, you could try a factory reset.