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How can I deal with “Low on Space” messages on my HTC Incredible?

I have an LG Lucid, and recently (more or less) learned how to put files (music, etc.) on it from my Mac.

My question is: Why does my phone constantly think the memory is full when I'm looking through or taking photos? A little box pops up and tells me to delete files to make room. It still saves the photos I take, but it doesn't save the screenshots.

Does anyone know how to fix this?

  • Could it be the photos are saved to internal memory instead of the card? What is the exact error message? I guess it's meant for the internal memory. The typical "insufficient memory" message is triggered if free internal memory drops below the 25 MB limit.
    – Izzy
    Commented Jan 17, 2013 at 6:57
  • Yes it is that! How do I free up the internal memory? Or at least stop that message from popping up? It's driving me crazy. @Izzy Commented Jan 17, 2013 at 15:11
  • I just re-tagged your question accordingly. Follow the "internal-storage" tag -- or even better: hover your mouse over it, and select the faq link below its description. The latter brings you straight to the relevant information: Questions (including answers) like What can I do to manage my phone's internal storage? or How can I deal with “Low on Space” messages?
    – Izzy
    Commented Jan 17, 2013 at 15:20
  • Oh, PS: Also check with your camera app whether you can tell it where to save the photos. On some devices, you can tell it whether to save them to phone memory or sd. Alternatively, some other photo app from the playstore might offer this, so you could use it as replacement.
    – Izzy
    Commented Jan 17, 2013 at 15:23

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There are multiple things you need to adjust -- let's step through them one by one:


Unfortunately not on all devices / Android versions, but some camera apps let the user configure where to store the photos (phone memory or sd). Check if your camera app supports this. If so, set it to sd (or "external" -- all but phone ;). If not, you might want to check the playstore for alternative camera apps offering this feature. Videos, photos, and music files are most likely the largest files on your device -- so keeping those away from your precious internal storage will reduce the possibility / frequency dropping into this problem.

Make room

As you said you get the "Memory low" or "Insufficient storage" errors, free space on your internal device memory (phone memory) most likely dropped below 25 MB. So as advised by that popup, you should make room. I'm not going into details on this, as this is already explained here multiple times. Check e.g. the following questions:

Additionally, check out the list of most frequent questions tagged "internal-storage", which will list you even more useful questions (with answers, of course).


Once you've sorted out above two things, this problem has solved magically as a side-effect :)

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