I have a rather funny though annoying problem. I've filled the memory of my Samsung Galaxy Note 2 up with photos, videos, apps and offline maps, and now I have a "Not enough storage space" warning. I would like to delete the photos and videos I do not need, but when trying to open the Gallery, I get a message "Not enough space. Delete unnecessary items such as ... pictures, videos..." So I need more space to run Gallery to free some space. Any workaround?
While several hints can be found in the insufficient-memory tag-wiki, you case seems a little special – as you report to still have ~75 MB free (3 times the limit this error should be triggered).
This should even enable you to install a file manager (if you have not already done so, or a useful file manager was pre-installed). So in order to remove some photos/videos, you could start the file manager and look into the "usual locations". I've put that terminus in quotes, as different apps seem to place them into different locations.
Most photo apps save their images below
/sdcard/DCIM, many use their own folders here. But as that is not related to your "phone storage" (SDCard, whether internal or external, should never trigger that issue), there might be a similar folder on phone storage. Irritates me a little, but I've read that before a few times. So make sure to use a file manager supporting this (alternatives below). Next to the
DCIM folder, also check
Documents, if they exist.
A good alternative to "local" file managers (apps that is), there's always the option of using ADB (if you've not yet installed it, check out Is there a minimal installation of ADB?). In case you're not used to the Unix/Linux command line, tools like QtADB might come in handy, offering a graphical file manager (amongst other things). On a rooted device, and with the help of adbd Insecure, you could even access the entire file system this way (careful!).
The only solution to "NO space to draw images" while opening the Gallery is to connect it to a computer via USB then delete all unwanted photos from the Gallery and/or all WhatsApp images. Even delete other videos and audio files in the WhatsApp folder (if applicable).
I tried this and it works every time.
I had similar prob. the solutoin is very easy. try these three alternatives. 1. stop running apps which aren't just using. you have to stop them from setting then apps manager. now try to open your gallery. 2. if one doesn't work, simply reboot your phone and open your gallery to delete files. 3. if these two doesn't work take backup of ur phone., better to pc and restore the phone to factory setting.
Try this, I hope this will work for all of you.
Go to Settings, Storage and then format the USB storage as this may be the reason why Gallery could not be opened as it is eating up the internal storage capacity of your phone .
I have tried hard reset but still this USB storage was seemed not wipe out.