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I have a Nexus 4 with more than 500 MB free storage space:

507 MB available

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Now I would like to update Chrome, but I get the error, that there is not enough free space to update it:

Not enough storage for Chrome

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I would say this is bug. How can I fix it?

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I also find it weird. Having free spaces 20 times the size of an app is still not enough to download and install it. What I do is manually move some of the App's data folders in internal storage (Android/data and Android/obb), to external SD card (usually huge games that are taking lot of space), and move them internal storage only when I want to play them. Move them back later.

Not to mention other methods such as clearing your cache, uninstalling unnecessary apps, moving apps to sd card (if available).

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  • Good method. However a set back comes into play regarding less techie users. This issue needs to be highly addressed. – Gmenfan83 Apr 14 '16 at 1:39
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You may want to give this a try: How to fix insufficient storage issue

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    First I did it already and second: I do not understand why I should delete anything, if there are more than 500 MB of free space. – ceving Dec 6 '14 at 22:35
  • the app you are downloading might be 50 MB, but sometimes the app downloads its own data via network, which could be multiple MB/GBs. – Rahul Bali Mar 30 '16 at 9:16

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