Questions tagged [insufficient-memory]

The **'insufficient memory'** error often occurs in connection with data sync or app installs when your device is running low on *internal* storage (i.e. phone, not the internal SD card).

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How to keep LINE Sticker disk waste under control?

I discovered the LINE app keeps ONE GIGABYTE of stickers on my phone, with nothing I can do about it, $ adb shell cd /sdcard/Android/data/jp.naver.line.android/files \&\& du -hs \* | sort -hr ...
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Media Storage app taking too much space

I have been using Vivo Iqoo Z6 Pro with 8GB base RAM and 128GB storage for about a week now. This app called Media Storage used to take up almost no space on my phone. And just four days ago, I ...
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100% Flash memory used by system/proc folder - Oppo find X3 lite - colorOS 12

I'm currently facing this issue: after the ColorOS 12 update on my OPPO find X3 lite, my phone was showing the warning of flash memory full (128 GB). Even removing files, cache, apps and other stuff, ...
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Why does the use of symlinks in /system gradually erode available space?

I am working on a routine for swapping dictionaries on an e-reader (Nook Simple Touch--Android 2.1). I've got the shell commands nailed down and have constructed an app using Tasker. It all works ...
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Tens of Giggs can't be used

My storage filled up and I investigated what takes so much space. I found that in Astro app, when I select all my apps it goes to about 80 of 128. In "My files" I set the settings to show ...
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Formatted SD card as internal storage on Tecno Pop 3 running Android 6.0 and migrated all data to the SD card, but they're both full

Migrated all data in my Tecno Pop 3 phone, but it happened like I copied them to the SD because internal storage wasn't freed.
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Is it possible to manage Android Storage and Free Space through PC?

So my 64 GB phone (Realme 5 - 4 GB RAM variant) is throwing warnings of storage being full despite having 5-6 GB of free storage. As you can imagine, file management is kind of tricky on a smartphone. ...
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How to permanently move application to /system partition?

I'm running Android 6.0.1 on Galaxy J5 (SM-J500FN) and the main issue is disk space. If a system app is updated, old .apk remains on /system partition and the updated one is installed into /data ...
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Side-effects (unexpected/unwanted) of changing the "default" SD card

In have a Huawei phone that came with 32GB. If I add a new bigger SD card what are the implications? I mean would my installed applications be affected/disappear? Would any configuration any app ...
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How to fix Hard disk unmount error

I tried to format a hard disk which was already formatted and i am getting this below unmounted error . Please tell me how to fix this error sm list-volumes|grep public public:8,1 unmounted 91da13ff-...
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How to solve "Couldn't save screenshot storage may be in use"

i have been experiencing an issue on my smartphone.Every time i try to save a picture it says"Couldn't save screenshot,storage may be in use" I already tried to clean the whole cache but it ...
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Internal Storage has no space even with SD card? [duplicate]

So I have an LGK4 android phone with 8GB of storage, and lately I've been having really weird storage problems; When I try to install or update an app I can't because the storage is full; thing is, I'...
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Formatted my sd card as internal storage in my Xiamoi phone. but still getting no enough space message when installing apps

I have a Xiamoi note 8 phone running android 9. It has 32gb internal storage and I used most of it, so I decided to buy an sd card to use as internal storage. I went in settings chose the format as ...
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How do I move apps to SD card on Android 7

I'm getting tired of deleting apps to install an app. Right now I need every app I got but also need to download another app. I got no more space left. I've searched high and low for a way to move my ...
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dumptrace file - /data/anr/

On Android Pie, everytime we take a bugreport, it generates a temporary file in data/anr. This temporary file is not cleared and stays on the device. Its size is around 2MB. This means everytime I ...
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Insufficient storage popping up when transferring app to SD card

so I got this 36 GB SD card, and I've only used 2 GB on it, I'm on a Samsung J7 Neo BTW, and when I attempt to transfer a 5 GB game to the SD card, it stops halfway trough and a message saying "...
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System storage taking up loads of space after adopting SD card

I recently adopted an SD card to my Xiaomi Redmi 7. Before I adopted the 64GB card, I was using around 8GB. Now my file manager says I am only using 2%, and under internal storage in settings I have ...
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My SD card got damaged [duplicate]

iam unable to format it not use it. i need an app that will help me recover my data please anyone can share light to this. Thanks in anticipation
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"System Memory" taking up too much storage [duplicate]

I have been facing this problem recently, my Samsung S 10+ has the storage information as shown in the image below. I don't know why the system memory is taking up 20 GB of storage. I cannot access it ...
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Android System storage usage blew from 7GB to 40GB overnight,Magisk problems?

I have LineageOS 17.1 with Magisk on my phone and this night system storage usage blew from 7GB to 40 GB dreamlte:/ # df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on tmpfs ...
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How to clear space on your internal storage, other than the trivial measures?

After 3.5 years of use, my Android device (a Xiaomi RedMi 3S) has its internal storage full almost to capacity. I can run its cleaning routine, I can remove photos I snapped and music files I may ...
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WhatsApp showing different value for used storage on app info and in-app settings

In my Samsung Galaxy S9, WhatsApp is showing that it uses 37.89GB of internal storage when I checked the app info. Due to that, my phone's data is getting full and all the other apps are getting hung ...
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Can I clear user data in gallery?

I've a One plus 5T and I need to take a lot of videos on my phone and even though I keep deleting them and cleaning my phone regularly the storage always seems to be full. Apparently, my user data in ...
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Memory - 20Gb being used by something [duplicate]

Apologies that this is a similar question but I have not yet found the solution here. I have 32 Gb A6, apps consume around 10Gb and I have a ton on SD card but storage info says I only have 2Gb free ...
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Available internal storage

My device is showing 1.02 GB of free space in storage settings. But while installing app from play store, it says only 492 MB of space is available.. what should I do, please help..
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How can I get more internal space for apps?

I have read several places on this but the answers all seem to be the same. The problem is that I keep running out of space on my /data partition. The steps I've taken to fix this problem: move all ...
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Phone can't access internal storage

I have a problem with my relative's phone. He has a ZTE Blade A452 phone with Android, and it seemingly can't access its internal storage at all. There is constantly an error message "Your internal ...
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Android system memory filled up Samsung Galaxy s8

I have a Samsung Galaxy S8 since 2 years. After time my free memory got less and less but my Samsung File manager only said that Others had (As of today) 47,26GB and in the Internet i did not found ...
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Galaxy Tab A (2016) always shows full memory

My tab always warns of dangerously low memory. It shows 15.4 GB used of 16gb even though the sum of the images, video, documents and apps is only around 2.5 GB (per attached image). I've tried disk ...
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I can't move Apps to My SD card, the button isn't there

I need to move some or any apps to my micro SD card, because I am all out of space, but there isn't a "move to SD card " option. It's not just grayed out, it's gone. The SD card is formatted as ...
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How to delete some files on unbootable phone with low memory?

I had been ignoring low memory on my android phone (Nexus 6P running copperhead OS) for some time. OS suddenly crashed out of no where and started booting up infinitely. After forcing it to restart ...
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How to decide which MicroSD card to buy for your Android device

You have an Android device running Android 5.0 "Marshmallow" or better, and it's running low on storage space. Some modern Android devices don't have a slot for a MicroSD flash memory card. But yours ...
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How does Android treat files bigger than free space remaining while recording?

I've spent the entire day trying to solve this issue, it seems paranormal but (sadly) it's true and I didn't find a way to solve it. Yesterday I recorded a very important video using my Xiaomi and ...
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Android - is there any negative impact when you wipe out RAM and CACHE data for all Apps at once?

in Android phones, there are settings related to the phone's internal storage. I am interested in two of those settings, "delete all RAM data for all Apps", & "delete all CACHED data for all Apps"...
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How to stream an encrypted backup of the entire device to remote host?

I have an Android device that has no free space and no SD-card that I can replace (thanks to OnePlus policy). I also have no free space on PC to accommodate the backup so I wanted to upload it to the ...
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Droid Turbo 2 storage doesn't clear

We often get out of storage messages on our Motorola Droid Turbo 2 phone. We delete an App, and, say it's a 100 MB app, we only see about 10 MB free up. Likewise we've transferred and deleted ...
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Remove downloaded system update from Huawei

Due to unfortunate circumstances I need to use my old phone again (Huawei P8 Lite 2017 Emui 5.0.1). I did a factory reset a few days ago, and am now trying to install my most important apps. ...
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How to clear all of this Bloatware that is insidiously being put on my phone? [duplicate]

As is probably a very regular question here, I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo and I'm having problems with the amount of memory being clogged up by what I will assume is garbage. I have installed on my ...
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How disk space is used on Android device?

I have critical low storage level and can't understand what takes much of it and how that's possible that the installed applications can use 7 GB? I only use a few social media clients without any ...
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Was unable to install any app - how to find out what was blocking the installs?

I was unable to update/install any apps earlier today, using either Play Store, F-Droid, or Play Store in my work partition, even though I had over 500MB free on my phone (Pixel XL running Android 9.0)...
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What Is Using Up My Storage/Data on Android Phone?

First, I appreciate that there are lots of similar questions to this online, but they are often so specific that I haven't been able to solve this question myself (through online forums/questions/etc)....
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System storage is showing full even when it is not. So I can't install apk as system app

I have OnePlus 6 with latest Open Beta. It is rooted. I have done everything but I still can't install any app as a system app. I have tried Link2SD and Titanium Backup. I have tried to copy/paste ...
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How to free Internal Storage by moving data or using symlink / bind-mount with Adoptable Storage?

Galaxy S5 running LineageOS 16 (Android 9). I'm having issues with running out of storage space, even though I have 128GB external SD card, merged with the internal storage. Is there a way to create ...
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Device storage gradually increases after Android update for no reason

I have an Android smartphone whose internal storage memory get incrementally bigger after every software update for no obvious reason. I have looked everywhere over the Internet but the answers were ...
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Low storage and Play Store problems after factory reset

After I did a factory reset (twice; once through settings, once through recovery mode by clearing eMMC), I got a "low storage space" error. I can't get rid out of it - tried clearing cache ...
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Is there a way to set the maximum total cache size?

The cache on my device (Samsung Galaxy S5, unrooted!) grows very quickly. Is there a way to just set the maximum allowed system-wide cache size? My device always restarts (and takes a while ...
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How do I understand the storage usage of an application? How do I solve my phone becoming slow?

When I installed the FB application, the size was 49MB. As recommended, I then move it to the SD Card. I expected that the memory internal usage would not be so congested. The app was working fine ...
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Android 6.0.1 Mysterious "Videos" Taking Up Space

I have been made confused by the Storage Info of my phone since it shows 3.16 GB of videos took up my internal space. But then I checked, the videos not even passed 250 MB in total size. Can't seem ...
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Insufficient storage space & Insert SD card

I'm using a Meizu M6 and a newly bought Sandisk Ultra Micro SD XC 64 GB. Internal storage is about 1.67 GB free out of 16 GB. My SD card's system was FAT32; reformatted it to exFat, now the phone won'...
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Does installing GApps save space compared to PlayStore install?

I am about to clean-install a Lineage ROM on my Android and I want to maximize the internal storage space left for the apps I want. What I understand so far is: The GApps package will reside in the /...
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