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 increase internal memory of the HTC Wildfire S finally?

I've been spending a lot of sleepless nights trying to fix this. I know there are a lot of threads like this on the internet, but I want to go a bit deeper. I have an HTC Wildfire S with only 512 MB ...
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Installing apps on external SD card on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean

I am using Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean on TI OMAP 5 platform. I want to install applications on an external SD card, but even if a lot of space is free (more than 25MB), I am getting an error "...
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Chrome taking up lots of space on my Android device

I have an OnePlus 5T running Oxygen 5.1.4 (which is based on Android Oreo 8.1.6). According to the app DiskUsage, Google Chrome is using almost 15 GB of data. (Click image to enlarge it) Apart from ...
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Error - Insufficient storage - Nexus 7

Device: Nexus 7 (2013 WIFI) ROM: AOKP_FLO_KITKAT_NIGHTLY_2014-07-31 Rooted: Yes Recovery: TWRP (Not sure if this is needed) I am posting this because I recently started getting "insufficient storage" ...
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Android 7.0 - SD Card formatted as internal storage

My Wileyfox handset recently upgraded to 7.0 and I'm getting nowhere with their support. My SD card is formatted as "internal storage". Despite over 30GB of free space on the card, I'm unable to add ...
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Clear massive system data file on LG G3

I have somehow run out of space on my LG G3. Under storage under Misc I see have a 6.34GB System Data file. I tried dialling *#9900# as suggested here in order to delete the dumpstate/logcat but when ...
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Effective storage ridiculously small since Marshmallow update

I have been using a 16GB HTC One M8 for the last two years with no major hiccup (although I met the infamous infinitely growing .thumbdata file taking 8GB from my storage just because, fixed with a ...
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My new unused 8 gig tablet only gives me access to 100mb of internal storage despite displaying 4gigs of free memory. Please help!

I have a new 8gig All winner a23 quadcore Android tablet. I have only a couple of apps installed, and my tablet is giving an insufficient storage space error. On inspection (photo attached) there are ...
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E-mail (imap client) sync stopped because of low memory, and will not start again, even after freeing 60Mb

I have a Motorola XT303 running Android 2.3.6, and I use the email client (with an IMAP server). The email worked fine until two days ago: I tried to download an application that was too large for the ...
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Android Phone Storage Full due to APKs

My OnePlus Two has 64GB Internal Storage and no SD card. It shows Phone Storage Full warning. When I investigated, I saw below stats and am unable to free space. Settings > Storage & Memory > ...
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App ill installed

I have attempted to install an app from its apk file, but I failed. It was a game created with RENPY, turns out apps over ~2GB cannot be installed and the app I wanted to install was a bit more. At ...
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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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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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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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Cannot install any APK file due to "Out of Space" misleading error (plenty of space)

I know there are tons of questions about this, but I have tried many possible solutions to no avail. I believe the "Out of space" error is misleading... I have a problem: I cannot install any .apk ...
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Android tablet has 45 GB free but shows low space warning

So this tablet is pretty new. Hardly even used it. But when I tried to put videos and large apps onto it, it constantly gives me a "insufficient space" warning. it comes with 57.61GB of storage ( no ...
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Space used in internal memory but nowhere to be found

I own a Samsung Galaxy S5. I noticed that there is not much internal memory left (ES File Explorer reports 8.54 GB used out of 11.56 GB so about 3 GB left). Also, connecting my phone to my Windows 10 ...
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Why I can't install apps in my phone even sufficient space is available?

So I own Moto E 1 gen, running now Android 4.4 stock I tried to install Adobe reader,Jiotv I end up with a message "Out of space" I used both ways,APK and Playstore both ways don't work. Although ...
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Possible to install a 1 GB game into external storage, how?

I am using Android 6.0 marshmallow. I have 8 GB internal memory and 64 GB external memory (storage). Now I got a game from a friend which needs 1 GB of storage and I have only 400 MB as internal ...
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Insufficient storage available but have enough space

I read all other questions of "Insufficient storage available" but none of solution works for me. I have Samsung Galaxy S3 (GT-I9300). I have 5GB free space on internal memory. A couple days ago ...
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Why do I get an 'insufficient storage' error when trying to install apps when I have sufficient storage?

When I try to install anything through the Play store, I get a pop-up saying I have 'insufficient storage', with a button which takes me to view my current used storage. According to that program, I ...
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Insufficient memory with sandisk 32GB micro SD card while having 20GB free space

I have a 32GB micro SD card and I've been downloading my music onto it and I've used 8GB on the card so far. Then I was downloading a song and it said insufficient memory. On my phone the songs ...
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Reduce size from Whatsapp

Whatsapp backups take a lot of space. Is there any possible way to save more space without totally messing up Whatsapp?
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Why is my Nexus 7 taking up so much memory?

I had 2.2GB free on my Nexus 7's internal storage, then I decided to download a game that took up 1.55GB. Halfway through the download, it tells me that I have have insufficient memory and it stops ...
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Why is my Android phone always showing "contacts storage space is low"?

My Android phone is always showing "contacts storage space is low". Even if I delete all of my contacts in the phone, I still get this message, and I can't store any new contact now. What is more, my ...
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Android Unknown Memory Usage

I have been having a problem with my Android 2.3.3 Samsung Galaxy S, that it was shutting 2 essential applications down: messaging app and call protocol. I have been tracing the cause of that by ...
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how to make Samsung j3 with 8G rom usable

I have a Samsung j3 phone with 8g internal rom, 16g sd card and Android 5.1. It is in excellent condition. Recently "storage is running out" errors started appearing, and even services ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Expandable memory of devices

Mobile phones or tablets come with limits like it has expandable memory of 32, 64, etc GB. I was wondering how this is determined? Does it mean that higher capacity sd cards won't work or this ...
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SD card problem when Downloading

I recently updated my Nokia 3 system to android 8, I have a space of 5 GB in my SD card and 6 GB internal. I had been using my SD card as internal storage before I updated my system. But now with ...
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Unable to free up space on internal storage, removing cache & apps has no effect

new to Android Stack Exchange. - Average Android user. I have a storage problem on my phone. When I try to install an app via Play Store it says there isn't enough free space available, e.g. it is ...
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Deleted music off phone from computer with space no change

I was already out of space on my phone and wanted new music on it so I deleted 140MB of songs off my phone through the computer window(phone was usb hooked up to computer). So I go ahead to transfer ...
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Is it possible to remove OAT files for unwanted system apps? [rooted locked device]

I have not enough free space on my Moto X, so I want to free up some space in data partition used by system apps bloatware. For example, disabled Slides with uninstalled updates still consumes 31 MB ...
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Cleaning space on samsung galaxy s8

I frequently receive message from s8 that details storage space is running out. Analyzing my storage space details this : How can I receive more detail as to what apps are allocating space ? As ...
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My Android phone shows insufficient memory even after deleting all the apps on internal storage

Please help me on this. My android phone started behaving weird these days. I have 32GB internal memory on the phone. earlier i had only 17% used. but one fine day it started showing 99% used even ...
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Internal memory explanation

I have a Moto E 2º Gen, 8gb internal memory. If we substract the Android OS requirements, i'm left with 4.98 Gb, which appears as available internal memory. It shows 4.11Gb used memory, however, ...
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Internal memory almost full

I've got Samsung Galaxy J5 with Marshmallow 6.0.1 and in this phone I've got internal memory of 8 gb and a memory card of 8gb. I've stored every little picture and audio in external memory and many ...
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How to re-partition MT6582 device? (EBR1 & MBR only available) (Infinix X507)

How could I re-partition my MT6582 device: Infinix Hot X507's Internal Storage (also known as Apps Storage Partition, System Storage) in order to expand it (it's about 1.04GB now, and only 3MB are ...
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BLU phone having trouble downloading apps

I have a BLU Advance 5.0 and a 64 GB SD card already in it. I changed preferred install location to the SD Card and I also change the default write disk to the SD card. But after every download from ...
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