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 sdcard).

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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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How to see what is stored in System memory area?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7" tablet (Android 4.1.2, not rooted). I tried to install a big app recently and it failed because it said that I didn't have enough space. When I go into Settings > ...
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How to adjust the threshold for the “storage low” event?

There's almost no Android user (and certainly no regular visitor of our site) who hasn't heard of the "insufficient storage" error – or even experienced it him/herself. That there must be at least 10% ...
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Installing Apps on External Sdcard jellybean 4.2.2

I am using jelly bean 4.2.2 on ti OMAP5 platform , I want to install application on external sdcard but even if a lot of space is free (more than 25MB ) . I am getting error "Insufficient Storage". ...
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I can't use the sd card to download apps

I just got a new phone but when I try to download something it says insufficient space but my sd card has plenty. How do I fix this?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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i have a samsung alpha. where the memory is full and storage space running out.. but it gets complicated

I have a Samsung Alpha.35gb – and I'm not the most mobile savvy person. Recently I keep getting 2 messages, one saying 'device memory full' (unable to receive sms/mms messages) and the other tells me ...
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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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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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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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Not Enough Space?

I have had my phone for about 4 months now, and have been facing this problem recently. When I download an app, it says I don't have any space, when I check my storage, I have about 472 MB left out of ...
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Apps on SD Card taking up internal storage (

My phone has been claiming the impossible for a while (see screenshot). Namely, it claims that more internal memory is being used than is available, and hence it is rather difficult for me to download ...
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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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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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Message Memory Full in Samsung Galaxy Young Duos & Screenshot transferring

I have a Samsung Galaxy Young Duos. I got it for Christmas in 2012 and recently it has begun to tell me i have insufficient storage etc. Today it told me " Cannot receive message, Device to full..." ...
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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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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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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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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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How I can use SD card as internal memory?

I am using Samsung Galaxy Prime+ - SM-G532F device running Android 6.0.1. The problem I am facing is that. My device has very low internal memory, whenever I try to install more then 3 normal ...
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Constant decrease in android's internal storage free space

I am having a hard time with my phone. My device, which is a simple LG Magna has had a constant decrease in FREE space. That means that something is constantly taking up more and more place in my ...
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Why can't I move apps to the external memory on Huwait P8 lite 2017?

I have a Huawei P8 Lite 2017 phone and it is slow as hell simply because the internal memory is almost full. I have a 64-G microSD card, but for some reason I can’t move any of my applications to that ...
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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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Low space On my Android

I have a LG android and I bought a sd card because I would always end up with insufficient space. I have gone through all apps and moved to sd card when it would allow. I still have so much space on ...
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Phone storage is very low

Samsung duos total space as shown in system storage is 4 Gigabyte. But application manager shows total space of 60 'Mb'? i cant install any application.
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Memory is filled with nothing (dumpstate/logcat?)

I have a Nexus 5 that says that I don't have enough space on the phone. I have checked the storage settings (see screenshots) and it is missing half of the space. I have searched and people recommend ...
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insufficient storage when installing a new app

when I try to install an app which requires 22MB, it fails because of insufficient storage. I check my system, it shows 652MB free internal storage, 251MB free SD card storage, and 460MB free RAM, ...
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Insufficient Storage problem in Android x86 Live Version

I made a bootable Android x86 Live USB drive to use android in my computer, I used live version (without installation) of Android x86, it runs fine. The problem is that I am unable to install new apps ...
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Internal memory on my Android is full: even after factory reset (and no apps downloaded). What can I do?

I can download apps of up to 16 MB or so but that's about it. I can't free up enough space to download a single "big" app like Facebook. And it's weird because my phone was able to download this app (...
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insufficient storage on htc

I recently purchased an HTC Desire 510 ever since I got it I have had issues with not having enough space. I had a 5gig SD card that I was using and it still seemingly wasn't enough space even though ...
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insufficient space although of available space!

My tablet shows "insufficient space" error message whenever I install new apps (Clean Master) although it has enough storage! Default write disk: phone storage Internal storage 3.87GB: available ...