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 install games directly to SD card without going through phone or internal memory

I have a Micromax Canvas A177 Android device which has 4GB of storage and 1GB of RAM. Currently, I only have 700 MB of storage available and I cannot install any more applications. I have a SD card ...
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'Storage space is running low' while I have plenty of space remaining

I have an LG-D855 smartphone having 16 gigs of internal storage and running Android Kitkat 4.4. Although I have plenty of space remaining, the phone prompts Storage space is running low.. I had only ...
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Why does Media Storage consume so much memory and how to clear it for good?

Android is generaly horrible when it comes to managing or saving disk space. But recently, new problem appeared, which is the Media Storage system application which fills my internal memory (disk ...
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I have 32 GB external, but my internal is only 4GB!

My mom bought me a phone. It's Samsung Galaxy J1. And It says that it has only 4GB in my internal storage. But I have 32 GB external storage. So, I downloaded all apps that I wanted then I moved it ...
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Insufficient storage when installing app on Android ICS phone

My Android ICS phone has 42MB available (according to Settings->Storage). I am not able to install some new apps (e.g. O2 wifi, size 4MB) or update some existing apps (e.g. TouchPal X, size 19MB) ...
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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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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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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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Insufficient Storage Available During Update

Preface (TL;DR) I know the issue of insufficient space has been discussed in various contexts but I have not found anything that specifically addresses the circumstances and issues that I am facing, ...
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What is the internal storage being used for?

My Android phone is showing me a notification saying that the "Phone storage is low". So, when I click on the notification, it shows me this: The total space used is 6.59 GB, but the space used by ...
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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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Unable to Install more Apps in Micromax Unite 2

I have Micromax Unite 2, in which 1GB RAM, 1GB Phone Storage, 8 GB Internal SD Card. I have just installed few apps like whatsapp, facebook, skype and Microsoft Lync. After installed these apps, phone ...
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SD card has 81% free space but says insufficient space for App2SD (native, Huawei Honor 4X)

I have downloaded OLX app and presently it is in internal memory. When I try to move this app to SD card it says "Insufficient space. Can't move to SD card". Please help. I am using Huawei Honor 4X ...
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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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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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Trying to update WhatsApp but having insufficient storage

Recently I tried to update my WhatsApp as it won't work unless and until I update it. When I try to update it says "There is insufficient space on the device." I deleted all that I possibly ...
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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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Insufficient storage space & Insert SD card

I'm using a Meizu M6, and a newly bought Sandisk Ultra micro SD XC 64gb. Internal storage is about 1.67 gb free out of 16gb. For the record, I have already checked the wiki tags and similar topics, ...
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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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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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Why does my storage page say I have 34 GB of Audio files when there are only 2 audio files stored, totaling 2.1 MB?

I've been trying to free up space on my Pixel 2XL, and the Storage menu in Settings says I have 34 GB of audio files stored, but when I go in to the files to try to erase things, I only have two audio ...
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How to increase RAM by swapping memory from Internal Phone Storage..?

I have Micromax Canvas Music A88. I just want to allocate memory from internal phone storage to RAM. Memory Detail : RAM: 512 MB Internal Memory: 2 GB I want to transfer 500 Mb from internal ...
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My phone says I have 7 GB of apps but I only have 3 GB

I am using Samsung Galaxy S4 and I am running low on space. When I checked my apps list it says I have 7 GB of apps, but when I used Memory Map, it says I am actually using 3 GB of space. I've ...
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App won't use external storage after moving to SD card

I have a LG G6 with android 8. I moved an app to external storage and it says the app is using external storage. However, it is still taking up internal storage. Is there a reason why this is the case?...
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re-partitioning android phone's internal memory

I have a Micromax Unite 2 Android phone. The original internal memory was 8 GB, but now it shows me only 1.67 GB. I used a third party app to see what happened. It shows me unallocated space in 4 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Can I install custom ROM on Android mobile having low internal memory?

I want to install the latest custom ROM like Lollipop but my mobile has low internal memory, about 150MB. Will that be a problem during the installation of the new custom ROM? I have already rooted my ...
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I cannot take pictures because my phone says “your internal storage is running out of space”

I have over 7GB of internal space left on my phone yet it keeps telling me to delete files and pictures. I deleted all of my pictures and some big apps but it continues to tell me the same thing when ...
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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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device not have a enough space

I have a HUAWEI honor 3C. I am downloading facebook Messanger but play store displayed device not have a sufficient memeory while 308MB internal memory is free. I clean cache memory but didn't work. ...
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Insufficient space on my Vivo Y22

I know this question has been asked many times, but I couldn't find a suitable answer... My Vivo Y22 has 3.62 GB for the external storage, but I only have 2.56 GB for my system space. I didn't know ...
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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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Insufficient storage on Android Nextbook 8 with 8GB storage and an empty 16 GB SD card

I have Android Nextbook 8 tablet. It has 8GB storage and an empty 16GB SD card. However, it's telling me that it has insufficient storage. It's 2 days old and doesn't have much on it. I've deleted ...
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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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Internal storage fills up

I had a sony xperia C with a 16GB memory card... My internal storage kept filling up which made it unable to update or download any apps. The only apps i had was whatsapp and instagram. Sent my phone ...
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Free up space problem

My android device is lava v2s. I have sufficient space of 5.67 GB on my SD card and even of 263mb but, still, when I want to download any app from Google Play Store, it is saying to free up space. It'...
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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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Whatsapp storage issue

In my mobile (Android, Samsung Galaxy S9) the whatsapp is showing that it has 37.89GB of Data stored (when I checked the app info), due to that my phone is data is getting full and all the other apps ...
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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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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 can I increase storage space? [duplicate]

When android phone (4.3) warns about Storage space running out. Some system function may not work. Besides install apps, what can I do to mitigate the problem? I have replaced SD card from 2GB to ...
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adaptable storage- space disappeared

I formated an 8gb sd card as internal storage out of the blues the adaptable storage is almost full. What might be causing that? The files iIstored are less than 3gb
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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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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 much free storage does Android need?

How much free storage does Android KitKat need? I've noticed that when storage (not RAM) gets down to somewhere between 200 and 300MB, Android starts to complain that it will not be able to function ...

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