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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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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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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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 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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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 Storage Full

I'll start by saying that I have a very large amount of pictures and music on my phone. However, all of it is stored on my sd card (128GB). Almost 90GB are used. I have a Samsung Galaxy S9+ with 64GB ...
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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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How do I clear system memory on my phone in this situation?

My phone is the 2015 model of Samsung A5. It claims that I have my memory full so I deleted all my apps, disabled apps and cleared all my photos. (Literally everything) Yet it still claims that my ...
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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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Autopsy of an android 8 death under low memory and battery conditions, manifested as pattern lock, cured by reinstalling OS

The device in question is a Samsung J4, the model was released in May 2018 and the device was purchased and activated in early 2019. The device came with Android 8.0, its consists of a standard ARM ...
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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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I have BlueStacks 4 installed on Windows 10. C:\Users\Bgarr\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu

I would like to move the entire program 1.99GB to SD card on my (F: Do I need to uninstall/reinstall or is there an easier way? Not having much luck with the AppMGR111 app. No need to transfer file ...
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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 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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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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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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Google drive making extra local copy on phone

I tried uploading some large audio files recorded on my phone to Google Drive to free up space on my phone (Xiaomi A1). Almost immediately, I got memory insufficient warnings; apparently the Google ...
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Is your Galaxy S7 running slow after 11/2018 T-Mobile update?

Several days after receiving this update my phone became sluggish to do anything. Simple things like: swiping to answer calls is taking 2-4 seconds, lighting up a screen when the call is incoming is ...
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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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Swiftkey Keyboard uses too much space

Keyboard application uses 845 MB of my phone data which is really too much. I want to delete data, but I am afraid that I will delete words predictions too. Is there any solutions for me? Maybe ...
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How to free storage besides clearing up cache memory

I have a Samsung galaxy smart phone. Whenever I download apps such as,Ubber and Facebook it tells me that my storage is full. I have cleared up cache memory but still there is no difference. What can ...
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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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Why does not full mean full?

I have a Razer Phone running 8.1.0. When I go to the camera app, it says Device Storage Full But my device is not full. I have 2.34 GB free (of 64GB) in system memory (I do not have an SD card ...
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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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Cant download any other app

My ocean t1 can't install any app except Facebook and whatsapp. It says i have insufficient memory every time i try to install another app yet it has RAM of 1.1GB and ROM 8GB I wonder why?
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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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