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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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Application doesn't get installed : insufficient storage available

I have around 50MB of internal storage left and some 1.7 GB of external storage left in my phone. But when I try to download and install any application from google android store,I get a message ...
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Missing storage on Tesco Hudl 2

I have a Tesco Hudl 2 running Android 4.4.2. I have 9GB of total storage. But little free, despite not using much. It shows a few GB in-use and 0.5GB free. The usage bar shows 80% available, but the ...
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Fix Google Play insufficient storage error without rooting my phone

This question is essentially the same as Google Play: Error downloading app - insufficient space, but I want to fix it without rooting my phone. Clearing Cache, uninstalling Google Play updates and ...
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Not enough storage error when trying to update an app

I have a Nexus 4 with more than 500 MB free storage space: Click image for larger version Now I would like to update Chrome, but I get the error, that there is not enough free space to update it: ...
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Android - Phone storage full

I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace. Every time I try to install a new App I get a message saying my internal memory is full (the SD card has plenty of room). The phone has 180MB of internal storage. I ...
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Is there a way to adjust the memory allocation to increase the allocation for apps?

I have an Mi Traveler Android model 10R2 tablet and I am continuously getting a "memory low" message. I have added a SD card and moved some apps to the card, but still get the same messages. In ...
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Why is there such a difference in the amount of internal memory?

So first, when I go to Settings -> Apps this is what is shown: (Click image to enlarge) After some time ~20 seconds, the amount of space left is this: (Click image to enlarge) Why does this happen?...
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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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Insufficient storage message when attempting to install app [duplicate]

I am using a Samsung Galaxy S2. I have been trying to download apps, but get the insufficient storage message even though I have enough space free. However, the internal storage is almost full (200 MB ...
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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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insufficient storage error while updating installed apps [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What can I do to manage my phone’s internal storage? I recently purchased a new Android mobile (Samsung Galaxy Y duos), running on Android 2.3.6. It have 8 GB microSD as ...
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Is there a way to workaround the phone memory limit for installed apps?

..without rooting my phone. Does this mean I really can't keep all the apps I want, and I have to clear data or uninstall apps when I want to install a new app that doesn't fit the phone memory? ...
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How to reinstall Playstore?

Do you have any Idea to reinstall Playstore? Do I need to Flash it? Do I need to reset factory? Do I need to download apk? Can you help me? Please? Device:Cloudfone 700d tv I don't know how to ...
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Insufficient Storage Available

I have a Nexus 4. Whenever I try to install any app, no matter how small, it says "Insufficient Storage Available". I have aggressively deleted photos, uninstalled apps, cleared the app cache, and ...
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Memory reported as full without being full

I am having storage issues with my Samsung Galaxy S Duos. I solved it by moving apps from phone memory to the SD card, so now 1.2 GB of internal space is free. However, it still tells me that I have ...
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Does Android swap out memory used by foreground services?

Looking at an Android KitKat device made by LG, I see that an app called Software Update is always running as a foreground service (100). That service occupies a significant amount of memory. From ...
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Install/Update Apps gives “Insufficient Storage Available” error, although I already cleared the cache and other data

Whenever I update some app(listed below), I am getting this Error. Insufficient Storage available. I have a Sony Xperia ZR. I have about 3.46 GB free. And the application I am trying to updates are ...
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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 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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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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Google Play store asks to uninstall apps on sd card to free up space for new installations

My phone internal storage has very less free space (about 450 MB), which is why I cannot install any new app, or update existing apps. When I go to play store and click on any app to update, it asks ...
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Android 4.2.1 - Operating System Storage is occupying too much space

Dunno if this is a proper question to ask here, my problem is about the storage of my android on the internal memory. I have 16gigs of sd card, 16 gigs internal storage as well, but I am seeing this ...
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Rooted Froyo phone, deleting apk files doesn't free up internal memory

I am constantly running into storage problems on my 2.2 Froyo Samsung Galaxy Ace. I decided to delete some memory intensive stock apps that I didn't need, and deleted the .apk files using Root Browser ...
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How to resize Prestigio PAP4044Duo's partitions?

I have a Prestigio PAP4044Duo with 4.1.1 Android on it. It has a Internal Memory of 786MB + Internal Memory Card of 1.77 GB. Since all the applications are stored in the Internal Memory I'm running ...
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How can i change app data location?

My default write disk is external sd card , my internal sd total space is 5.28 gb available is 4.66 gb my sdcard total space is 14.83 am using 16 gb available in sd card is 11 gb . my phone storage ...
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Cannot install Whatsapp - it says insufficient storage available

I just got a new android phone running 4.4.2 as an interim before I buy another phone. After factory reset, I tried to install Whatsapp. This was the first app that I tried to install and it failed ...
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Where did my 16gb of memory go?

I am not educated on Android enough to figure this out on my own. My problem began New Year's Eve with error messages saying device memory was full. My Galaxy S2 Skyrocket began to lag and wouldn't ...
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Why an SD-card saved app uses phone memory

Lately I had issues with my phone's (Samsung Galaxy Mini GT-S5570) internal memory aw well as with the SMS memory. I deleted all unwanted messages, rooted my phone and used Link2SD to move some apps ...
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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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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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What Google Apps can I disable?

I'm using a Kitkat 4.4.4 based phone (Samsung Galaxy S Duos 3) For the most part I don't use G+ or Maps or most of the Google apps provided. But I do prefer documents being backed up, so I've ...
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insufficient space with space plenty available

My tablet has internal memory of 4g and external (not sd card) memory 32g. When downloading apps are stored only in the internal memory and nothing to the external. How to direct my downloads to the ...
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Regarding the “Error Downloading: insufficient space” error in the Google Play store [duplicate]

I've spent a long, long time searching for a viable, long-term fix for this problem; though I'm beginning to believe that Google Play (or Google Play Services) is to blame. I recently factory reset my ...
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Internal memory decreased even if no apps is installed

I have an Alcatel 918N Glory X with internal memory of around 320MB (160 of which goes to RAM) I have been installing quite a few apps and moved them to SD card and I notice that the internal memory ...
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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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No memory avaiable on my Galaxy S4

I don't understand why I can't take photo or video with my Samsung Galaxy S4. I have 32 GB of memory and I haven't a lot of photo or apps in my mobile phone. I tried to delete photo, video or apps ...
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Available space is more than total space on the memory card

I recently purchased a 16 GB memory card. But my android shows available space is more than Total Space and when I try to install a new app it says insufficient memory. Total space: 8GB. Available ...
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Internal memory issues

So I have a ZTE obsidian (z820) running lollipop 5.1 and I have a 16gb micro SD card in it. There is no way to root this phone that I have found after weeks of searching, and I need to move my apps ...
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Error in Play Store: Insufficient storage available

I'm using a Moto E. A while ago, my phone decided to show me the following message when downloading apps, despite me having around 300 Mb more than was required: Error while downloading (Insert ...
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Insufficient memory error in google playstore even though i have enough space

Recently i changed my sd card from 2gb to 8gb and now i can neither download nor update any apps from google playstore . It shows "Insufficient space on device" even though internal 1.5gb & ...
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Empty /data/log folder

I have Galaxy Sii s9100 with CM 10.2 (android 4.3) I am encountering the bug that fill the folder /data/log and display the notfication "Storage space running out" I can see that the problem is ...
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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 ...