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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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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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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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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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Low internal memory, but high local and SD memory [duplicate]

I have a MID android tablet which has been giving me low storage messages during some downloads lately. But when I check, the local and SD have practically 3GB free. So, where is this data going, and ...
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Problems with downloading apps

I have recently brought a Samsung Cooper and when i was trying to download an app from the market it keeps saying insufficient memory on device. My phone has a 16GB memory card and the internal memory ...
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How can't install a 338KB app when I have 474MB free?

I have a Motorola phone, with 8GB of internal memory. To my surprise, in a few days, I had 474MB of free space, but couldn't install a 338KB app!! So, clearly the limit of ~25MB referred to in some ...
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Space Issue on data directory Android using Galaxy Note

I am using Galaxy Note 1 and have 2GB of data directory in which i install and use thirdparty apps. But the data directory was almost always full, so I rooted my device to find out what was taking the ...
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Why Galaxy SII reports on not enough memory for new apps when I have several GBs available on flash storage?

I have 5GB free out of total 11.5GB internal flash storage on my SGS2. However, it doesn't allow to install new apps saying there's not enough memory. Also Settings > Applications Manager > All ...
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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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slow unusable nexus s

Samsung Nexus S, android 4.3.1, cyanogen 10.2.0-crespo, usable memory: 383MB I have this mobile for three years now. The phone seemed to work okay until ICS and it started to get worse with Jelly ...
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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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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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why can't I download apps with 29 gigabytes of free memory on sd card

I have 29 gigabytes of free storage on my sd card yet when I try to download more apps I get the insufficient storage message. All apps that I am able to move to sd card are. No matter how many apps I ...
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How to install kitkat in oppo?

I bought a smartphone in China, is an OPPO r5, the smartphone has the following settings: 4 GB RAM Android version: 4.4.2 Kernel version: eight core MT6592 Compilation number: MTK 6592 Personal ...
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Chrome and Skype takes up a lot of storage

I'm not sure if this is a problem different for anyone but these apps are very large. I'm on a very limited storage of 2Gb with no move to sd capabilities and both these apps rise above 150Mb in ...
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How to delete dumpstate/logcat on Moto E

My phone is running out of internal memory. So I searched online and found a solution, which was to dial *#9900# and then delete dumpstate/logcat. But when I dial the same on my MOTO E, I dont see ...
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Missing “move to SD” on HTC Desire 310

So, I bought this phone some time ago, an HTC Desire 310, which should have 4GB of internal memory, of which 2GB actually available to the user. On the phone I also installed an 8GB SD card for ...
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Cleaning up Samsung S2 memory

When I use the application manager, I see that 1.8GB are occupied out of 2GB available. This of course causes issues when installing apps and brings up a warning notifications that some system ...
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Is it possible to change mount points of internal storage?

I have an off-brand rooted tablet built on MT8389 with 8GB internal memory. The problem is that manufacturer partitioned this in some weird way making /data folder mounted to a partition that is only ...
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insufficient storage [duplicate]

ALright I have the netbook. I recently did a reset and now I cannot load any apps. It's telling me the internal memory is full and I do not know how to erase things and clear it since it won't let me ...
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Galaxy S3, 6.5GB but Insufficient storage available to update

Preface - I originally posted this on stack exchange, which is where I found the question in my first link, but I was directed to post here instead. NOTE: I have already looked at the following link ...
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Issue after upgrading from 2.3 to 4.1.2

Just upgraded the operating system on a Galaxy S II from 2.3 to 4.1.2. After upgrading we are unable to update any apps because it says the phone is too low on memory. When I look at the storage ...
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Insufficient storage availalable when there is plenty

My Samsung Galaxy Note 2 started giving the insufficient storage available after trying to transfer app to my SDCard using DroidSail Super App2sd lite. I uninstalled it before realizing there's a ...
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Galaxy S and Skype - Why am I getting an “Insufficient memory” error?

Galaxy S running 2.2. try to install SKYPE but get the error - "insufficient memory" when there is loads on the phone and i can install any other app quite normally. Any help appreciated.
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insufficient storage - df - sufficient conditions?

I know there're lots of questions about insufficient storage, but no real answer so far ! In particular about /data/app, which has plenty of space in my case. So why can't I install any new app ?! ...
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Free up space on Motorola Мото Е

I am using a Moto E. The apps I have downloaded and use are few, and they are not taking up much space. What can be moved to the SD card has been moved. Yet, I have only 256MB space available now. ...
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How to reduce dropbox internal data usage

Currently both the DiskUsage app and Android's App Data show that Dropbox is using over 800 MB of internal sdcard storage space. Dropbox says it has no offline files. /storage/sdcard0/Android/data/com....
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Android storage , where did my 2GB go?

I have an Android phone and trying to understand how it deals with disk space. When I connect my phone to my computer via USB, I can see that I have: * internal storage space (1.8GB) * SD card (16GB) ...
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Unable to use all the memory of Allview A5 Smiley

I bought some days ago an Allview A5 Smiley. I installed some applications and made some photos. Now, I saw that I can't install files bigger than approximately 200 MB because it is only free space on ...
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“Storage Space Running Out” even though plenty of storage remains?

I've got a Samsung Galaxy i9000 equiv(T959) that has recently been showing "Storage Space Running Out". I have been running Cyanogen 10.1 for a couple of years without any problems, until now. But I ...
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Where did all these photos and videos come from?

My phone's memory is so full that it won't let me take or download pictures anymore. Also cannot download almost any app due to low memory. When I look at memory usage, most of it is used for photos ...
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Moving Apps From Internal Storage to SD Card

Is there a way to transfer apps like Facebook or WhatsApp that reside on phone memory to SD Card without rooting my phone?
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internal memory

My phones internal memory is only 2GB. I only have very few apps like facebook, viber, etc. When I bought my phone I installed a lot of apps and games but did not have any problems with the internal ...
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Is it possible to increase the RAM on Android devices, like a phone or tablet?

I recently purchased a Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 32GB (SMP900) tablet. I love the tablet. However, the RAM seems inadequate. I use the tablet to do lots of movie streaming, playing games, digital ...
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Moving internal memory to external sd card [duplicate]

My phones internal memory is full, how do i move it to my secure digital card? How can i get my files off my secure digital card if i took it out wrong, I did a factory reset?
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Cannot use internal memory partition in my Nextbook 7 16GB tab

I have just purchased a Nextbook 7 16 gb tab. I have installed only a few apps and then got the message of "Insufficient Memory". I looked in the storage section and found the tab has TWO partitions ...
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Out of memory errors on S2. Safe to delete all dumpstate files?

My Android S2 is out of memory and unable to update apps. Specifically it is currently using nearly all of the paltry 2gb partitioned for apps. I'm reading that you can issue *#9900# in the dialer,...
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Galaxy S3 insufficient space

I've got a couple GBs worthof space and my internal and external SD storage are about at 25% full each. No matter where I try to download apps to, it says I've got insufficient space. I've already ...
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KitKat - How to identify the REAL size of apps (app + datas + …) to be able to install other ones

I had an iPhone for 4 years and I now have a Samsung Galaxy S5 running KitKat 4.4.2. I've started the migration from the one to the other downloading my prefered apps. I've just downloaded 40 little ...