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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Does hibernation keep an app's memory locked and unusable by other apps?

Is it possible that hibernating too many apps (with Greenify or the like) might lead to memory allocation problems via each hibernated app's memory getting locked until the app itself is woken up and ...
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why do I keep getting message saying unable to move app not enough storage space ?

I have 29.00GB out of 29.71GB storage left on my SD card! So why do I keep getting message saying in able to move app from internal storage to my SD card?
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Size required for install much larger than app

Using Marshmallow. I usually have memory close to full. It often happens to me that, while trying to install an app of a given size, I am request to free space for 6-10 times the size of the app, ...
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Insufficient Storage - SD Card used as Internal Storage

I've formatted my SD card to be used as the internal storage on my LineageOS phone (Android 7.1 - HUAWEI Y5). When I attempt to install anything from the play store I am unable to. Accessing the ...
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Two copies of an app taking space

My old HTC M8 is running very low on space, and I noticed it has 2 copies of several apk installed in /data/app for example com.twitter.android-2 and com.twitter.android-3. All in, this appears to be ...
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Leaking internal storage

I have a Motorola Moto X Play with 16GB of internal storage and and additional micro SD card (64 GB), formatted as extended internal storage. I am trying to free up the internal storage, so I went ...
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Formatting external sd card as an internal storage [duplicate]

I'm on Samsung Galaxy On7, Android 6.0.1-Marshmallow. My phone has a small internal memory, due to which I'm thinking of converting the sd card to an internal storage facility. I read this article, ...
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Installing an app after deleting its apk using Bloatware removal tool

I'm working on Samsung Galaxy On7, Android 6.0.1-Marshmallow. It's unrooted. My phone has a lot of apps preinstalled that I don't use, like Google Play music and movies and TV. I want to remove these ...
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Samsung Note 3 storage looks full

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 3. The system claims that the storage is almost full. Out of 26 GB, it show only 600MB as free. In practice, all my pictures/videos/music/whatsapp-media sums up to about ...
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Insufficient SD storage space error!

My SD (memory) card has about 14 GB of free storage space but when I try to open documents saved in my SD card, it says that there isn't sufficient space to open them. What could be the cause of ...
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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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Galaxy s4 mini (GT I9192) - Android 4.4.2 … Storage space depleting even though data being deleted

So this is a recent development since last night.. when the phone suddenly started misbehaving. Hanging, apps crashing, working really slow, screen going blank, Vol / Power key buttons not working ...
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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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App update/install claim insufficient storage with 3GB free on SD

As you can see, the default write disk is set to the SD card with more than 3GB free, but it still complains of insufficient storage even for apps that do not exceed 100MB total size (I did not check ...
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High “unstability” of phone internal memory

Few days ago a problem appeared. With memory. I have phone with 8 GB internal storage and 64 GB external storage. I keep my photos, songs etc. on external storage of course. Applications are partially ...
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Broken device after uninstalling King Root

I uninstalled the King Root app after rooting my phone. Now my system isn't working correctly. Symptoms: When going in Settings->Storage it says "System Used : 16.00GB" (All my storage). I do not ...
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Can't install applications (not enough memory) but Storage shows there is free memory

I'm trying to install an application from Play Store and after downloading it (about 25 MB) I'm gettin an error "not enough memory". My phone is Sony Xeria Tipo (ST21i) 4.0.4. But in phone Settings I ...
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Regarding memory

Can I increase the internal memory of my Smart phone by deleting some applications on my phone? Will it help in faster viewing the applications? What is the difference between Storage and memory? What ...
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Verizon HTC One M9 - “System = 19+GB”! Help!

Help! I am stuck in the land of constant crashes. My woes all started in the summer when I got a Verizon upgrade while NOT on WI-fi, NOT plugged into power, and with low battery. My phone life has ...
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Mounted SD card not working

I recently mounted an SD card to my phone. But when I tried to download an application from the play store, a message popped up saying my phone didn't have any storage on it, saying my internal ...
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X8 mini, use phone storage for apps

I have an iOcean x8 mini. I am getting insufficient storage error when trying to install apps. So I went to my settings - data storage and see this. So there are 2 storages in my phone. The apps are ...
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sd card reports full when it isn't

I foolishly interrupted a file deletion operation on my internal sd card. (The card was full when I started) Now using any file explorer tool shows files and directories adding up to ~300 M, yet the ...
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Marshmellow issue with large SD card as internal storage

(this was posted in the thread insufficient storage even with marshmallow sd card formatted for internal space and plenty of space which is a discussion about this same problem, but for some reason ...
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Google Play asking 100 TIMES the real size of the app

So... i wanted to download this app "ZenUI marshmallow theme" it was 2 megabytes. It prompted me - there isn't enough space to install this app. 207MB needed. YES! TWO HUNDRED FREAKING MEGABYTES! It's ...
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Running out of storage space. /data/log/ directory not found

My Android S5 is running out of internal storage. Issuing du reveals: root@kltetmo:/ # df Filesystem Size Used Free Blksize /dev 846.4M 56.0K 846.3M ...
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How to empty “Pictures, videos” folder?

I have a LG F60 phone, it has only 1gb of internal storage, and I can't find a way to empty the "Pictures, videos" folder. Any help? The pictures and videos I want to keep are already backed-up in ...
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Google Hangouts is still goes into phone storage

Recently I have changed my android device default app storage location as SD card by changing adb shell. My android version is 4.42 Kitkat. After doing this, it's working well with most apps that ...
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Internal Storage issues [duplicate]

I have a Motorola Moto E2 phone. The product info page shows it comes with 8GB of internal storage, but I am only seeing 5GB of space when I look at it through my USB connection. Every app that can ...
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“Insuficient Storage” when there is space available in the SD card

I have recently installed a 32 GB SD card on my Android phone. I moved all my apps to it, and they only fill 600 MB of it. I have 152MB available on my Internal storage. With all this space available,...
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Storage space running out and I have tried EVERYTHING

I have a cheapo Wayteq xTab-700qci tablet. It just gave me the dreaded Storage space running out. Some system functions may not work. message. I tried every solution that I could find but none of ...
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how do i clear up space because my phone is almost full? [duplicate]

Can i sweep the storage. Is this data i don't want or the data that runs my phone. Not sure exactly what my huawei phone stores in storage. Whats miscellaneous?
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BLU phone having trouble downloading apps

I have a BLU Advance 5.0 and a 64 GB SD card already in it. I changed preferred install location to the SD Card and I also change the default write disk to the SD card. But after every download from ...
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Moto G (XT1039) running out of memory

Can anybody help please? My Motorola Moto G (XT1039) is reporting “Storage space running out”. Settings > Storage confirms I apparently have only 302MB available from an internal capacity of 5.52GB. I ...
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Storage Space Running Out?

I have been getting warnings of storage space running out on my Moto X Play running CM13. So what I did was go into my storage settings and formatted my 64GB external SD card as internal storage. ...
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storage problem from internal storage to phone storage

In my mobile there are three types of storage- 1) internal storage 2) phone storage and 3) storage card. My internal storage is almost full and i am not able to do upgrade the apps or download new ...
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i have an android htc one sv, it has an internal storage of 4.46gb when i DL an app it says i have insufficient storage,

yet when connected to a pc my pc sees 4gb in total with 3gb free, when the phone is powered on it shows 4mb used and 5mb total now i have only my htc phone specs, google51mb, boost zone my default ...
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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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.thumbnail file [duplicate]

.thumbnail file is occupying a lot of space in memory. I have very few pictures on the phone. Deleting doesn't work. There were 2 previous questions regarding this which did not have a solution. ...
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Storage Space running out - can't access phone at all

I have an LG Volt (LS740). Woke up this morning and couldn't get into the phone at all. When swipe, I just get black screen. Notification indicates "Storage space running out: Some system functions ...
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Unexpected “insufficient memory” warning w/ adopted SD card

According to this answer, I expected to get 64GB internal storage by adopting 100% of 64GB SD card to 32GB phone. Though I've got the warning when total data size reach to 32GB. Please let me know ...
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insufficient space while updating WhatsApp and other apps

Whatsapp has forced everyone to update their apps before June 8th. Everytime, I tried to update it I got the 'insufficient storage space' error and now, on June 8th, I can't access my Whatsapp. As of ...
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“Insufficient storage - The device does not have enough space to download…” error only when downloading a language pack in Swiftkey

I'm always getting this error message when trying to download another language pack in SwiftKey: Insufficient storage - The device does not have enough space to download [language]. Consider ...
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Internal storage insufficient storage problem

I have a Lenovo Android phone with 8GB of space, but I can't download, upgrade or even store more apps. It tells me that I have insufficient STORAGE
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Micromax Canvas Gold A300 “out of space”

Whenever I try to install an app, my device displays the error message "out of space", even though I have 16gb of free space. I have deleted all odex files, uninstalled all large games, and cleared ...
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Why can't install 15MB app when I have 180MB free? [duplicate]

I want to install an app from Google Play, where it's said it has 14.99MB. However, when I click on Install, it says "Insufficient storage". When I click View Storage, there says 180MB available. ...
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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 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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Need more memory in micromax Canvas colors 2

I have my one year old model of micromax Canvas colors 2. As many of you may know, it has limited internal memory, So I cannot install app which are only stores in phone memory. I have to install so ...
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Internal Memory Full,

My Motorola G 4G (XT1072) is full (4.6 Go) whereas the used storage is only 1.4 Go. I get messages of 'low internal storage' with and without the SD card. I tried several 'storage analysis' apps, but ...
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Play store show only insufficient storage only after downloading

I have galaxy y dous .When I download apps from play service it shows insufficient storage only after download completes.After that even when I remove some app I have download app again to install.Is ...

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