Questions tagged [internal-storage]

Use this tag for questions concerning the internal storage space on your device that can be used for installing applications and their associated data.

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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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What can I do to manage my phone's internal storage?

If you're not used to seeing the 'low on internal storage' notification, what is it that you're doing to keep your phone's internal memory from filling up so quickly? The 'SD Card and Phone Storage' ...
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“Insufficient storage” when trying to install new app

Every time I go to install a new app, I get the message "Insufficient storage", and an unable to install anything! I am using Samsung GT19060 my internal memory is 8GB. I have not downloaded anything ...
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Google Play: Error downloading app - insufficient space

After one of the latest updates (not sure if it was the last one or a previous one) of the Google Play app, I am having an error trying to update a large app (42MB). It says: Error Downloading . ...
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Something is secretly eating up my Acer Iconia A500 internal memory and I need help finding it

I've been a happy owner of an Acer Iconia A500 for a bit over a year now but a couple of weeks ago it started to complain about its internal memory being full. I was a bit surprised as I keep movies, ...
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How to bind mount a folder inside /sdcard with correct permissions?

I am using a Sony Xperia M4 Aqua. As is well known, the internal memory is rather small. Especially the Media directory of WhatsApp uses a lot of precious space, therefore I am trying to move it to ...
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How to stop apps writing to “Android” folder on the SD card?

I have a (seemingly) simple question to which I haven't found a clear answer to. My phone creates an "Android" folder on my SD card and I'm wondering if it could be moved into the phone's internal ...
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Installing to SDCard by default

I would like to know whether there is a way to tell Android to install applications on the micro SD card by default instead of having to download applications to internal memory first and then having ...
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HTC Desire low on internal storage, I'm clueless — Any help?

It's been bugging me for a while but getting quite bad lately. I get warnings that my internal storage is full, I have about 13mb left of what I believe is 512mb worth of rom. I have checked with the ...
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My internal storage capacity is running low, what can I do?

Currently, my internal storage is running low on space. What can I do besides moving applications to the external memory, as to free up more space, but preserve my current applications and avoid ...
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How can I deal with “Low on Space” messages on my Android?

I keep getting the "Low on Space: Application data space is low. To free up" [the rest is cut off] message. I've moved every app I can over to the SD card, cleared the cache, compacted my K9 mail ...
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How to move apps from internal to external storage?

I'm trying to move with Lucky Patcher (also with app2sd and Samsung stock app) some apps from internal to external storage, but everytime with every apps movable I got this message: java.lang....
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Why can't I install apps when I have enough storage?

In "Settings" > "SD card & phone storage settings" under "Internal Phone Storage" it lists "Available Space" as 13.78MB. I'm trying to install an app that is 2.38MB. Why do I get the "...
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False “low on space” (internal storage) warning on HTC Incredible

A while ago, I posted another question here when I had plenty of free internal storage but was getting the following warning: Low on space: Phone storage space is getting low. The problem was ...
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How can I free up more space on my Android (2.2 Froyo) phone?

I have already moved all the applications that allow it to the SD card. So what I am really looking for here are some tips like clearing internet cache or something like that. (I have an HTC Desire.) ...
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What is the difference between system memory and internal storage?

I am using LG Optimus L3. When I look into the app manager, there is a system memory of 157MB and an internal storage of 1GB. I can't install all the apps on internal storage. It's something like ...
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Is some of my internal memory missing?

I have an HTC Wildfire (the original, not the S version). It is supposed to have 512MB of memory. When I check my free space in the app manager I noticed I have around 185MB. Why is this? I am using ...
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Why is “insufficient storage” wrongly reported when installing an .apk via adb? [duplicate]

I have an HTC Desire running Froyo. It is not rooted, nor have I installed any custom ROM. I get an "Insufficient Storage" error when I'm trying to install an app via adb/eclipse. The .apk is only ...
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Confused by the many locations of the virtual /sdcard/

Some devices (like my Nexus 4) don't have an external slot for an SD Card. Instead, there's a root folder called /sdcard/ that is treated the same way. But I also find other paths that all point to ...
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“Cannot download, not enough space” when “Phone Storage” clearly lists enough space

I just installed Android 2.1 on my Pandigital Novel. Anytime I try to download an app (via WiFi), I get this error: Unable to download. Not enough space on phone. However, the phone lists the free ...
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How do I access `$HOME/storage` outside of Termux (with a file explorer)?

How do I access $HOME/storage Termux directory on Android Pie with a GUI File Explorer? In Termux I print the working directory with pwd and it shows $HOME/storage as: /data/data/com.termux/files/...
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Repartitioning Internal Memory of Android Device

How can I repartition my device such that the storage for device internal usage (i.e application storage or internal memory) can be increased in lieu of decreasing the User available memory. ...
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I can't receive SMS when I have low storage

From the time the "low storage" warning appears no synchronization is done at all, including receiving SMS. Can I do anything about it? Can I "force" my Motorola Milestone Froyo to receive SMS ...
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“Low on space” warning with over 50% free

I recently started getting the following notification: Low on space: Phone storage space is getting low. When I click on the notification, it takes me to the "All" applications screen listing how ...
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Android “Internal Storage” used but not reported

As an owner of a Nexus One running Gingerbread, I'm continually fighting to keep free space in my phone's Internal Storage. Today, I noticed something odd. The bottom of Andorid's "Manage ...
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Why am I getting a “Low on Space” warning and having other weird problems?

Yesterday I got a warning that the "phone storage space is low." Because of that I can't receive SMS messages. I tried to uninstall applications - the system shows me that the application is being ...
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Storage space running out. Some system functions may not work

In my Android in notification bar I see message Storage space running out. Some system functions may not work. When I check I see 188 MB free in device memory and around 10 GB in USB storage. I re-...
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Should apps take up any internal storage when installed to SD?

I'm running very low on interal phone memory storage - I'm down to 5 MB of the 180 MB available. I understand that not all apps can be installed into SD card, and those will instead use up my internal ...
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App can't be moved to SD Card , Option not available

I've installed a app called PyDroid 3 from Play Store, but I don't have much space available on my internal memory so i wanted to move the app to SD Card. But Move To SD Card option is available on ...
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Are files created in “/storage/emulated/0” supposed to appear in “/storage/sdcard0”?

From what I guess, internal storage is available by every user. If emulated storage is a storage location, made for a specific user, are files created in /storage/emulated/0 supposed to appear in /...
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Recovering data from corrupted SD card formatted as internal storage (Marshmallow)

I have an SD card in a Moto G (2015) running marshmallow, not rooted. It was formatted as internal storage, and contains photos and videos from the birth of our daughter, but has become corrupted. ...
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Space problem in Samsung Galaxy Pocket GT-S5300

I've seen many questions on this site asking about the famous space problems in Android phones. None of those I've seen helped me and since none of them asked about my phone, I'd like to present a new ...
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Can I install an app directly to my SD card?

I'm trying to install a large application (EA games' Scrabble free), but I have insufficient space on my phone, so I can't complete the installation. I have plenty of space on my SD card though, but I ...
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Why the Galaxy has 25GB instead of 32GB

I just purchased a Samsung Galaxy S3 32GB, when I check the storage I have only 25.5GB. Where is the other 6.5GB?
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What happens to the already existing internal storage memory if I make SD card my internal storage marshamallow

I recently bought a phone (Lava P7) and upgraded it to Marshmallow. I need more internal memory space so I thought to make SD card my Internal storage. My SD card is 16Gb and internal storage is 8GB ...
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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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How to increase device's memory storage?

I have an ATT Samsung Galaxy Note. It keeps saying I have low memory, yet I have an external 32Gb SD card and there are 10GB on device left. I don't get why the system memory is being used up. I have ...
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replace internal memory

Is it possible to replace internal memory of a android phone ? How difficult it is? Is internal memory part of System On Chip itself, so that it is next to impossible to remove them ? Have anybody ...
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How do I free up internal storage if I don't have any apps downloaded?

I have an Android Voyager, RCT6773W22B. It's version 5.0. When I first got it, and years after that, I could download at least five apps downloaded at a time and have a great sum of pictures in my ...
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How to access intenal storage or internal memory of Android while conecting to PC?

I am connecting my Android device to PC, but its not show my internal storage. Is there a method to access the internal storage of Android while connecting the android device to PC.
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Phone memory full and it shouldn't be

I have a weird problem with my android phone: for some reason, I'm getting a 'Low phone memory' error message, and before getting the message the phone was slow and unresponsive. I have 2 GB internal ...
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Move apps to internal SD card

My phone has 3 storage spaces available: Internal storage - Internal storage for the OS and non-movable apps (1GB) Phone storage - Integrated SD card (~1GB) SD card - Removable SD card When I got to ...
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Can I store contacts on my SD card? How?

I have 400mb of internal storage on my HTC, 100 of which is consumed by my (extensive) contacts. I am constantly low on storage--is there any way to store my contacts on my SD card? I looked in the ...
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How to auto-backup my phone internal storage to my PC (not cloud), using WiFi?

I'm looking for a method to automatically backup my internal storage from my Nexus 6 directly to my PC (not cloud), using WiFi, but I haven't really found a solution for it. I see most solutions use ...
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.thumbdata files maxing out internal SD memory

I have an 8GB Nextbook7 running Android 4.0.4. Recently, I discovered that I have 2 files named .thumbdata3... eating up all my internal space of 5+GB. These files are found in the .thumbnail folder ...
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What is SNS App?

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy I551 with Android 2.2 FroYo. Sorry for my ignorance, but I have not idea what is that app (which came installed and without rooting can't be removed). And it is using 15MB ...
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Internal storage, phone storage and SD card

I am new to Android (v4.0.4) and trying to understand it. By looking at the storage setting, I found the followings are listed: Internal storage: total space 807MB Phone storage: total space 1.98GB ...
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Message Memory Full, Incoming message rejected

I got this message on my phone: Message Memory full Incoming message rejected I have deleted a lot of messages, and I have also run the memory cleaners I have on my phone. What should I do? ...
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Backup gmail emails offline

I have an Android 4.1 phone. When I typically login into my gmail app, even if I am offline, I can see / read already downloaded emails. So, I have those two questions: Where are those emails saved ...
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Is it possible to recover data from internal memory?

I have Samsung Galaxy S2, that was sent to the lab for repair. The phone arrived and all the internal memory was deleted. All the data that was on the internal memeory: Media, SMS, Contacts (actually ...