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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Lineage OS : SD card as internal storage

I have set SD card as internal storage on custom ROM Lineage 14.1. Today, I have installed a official nightly, no issues during installation(on twrp, I cannot read external SD card). And, after reboot ...
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Android tool to find what's taking space, and delete it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What can I do to manage my phone's internal storage? Basically, I'm looking for an Android version of SpaceMonger or WinDirStat.
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data/log folder causes “internal storage has run out of space” message

So all of a sudden I'm seeing the dreaded "storage space running out" message. I'm running the nightlies of cyanogemod 10 on galaxy s2. I looked into the storage manager and the numbers didn't add up....
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I keep getting storage errors but I have plenty of free space, what is safe to remove from internal storage?

I keep getting these errors: Screenshot #1: install errors (click image to enlarge) But according to the storage settings I should have plenty of free space: Screenshot #2: free space (click image ...
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android improve internal storage

is it possible to use an sd card as part of a smartphone's internal storage, even rooting the phone? I have read that google has been on that feature since android M, but what about versions like ...
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How can I find out what's using all of my internal storage?

I'm using CyanogenMod 11 on an i9300. The internal memory of my phone is quite full, but when I tried to find out what was taking this space I found out something really strange. I installed the ...
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Can a app store data beyond uninstallation?

I've an app that creates an account for me but uses no login credentials (starting the app logs me into the account). When I uninstall and reinstall the app it still logs mit into my account. When I ...
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Increase internal storage of android device

I have 178MB on internal storage and I'm out of space, currently I have installed CM 10.1 and I want to know what choices do I have to get more space to install new applications, removing applications ...
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I can't find files taking up space in my android phone

I have bought Lenovo k4 note and have recently upgraded to Marshmallow. So I've 16 GB of internal memory out of which the Android 6.0 inbuilt memory app inside storage and USB setting, says 5.37 GB is ...
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Storing Apps on internal storage

I have recently bought Karbonn A15, i am facing 2 problems in it. How to Store images taken from the camera to SD Card, currently its storing in Internal Storage, i have 8GB of External Storage, but ...
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How do I remove HTC Desire pre-installed Android applications? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I uninstall applications that are locked by phone vendor? My HTC Desire from Orange came with a number of pre-installed demo applications and games, these cannot be ...
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Insufficient storage updating Android app [duplicate]

Every time my Nexus S attempts to update Chrome, It displays an error stating "Insufficient storage available". According to "Manage apps" I have 412MB of internal storage available, which should be ...
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Why do I have less internal storage space after moving Google+ to my SD card?

I'm having a puzzling problem. I was pleased to see that the latest version of Google+ now supports being moved to the SD card. However, I just installed it on my HTC Desire and, having moved it to ...
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What's in Chrome's data?

I'm running stock 4.1.2 on a Wolfgang AT-AS43D4 (not rooted). According to DiskUsage, I have about 755 MiB app storage in total, of which I have currently around 100 MiB free space left, so I try to ...
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Can't delete file in download folder

A few days ago, I downloaded a file of 1.9gb to my phone using the utorrent app. Utorrent downloaded the file automatically to my internal storage, and since I only had 2 gigs of free space, the ...
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Can I symlink /data?

I have a rooted Google/HTC Nexus One running Android 4.0, Cyanogenmod, and MIUI. These mods were done by the previous owner. Considering that the amount of internal storage my phone has is really ...
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Low disk storage Space

I have not added applications to my phone. I have actually been deleting applications from my phone because it will tell me I have low disk storage space. Sometimes it goes away, but will come back ...
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How can I see which applications eat up disk space?

DiskUsage shows 189 Megs of used space, of which System data takes up 118 Megs. How can I find what application are using the rest? I have Android 2.3.5.
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Can only access 2.2GB of internal storage from Windows

Anyone have any thoughts about this: It seems to me that when the phone's internal storage is mounted using the Mass Storage mode, Windows only sees the first 2.2GB of space. If I try to format it ...
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Is it safe to Factory Reset my tablet to improve performance? Will I lose the uninstallable apps?

I'm going to reset my Android tab because its internal memory is low. Is it safe to erase the system data of my android tablet (not rooted)? If I restore the factory setting of my Android, will the ...
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Lost pictures on Samsung Galaxy S3 internal memory [duplicate]

I just hooked my Samsung Galaxy S3 up to my PC via USB to transfer some photos from one folder to another on the device itself. Well, the USB cable got accidentally unplugged during the process, and ...
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What does the /data/system folder store and its significance?

I know that /data partition contains user-generated data (/data/app - user apps, /data/data - app data, etc). But what is the /data/system folder used for, and does it have any significance in the ...
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App install failed but files are still filling up the phone

I installed the game N.O.V.A.3. When it was finished, I got an error message saying that the install failed. However, the 1.7GB that the game required are still missing from my phone. The app does not ...
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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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Repartitioning HTC Sensation 4GB internal memory for /data?

Is there a way to repartition the internal 4GB of my htc sensation? Currently, only 1GB is available for use (/data) The rest is being allocated to /system, /cache, etc.
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How to access Samsung Galaxy S2 storage while phone is off

My Galaxy S2 recently froze while browsing facebook using Firefox (the loading animation kept playing though), then shut down after a minute. I haven't been able to turn it back on since then. I tried ...
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Understand the storage of my phone?

(I just updated my post to clarify my questions. Hope that can help to make myself clearer.) My phone is Kyocera Hydro Icon with Android 4.3. The website where I bought the phone says Memory ...
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Out Of Space error

For at least 3 years now, my Samsung Galaxy Tab 2.0 running Jelly Bean is running into some problems. Ever since I hit ~300 MB left, every app I try to download from my device or the web version of ...
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Is it safe to clear data for gallery?

I have a Motorola Moto E (Gen 1). I've observed that the gallery app from Motorola takes up 50.13 MB under 'Data'. My question is: Is it safe to select the 'Clear Data' option? Will I lose the ...
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what is my personal data storage as opposed to program storage and how can I reduce it?

I am using Android 2.2, samsung galaxy tablet. When I look at task manager, summary it list 4 types of storage 1. program mine is 1.1 / 1.5 gb full 2. personal data 59.35 / 81.26 megabytes 3. ...
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Samsung Galaxy S having internal sd card problems

I have Samsung Galaxy SLCD having android 2.2.1 which is around one and half year old. Around one month back my it started showing message in notification bar 'internal sd card removed unexpectedly' ...
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View disk utilization / activity

Is there a way in android to view the disk usages of apps as they are running? I currently suspect that one of my applications is writing to the disk a lot which is slowing my phone down. I am ...
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How can I symlink the /cache folder on boot?

After rooting and installing link2sd on my HTC Explorer, I still have low memory issues. On Google Play, I can't download apps larger than 10-15M. This is because the /cache folder is in the internal ...
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Why does my phone show less storage than it's supposed to? [duplicate]

I have a Lava Iris X1 (8GB ROM), but the storage shows up in two types. Internal storage total space is 3.54GB: Available : 2.52GB Apps (app data & media etc.) : 0....
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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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Recovering deleted photos on internal memory

I read the tag wiki and about 10 pages deep of questions tagged data-recovery, but it only depressed me. I deleted a folder of photos off of my phone by accident and need to retrieve them. I haven't ...
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spy / invisible file occupying 4gb+ space in internal storage

I am running Android 6 Marshmallow on Sony Xperia z3. I use my memory card second partition to link most of my apps and increase my space. (app2 SD / link2sd app) some of my folders I link manually ...
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Unable to write to internal storage through MTP

When I connected my XT1033 (Moto G) to my computer in MTP mode, I was unable to access the contents of the internal storage in write mode. I was unable to create any folders, delete files, rename etc. ...
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How has USB File Transfer changed in Android changed over the years?

In Windows I remember many years ago when I got my first android that USB connection seemed to work more like a flash drive. You could do multiple things at once without it saying the device was busy....
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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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Can't move apps to SD card on Moto E

I recently purchased Moto E with Android 4.4.2 and soon after filled up the internal 4gb with apps. I installed a 32gb SD card and nothing moves to it. Not even new apps. How can I set the default ...
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False “Internal memory space is low” on tPAD - need a root access

A friend of mine has a chinese Teclast tPAD with Android 2.3.1. After some time of usage we start to get system notification "Internal memory space is low". Yet there are tons of free space in all ...
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How can I reclaim space used by the defaul email client

The default email client on my phone is reported as have almost 2.5Gb of data. It's used to sync with my work Exchange account. I've reduced the number of days to sync and the number of folders to ...
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Lost huge internal memory while debugging application on device

I started developing Android apps recently. For debugging purpose I used my device. Debugs and all went good but lately I realised that 32MB of my internal memory is missing. I have gone through all ...
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lenovo a6000 internal storage 0 mb. unable to mount data. system cache

My phone is Lenovo A6000 Plus. It got encrypted by mistake and now after a lots of efforts its got bricked. No OS. TWRP is running only after getting command though fastboot boot recovery.img. ...
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Mount script cannot be created. mount: No such file or directory

I have micromax bolt a58, I have rooted it with farmaroot and install link2sd but it didnt work when i formatted it with ext2 it says try with fat32, and when i do so it gives error - Mount script ...
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Missing space/Storage space running out Galaxy S2 [tried almost every solution I can find!] [duplicate]

I periodically get this error on my phone. It will say the internal storage is running out but when I check the storage use it will say: Total space 1.97 GB Available: 182MB Apps: 622 MB Cached 11.70 ...
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Why does multi-user exist in Android if it doesn't work? [duplicate]

/sdcard -> /storage/sdcard0 /storage/sdcard0 -> /storage/emulated/legacy /storage/emulated/legacy -> /storage/emulated/0 Based on the above, if all the locations point to the same virtual ...
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What space am I running out of when trying to install an app?

I am trying to install a new app that is around 2MB (owncloud client), but it fails with "Insufficient storage space...". From the above screenshot I can't find a partition (other than the few apps) ...
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Google Photos and Files Apps on Google Pixel 2 is giving the following error “android.process.media has stopped”

I have read quite a bit about this issue from "clearing caches" to "formatting your phone".... it works for some people and it doesn't for others. Well formatting your phone will work but you lose ...