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Define storage caps per app basis

Is there any way to define how much storage space an app can use? I'm tired of uninstalling apps, deleting apps data and deleting files to see the newly freed space begin swallowed in just some ...
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Android large empty storage marked as full (new phone)

So I purchased this brand new X27 Plus with 64Gb storage, the phone shows 63Gb of free space when checking but I keep getting "your storage is full" errors. When I plug it as MTP on my computer it ...
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How to decide which MicroSD card to buy for your Android device

You have an Android device running Android 5.0 "Marshmallow" or better, and it's running low on storage space. Some modern Android devices don't have a slot for a MicroSD flash memory card. But yours ...
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missing 3gb of internal storage on samsung galaxy grand 2

I have a samsung galaxy grand 2 which uses android version 4.4.2. My phone says that i am running out of space and it keeps notifying me about it which is quite disturbing. In settings > storage tab, ...
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Android automatically deletes content of my Downloads folder

Previously I had a Nokia 7.1 (Android 9) when I started to notice this issue. Every few time, the older images I had on my Download folder disappeared without I doing nothing. From time to time it ...
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My samsung galaxy tab 10.1 has data which doesnt exist

Apparently, when I go into the settings, and use storage, there is 1gb of video and everything else is in total 5gb, so I'm really confuse on what is taking up 7 GIGS OF SPACE. And all of my apps are ...
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Reclaim space occupied by an uninstalled app

I have recently uninstalled Economist. According to Settings -> Apps, it was taking up ca. 530Mb in data (from the internal memory). After uninstalling, I did not get that space freed. Is there any ...
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S6: Folder is empty when trying to view the files on PC, display broken

So my phones display recently died and trying to view it on my PC leaves me with an empty folder... The phone is still on and running though, only the display is broke There are different solutions to ...
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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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Does /dev/block/mmcblk0 include an external sd card that has been formatted as internal?

I am performing a backup using the following command with a su shell: dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0 of=/mnt/expand/ee131623-1634-25d1-9f9f-902b68eceaee/mmcblk0.img" And I was wondering if this would fail ...
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Why bowsers cannot download files to storage (path looks /dev/null/Download)?

The phone is Samsung Galaxy Note N7000. For the last few years I use NightOwl custom rom (Android 7). I do not remember when I faced with this problem, maybe after repartitioning with REPIT (but ...
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My SD Card gets corrupted every time my phone reboots or shuts down

I have a 32GB SD card, however, every time I mount it into my phone (Huawei Y5II), it shows a message that the SD card is corrupted and I should reformat it. I backed up my files to my PC, and ...
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Clone android phone storage without root

Is there any way to clone the internal storage of a phone (huawei honor v10, android 8.0) if the phone is not rooted and USB debugging is disabled? I am currently locked out of the phone, but I want ...
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Can disk quotas be disabled?

$ cp a b Cannot write to 'b' (Quota exceeded). # df -h . Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /data/media 110G 102G 7.8G 93% /storage/emulated I can copy the file perfectly fine in ...
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Is the maximum size of the SD card for the S9+ really limited to 400 GB?

Note: while this is not an exact duplicate, this question is a duplicate in that it asks where the limitation is located (software/hardware ...). So I think marking this as a duplicate is warranted, ...
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Can't access /sdcard after replacing LineageOS with OxygenOS

I have a OnePlus 6 device, with which I was using LineageOS for a while. I reinstalled OxygenOS 9, by doing the following: In LineageOS recovery, sideloaded TWRP (I couldn't sideload OxygenOS, ...
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What is taking the storage of my Huawei phone? [duplicate]

Update: The suggested duplicate question does not indicate how to solve it, nor do I think it explains the situation unless there is a unusual amount in the hidden folders I recently did a factory ...
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How to disable bad RAM addresses and fix bad storage blocks?

The symptoms which device presents are: Restarts randomly with a previous freeze of a few of seconds (this is becouse of /proc/sys/kernel/panic is set to 5). Sometimes with a blue filled screen. Even ...
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Delete system image file on kenzo

As the subject line suggests .Can i delete the system image partition on my kenzo?Theres a system partition as well.Both show up on twrp recovery. Ive been looking everywhere for an answer, but ...
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Google Play storage space calculations inaccurate?

Why exactly does this "More Storage Space required" message pop up when installing an app through Google Play store even when enough space is, theoretically available (x more MB needed)? And, on top ...
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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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.chat_temp folder [duplicate]

What’s “.chat_temp” folder in my internal storage(LG file manager)? Which app created this folder? (I don’t have facebook, facebook messanger and Sbapchat). Thank you!
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Wi-Fi hotspot with access of device storage

Is it possible to create Wi-Fi hotspot on Android phone with access of device storage through that network? I'm able to create hotspot OR share storage through network, but is it possible to do it ...
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Storage setting not loading. What do do?

When looking on the storage option it just loads forever, and can't view the setting option. What do I do? I have a Moto E.
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EXT4 Mount gives this error “SELinux: mount invalid. Same superblock, different security settings”

I am trying to mount a second partition (ext4 ) for my apps ( I guess its a bit outdated with adoptable storage but then ext4 isn't accepted FS for adoption for external card ) . I am on 9.0 ( Pie ) ...
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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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How to reset the allocated disk space on my chromebook?

I was messing around with Linux on my Chromebook and decided to install Ubuntu as to extend my usage with a rather lacking computer. When installing Ubuntu, I used crosh and allocated 26 gigabytes of ...
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System storage is showing full even when it is not. So I can't install apk as system app

I have OnePlus 6 with latest Open Beta. It is rooted. I have done everything but I still can't install any app as a system app. I have tried Link2SD and Titanium Backup. I have tried to copy/paste ...
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System data take of 30 of my 60 GB internal storage

How to improve? Cleaner softwares can do nothing but deleting my chatting record, photos and downloaded files, but all of them only take up 15GB including all the apps, games, ets. I've seen a post ...
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Android OS Storage Usage

I have two fresh Galaxy device on Android 9 , the difference is in storage , one is 512GB and another is 128GB. System usage in both is different , 128GB version uses 27GB on fresh but the 512GB ...
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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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Unable to clear user data in Google Play Music

Google Play music occupies more than 1GB on my mobile phone. As you can see in the screenshot below, User Data accounts for most storage around ~1GB. When I press the Clear Data button, the screen ...
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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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Why did my Android's MicroSD Card just stop functioning properly?

My Android Phone is a Motorola Moto G6, Software version 8.0.0. On this device, I have a 400 GB Samsung MicroSD Card [ https://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-400GB-microSDXC-Memory-Adapter/dp/B074RNRM2B ] ...
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How can I access my android phone's storage from another device using LAN

How can I access my android phone's storage from another device such as android or PC using LAN? With ES File Explorer, I used remote manager, but there I am to download files then I am able to use ...
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Samsung Galaxy S6 4.6MB/s Seqential Write (Why so slow?)

I bought a Samsung Galaxy S6 in Aug 2016. Everything was fine, until last week. It got very slow. For example, when I draw my unlock pattern after a reboot, it takes such a long time to load the ...
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To recover my pictures from sd card

How do I get my images back from sd card and I het a notification "tap here to transfer media files sd card" and it tells that i have encrypted my sd card in another device, where i didnt do such
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Android 9, internal storage running full - 'weird' calculations

My phone (Nokia 3.1) is running low on storage, which is a little weird, because then i go to settings ->storage space-> Internal shared storage i see the it as in the images below. As far as i ...
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Android storage errors, cannot write files, app keeps stopping?

My Android phone runs 8.1, model ASUS Zenfone Live V. I have 15.06 GB/16 of internal storage and roughly 11/128 on an microSD card. (I checked with ASUS when I bought it, it is the max storage and ...
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Why I am only getting 8gb storage when I was said that my phone contains 16gb storage?

I recently bought Oppo A3s smartphone with 2gb RAM and 16gb ROM but I am only getting 8gb usable storage from which Android is using 2 gb. What should I do now?
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Migrate data to adopted/adoptable storage AFTER adopting process has been finished

How do I migrate, say, /storage/emulated/0/DCIM and /storage/emulated/0/Pictures photo directories from internal to adopted storage "after the fact", meaning after adopted storage is already set up?? ...
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How do I reduce WeChat storage size on Android?

Wechat takes up a huge amount of storage space on my phone (Moto G5 plus). Almost all of it is due to the Wechat cache (which has ballooned to 11gb) but neither the app nor my phone settings allow me ...
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SD Card not mounting after reboot

My Android doesn't mount my SD Card after reboot. I need to get out the SD Card slot and put it back in. Can I fix this? By the way I have a Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017).
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Where does Huawei store “Readjusted Documents”

My P20lite's camera app has a "Document" mode, where photos of documents can be rectified/deskewed/aligned. In the gallery app they are then stored in an album separate from "Camera" (which I ...
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Drunk galaxy j7+ storage

Well my situation doesn't seems good, my phone is kinda drunk, 32 GB of storage and having 500 mb only, in fact when I delete a 60mb file I free up 1.69 gb BTW it says 21.8 GB taken by apps Answers?
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Low flash memory in Android ZTE phone [duplicate]

In my Android ZTE, I'm trying to upload things. Let's say, I'm uploading a resume, I will get a message saying it can't be delivered due to low memory. I have deleted things like games and pictures ...
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Photos are grey/corrupted?

Whenever I take pictures with my phone, the picture turns grey, with only a strip of the picture on the side. I recently reset my phone to try to solve the problem, and it worked, but then it started ...
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Which apps can find Non-root apps's data? [duplicate]

Where Android apps store data? I am trying to find all the app data of a game installed on my device(2.53GB) for move it to another device(first time) because I need to change my device soon... I don'...
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How do I move apps to Micro SD card in Nokia 6.1 (Android One) device?

I got a Nokia 6.1 for my son in an effort to get him out of the Apple world. One of the big advantages for him was the ability to store Netflix videos and large games in his SD card enabling him to ...
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Why does MTP show wrong directory location? [duplicate]

MTP (Miserable Transfer Protocol) failed once again. After moving a directory to a different path, it is still on the same path as before according to MTP. I already tried re-plugging the USB port ...