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Android space not usable

I have a Moto G 2013 (xt1032) and whenever I check the storage first it shows the free space before calculating everything (393 MB) and later on (after calculation) I see in the bar that the free ...
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Says “SD card not inserted” when it is

I just got a BLU Energy 2 phone and I love it. The only problem I have is that it's not reading the 64gb sd card that I just bought for it. I made sure the software was up to date, rebooted it ...
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Flash losing space

I am using Samsung Galaxy Superior running on cm 12.1, and I am losing space on my flash(Internal Storage). I tried to delete all the files on it, but I find I am still lack of space. The composition ...
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Why are all my pictures gone after EACH reboot?

I was on vacation for two weeks and took a couple of photos with my smartphone camera (Samsung Galaxy S3). When I came back home I connected my smartphone to my computer to copy the photos to a "safe ...
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Why is my SD card not being fully recognised?

I recently bought a new Alba 10" tablet, along with a 32GB microSD card to boost the storage. My problem is that the SD card isn't functioning as I would expect. The expected behaviour If I insert ...
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Available memory of a 16GB microSD card?

Out of my newly bought Class 10 16GB microSD card I am getting only 14.71GB. Is this normal?
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Format android to join internal memory partitions?

I have searched around the net but not really finding exact problems nor solution related to mine. I have a tablet which should have 8gb of internal memory but the problem is that it have divided ...
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How do I reduce the amount of storage my Email application data is taking up?

I’m using an LG Tribute phone (Virgin Mobile service). The default email app installed is synced with my Microsoft Outlook account. I only use this account for ticket confirmations, boarding passes ...
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Misc. files that I can't find but that take up about a half of available storage

I have the following problem: about half of my phone storage is filled by files that grouped as Misc in Android Storage app. The problem is that I can't find these files. If I open the Misc. category ...
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Where is stored type lock (if users have to enter a password/SIMM or a pattern)?

I'm working on source code of Lollipop. It seems the type lock (if users have to enter a password/SIMM or a pattern) is stored in a database, /data/system/locksettings.db. This database is located in /...
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The category “Other” in my Storage takes 4GB out of 6GB on my Internal Storage, any way to clean it?

I have HTC One S. When I open my Storage , it says : 4.10GB/6.07GB ; Apps: 220MB ; Other : 3.88GB ; Available: 1.97GB . That's after I restarted my phone on Backup & Reset. I did it several times ...
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Do any Android phones support 256GB of storage?

I'd like a phone, preferably Android, with 256 GB of storage. To the best of my knowledge, no 256 GB microSD cards exist (despite a few scammy Amazon listings). Therefore, the phone would either ...
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Migrate media to external storage in Marshmallow

In versions of Android prior to Marshmallow 6.0, the Storage Manager (in Settings) had an option to move media to external storage. Now, this option appears to to have disappeared. How can I still do ...
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Periodic filesystem consistency checks are probably a good idea. Do current Android devices ever do them?

Let me start out by giving you some general background information. My actual question is at the very bottom of this post. Background, part 1: Journal replays vs. consistency checks. Please assume ...
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4Gb Storage: Why can it only use 1.6GB?

Why do Android phones say they have 4GB storage but then cazn only use 1.6GB of it? Why is this? Is it possible to access all that other space? If you see below it confirms how much space this phone ...
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Insufficient storage on tablet says it has 12gb used when only used 2

My brother wants to download an app on his tablet yet it says he has insufficient storage so i went to his storage where it has picture then the amount it takes up and downloads and apps and so on yet ...
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Storage cannot be found from apps, folder /storage/emulated missing

I installed a custom ROM (CM 12.1, based on Android 5.1.1) on my Galaxy S2 (GT-I9100). Also, I repartitioned the storage using this PIT file: I9100_2.0GB_Sys-05GB_Data-023MB_Preload. All but the ...
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Is the external storage size limit hardware or software?

AFAIK, All phones I know have a SD Card size limit. Is this hardware, or software ? If this is hardware, what changes between, let's say a 32GB card, and a 64GB card ? If this is software, is this ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 says “Storage Space Running Out”…Help!

My Samsung Galaxy Tab 3, says: Storage Space Running Out; Some Functions May Not Work. I purchased a 32 GB SDHC card to see if it would help. I just opened up the SD card and inserted it. It did not ...
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Instagram Post Notification Cache Location

Instagram has a "post notification" feature which notifies users on a specific user's new posts. These notifications show the image preview in expanded notification view in notification panel. The ...
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HTC Desire Phone Storage != Physical size

On my Android HTC Desire, it says that I have 5.30 GB of phone storage, whilst my physical size is 8 GB. The 5.30 GB of phone storage seems to be composed of 4.52 GB available, 776 MB of apps, and a ...
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How to check which data gets cached by App?

I decided to use a banking application (provided by german postbank), but ONLY to SEE my account transactions, so I do NOT want to make any new transactions, just VIEW them. Im always logging out of ...
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Apps store settings/cache (the Android directory) on SD card even though it's not where they reside?

Phone: Galaxy Note 4, Android 5.1.1 I would expect apps to store their settings/cache in a place where they reside, i.e. if app is on MMC the settings should be on MMC and if it's SD they should be ...
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How do I change the storage directory for Playstore apps in a device running lollipop?

Just wanted to change my storage directory from internal storage to SD card, unfortunately , I am unable to do this.Could anyone provide a solution ? The device I am using is Samsung Tab S running ...
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Why do I get an 'insufficient storage' error when trying to install apps when I have sufficient storage?

When I try to install anything through the Play store, I get a pop-up saying I have 'insufficient storage', with a button which takes me to view my current used storage. According to that program, I ...
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Have unrooted Samsung Galaxy 10.2 Tablet. I want to delete files, wondering if I can do it with USB cable then use Explorer to maintain files?

Have an unrooted tablet, a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.2. Memory is getting tight on the tablet itself and my card is 64GB with most still available. I saw the answer using logcat built-in utility to delete ...
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Failed app download off of Amazon Appstore is taking up internal phone storage

I tried downloading an app off of the Amazon Appstore(probably my first mistake), however after it was complete it said there was an error, the app was nowhere to be found, and then it started to ...
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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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Store ePUB books on my external SD Card to be read in Google Play Books

This is a simple question, but in 2 parts: I want my entire ePUB library stored locally on my Android device, so I can use Google Play Books to read them without the need of being connected to my ...
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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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Moving /storage/sdcard0 from NAND to a removable MicroSD card: will it break anything?

Background information I own a Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G running Android 4.1.2. It comes with 8 GB of built-in NAND flash, which is almost full by now. Luckily, it also has a MicroSD card slot. My ...
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Is there any way to fix MediaStorage's file creation dates without root?

I am using PlayerPro to play audio on my phone. I want my MP3s to be sorted by creation date and that is the problem. PlayerPro seems to be using MediaStorage's data about media files and it gets the ...
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Configure apps to store data on external SD?

I have a S5 with Cyanogenmod v12. I've gone through every setting screen I could find but was unable to locate where to tell the default Camera app to store pics/vids on SD instead of internal memory....
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I've lost my storage to update the phone Android

yesterday update the phone of a friend by clicking on software updates. The phone is a Cubot s308 and the update version is v6_cq_4137c_v0.1.3_20150721 (4.4 Android). After upgrading to pass to have ...
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space storage running out - “used space” using a lot of storage

Today my phone (galaxy s4 i9505) got some type of space storage problem, i removed a lot off apps and clear all the cache, first when the problem didn't start, i had 1,5GB space available, but now it ...
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I have more apps than my max storage

As you can see in the screen shot my device recognises I have ~.5 gig of storage left, but I have an impossible amount of apps. When I moved a 230 MB app from SD to phone the apps storage when from 5....
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Nexus 6 E: Unable to mount Storage error in TWRP

Before I ask, I have very limited knowledge of ADB and have been using "interface" like programs for all my Android root/flashing/pushing. I bought a stock Nexus 6 and knew I wanted a custom ROM. ...
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Deleting 'infinite' recursive directory

I created a new folder inside /sdcard/ and something went wrong with it since other 600 sub-folders (one inside the other) were created as well. I noticed the problem when trying to rename the 'main'...
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access files of app and run-as command alternative for debugging

I try to access data\data folder without root because I want to access some downloaded files by the app and I have realized the files download in data directory. I have tried to pull to sdcard but as ...
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Where does SafariOnline (Safari Queue) store downloaded books?

I used the Safari Books Online "Safari Queue" not Safari to Go app to download a book to its "Offline Bookbag". In what format is the book stored? I ask because I'm hoping to use a reader other than ...
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3 storage locations?

i have a boost maxx, I get the insufficient storage error. I noticed when I looked at the storage that there are 3 storage locations, i'm confused shouldn't there only be internal and external ...
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Explanation of Settings > Apps and internal vs external storage (Android 4.1)

Can anyone please provide a clear explanation of the different information displayed in the Apps section of Android Settigs? Precisely: Apps List The ON SD CARD tab. Does it show apps that are ...
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Phone does not use SD card

I have a Lenovo A526. In storage settings I've selected SD Card as the "Default Write Disk". The phone storage is 2gb and I have ~150 MB available, whereas the SD card is nearly 15GB and has most of ...
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Is it possible to store app data on the cloud

Alright. Let's see if something revolutionary works :) In theory, Is it possible to store app data on the cloud I.e a Dropbox account, and withdraw data from it as required? I have an amazing idea, ...
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Today I read that flash write performance diminishes with use. I'm a heavy user. Should I change my behavior?

My phone I own a phone with gigabytes of built-in flash memory. My phone also includes a physical MicroSD card slot. I don't own a MicroSD card to put in the slot, and have never bothered buying ...
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Photos in the Camera folder in the Gallery were deleted automatically in my Android phone

I am wondering about how it is possible that all the pictures in the Camera folder in the Gallery were deleted without my knowledge where I am the only user of my Android phone. I don't remember ...
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Phone storage low on my LG-L38C

I'm not Android Phone literate, so bear with me please. I own an LG-L38C. Storage: Total space: 1.00GB Available Space: 795MB System Memory Used: 155MB Free: 2.92MB SD Card Total Space: 3.63GB ...
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Android not writing files in sd card

I am not getting why inspite of having a 16 GB SD card in my android the apps from play store are not getting directly stored in SD card by default. Due to this its becoming hard for me to use the ...
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Lost internal storage space on my Xperia Z1 Compact

When I perform this df mnt/sdcard/ on my Xperia Z1 Compact, I get: Filesystem Size Used Free Blksize mnt/sdcard/ 11.8G 7.9G 3.9G 4096 But when I do for ...
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What is the label appears in Setting->apps->tap on app -> different sizes of app?

for example, Under the storage label - App, USB storage app, Data, SD card. How these size was handled by the Android system ? I have attached a screen shot. The flickOpic app is developed by me. the ...