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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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my tablet is not using my external SD card for storage

I have an 8 gig SD card I plugged into my tablet. When I go to settings and look at storage I can see I have a 7.2 gigs free on my external SD card. I downloaded a 700 meg file to /mnt/sdcard/Download ...
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Application backup/restore - for saving resources

I was thinking I could completely backup apps to the SD card, and then restore them when needed. This for saving system resources. Is there some efficient way to do this?
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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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Can't move apps to SD Card on Huawei

I own a P9 Lite(EMUI 5.0, Android 7.0) and when I'm trying to move an app to my SD Card there is no option, but on someone's P8 Lite with Android 6.0 this option is available, how can I fix this thing ...
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When an app is moved to an external microSD card, to where is it moved? [duplicate]

In Android KitKat on many devices, it is simple to move an app to an external microSD card. It's as simple as Settings -> Apps -> [Select the app] -> Move to SD card. For apps whose manifest allows ...
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Why does android extract native libraries to 2 locations?

I have recently noticed that android extracts the native libraries in the 'lib' directory in the apk to two different locations. They are in the app folder (/data/app/package/lib/) and the app data ...
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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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How to clear up SMS space?

I just got a notification that I can't receive an SMS because "the space/memory was full". Which is it, the internal or SD space, and what's the best way to free it up? Note - I just installed a ...
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Google drive making extra local copy on phone

I tried uploading some large audio files recorded on my phone to Google Drive to free up space on my phone (Xiaomi A1). Almost immediately, I got memory insufficient warnings; apparently the Google ...
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How to free storage besides clearing up cache memory

I have a Samsung galaxy smart phone. Whenever I download apps such as,Ubber and Facebook it tells me that my storage is full. I have cleared up cache memory but still there is no difference. What can ...
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Microsd card slots: shared vs dedicated - What is the difference?

When I look at detailed specifications of android devices sometimes it is possible to filter them by choosing if a microsd card slot is shared or is dedicated. Unfortunately I am not able to find a ...
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Can I keep my WhatsApp videos on the cloud?

My Android smartphone only has 4 GB and the WhatsApp folder already has 500 MB in the WhatsApp Video sub-folder. I know I can make a one-time back up my WhatsApp data on the cloud but I need a ...
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Where does BlueStacks store my app's data (e.g. save game files)?

Where does BlueStacks install my apps and where does it store the data (e.g. saved game files) for those apps?
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How to move files to external SD card on a non-rooted Android?

I'm using the Terminal Emulator app on a non-rooted Android 5.0.2 phone. When moving files from a folder of the external SD card to another with: mv /storage/extSdCard/DCIM/Camera/* /storage/...
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Will removing /system apps give any usable space on lollipop?

In earlier versions I've pushed updated apk's to /system manually from time to time as it annoyed me to have an extra older version of Google+, Play store, Youtube, Keep, actually ALL the preinstalled ...
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why can't i move certain apps from sd card to internal memory on android LG-L38c touchscreen phone?

Why are some apps i download and install saving to sd card instead of internal memory? I have more space on internal than sd card and it won't let me move some apps to internal memory.
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Permission to write to external SD card on HTC One M8 running Lollipop

I updated my HTC One m8 to Lollipop and rooted it. I have programs that require the ability to write to external SD card like FileMount, but every time I launch FileMount it tells me that it can't ...
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Organizing Files Between Files Saved in External SD Card and Files Saved in Internal Drive

For example, let's say I want to take some settings for organizing the directory target. When I take photos, I want to automatically saved directly onto the removable SD card (external drive) while ...
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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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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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Fix “android.process.acore keeps stopping” when the contacts provider can't load it's db

My phone just decided that it should spam an exception onto my screen that reopens as soon as I tap it away. A look at logcat reveals the following being thrown multiple times per second: SQLiteLog: ...
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Show size of biggest folders and files in system data

1. Summary I don't find, how I can view, which folders and files are the biggest in my system data. So I can manually decide which files to delete and which not. 2. Expected behavior Ideally to ...
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Does WhatsApp duplicate media files?

Whenever I receive or send a media file via WhatsApp, it is stored in WhatsApp/Media/. Is it ever stored anywhere else as well? (perhaps depending on configuration of WhatsApp) I want each WhatsApp ...
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Save shared content to local filesystem

The droidentify program allows to save a report of the information it gathers by using the send action intent. Source code extract: public static void shareReport(Context ctx) { ...
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What to do about app that starts using excessive storage space?

I have noticed that sometimes an app will start using an excessive amount of space. For example, I've recently seen a few examples where the Amazon app was using over 350MB of storage. One solution ...
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Cannot unmount SD card

I'm currently using Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) on an old Qualcomm, ARMv7 device, with a 2GB SD card. I want to bootstrap Debian Wheezy onto the SD card, but FAT32 can't handle symlinks and ...
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How to mount sdcard1 (external SD) as internal storage?

I understand that there are many tutorials and the like on this very subject, but none ever really matched my exact situation... I have a rooted moto g in which I have a 200gb micro sd card (laptop ...
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How do I resize internal storage of an Android Studio AVD image that's stuck at 200MB?

When I try to resize the internal storage partition size in AVD (Android Virtual Device) manager to anything larger than 200MB, the darn thing stays at 200MB. This mounts to /data directory. The ...
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Max SD Card Size For Note Edge

I have a 16 GB SD Card in my Galaxy Note Edge and only have 1GB of storage left. I read that some Android devices can only hold up to 32GB - can my phone support the 64GB card?
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How to set SD card as default storage on Android Marshmallow?

I have a Lenovo K3 Note (K50a40) and I was running Android 5.0 Lollipop until last week. I had set the default storage as SD Card on lollipop in storage settings, but that option seems to have ...
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Some questions about storage

After weeks of trying to understand Android's storage management I'm left with more questions than answers. I've already figured out how to force-move apps to external SD card, and to convince newly ...
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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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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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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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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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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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What is the max sd card size for the LG optimus dynamic

What is the maximum size of sdcard that LG optimus dynamic supports?
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Can't download anything from Google play

My internal storage has 400+ MB and the SD card has 9 GB left (I know SD card doesn't really matter). I deleted a lot of apps and I still get the message "Not enough space on your internal storage" ...
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Is It Possible To Completely Swap Storages On Kitkat 4.4.2?

I'm using a rooted Samsung SM-G313HZ Galaxy V device with Android Kitkat 4.4.2 OS. Is it possible to completely swap storages on my device so that every single application and game will read their ...
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How to remove downloads

On my Nexus 7, I see in Storage that Downloads are taking 50.56 MB. I tap Downloads and then see "No items". How do I remove these 50 MB?
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Samsung Galaxy S2 not enough storage

I have a Galaxy S2 and a memory card installed. There are tons of free space on both. When I install any app, it downloads and then says not enough storage. How to solve this problem? It's running ...
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Unable to access files in Samsung Galaxy Android 4.0

I am connecting a Samsung Galaxy Note II(Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich) to Ubuntu 12.04 laptop through USB. I am able to see the directories like Music, files, Bluetooth, ShareViaWiFi etc. I also ...
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Asked to set PIN for credential storage

I've never had a smart phone before. Now, I'm being asked if I want to set a pin or pasword for my "credential storage" before using it. I'm not even sure what this is. It looks like I do not have ...
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Navfree required space

I was wondering how much space Navfree needs for its maps. I know it depends on what parts of the world you download, so is there any place I can check it, other than the app itself? (Alternatively ...
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How can I see how “Internal” storage is used

How can I see how apps are using Internal Storage? How can I see percistent/constant usage? How can I see how much applications on SD-card would use extra, if I moved them to the phone. I am ...
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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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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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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 ) ...