52

This is due to the 'Mount namespace separation' setting in SuperSU being turned on (by default). Untick that, reboot and try your Titanium Backup operation again. This happens because the permissions to app-created folders are restricted in newer Android versions, I believe. Ironically, I didn't have this issue on Marshmallow-based CM13, but I did face it ...


36

This article at HowtoGeek describes a possible way utilizing the adb: enable USB debugging connect your device to your computer execute the command adb shell pm setInstallLocation 2 (or, new syntax, adb shell pm set-install-location 2) disconnect, done. This command will set the devices default installation target to your SDCard. That doesn't necessarily ...


18

Having a similar issue, I read through the comments to your question and ended up doing the following based on a hint suggested by Barleyman: Go to Settings > Storage & USB › Internal Storage, click on "Migrate data" to move your data back to internal In case you do not have enough space left on internal to move everything back (which was my case), ...


17

If you're getting "storage space runout" on your Samsung S2 phone, just dial *#9900# on the tablet and select option 2 “Delete dumpstate/logcat” It's not necessary to root your android. Restart your phone afterwards.


16

Signed up to the site specifically to answer this question. I'm also using a Samsung Galaxy S2 with lots of storage but constantly full. I could not install applications or do pretty much anything. I'm using Cyanogenmod, but this applies to all Androids. What I did was using a file explorer with Root Permissions (to see all the files), navigated to the /...


13

On Samsung phones, type in the dialer *#9900# then choose the second option: "Delete Dumpstate/logcat".


13

Marshmallow internal storage can be better used with a mixed-format SD card as I also explain in my blog here: http://blog.sam.liddicott.com/2016/02/android-6-semi-adopted-storage.html First, you need adb working. Have SD card inserted and formatted as portable. Eject your SD card from the Storage & USB menu Use "adb shell" to list your adoptable ...


11

This looks like the Acer GPS-log leak we had on an Acer Iconia A200: The bottom line is that when the GPS is used, the GPS driver for ICS 4.0.3 on the Acer A-series tablets apparently writes numerous gl-YYYY-MM-DD-HHMMSS.txt files into the /data/gps directory. The files are apparently not automatically deleted, and so over time will consume most of ...


11

It has worked on Kitkat so may apply to older versions of Android Settings > Storage > Phone Storage ( or could be Internal storage, wherever Google Play Services is) > apps > Google Play Services > Click Clear cache (on the same page) Manage space > Clear all data > Manage search storage > clear now press back button <- twice and you will end up on ...


10

Even though there already are many answers, there is actually none answering two main questions and the third one just for a case of dumpstate problem. Read just bigger text if you're in a hurry. Also, I'll explain why solutions mentioned in other answers help only sometimes. And offer another solution in case cat is not your problem. Why do I get Storage ...


9

According to Google Google Play services provides you with easy access to Google services and is tightly integrated with the Android OS. And from the description in the Play Store Google Play services is used to update Google apps and apps from Google Play. This component provides core functionality like authentication to your Google services, ...


9

Whilst you can uninstall it, it will automatically be re-installed on your device as it is an extension of the Google Play ecosystem and Google automatically updates Google Play services on all supported devices via the Google Play Store to ensure API consistency across devices and versions, and to deliver fixes and new features in a timely fashion. Some ...


7

Approach 1: Many users have had the problem of "6GB of miscellaneous files". The problem might be because of /sdcard0/DCIM/.thumbnails. You can go ahead and delete the folder. This may free up your memory. To delete .thumbnails folder, you need a file manager that can see hidden files. After deleting the folder, also delete LOST.DIR and reboot. ...


6

There are many "*2SD" methods, and they generally involve root access. My personal favorite is Link2SD. It uses symlinks, which take up (practically) no space. The actual program, data, libraries, etc are stored on a second partition on your SD card. This comes with the downside of actually having to create two partitions on your SD card (meaning it will ...


6

The app's data size had crept up to over 100MB. Still shouldn't be a problem in my opinion, but apparently that was enough to prevent updating. I cleared the application data "Manage apps" -> "Chrome" -> "Clear data", then was able to update Chrome successfully from Google Play.


6

I'm using a combination of 2 apps, DiskUsage and Link2SD, and they've helped me keep storage use at bay both on Gingerbread and on ICS. The issues I had with the built-in storage management facility of Android were: It only shows the space used by the app installation (doesn't count "resource" downloads common in games) The size reported on the list of ...


6

The problem you are facing is not uncommon. Namely Android operating system (like any other) provides different partitions for different usages, among them there is a partition for user installed apps ("apps partition"), and that partition is usually 1 GB or 2 GB or less (depending on the total memory of the device). And you do have only 28 MB on your ...


6

Clear cache of the apps which you don't use often, that will solve this issue. Also uninstall the apps which you no longer need. Go to Settings --> Apps --> <App_name> ( scroll down ) --> Clear cache.


6

This happens due to some service change in kitkat. Some research on google showed that there is an app available to modify the platform.xml file. The app once run, prompts the user to allow it to go ahead and make the modifications to the above file. Everything works fine after this. NextApp SDFix


6

Android's filesystem hierarchy is a bit complex and people often find it difficult to grasp. A major reason for confusion is that Android isn't very expressive in explaining these things and it's not very clear which files Android put in which category. Another reason is that mostly devices are not rooted and users don't have access to filesystems to verify ...


5

Right, I have the solution. Swipe down to get notifications, then hold down on the screen where it says 'insufficient storage'. A little window will appear saying 'app info'. Press that and it will take you to settings of your android system. There is a ticked box saying 'show notifications' Untick that box and the problem is solved. ( the box can be ticked ...


5

In short: 25 MB free internal storage is minimum requirement (source: TechniPages, AndroidCentral). If free space falls below that, the "insufficient storage" error is triggered. For details, see: Why does my phone keep telling me it has low storage? Not enough storage on android device Android “Internal Storage” used but not reported I keep getting ...


5

The easiest way to get around this is to root your device and use an app that forces apps to the SD Card (e.g. DroidSail Super App2SD). Limitations of This Apps installed on the SD Card wont have widgets - they will be broken. Apps will not be loaded until the SD Card is mounted. Some Alternatives Use the Link2SD app to move apps to the second partition ...


5

First a little explanation on the storage (you might also check the tag wiki of the storage tag for a short introduction): Why can't I use the free space available at /system? The /system partition holds the often so-called "ROM", i.e. the Android core system (including the pre-installed apps, see bloatware). By default, it is mounted read-only for ...


5

Unfortunately, there is (currently) no way to do so on a non-rooted device, at least not to my knowledge. The Play Store app always downloads to /data/local as far as I know. So if your device is rooted, you could create a directory wherever you like, and symlink it here. This could be done either from a terminal app, via a file explorer supporting the ...


5

That cannot be changed! That is how Android works. All downloads from Google Play goes to the internal filesystem, then from: Settings > Manage applications Tap on said app, check if button Move to SDCard is enabled, then you can do so. If the button Move to SDCard is disabled or greyed out, its probably to prevent the app from functioning - such as ...


5

You need to clear the logging files. Dial *#9900# and select delete dumpstack


5

At TB's startup it always displayed a warning that SuperSU's namespace separation feature "might not work reliably on some platforms". Well, I never faced any problems until a recent SuperSU update... So disabling that option in SuperSU and rebooting solved the "insufficient space" on my OnePlus One/CM12.1. This was the obvious solution before fiddling ...


5

I have the same phone & same SD card setup. David Coleman has good advice, but here are some additional points. Many apps will not even show the word "Change." That means they cannot be moved to the SD card. Keep looking for ones that do have that word showing. At least on my phone, every time I tapped on "Change" it came back with an error message. ...


5

You can delete that file safety, but it will be recreated soon. I have not tried to prevent its recreation, but the method described in this article might work... Let us know if it does!


Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible