The place where your apps and data are stored. Please follow the 'info' link below for some generic details.
Android devices offer different storage places, and for some we have special tags:
- device storage: usually referred to as "internal storage" or "phone storage". If your issue is solely about this, please use the internal-storage instead. On your device, this will be used for apps and data, and usually is mounted at
/data. If you get an insufficient-memory (or "storage low") error, it refers to this partition only.
- system storage: also referred to as "ROM". This part is mounted read-only at
/system, and holds the Android core system as well as most of the pre-installed apps (see also: bloatware)
- internal SDCard: some devices offer a separate internal SDCard, where you can store your own data (such as documents, videos, music files, pictures, etc.). For questions/issues with this, please use the internal-sd tag.
- external SDCard: most devices offer a slot to place a microSD card into. If your question is solely related to this storage, rather use the external-sd tag.
Then there's the ram, of course -- but we don't count that as "storage", as you cannot permanently store data there (and you even don't want to do so, because one never can have enough RAM :)
- insufficient-memory: See "device storage" above. Use this tag when your question is about an "insufficient memory" (or "storage low") error.
- internal-storage: See "device storage" above.
- app2sd: about moving parts of your apps (which support this) from the device storage to the SDCard to free up space
- link2sd: an approach similar to App2SD
- usb-storage: other mass media attached to your Android device, usually using the usb-host-mode/usb-on-the-go
- usb-mass-storage: a way to access your device's storage from a computer
- mtp: also used to access your device's storage from a computer
Selected „core questions“
- What is the difference between system memory and internal storage?
- What is internal and external storage?
- Confused by the many locations of the virtual /sdcard/ | Why did /sdcard/ turn into /sdcard/0/ with 4.2?
- HTC Desire low on internal storage, I'm clueless — Any help? (finding what ate your storage)
- My space used and free space doesn't add up
- Instead of 5 GB storage shows 2.42 GB .
- Android Folder Hierarchy