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Free Up Android Phone's Internal Storage

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Clean Cache in "App Storage" "Other"?

Running Android 4.2.2 on HTC One SV. Click "Settings", "Storage" - and the display is split for App Storage, Phone Storage, and SD card. App Storage is running at 3.63GB out of 3.85GB, with "Other" taking up 2.83GB of that. Note Phone Storage and SD card Storage are quite healthy and I'm unconcerned. I don't have too many apps on the phone. "Other" is un-clickable, so I cannot click it and clear any form of cache - or indeed find out what is contained within "Other". I note that when I click on "Settings", "Apps", that the "Internal Storage" also shows at 3.63GB/3.85GB - leading me to believe "App Storage" on the 'App' screen is identical to "Internal Storage" on the 'Storage' screen. Confusing. Anyhow, the list of Apps in "Settings", "Apps" Internal Storage shows sizes ranging from 4.5MB down to 8KB - clearly not adding up to the 3.63GB displayed at the top - even more confusing. Clicking on each individual app under that same display lists App Caches which are in KB, so not huge enough to be the root of the problem - there's xx GB hidden and eaten away somewhere. I've read all sorts of blogs on deleting Apps (why should I when I can't even find out what the root of the problem is), clearing Caches (no evidence that that's even the problem), using Disk Usage to identify ('Data' under 'App Storage' shows a grand total of 1GB, not the 3.63GB I see elsewhere). I have yet to read one blog or forum which leads me to believe anyone has a good sense of where all the data is, how can I make sense of it and make an informed decision of whether to delete it or not. Can you help me find it?

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Running low on internal storage?

Hi, I have an Android running on Kitkat OS but running out of internal storage. I however have enough space in the phone memory (not SD card). The phone memory seems to be partitioned into Phone, Internal, and External storage (i.e. my SD card). I would like to merge the internal memory and phone memory, thanks. Regards

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Regarding internal shared storage?

I have 8 GB free, and still cannot download images and videos from WhatsApp

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Hi, thank you! I'm trying to find a way to free up my 'internal system storage'?

I have found some articles on the internet, but the different kinds of storage or memory or I don't know what are names in a slightly different way, so I can't be sure which is which.

My phone storage parameters are: Internal system storage 1GB (used 0.89 GB) - I want to free up this one. Internal media storage 12GB (used 6.5 GB) External SD card 3.69 GB (used 192 KB) I want applications and stuff to be stored on the internal media storage or the external SD card and have more space on the internal system storage. I already got messages that the space left is not enough and I can't install or update some bigger applications. So, what should I do? Is there a solution

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    Please follow the following instructions in the article:
    "Uninstall Unused Applications", "Clean Your Cache", "Move Applications to SD card", "Delete data in Android applications to clear internal memory". Please remember to uninstall Clean Master if you have.
    • When performing the steps in "Uninstall Unused Applications", you can also disable system applications that you are not using by tapping "Disable", Google+, for example. Some disabled system applications may cause some minor errors; so, keep a list of disabled applications somewhere.
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    After you have completed these steps, open your Camera application.
    Tap on the gear icon. Tap on "Settings". Tap on "Storage". Tap on "Memory card" or "SD card".
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    Your device may support default download location.
    Change it to the SD card. Press the home button and tap on the "Apps" icon. Tap on the "Internet" icon. Tap on the menu key on the phone. Tap on "Settings" and "Content Settings" under "Advanced options". Tap on "Default Storage" and "Memory card".
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    Move media to the SD card.
    Open an file explorer or install and open X-plore File Manager. Navigate to your internal memory and move the DCIM or ANDRO* folders to the SD card. Additionally, you can clean ".thumbnails" folders. They might be cluttered with extra thumbnails that are not used, and all of the necessary thumbnails will be recreated.
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Free Up Android Phone's Internal Storage

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How can I uninstall apps in the internal storage?

Like for Cloud Print, there's no "uninstall" button, only

disable" and "force stop". How can I uninstall it?

You may void your warranty if you follow the instructions below (at your own risk too!) as system applications should not be removed and are part of the shipped phone itself.

  1. 1
    Back up your device.
    You can do it via synchronization in "Apps" > "Settings" > "Accounts and sync". Tap on the email addresses to synchronize your device.
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    Root the phone.
    You can do it online with the KingRoot service.
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    Open Play Store and search for "System Application Remover".
    Pick any program that removes system applications and launch it. For example, this one.
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    Give the super-user rights to the application.
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    Check the applications to uninstall and click the "uninstall" button.
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How do I lower the system data on an LG k7?

So I just got the LG k7 and I had downloaded a few games and all that, but when I went to uninstall one game I noticed that in the miscellaneous section there was 3.48GB already used. naturally I went to the section and noticed that the system data was the cause of it, and I was wondering if there was a way to free up some of that space.

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How to clear the internal storage to full extent which gives entire internal storage space?

Hi, I have a very serious internal storage problem with my Q mobile x2. I have even factory reset it but even after resetting it, it shows 100 MB used and 30 MB left in the internal storage due to which I can't install even a single app. I just want to install one app and I can't even do that, I have no extra apps I have disabled those which can't be uninstalled and I have also cleared all the cache but still its not working. Please help me with this I seriously need your help

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How do I remove photos from "internal storage"?

Have a Moto X Gen2. Just downloaded photos off the phone onto my Computer. They are already in Google, but I don't like that storage format. When the system was searching it said there were like 400+ photos? Apparently a lot of those photos were in "internal storage", they were not being displayed in "Gallery". All photos that I have taken on the phone have been saved off the phone. How do I get these "old" internal photos off the phone?

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My internal storage is only 11MB, what shall I do? Help me?

About low internal storage, what app can help, I am stock here

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How to move internal storage into external storage on my Dopo tablet?

The internal storage is full and I can't download games and apps.

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How to free up space on my Android Samsung Note4?

My device has 24GB of used space with a large majority (what seems to be upwards of 75%) categorized as "other". I don't know what files are under "other" nor how to delete some of these files. I have tried: I've tried looking through the files to see whats is taking up so much space but found nothing. I think it was caused by: I have no idea

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Getting rid of files and photos/icons that you can't open?

My Samsung Exhibit has numerous files, photos, and icons that won't open. It's like there's nothing there but it's still taking up space. How do I get rid of them? Thanks!. I have tried: Holding until a menu pops up, but there is no option to delete. Download an SDmaid program to delete them. Didn't work. Phone has never been rooted.. I think it was caused by: I have no idea. There are icons from an app that I deleted off my phone months ago. Hangouts, I believe. It seems like there are a bunch of icons that may have come from the app or others like it and sometimes they download to my computer as pictures but I can't get them off the phone.

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How to make more space in my HTC 510 phone?

Hello Daniel. I have run out of storage on my phone and I need to make more space. When I go to storage settings it shows that the "other" section takes up about 3 GB of my total storage. I was wondering what this section was and if there was a way to delete some of it's contents.. I have tried: I tried googling how to get rid of some of the stuff.. I think it was caused by: I am not sure. my phone does not have that much storage capacity.

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"System data" under storage view is multi-giga-bytes?

See the question in the forum. It's not answered. Can you help?

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Deleting old game files for a game I no longer play?

I had a game on my phone that I deleted the app for since I no longer use it, but I still see 9.87mb of old files in my file manager for it. I tried to delete them, but it tells me that they cannot be deleted? They are game files, under my documents folder.

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I can't download any apps on my HTC One SV Android because my app storage is full, although my phone storage and SD card storage has plenty of space. I've went through every app, one by one, and moved every one that could be moved, but still am getting the insufficient storage space warning every time I attemp to download anything.how do I make my phone store downloaded app directly to the SD card?

How do I make my phone store directly onto SD card by default?

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System memory takes up 4.57 gigabytes?

Question says it all, my phone is literally holding 5 gigs hostage for memory, when it is literally factory, with the exclusion of Pokemon go, and imvu mobile

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Where do I connect the USB from the smartphone to the laptop?

Where does the USB connector from the LG smartphone connect to the laptop in order to transfer all info from internal storage? I have tried: I want to transfer all info to laptop

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