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Free Up Android Phone's Internal Storage

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How to clear the internal storage to full extent which gives entire internal storage space on my Q mobile x2?

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, it is not working. Please help me with this I seriously need your help

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Even after a hard reset, there are security tokens and other data left behind that will just be overwritten. A full reset would entail you following the steps above in an answer regarding formatting your SD card. This will completely wipe everything off your device to truly stock issue as if you just purchased the phone.

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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 have plenty of space. I've gone through every app, one by one, and moved everything that could be moved, but still I am getting the insufficient storage space warning every time I attempt to download anything. How do I make my phone store download the app directly to the SD card?

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

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If you have Kitkat OS or higher, the moving of apps is almost useless unless you root the phone. ES Explorer helps as well as Apps2SD but go back into your App Manager and you will find many apps you recently moved, are back to internal in storage. This is because of how the data from apps is stored. These apps revert to "work properly". Also, if you do not unmount your SD card first, sometimes the SD card is read-only and this will stop apps from really going to the SD card.

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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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You can go into Applications Manager and manually move Apps that will allow to SD. Or you can use an app like Apps2SD that will help you manage. If you click on the bold title above that says Free Up Android Phone's Internal Storage, it takes you to an article with further information.

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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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Your long explanation points to a deep software problem with your device. Sometimes, Android devices can get cluttered -- this is how they slow down over time. If your data is backed up, you can try a factory reset which will take your phone back to its original settings and will fix your problem.

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The above questions are from the following wiki...
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
    Backup your device
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    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
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    You can do it online with the KingRoot service.
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    Open Play Store and search for "System Application Remover"
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    Pick any program that removes system applications and launches 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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My internal storage is only 11MB, what shall I do? Help me?

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

Regularly use an app like Clean Master to clean out unnecessary files etc. Then go into Applications Manager and delete data and cache from all your Google Apps. Check your image/video storage space. If you use an app like WhatsApp, this can eat away at your internal storage. On certain phones and Marshmallow OS, you can go to Storage in Settings and select Internal Storage. It will then display a list of what is in your internal storage. From that list, you can click on Apps, Images, Video, Audio, Other. Each can be selected and you are given a complete breakdown. From there you can target what is taking up your storage. Also, I have Guest enabled on my device for my children. I have to clean that out regularly because Clean Master or CCleaner only clean what is on the Owner Account. So I switch User and run a force stop on apps and Clean Master for that account.

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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 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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Put your phone into Recovery Mode and choose Wipe Cache Partition. If the files are still there, then unmount your SD card to completely remove the stored files.

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

It is your pre-installed Google Apps and OS. You can force stop these apps and then clear cache/data on the device. See if it further helps. Pokemon Go can hog up space with all the Saves during game use. You will want to clear cache from a game but only if it will not remove your placement level.

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How do I lower the system data on an LG k7?

I just got the LG k7 and I had downloaded 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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Go to your Applications Manager and clear the data and cache from all of the Google Apps. Then put your phone into recovery and choose Wipe Cache Partition. Wait for the phone to reboot then use Recovery to choose Clear Dalvik Cache. Many users report, signing out of certain Google Apps like YouTube, Google Maps, and Google Plus help keep down the System Data.

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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

Find your USB ports. For instance, my Dell laptop has two in the left side and one on the right side of the laptop. Connect the side of the cable that usually connects to the wall charger and then your mini connection in the charging port of your LG Phone. You will want to use the LG PC Suite version specific to your device. There are several variations of the LG PC Suite out there but their website will match up your phone to the right PC Suite version to download. When you plug in your LG Device, if your phone is not recognized, reboot the phone.

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