1. attieh mahameed's Avatar
    today my mobile (Samsung Galaxy S4 mini) have low storage notification, so i had check my storage to make some space but suddenly i found that applications reserved 17.81 GB and my mobile have 8,0 GB as internal Storage and 7,43 as external storage, with totally 15,43.

    the question is: where the 2.38 GB came from or it is a magic?????
    12-17-2014 06:28 AM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    Internal storage and external storage are like 2 different hard drives. The mount of space on one has nothing to do with the amount of space in the other.

    From the numbers you posted, it looks as if you have 25.81GB total of internal storage, which is probably wrong, since storage comes in powers of 2 (8GB, 16GB, 32GB, etc.) Your phone has 8GB of internal storage, of which about 5GB is available for use (Android is in the other 3GB).

    You need to know the amount of internal storage that's free - if it's under about 500MB, you don't have room to install anything or save any data. The phone needs about that much free just to run (exactly how much depends on the make and model of the phone).

    I don't know where you're getting the 2.38GB. If you're comparing internal and external, it's like asking why I'm taller than you are. The two, internal and external, don't have to be the same, usually aren't, and if you don't put in a microSD card, the external storage is zero.

    (The total of internal and external storage is the total of the hardware in the phone and the amount used on the SD card. You're adding apples and trees and coming up with the total number of ducks. There's no 2.38GB except in the difference between 2 numbers that have nothing to do with each other.)
    12-17-2014 04:08 PM

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