insufficient storage available to update apps?
08-15-2013 10:03 AM
- I woke up this morning to a bunch of warning messages that my Nexus 4-16 had insufficient storage available update some apps (Play Magazines, WiCall, Starbucks, LinkedIn, Wallet, Amazon). There were a couple yesterday, too. I took screenshots, and it seems like I have 500 MB. How much memory do I need?!04-19-2013 08:12 AM
- Android will try to keep some memory free for it to work properly.
after a certain memory limit is reached it will block all the installs to make sure Android has enough storage to run.
I am not sure about the exact storage after which it will block installs but in your case it looks like 500mb.
clear some space and you should be fine.04-19-2013 08:21 AM
- Are you rooted and if so have you made any nandroid backups? I ask because I found mine being stored in 2 different places taking up an extra 3 to 5 gb.
8gb seems like a lot of music. Is is all songs (that you might move to the cloud?), or are you holding onto some other stuff like podcast?04-19-2013 09:44 AM
- I woke up this morning to a bunch of warning messages that my Nexus 4-16 had insufficient storage available update some apps (Play Magazines, WiCall, Starbucks, LinkedIn, Wallet, Amazon). There were a couple yesterday, too. I took screenshots, and it seems like I have 500 MB. How much memory do I need?!
If you have less than a gig free at any given time, I would start deleting stuff. There is nothing else you can do. The nexus needs about that much breathing room.06-28-2013 10:31 AM
Interesting. I didn't know Google commanded anyone which devices they were required to purchase.06-29-2013 06:09 AM
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NB: I'm not sure if the music here was DELIBERATELY stored. If the OP is streaming, there is a setting in Play MUSIC to turn OFF caching. DO NOT CACHE. That downloads everything you're streaming and eats up your space in an eyeblink.
The other solution is to get rid of the Nexus and buy something with an SD card slot for all that music that has clobbered the phone. Ahem. SD card slots uber alles.06-29-2013 06:56 AM
- 07-02-2013 10:43 AM
I don't disagree that it's a hassle. But when you're literally running out of space (and on my old Sensation I was dropping down below 100 megs at times), every little bit helps, every trick to at least keep you up and running.07-02-2013 12:08 PM
I would agree with Christopher Matthews - the phone is not the place to store pictures. Move them to the cloud or to a computer or both, and you'll free up 3 gigs real quick.07-02-2013 12:29 PM
- 07-02-2013 03:23 PM
- 07-03-2013 08:02 AM
- The only real permanent fix is to simply delete media files. It sucks that it is even necessary, but there really is no way around it. I can store a good sized chunk of my MP3 library (6 gigs) and a few ebooks, but I can't keep videos or comics or whatever on my phone anymore.07-03-2013 08:22 AM
- Well, I understand reality is that it is difficult to toss an expensive phone. Lessons learned are for next time. For the moment, it is what it is. In fact, however, I'd have to suggest that the real "permanent fix" is not to buy things that don't have SD card slots if you want lots of media files. I know current Nexus owners don't want to hear that, but your story and the OP's are both good examples of why "no SD card slot" was an absolute deal breaker for me and a priority over other issues. I am a media junkie. I have over 50 gigs of Mp3s. I like having that.
Unfortunately in today's world, if you buy a product and didn't do the proper research and understand the principles involved prior to the purchase, the likelihood of making a poor decision is fairly high. After making that mistake, to start complaining about the product you purchased, rather than your poor choice in selecting that product, is rather ridiculous. If you want a car that can do 140mph in 1/4 mile, buying a Toyota Prius, and then complaining to everyone on a Toyota Forum, that Toyota made a mistake designing the Prius because it doesn't go fast enough, is rather stupid in my opinion and accomplishes absolutely nothing.07-03-2013 08:37 AMLike 2
So you have to pick the lesser of two evils. I would rather live without SD than have to live with pollution like Touchwiz or Sense or Motoblur. I have experienced all three and I absolutely despise them.07-03-2013 10:26 AM
- The problem with that fix is that you will be forced to use a phone polluted with a vendor skin. Which is a lot worse than not having SD.
So you have to pick the lesser of two evils. I would rather live without SD than have to live with pollution like Touchwiz or Sense or Motoblur. I have experienced all three and I absolutely despise them.
But there's an obvious solution...you can always buy a S4 and root it if you hate the touchwiz so much. And then you have the SD card slot and the removable batteries and the big screen, too. I don't much think it's worth the effort to do personally, but it's always an option. OTOH, you can't add a SD card slot to a Nexus....so, you're trapped without a solution. That was the logic to me.07-03-2013 03:17 PM
- mooscGrand Master MooscFirst why in Jesus name do u have a task killer? Task killer is a no no with android. Second how many magazines do u have stored on the device? Second get drop box or use Google+ to store photos. And dump atk
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