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    Default Error Downloading "app name" There is insufficient space on the device

    Hi guys,

    Help! i want to bang my head on the wall.
    Recently purchased a nexus 7 and this problem occurs every time i install an app more than 100mb. I was trying to install Battlefield 4 Commander app (700mb) and Dead Trigger 2 (400mb) but no success it will download all the file but once it reaches 98% it gives that same old error.

    I've tried using app cache cleaner as some people got luck fixing it but not mine. i also tried using a file explorer to search for that data/app-lib but no such folder exists.

    Im running Kitkat 4.4.3 and really desperate to get a solution.

    Thanks.
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    Default Re: Error Downloading "app name" There is insufficient space on the device

    What does your Settings -> Storage look like?If you have at least 1GB available it shouldn't be an issue.

    Have you tried rebooting into Recovery mode and wiping the system cache?

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk
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    Default Re: Error Downloading "app name" There is insufficient space on the device

    I am facing same problem of google play store When i try to download any app it occured Error " There is insufficient space on the device.
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    Welcome to the forums!
    Quote Originally Posted by subhash Chander View Post
    I am facing same problem of google play store When i try to download any app it occured Error " There is insufficient space on the device.
    It's quite possible that your device is full. What does the Storage view show (see the previous post)? Post a screenshot if possible.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk
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    Default Re: Error Downloading "app name" There is insufficient space on the device

    Had the same message.
    Error Downloading "app name" There is insufficient space on the device
    What helped me:
    in settings, I moved some games "from internal storage to storage card"....or I think could just delete those games
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    It has worked on Kitkat so may apply to older versions of Android

    a) Settings > Storage > Phone Storage ( or could be Internal storage, wherever Google Play Services is) > apps > Google Play Services > Click Clear cache > (on the same page) Manage space > Clear all data > Manage search storage > clear now > press back button <- twice and you will end up on Google Play Services - App info page > press Force stop

    b) Find Google Settings among applications or under Settings > Google settings > click on menu button on the page > Clear app data

    c) Launch Google play store > download desired application

    Hopefully it works for you as well. Feedback will be appreciated.
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    Default Re: Error Downloading "app name" There is insufficient space on the device

    Quote Originally Posted by george Iverieli View Post
    It has worked on Kitkat so may apply to older versions of Android

    a) Settings > Storage > Phone Storage ( or could be Internal storage, wherever Google Play Services is) > apps > Google Play Services > Click Clear cache > (on the same page) Manage space > Clear all data > Manage search storage > clear now > press back button <- twice and you will end up on Google Play Services - App info page > press Force stop

    b) Find Google Settings among applications or under Settings > Google settings > click on menu button on the page > Clear app data

    c) Launch Google play store > download desired application

    Hopefully it works for you as well. Feedback will be appreciated.
    Thanks a lot!! It worked for me!
    mike_cal and Ntchwaidumela like this.
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    purging the data and the cache worked for me. I just looked through all the apps that were large and I did not use, purged their data. Then the download worked.
    Ntchwaidumela likes this.
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    Hi george thanks very much it worked for me firist time i tried to update my facebook i got that error again and tried to do all that steps u noticed didnt work again .. I hope u tell me what to do ....
    Ntchwaidumela likes this.
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    Same Here !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Study More View Post
    Thanks a lot!! It worked for me!
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    thank you so much i had this problem and could not resolve myself much appreciated
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    Thank you, android doctor. It acctually worked with my nexus s
    Thanked by:
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    Default Re: Error Downloading "app name" There is insufficient space on the device

    Quote Originally Posted by Marat Zahidylin View Post
    Had the same message.


    What helped me:
    in settings, I moved some games "from internal storage to storage card"....or I think could just delete those games
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    ano po gagawin ko kung mag install ako lagi naka lagay there is no insufficient in your device
    brosko likes this.
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    Clearing the App caches fixed the problem for me. Thanks!
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    thx
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    I had this issue on my phone, and changing a setting in Play Music so it wouldn't cache songs opened up a lot of space. It still stores the music I tell it to, but doesn't cache music just because I play it.
    Tablets: 2nd gen Nexus 7 32gb, 1st gen Nexus 7 16gb
    Phone: Droid MAXX
    Retired: OG Droid, Droid RAZR (RIP), Galaxy Nexus (backup phone)
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    Had the same issue, the solution of george Iverieli did not work for me,
    what worked for me was;
    -in Apps/Google Play Service page Uninstall updates
    afterwards could download and install apps.
    Phone = Acer E380
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    Error Downloading "app name" There is insufficient space on the device. this window pops-up every time i try to download an app.
    i'm unable to do the same.
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    I have Moto G 2015. (lollipop). Still having the same issue. I've cleared the cache from Storage, cleared cache of Google Play Services, Uninstalled PlayStore updates and even wiped the cache from recovery but no luck.

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