Managing Phone Storage on ATT Aria
I'm regularly getting the "phone low on storage space" notification and it's now become extremely annoying. The minimal storage space on the phone doesn't allow very many apps to be installed at once and the jerkoffs at ATT didn't think users should be able to transfer apps to the SD card. Is there a way around this without rooting the phone? Or am I pretty much SOL?
Also, whenever I'm low on space I'm unable to check my messages. Says I need to free up space beforehand. What's the deal with that?
- 01-16-2011, 11:08 AM #2
You're pretty much out of luck without rooting the phone. I would go through your apps and get rid of any you don't use often, or maybe only use when you're around wifi and can just re-download them.
I've had the same problem with the messages. I guess SMS is stored on the internal memory with the apps, so it stops it from storing more.
I've already pared down the number of apps I have installed and kept the ones I use but after updating a number of them, the space was low again. I normally don't complain about ATT but they really did a great job at limiting the potential of their android phones. I don't think iphone owners have this issue, do they?
- 01-17-2011, 10:59 AM #4
iPhone owners don't, along with most newer Android owners. The problem isn't entirely with ATT, it's with the amount of storage HTC put in the phone (along with all the crap ATT stuffed in there).
Try going through the apps and clearing data and cache on those that you aren't using to store information. I know the browser could take up >10MB, and Maps seems to store some data after every use. Take a look at what each app is using.
Alright, went through and cleared data from a pretty much all the apps. Maps didn't have anything stored but something else (forgot what) had about 5mb of data. most others had a few KB here and there.
Is there any fix for the messages? Whenever I try to delete threads it takes much longer than it should and i end up having to force close the program. It even resets the phone sometimes like it just did a minute ago.
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Just wanted to add another reason for using a custom rom is the ability to get rid of the apps you don't use besides the standard crapware which has already been removed. There's more than one way to do it but I found the easiest way for me was to just open the zip file of the rom I'm using and delete the .apk and matching .odex if there is one. I got rid of Facebook, Twitter, Stock, FriendStream, Flickr, Footprints and whatever widgets go along with them. Reflashed the rom and all is good. 32 apps downloaded/installed, 11 of the 32 apps installed on sd card. I have 124.7 mb internal available.
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