Low on space message
Phone is telling me in notifications that 'phone storage space is getting low' ive moved most everything from phone to sd card with app to sd app. Any ideas why im still getting that notification?
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- 11-18-2010, 08:47 AM #2
I have been getting that too. It must trigger at less than 50MB left. Kindof annoying.
I have ran out of things to clean up/uninstall and move to the SD card. I'jm surprised because I'm not really a heavy user with a hundred apps installed or anything either.
- 11-18-2010, 10:05 AM #3
- 11-18-2010, 10:07 AM #4
Quick App Clean Cache - Android app on AppBrain
An app called Quick App Clean Cache is a convenient way to clean the cache. Have it sort apps by cache size and clean those with the largest cache. It is not free, but costs less than a buck and works well.
- 11-21-2010, 06:17 AM #7
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- 11-30-2010, 08:43 AM #14
I had the same problem as the OP in that I have very fews apps not on the SD card and yet I was still running out of space. The answer for me was clearing the caches on the 4 browsers I had installed. I went from under 50 mb available to over 330 mb available, no joke. You can clear the caches from within each of the browser apps themselves, and a couple (Dolphin, Miren) even have an option to auto clear the cache each time you exit the app.
My question is this: what other types of apps have caches that can be cleared?
I use SD Move to get apps to the SD card, easier to do than the stock settings menu app.
- 11-30-2010, 08:52 AM #15
Quick follow up to my post above (and I answered my own question):
I didn't have a single app with a cache above 300kb other than my browsers, which had many dozens of mbs. Gmail, Market, Fox News, and ScoreMobile had over 100kb, the rest had under 100kb taken up in the cache. I should be fine just clearing my brower's caches from now on, the rest are pretty much irrelevant.
- 11-30-2010, 03:34 PM #16
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Look up "Advanced SD Card Manager" in the market, handy (free) app that will tell you what can be moved to SD without you having to go into "Applications" in the settings and check one-by-one.
I also use "QuickApp Clean Cache" (only $.99) and it will help you to easily clear your browser cache, along with any other app that caches.
Next, you can "Clear Data" on apps like Facebook. You'll just have to login again, but nothing is lost, but the app likes to save a lot of data that is not needed.
If you go through all of your apps, you will see under "Data" which ones are using a lot of space. Obviously you don't want to clear your contacts or anything that took a lot to set up (because it will also erase passwords), as well as not clearing data in your browser (because your bookmarks are saved there). But for apps like Facebook, Twitter etc, it will clear a lot of space and only require you to log in again.
Make sure you also are not accumulating a lot of text messages. My girlfriend is notorious for this, she will keep all of her conversations at 300+ messages a piece and I have to remind her to delete them from time to time.
I also have POP and IMAP emails set up for multiple accounts. Especially for the POP accounts, make sure you go into and permanently delete messages in your 'Trash' folder. I'll have 100+ accumulate in a week and need to clear it out.
Hopefully some of this helps. I have OCD when it comes to memory, so I am constantly cleaning out apps, caches, data etc.
Again, be careful when clearing 'data' for certain apps (like contacts etc), because you will lose your contacts. But FB is just saving all of the status updatesm newsfeed messages and thumbnail photos that are always loading whenever you use the app, including from a LONG time ago. It's ok to clear this and just sign in again and you are back to a clean slate.
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