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Low memory (ALL OF A SUDDEN)!
I was hit with a "low memory" notice the other day.
Available space (Internal phone storage): 17 MB
Before 2.1, I've always hovered around 118 MB.
I checked Applications/Manage applications and found some possible culprits:
Sprint Navigation Update Package ~ 6 MB
Contacts Storage ~ 60 MB
(Nearest programs: Sprint Nav 8.2 MB, Maps 7.64 MB, Facebook 4.59 MB, Quickoffice 3.54, Astro 3 MB, Market 2.25 MB...)
Between 1.5 and 2.1, I haven't installed anything too big.
I went ahead and cleared the browser cache and deleted a bunch of little programs that I don't use...
Available space? Up to 25 MB.
I have always used HTC Sync for my contacts and calendar dates via Outlook. How can Contacts Storage GROW to 60 MB? I may have added a few contacts here and there... but 60 MB???
Is HTC Sync the issue? I haven't had the chance to install the latest since syncing wasn't a problem... Should I clear everything and START over????
Thanks in advance!
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That is crazy, 60 MB of contacts would be hundreds of thousands of people. I have had the same problem, low memory in the past, but didn't check to see how much the contacts took up. I found deleting apps only made a small difference. Both times this happened I wiped the phone.
- 09-15-2010, 11:45 AM #5
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- 09-17-2010, 05:11 PM #8
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had this same problem. seemed to be that facebook for android was causing troubles.
are you using facebook syncing? if so...
i had both facebook for android and facebook for htc sense syncing and when i switched to just using sense to sync the issues stopped.
open people, click menu and select view, see how many contacts it shows for facebook. mine was at around 17k and i only have 100 or so friends on facebook.
fixed the issue by deleting the contacts data in the app manager (shouldn't hurt anything if you keep your contacts backed up to google)
might be wise to disable syncing for contacts and facebook first btw.
i then removed my facebook sync accounts and only added back the htc facebook sync. (might want to do this first, i know i'm a little out of order here)
took a little bit for the phone to get everything back but haven't had a problem since. hope this helps.
Last edited by Brandito; 09-17-2010 at 05:14 PM.