Low on Space Warning
Hey guys so I've had my Droid Incredible for about a month now and just the past couple of days I'll get a notification that won't go away. It says: "Low on space. Phone storage space is getting low."
I've noticed that whenever this comes up, I do not get emails and other things on my phone. I've deleted all the apps I don't use anymore and maybe still have about 7 or 8 apps, at most, on the phone. I've also gone through and cleared my browser cache and my old texts. What else can I do? This is really bothering me, as I love the phone but this low space thing is getting really annoying.
Also, I know it is not my SD card or internal storage as they both have at least a couple gigs free and my application memory is also very high.
- 08-05-2010, 07:56 AM #2
- 08-05-2010, 08:00 AM #3
- 08-05-2010, 08:42 AM #4
- 08-05-2010, 09:15 AM #5
- 08-05-2010, 11:57 AM #6
When you guys say change my email settings are u referring to the gmail app or the mail client? For my email client I put it to only keep 3 days of mail, check for mail every 15 min, and have a 50kb limit. I can't figure out how to do this for the gmail app.
Also, if I want to do a system wipe, via settings > SD card and storage > reset, how can I first back up my contacts etc.
Thanks for the help guys, please let me know what I should do.
- 08-05-2010, 03:23 PM #8
- 08-05-2010, 03:55 PM #10
Gmail contacts are always backed up.
What other mail systems are you using? Yahoo, pop through your ISP, Exchange?
How these contacts are handled varies, and may affect how you need to back up your stuff.
- 08-05-2010, 04:09 PM #12
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- 08-05-2010, 08:00 PM #14
But I'm afraid that's really only going to postpone the inevitable. I'd backup everything you're not willing to lose, just to be safe. I was able to get by with the cache clearing for about 2-3 weeks before I had to factory reset mine.
I'm fairly certain the problem on mine was expedited by having both a pop account and an Exchange account managed by the same HTC mail client. I now use Gmail to manage my pop account and the HTC client only manages my Exchange account. (To those who've experienced this already, I've already tried K-9, and with the weird Exchange setup I have at work, it won't configure for me).
- 08-05-2010, 08:19 PM #15
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Or, should I just use the Verizon back-up assistant to back them up to the clouds, then do a system reset and re-sync all the contacts from there.
Thanks for all the help guys!
- 08-05-2010, 10:44 PM #18
Create 2 folders on your PC desktop. Name one "Phone Mem" and the other "MicroSD"
Connect to a PC with your USB cable, enable mass storage (connect as a hard/flash drive), and copy the contents of each storage location to the corresponding folder you created.
Something to keep in mind. The factory wipe won't touch your SD card. But under Settings | SD card & phone storage there is an option to reformat the SD card. Once you're confident in your data backup, this isn't a bad idea.
Yes, the VZW backup assistant would be your friend in this case. Since you're using a smartphone, I will assume you also have a VZW online management account. You should be able to check on the VZW site under your services to make sure your phone book is backed up completely.
This thread may help if you haven't read it yet. http://forum.androidcentral.com/droi...tting-low.html
And I have a post on page 23 (my 2nd post on that page) that lists what to expect during the reset.
(Hopefully these links work for you. It's not working for me right now and I've tried copying it about 5 different ways)
Last edited by bark8015; 08-05-2010 at 10:55 PM. Reason: SD card formatting info
- 08-06-2010, 09:41 AM #20
- 08-20-2010, 06:19 PM #21
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On my rooted Incredible I was able to resolve this with ADB:
I suspect this directory is wiped during a system reset, so this approach just allows all the other phone apps and settings to remain unchanged. After performing the above commands, my Mail size (as reported in settings -> Applications -> Manage Applications -> Mail) went from 112MB to 2MB. All of my Mail Accounts and settings remained intact through this process , but downloaded mail was wiped out. Since I don't delete from server, my mail from today just downloaded again on the next sync.
- 11-29-2011, 04:20 PM #22