1. awilsmore's Avatar
    A couple of days ago I upgraded my HTC D816x to Android 5.02 (Lollipop). I was then unable to install much else; insufficient space in internal (*not* SD card) storage.

    I looked around; I am not alone in this problem and others were given advice that did little. So far, me too.

    Here is what I have done:
    - Uninstalled seldom-used apps
    - Done a factory reset and restored apps
    - Moved all apps to SD card
    - Cleared all caches

    This has resulted in a trivial improvement.

    Here are the current figures from Settings/Storage:

    Apps - 2.96GB
    Photos & videos - 10.43k
    Other - 4.40GB
    Available - 652MB


    From Storage Truth app:
    size: 2264.5M
    used: 1766.0M
    free: 498.5M
    size: 4400.9M
    used: 3652.2M
    free: 748.8M

    I have:
    - No Facebook, Twitter or other "social media"
    - No games
    - No movies

    I am guessing that Lollipop just simply uses a lot more space and there is no cure.
    - Is this the case? Am I now super-limited in what I can install?
    - If it is, why are users not informed and given a choice?
    05-02-2015 10:58 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! I'm trying to figure out if the "Other" category of 4.4 GB represents the OS and other HTC preinstalled apps. Do you have 2.96 GB of 3rd party apps and app data that you installed? Keep in mind that moving an app to SD often doesn't move all of it--it's usually just a portion of the app, and sometimes a pretty small portion at that.

    If you really have 2.96 GB of your own apps that you installed, then you're just bumping up against the limitation of 8 GB of total Internal Storage. The OS is always going to take up about 2-3 GB, and preinstalled apps from the manufacturer and the carrier take up a variable amount of additional space.
    05-03-2015 01:43 AM

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