1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    On my storage screen the phone claims to be using 50gb for system files and this is causing me to be running out of storage space and slowing my phone down. Any way to reduce this amount?
    05-06-2021 04:43 AM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    Download this app in play store to see if u can find what's using the space.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...roid.diskusage


    I'll leave a Link to register so you can communicate here as a guest account you can only post questions but can't reply

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/sh...d.php?t=409154
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    05-06-2021 10:12 AM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! You can also try Files by Google, which can give you a breakdown of which apps are using the most storage.
    05-06-2021 11:23 PM
  4. Stnd's Avatar
    Sorry for the late reply, this is the space usage. Rebooting freed up some space and I cleared out some caches but the system files have just swallowed the space I created.
    Attached Thumbnails Nokia 5.3 using 50GB for system files-screenshot_20210511-043558.jpg  
    05-10-2021 10:55 PM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    That screenshot shows the SD card -- is Internal Storage also full? Do you have the SD card formatted as Internal Storage or Portable Storage?
    05-10-2021 11:07 PM
  6. Stnd's Avatar
    I don't have an sd card, not sure why it shows up like that but it's my internal storage
    05-10-2021 11:39 PM
  7. mustang7757's Avatar
    What's the storage capacity of the phone ?
    05-10-2021 11:42 PM
  8. Stnd's Avatar
    64gb officially
    Attached Thumbnails Nokia 5.3 using 50GB for system files-screenshot_20210511-055054.jpg  
    05-10-2021 11:51 PM
  9. B. Diddy's Avatar
    If you use any messaging apps or social media apps (especially Telegram or kik), go to Settings>Apps, select one of those apps, then Storage, and see how much app data and cache are associated with each of those apps.
    05-11-2021 12:19 AM
  10. mustang7757's Avatar
    64gb officially
    System is way to high for that storage
    05-11-2021 12:26 AM
  11. Stnd's Avatar
    I only use whatsapp, but i went through all my apps and nothing seems to be taking up an excessive amount of space.
    05-11-2021 01:00 AM
  12. mustang7757's Avatar
    I only use whatsapp, but i went through all my apps and nothing seems to be taking up an excessive amount of space.
    In safe mode does it show the same ?
    05-11-2021 01:06 AM
  13. Stnd's Avatar
    How do i access safe mode?
    05-11-2021 01:13 AM
  14. mustang7757's Avatar
    How do i access safe mode?
    What andriod version you on ?
    05-11-2021 01:14 AM
  15. Stnd's Avatar
    What andriod version you on ?
    Android 10
    05-11-2021 05:43 AM
  16. mustang7757's Avatar
    Android 10
    Should be able to long press the power button when it displays power off on the screen long press it until says safe mode
    05-11-2021 09:29 AM
  17. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Here's a link with the steps: https://www.hardreset.info/devices/n...-53/safe-mode/
    05-11-2021 11:26 AM

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