1. AC Question's Avatar
    I have S5 and my device is full. The only thing I see is other.
    Images, music, other things are minimal amount.
    I would post a link about screenshot but won t let me
    Please see a screenshot here
    .v8forum.club/uploaded_images/2015/02/wpu8m2re5nrbsxvh5op643907e0bmgwksogedp5puoibj6.png

    How I can get rid of it?
    I need to install lollipop nad I have no place.
    02-14-2015 11:24 AM
  2. anon8380037's Avatar
    Hello. Welcome to Android Central.

    It could partly be downloaded apps.

    What do Storage - Used Space, open

    and: Cached Data and Available Space say?
    02-14-2015 12:40 PM
  3. leegreg81's Avatar
    It'll be downloaded apps, music / video / photos.

    Some people seems to be completely unaware of how much space 1080p video uses so I'd check that for sure. Also, if you have music streaming service apps like Spotify or Google Play Music installed and have offline copies of albums downloaded.

    System Settings\Storage\Apps should offer an option to sort apps by space used so you can see at a glance which apps are using the most space.

    Tap on Storage then Apps then the three dot menu button and select 'Sort by size'.

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    02-14-2015 12:53 PM
  4. leegreg81's Avatar
    To remove cache / temp files I also recommend this app:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...nmaster.mguard

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    02-14-2015 12:55 PM
  5. Rukbat's Avatar
    Clean Master assumes that the phone is running Windows - it defeats the entire design of Android. DON'T USE IT! You can clear the system cache in the Storage section of Settings. No app can determine which temporary files should be deleted and which shouldn't, only you can. A temporary file that you want for another couple of weeks isn't one you want an app deleting. A .txt file that you don't need should be deleted, but an app won't.

    Also try Low on Space? Dump logcat.
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    02-14-2015 02:32 PM
  6. anon8380037's Avatar
    Clean Master assumes that the phone is running Windows - it defeats the entire design of Android. DON'T USE IT! You can clear the system cache in the Storage section of Settings. No app can determine which temporary files should be deleted and which shouldn't, only you can. A temporary file that you want for another couple of weeks isn't one you want an app deleting. A .txt file that you don't need should be deleted, but an app won't.

    Also try Low on Space? Dump logcat.
    So is it OK to dump logcat files at any time. That was an eye opener when you mentioned it some weeks ago

    and is that service code accessible by carrier phones as well?
    02-14-2015 02:43 PM
  7. leegreg81's Avatar
    Clean Master assumes that the phone is running Windows - it defeats the entire design of Android. DON'T USE IT! You can clear the system cache in the Storage section of Settings. No app can determine which temporary files should be deleted and which shouldn't, only you can. A temporary file that you want for another couple of weeks isn't one you want an app deleting. A .txt file that you don't need should be deleted, but an app won't.

    Also try Low on Space? Dump logcat.
    What do you base this on? Can you provide me a link.

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    02-14-2015 02:59 PM
  8. anon8380037's Avatar
    Clean Master and all its associated apps cause many issues on these forums. A site ambassador with a 50 year software career has explained this very well in the past. At best it's unnecessary and a weight on your device, as you can clear cache and isolate apps with Android itself.
    02-14-2015 03:11 PM
  9. leegreg81's Avatar
    Clean Master and all its associated apps cause many issues on these forums. A site ambassador with a 50 year software career has explained this very well in the past. At best it's unnecessary and a weight on your device, as you can clear cache and isolate apps with Android itself.
    Interesting, I've never suffered issues.

    What you're saying doesn't make much sense to me as if the app were designed for Windows it simply wouldn't work on Android (which uses a linux FAT such as ext4).

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    02-14-2015 03:37 PM
  10. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    To clarify...Android does not run like a Windows PC would. Android likes having RAM full as opposed to a Windows desktop.

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/amb...m-android.html

    From an AOSP M8
    02-14-2015 03:43 PM
  11. leegreg81's Avatar
    To clarify...Android does not run like a Windows PC would. Android likes having RAM full as opposed to a Windows desktop.

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/amb...m-android.html

    From an AOSP M8
    We're referring to storage, not RAM.

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    02-14-2015 03:45 PM
  12. leegreg81's Avatar
    Clean Master and all its associated apps cause many issues on these forums. A site ambassador with a 50 year software career has explained this very well in the past. At best it's unnecessary and a weight on your device, as you can clear cache and isolate apps with Android itself.
    Also, a 50 year software veteran?

    What was he programming in and for in 1965?

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    02-14-2015 03:47 PM
  13. anon8380037's Avatar
    Also, a 50 year software veteran?

    What was he programming in and for in 1965?

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    No. 30 months with 2 Android devices, 13 months on these forums. Still don't know much.

    This is the probably something like the Storage display for 'Other' the OP was referring to. Video is already accounted for:


    Clean Master I have tried a few times. Battery Doctor also.

    Clean Master, in my opinion, appeases those worried about slower devices and come from a history of Windows. Sure it's passed by Google so it is virally harmless.

    Rukbat I think was warning the OP, not criticizing you.

    This is what Clean Master claims to do:
    02-14-2015 04:16 PM
  14. leegreg81's Avatar
    No. 30 months with 2 Android devices, 13 months on these forums. Still don't know much.

    This is the probably something like the Storage display for 'Other' the OP was referring to. Video is already accounted for:
    http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15...d488f6e4ae.jpg

    Clean Master I have tried a few times. Battery Doctor also.

    Clean Master, in my opinion, appeases those worried about slower devices and come from a history of Windows. Sure it's passed by Google so it is virally harmless.

    Rukbat I think was warning the OP, not criticizing you.

    This is what Clean Master claims to do:
    http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15...c213edf9de.jpg
    I only really use it for cleaning unwanted data, the rest of its functions are pretty irrelevant.

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    02-14-2015 04:54 PM
  15. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    We're referring to storage, not RAM.

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    I was supporting Rukbat in the idea that the app is designed around a Windows line of thinking.

    From an AOSP M8
    02-14-2015 07:40 PM
  16. anon8380037's Avatar
    Huh. I posted the wrong Play Store app page. Apologies for that.

    02-14-2015 07:53 PM

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