1. AmyC76's Avatar
    Ok so the apps that I have I put on the SD card on my Galaxy S5 Active, when I go to download the app updates it tells me insufficient space on the device. So now I've got 20 updates I can't download. What am I doing wrong since obviously they aren't on the device itself.
    06-03-2015 10:19 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Unless you're rooted, moving apps to the SD only moves a portion of the app, not the whole thing. That portion can be pretty small as well. So you might still have a lot of space taken up in Internal Storage. How much free Internal Storage do you have, as shown in Settings>Storageโ€‹?
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    06-04-2015 12:56 PM
  3. AmyC76's Avatar
    16g for international
    06-04-2015 12:58 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    16 GB means you actually only have about 8 GB that you can install apps on (after accounting for the OS and all of the Samsung preinstalled unremovable apps). It can be pretty easy to fill that up, depending on how many apps you install and how big they are. See this guide for advice on maximizing internal storage: http://forums.androidcentral.com/amb...-warnings.html
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    06-04-2015 01:09 PM
  5. AmyC76's Avatar
    Ty! Reading now
    06-04-2015 01:21 PM
  6. Crashdamage's Avatar
    Install this simple little app called Storage Truth. It's very small and will install in very limited space. It will tell you how much space you actually have left for installing apps:


    Android user since v1.0. Linux user since 2001.
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    06-04-2015 01:35 PM
  7. AmyC76's Avatar
    Ok so reading through it, I guess I'm still a little confused. I guess I'm not understanding how I can fix this problem. You mentioned rooting but I'm not even sure what that really is either.
    06-04-2015 01:52 PM
  8. B. Diddy's Avatar
    We still don't know how much internal storage you have left to use. Show us a screenshot of the Settings>Storage menu. http://forums.androidcentral.com/amb...d-central.html

    If you hardly have any internal storage left, then your main options are mentioned in my guide (i.e., uninstalling rarely used apps, moving as much media as you can to the SD card, etc.). Rooting is the process of gaining superuser status on your phone, which allows you to do more (like moving more apps to SD), but also puts you at risk for causing serious problems with the device if you're not careful. See this thread: http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...galaxy-s5.html
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    06-04-2015 02:36 PM
  9. Crashdamage's Avatar
    Rooting is not really a solution.

    Did you install Storage Truth? If so, what did it tell you?

    Android user since v1.0. Linux user since 2001.
    06-04-2015 02:37 PM
  10. AmyC76's Avatar
    Here is a screen shot of storage via phone and then storage truth. I see it's pretty used up internally. ๐Ÿ˜• I appreciate all your all's help โ˜บ
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    06-05-2015 05:03 AM
  11. Crashdamage's Avatar
    Follow B. Diddy's advice and move and/or delete some stuff to make space and you'll be OK. Keep Storage Truth installed and remember, for installing apps, free space in /data is what matters.

    Android user since v1.0. Linux user since 2001.
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    06-05-2015 07:35 AM
  12. AmyC76's Avatar
    Thank you both โ˜บ
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    06-05-2015 01:22 PM
  13. AmyC76's Avatar
    Oh one more silly question...emails, I had no clue they took up a ton of room. I can't get any until some are deleted and then I have to delete my accounts and a day later can put them back on without the apps. Do you all know any program or app that can throw out a hey my email addy has changed so I don't have 3 different accounts? 2 are personal and 1 is junk diversion.
    06-07-2015 07:27 PM
  14. AmyC76's Avatar
    Disregard figured it out.
    06-07-2015 08:18 PM
  15. AmyC76's Avatar
    Ok so here I am again. I've moved all apps that will let me to the SD card. I've deleted many apps that weren't used often. Now email won't uodate due to insufficient disk space as well as app updates. So what am I doing wrong? Is it the apps running? If so I've tried to stop them but they just reappear right back.
    PS - don't judge my emails lol ๐Ÿ˜

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    06-24-2015 06:18 AM

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