1. AC Question's Avatar
    The "Others" files are taking up, close to 8 gigs of my device storage. I would like to reduce them to a much smaller file size or get rid of them. Yet, NO MATTER WHO I ASK I can't get an answer to what those files consist of. I want to know exactly what makes up the others files. They are not any of the other categories of files such as music, pictures, documents. So WHAT THE **** ARE THEY!?
    04-03-2016 01:53 PM
  2. belodion's Avatar
    What device? What is its storage capacity? 'Others' sometimes includes the OS.
    04-03-2016 02:42 PM
  3. Jonnynugget's Avatar
    Samsung galaxy s5 16g internal storage
    04-03-2016 04:00 PM
  4. belodion's Avatar
    A storage-analyser-type app from the Play Store may help.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-03-2016 04:19 PM
  5. Jonnynugget's Avatar
    within storage usage the device storage looks like this

    Device storage: 9.13GB / 16.00 GB 7.5 of the 9.13 is Other. How much memory does the Lollipop OS consume?
    Attached Thumbnails what are the "Others" files consist of, found in my device storage, in My Files on my Sam-screenshot_2016-04-03-17-10-03-1-.jpg  
    04-03-2016 04:19 PM
  6. Jonnynugget's Avatar
    Samsung Galaxy S5 16GB
    04-03-2016 04:20 PM
  7. belodion's Avatar
    Okay. 'Others' in both internal and external memory would be everything not included in the other categories. I'm guessing it would be mainly OS, pre-installed apps, apps you've downloaded yourself, and Cached Data.
    04-03-2016 05:04 PM

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