1. AC Question's Avatar
    My phone is a 16 GB moto g4 and it says I need to clear up space, the only thing taking up space that's an app is Spotify but there is this "OS Storage" thing that I can't access it's taking up 5 GB and I'm wondering if there's anything I can do to free up some space
    07-15-2017 06:55 AM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums. Base Android does take up a fair amount of space. 3-6 GB, depending on which android version you have. This has always been the case: the OS will always take up space on a computer. The thing is, on desktop PCs, people rarely notice how much the OS takes up due to how large hard drives have become over the past 10 years, and the OS size hasn't grown at the same rate.

    Can you show a screenshot of your storage stats, please?
    07-15-2017 10:05 AM
  3. Javier P's Avatar
    I agree with Golfdriver97 and 5GB sounds about right for the OS on the Moto G4. If you download a lot of music from Spotify I'd recommend you to use an SD card. You can set Spotify to save your songs/playlists on the card, so they won't take so much internal storage. It can be glitchy sometimes, but in general it works great and this way you can select a better download quality for your offline music.
    Golfdriver97 likes this.
    07-15-2017 10:14 AM

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