1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    My device maintenance app tells me my total system/user data taken up in my phone is 27.8GB and that I have only 4.2GB available.
    It also tells me I have only got 10.55GB taken up with docs, images, audio, videos and apps.
    I can't believe that the system is now taking up approx 16GB of the space on my phone. Can anyone tell me what (and how) I have to do to reclaim some space?
    Thanks
    04-07-2018 07:34 PM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    It's not, but data it's storing is using some, the recovery partition is using some, the bootloader is using some, the download partition is using some, etc., etc. If the phone were rooted, you could run a terminal app and get a list of partitions and their sizes, and you'd see that userdata, the partition you can use, isn't as large as you think it is.
    05-08-2018 04:17 PM
  3. belodion's Avatar
    What is your cached data?

    Edit: Posted without realising that @Rukbat had already replied about an hour before me. Doh.
    05-08-2018 05:11 PM
  4. methodman89's Avatar
    Install Data Size Explorer. Run it and see what's using what.
    05-08-2018 06:15 PM
  5. Rukbat's Avatar
    That still only shows the system partition and the userdata partition - there are normally anywehere from 8-15 partitions on an Android device (depending on manufacturer implementation).
    05-09-2018 01:20 PM

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