1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    My phones internal memory is suddenly being drained and I dont know why. Ive had a steady 2gig free. All of a sudden in the last week or so ive lost a gig of memory and havent downloaded anything or made any changes. Any help, suggestions, or ideas as to why this is happening would be greatly appreciated.
    09-01-2019 01:05 AM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    Hi, welcome to Android Forums

    I'd like to recommend creating a account so me or other members can assist you, as guest have limitations in replying here and if we need further Information to communicate with you.

    I'll provide a link to register, please come back to your post so we can further assist you . Thank you

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/sh...d.php?t=409154
    09-01-2019 01:07 AM
  3. mustang7757's Avatar
    09-01-2019 01:07 AM
  4. Rich98's Avatar
    I have an LG Optimus Zone 3. My phones internal memory is suddenly being drained and I dont know why. Ive had a steady 2gig free. All of a sudden in the last week or so ive lost a gig of memory and havent downloaded anything or made any changes. Any help, suggestions, or ideas as to why this is happening would be greatly appreciated.
    09-01-2019 01:34 AM
  5. methodman89's Avatar
    If it's ram you are referring, go to Settings, Battery, storage, and use the free up space option.
    If you're referring to the internal memory, download Data Size Explorer from the play store and see what is using your storage.
    Good luck
    09-01-2019 02:45 AM
  6. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Are you talking about memory (which is RAM), or storage?
    09-01-2019 09:12 AM
  7. Rich98's Avatar
    Storage
    09-01-2019 11:36 AM
  8. Rich98's Avatar
    LG Optimus Zone 3
    09-01-2019 11:37 AM
  9. Rich98's Avatar
    If it's ram you are referring, go to Settings, Battery, storage, and use the free up space option.
    If you're referring to the internal memory, download Data Size Explorer from the play store and see what is using your storage.
    Good luck
    Thank you. Btw Im not talking about ram.
    09-01-2019 11:43 AM
  10. mustang7757's Avatar
    LG Optimus Zone 3
    Hi, so whats the issue with your phone battery not lasting?
    09-01-2019 11:46 AM
  11. Rich98's Avatar
    Hi, so whats the issue with your phone battery not lasting?
    Has nothing to do with my battery. The issue is with storage, not ram.
    09-01-2019 11:54 AM
  12. mustang7757's Avatar
    Has nothing to do with my battery. The issue is with storage, not ram.
    Ok thank you for info.
    What's the storage size of the phone ? Do you have lot of apps download or pictures , music?
    09-01-2019 11:57 AM
  13. belodion's Avatar
    Try this: https://forums.androidcentral.com/sh...d.php?t=970133
    mustang7757 likes this.
    09-01-2019 12:00 PM
  14. Rich98's Avatar
    Ok thank you for info.
    What's the storage size of the phone ? Do you have lot of apps download or pictures , music?
    8gig total. It says that android system files take up about 4gig. My videos, music, and pics which i have alot of are on my external microSD.
    09-01-2019 12:49 PM
  15. mustang7757's Avatar
    8gig total. It says that android system files take up about 4gig. My videos, music, and pics which i have alot of are on my external microSD.
    How about download apps , how much they take up?
    09-01-2019 12:52 PM
  16. Rich98's Avatar
    How about download apps , how much they take up?
    It says that Google Play services is taking up 1.65gig. Also when I tap apps storage 3.8gigs for downloaded Apps. Ive had these apps for awhile and like I was saying was able to free up 2gig. As of last night 848 megs.
    09-01-2019 01:13 PM
  17. mustang7757's Avatar
    It says that Google Play services is taking up 1.65gig. Also when I tap apps storage 3.8gigs for downloaded Apps. Ive had these apps for awhile and like I was saying was able to free up 2gig. As of last night 848 megs.
    If you have total of 8gb and system taking 4gb and download apps another 3.8gb ...your storage is just about full
    09-01-2019 01:20 PM
  18. Rich98's Avatar
    If you have total of 8gb and system taking 4gb and download apps another 3.8gb ...your storage is just about full
    Google play services is showing that the actually app is using. 181meg and the data used 1.46gig. I added up the amount of actual space of the downloaded apps and it doesnt come close to 4gig. Why in the storage graph does it say data used 3.99 gigs. Can I clear the data in the google play services area.
    09-01-2019 02:03 PM
  19. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Did you also check your app cache amounts? Those can creep up over time too.

    Text messages can also add up if you donut have the phone set to automatically delete them.
    09-01-2019 02:12 PM
  20. Rukbat's Avatar
    That was a barely usable phone 2-1/2 years ago - with only 8GB total storage. You have to be ultra-careful to close every app when you're finished with it, to allow it to clear its cache. (If you use the Home button when you finish using an app, you're assuring that you'll run out of storage.) And now that you've had over 2 years to get used to Android, and decide that you like it, you should get a real phone - at least 64GB of storage. (They make starter phones that will barely run what comes on them, but you don't use them for months, you use them to get used to Android, to see if you like it - then if you do, you buy a real phone.)

    If you want to see what you have, install a terminal app, or connect the phone to a PC and run adb and issue the shell command. Then issue the

    df

    command, and you'll see how much space there is on the emulated or sdcard (that's not the SD card - that's extSdCard) partition - probably not more than 2GB. The rest is used by the phone.
    09-01-2019 02:36 PM
  21. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Duplicate threads merged.
    09-01-2019 09:08 PM
  22. mustang7757's Avatar
    Duplicate threads merged.
    Lol ...WOW
    09-01-2019 09:18 PM

Similar Threads

  1. Memory cell
    By ivanwi11iams in forum Samsung Galaxy Note 10 & Note 10+ (2019)
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-30-2019, 06:27 AM
  2. Audio playing from internal speaker Samsung s9+
    By Android Central Question in forum Samsung Galaxy S9 & S9+
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-29-2019, 10:47 AM
  3. Nokia 1 Plus Android Pie Go - how to use sd card as internal storage
    By Android Central Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-28-2019, 09:21 PM
  4. Audio playing from internal speaker Samsung s9+
    By Android Central Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-28-2019, 07:29 PM
  5. My Samsung J3's memory is full
    By Android Central Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-26-2019, 09:41 AM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD