1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    I have about 16GB of storage on my android phone, a Vivo 1609. I had about 76% of the space used last night, and this morning I woke up to find that about 97% of it was full. Obviously I didn't download anything. I cleaned out a few files and reduced it to 91% but I want to understand why the storage suddenly dropped 20% overnight. That's f@$%ed up.
    01-27-2020 07:56 AM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    Can you show screenshot of your storage space , 16gb can get filled really quick today.

    I'll leave a link to register so you can communicate here, as a guest account u cant .
    https://forums.androidcentral.com/sh...d.php?t=409154
    01-27-2020 08:20 AM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! See if you can wipe the cache partition in Recovery Mode: https://www.hardreset.info/devices/v...recovery-mode/
    01-27-2020 10:35 AM
  4. Stefan81's Avatar
    Hi Mustang,
    So i screenshotted my vivo "i Manager" page to give a good visual summary of what's going on. And as you can see it doesn't add up... I'm 91% full and I'm only using about 9Gb (give or take). The storage used by the videos is only about 7.5 Gb, I just have the time to let it settle at that as it was tsking too long to show.
    Again, I don't know why it spiked up like that suddenly... doesn't make sense.
    Attached Thumbnails Why did I suddenly lose so much space on my internal storage?-screenshot_20200127_114439.png  
    01-27-2020 10:49 AM
  5. mustang7757's Avatar
    Hi Mustang,
    So i screenshotted my vivo "i Manager" page to give a good visual summary of what's going on. And as you can see it doesn't add up... I'm 91% full and I'm only using about 9Gb (give or take). The storage used by the videos is only about 7.5 Gb, I just have the time to let it settle at that as it was tsking too long to show.
    Again, I don't know why it spiked up like that suddenly... doesn't make sense.
    Hi ,welcome Stefan!

    You could use some clean up , but can you post where this specs are ? My example screenshotWhy did I suddenly lose so much space on my internal storage?-screenshot_20200127-115920_settings.jpeg
    01-27-2020 11:00 AM
  6. Stefan81's Avatar
    Here it is...
    Attached Thumbnails Why did I suddenly lose so much space on my internal storage?-screenshot_20200127_151710.png  
    01-27-2020 02:18 PM
  7. mustang7757's Avatar
    It's your videos that's eating a lot of storage up , the andriod system typically takes up another 7 to 8 gb
    01-27-2020 02:22 PM
  8. B. Diddy's Avatar
    DiskUsage can give you a more accurate view of what's taking up your storage.
    01-27-2020 03:44 PM
  9. Stefan81's Avatar
    Ok, thanks Mustang.
    mustang7757 likes this.
    01-27-2020 04:26 PM
  10. Stefan81's Avatar
    Thanks to you too, B Diddy
    01-27-2020 04:27 PM
  11. Stefan81's Avatar
    Could you help me find where that is in the settings?
    01-27-2020 04:30 PM
  12. mustang7757's Avatar
    Ok, thanks Mustang.
    Your welcome!
    01-27-2020 04:31 PM
  13. Stefan81's Avatar
    B Diddy, can you help me find wjere disk usage is in my settings? Even google doesn't have anything about helping find it. Thanks
    01-27-2020 04:32 PM
  14. mustang7757's Avatar
    Click on b.diddy link above its app that can help you
    01-27-2020 04:35 PM
  15. Stefan81's Avatar
    Ok, here's what Diskusage shows
    Attached Thumbnails Why did I suddenly lose so much space on my internal storage?-screenshot_20200127_174406.png  
    01-27-2020 04:46 PM
  16. mustang7757's Avatar
    Ok, here's what Diskusage shows
    Something off about that app shows everything in GB which dont make sense to me .

    Main thing offload the video to google drive,sd card ,computer and you'll save 7GB right there , even documents same thing .
    01-27-2020 05:20 PM
  17. B. Diddy's Avatar
    That's the SD card that you presumably have in the phone as well. Look for the Phone Storage or Internal Storage option.
    01-27-2020 05:44 PM
  18. mustang7757's Avatar
    That's the SD card that you presumably have in the phone as well. Look for the Phone Storage or Internal Storage option.
    Makes sense now thats what's on the sd card ..duh lol
    01-27-2020 05:47 PM
  19. Stefan81's Avatar
    Does anybody know why I would have lost 20 Gb overnight though?
    But thanks for the tips. I'll be doing some trimming in the next few days.
    01-27-2020 10:44 PM
  20. B. Diddy's Avatar
    You mean 2 GB, right? Were you streaming any media? Media apps can cache a lot of data during usage.
    01-27-2020 10:46 PM
  21. mustang7757's Avatar
    Does anybody know why I would have lost 20 Gb overnight though?
    But thanks for the tips. I'll be doing some trimming in the next few days.
    That's the best way to do it , moves the videos / pictures like I mentioned earlier
    01-27-2020 10:52 PM
  22. Stefan81's Avatar
    sorry, I meant 20% sudden fill-up (76% to 96%). I had about 7Gb of room the one night and 850 Mb leftover the next morning.
    01-28-2020 10:05 AM
  23. B. Diddy's Avatar
    What about my question re: streaming media? Had you been doing that?
    01-28-2020 10:11 AM

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