1. chrispher86's Avatar
    Alright so I got only about 5 pics or so on my phone. Most are downloaded wallpapers that are 2mb or less. Yet the storage tells me that its taking up over 500mb. I don't know where its coming from. Also I had auto upload turned on in Google+ and I deleted the photos from G+ but i still have the albums in my gallery. I can't figure out how to delete them. Pressing and holding doesn't give me the option to delete. Very annoying.
    If anyone can help me solve these 2 problems, I would greatly appreciate it.

    Sent from my Nexus 4
    Attached Thumbnails Pics and vids taking up too much space-uploadfromtaptalk1360799741279.jpg  
    02-13-2013 07:07 PM
  2. Lawrence Dorn's Avatar
    you got any video you downloaded to the phone.. downloaded videos dont show up in the gallery....
    02-13-2013 07:40 PM
  3. chrispher86's Avatar
    No

    Sent from my Nexus 4
    02-13-2013 07:54 PM
  4. Jennifer Stough's Avatar
    Try clearing caches and history. On some devices attachments are saved as a temp file after being viewed.

    Sent from my HTC6435LVW using Android Central Forums
    02-13-2013 08:03 PM
  5. chrispher86's Avatar
    Try clearing caches and history. On some devices attachments are saved as a temp file after being viewed.

    Sent from my HTC6435LVW using Android Central Forums
    Cleared caches. Where do you clear history?

    Sent from my Nexus 4
    02-14-2013 12:24 AM
  6. Jennifer Stough's Avatar
    History is cleared through your browser. Its often in the favorites tab.

    Sent from my Verizon Droid DNA
    02-21-2013 02:50 PM
  7. llamainmypocket's Avatar
    On long press a little garbage can should pop up. Also, you should have the option in settings once the picture is opened to delete it.

    If you find you need more space I'd recommend Amazon cloud drive photos. It uploads the picture you took directly to your cloud which can be accessed on any device immediately. I just use it instead of the stock gallery.
    02-21-2013 03:17 PM
  8. chrispher86's Avatar
    Still taking up like 640mb. Just annoying.

    Sent from my Nexus 4
    02-26-2013 07:52 PM
  9. Greg C's Avatar
    Try downloading ES File Explorer and see if you can find the video files. Also... you get free cloud storage from the Box.net app for simply downloading the app to your Nexus 4.
    02-27-2013 05:19 AM
  10. Rizy7's Avatar
    You sure its pictures? If you go into settings and then storage it should give you a breakdown on where your memory is used up. If you click onto the sections it should take you into more detail on where your memory is being used up
    02-27-2013 10:23 AM
  11. Kaiser King's Avatar
    I have the same problem. The DCIM folder says I have 675mb of pictures. However when I open it there are 2 folders- Camera (36mb) and 100 ANDROID(0mb). I only have 13 pictures (36mb) and nothing else, does anyone else know where the other 600mbs come from and how to get rid of them?
    06-18-2013 03:47 PM
  12. damo's Avatar
    I had this problem as well. The only way to fix it: Hook your phone up to a PC via USB and then delete the cache in the DCIM folder. You can right click on your mouse to find the properties and find the culprit!

    I deleted all my photos but was still showing 5GB of photos, this was just in cache though

    Posted via Android Central App
    06-18-2013 04:42 PM
  13. Diknak's Avatar
    There is an app called Clean Master that will free up a lot of space if you have temporary files/cache issues. I strongly recommend you download that and see if it helps.
    06-18-2013 05:02 PM
  14. Dox Catalin's Avatar
    i hope it's not too late but here is the trick ...

    download ES File Explorer (or any other file explorer that is able to "see" hidden files/folders). go to /sdcard/DCIM/.thumbnails , and delete those files.

    regards
    08-19-2013 02:32 PM
  15. skully gaming's Avatar
    you got any video you downloaded to the phone.. downloaded videos dont show up in the gallery....
    . Yes so I'm having that problem I've gotten rid of all my photos and videos for games because I put everything else on my phone but when I download stuff I don't have space so I go check my space and its says 2.74 GB of photos and videos and I clearly deleted them and cleared cache and history and it still says that I even did a reset
    12-24-2015 07:59 PM
  16. Swoopanddive's Avatar
    I had this problem as well. The only way to fix it: Hook your phone up to a PC via USB and then delete the cache in the DCIM folder. You can right click on your mouse to find the properties and find the culprit!

    I deleted all my photos but was still showing 5GB of photos, this was just in cache though

    Posted via Android Central App
    This WORKED! My device had 4.75 GB of cached photos on it and storage was maxed out. It was driving me CRAZY. I really can't thank you enough for sharing this fix. Just beautiful. I GOT MY NEXUS 4 BACK! 😂
    10-01-2016 04:23 AM
  17. anon(10661951)'s Avatar
    Alright so I got only about 5 pics or so on my phone. Most are downloaded wallpapers that are 2mb or less. Yet the storage tells me that its taking up over 500mb. I don't know where its coming from. Also I had auto upload turned on in Google+ and I deleted the photos from G+ but i still have the albums in my gallery. I can't figure out how to delete them. Pressing and holding doesn't give me the option to delete. Very annoying.
    If anyone can help me solve these 2 problems, I would greatly appreciate it.

    Sent from my Nexus 4


    Check WhatsApp media sent folders
    01-03-2020 05:58 PM

Similar Threads

  1. Galaxy s3 idle is taking way too much battery
    By mdwright1032 in forum Samsung Galaxy S3
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-03-2012, 06:41 AM
  2. Google + app taking up too much battery
    By pantlesspenguin in forum T-Mobile Galaxy S III
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-19-2012, 12:03 PM
  3. How much space does a backup take up?
    By Network24 in forum T-Mobile Vibrant Rooting, ROMs, and Hacks
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06-26-2011, 10:47 PM
  4. Why is my Facebook app taking up so much memory?!
    By whitenack in forum Android Apps
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-25-2011, 10:47 AM
  5. how much memeory do apps take up
    By Addie_Goodvibes in forum Sprint Epic 4G
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 08-30-2010, 03:00 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD