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  1. Spektrym's Avatar
    I updated my HTC One M8 to Android 6.0 Marshmallow a few days ago. I got 16GB internal storage and have been using lots of it for a long while. After the update the system took up about 2.3GB. My spotify was taking up about 6GB. Nothing wrong with that, but now I wanted the space so I removed some of my spotify playlists that I had available offline. The space spotify took up went down but now system went up to abou 9GB. I guessed it got put in the trash or something and would go down soon but it didn't. I tried making a soft reset by restarting my phone. It rebooted as normal but got stuck for several hours at "optimizing app 3 of 7". It was completely unresponsive and I couldn't do anything with it. I eventually figured out that holding down volume up, down and Power at the same time for 10 seconds made it restart. Now the system part is still huge (just above 7GB) and I don't know how to free the space. I'm not too pro at unix.
    Any help is much appreciated. I'll do my best to provide any additional info if it's any help.
    youre lucky, my system is taking up 698 GB.
    04-19-2019 07:18 PM
  2. Sarap3038's Avatar
    Help! On my daughter's phone it is taking up 18GB and the phone is not working. How can we reduce the space used? Every time she deletes something, the OS system increases!!
    09-28-2021 06:32 AM
  3. mustang7757's Avatar
    Help! On my daughter's phone it is taking up 18GB and the phone is not working. How can we reduce the space used? Every time she deletes something, the OS system increases!!
    Hi, welcome to AC!

    Which device? Can you show screenshot of your storage page ?

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/sh...d.php?t=413366
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    09-28-2021 10:30 AM
  4. Sarap3038's Avatar
    Hi and thank you. It is a Huawei P10 lite WAS-LX1A.Why is my system taking so much space?-whatsapp-image-2021-09-29-15.55.06.jpg

    She's got it down to 17 GB by deleting something....but still far too high!
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    09-29-2021 10:29 AM
  5. mustang7757's Avatar
    Hi and thank you. It is a Huawei Nova lite WAS-TL10.Click image for larger version. 

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    She's got it down to 17 GB by deleting something....but still far too high!
    How much storage this phone comes with ?
    09-29-2021 11:12 AM
  6. Sarap3038's Avatar
    32GB
    09-29-2021 01:30 PM
  7. mustang7757's Avatar
    09-30-2021 10:04 AM
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    10-01-2021 04:36 PM
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  10. Sarap3038's Avatar
    Do you need this expanded out further in any way?
    10-01-2021 04:37 PM
  11. mustang7757's Avatar
    Thanks, i think your camera ,dcim is taking lot of storage
    10-01-2021 08:46 PM
  12. Sarap3038's Avatar
    She did delete something like 5000 out of 6000 photos but it made no difference. It is like the phone is not wiping the memory released even though she has cleaned out the cache and the temporary trash copies...
    10-02-2021 03:46 PM
  13. mustang7757's Avatar
    She did delete something like 5000 out of 6000 photos but it made no difference. It is like the phone is not wiping the memory released even though she has cleaned out the cache and the temporary trash copies...
    Hmmm strange , maybe time for factory reset.
    10-02-2021 06:17 PM
  14. Sarap3038's Avatar
    Thought that my be the answer, but wanted to check with someone more knowledgable. Thank you very much for your time and assistance.
    mustang7757 likes this.
    10-03-2021 08:13 AM
  15. mustang7757's Avatar
    Thought that my be the answer, but wanted to check with someone more knowledgable. Thank you very much for your time and assistance.
    Your welcome!
    10-03-2021 10:12 AM
  16. terrylc's Avatar
    I found this thread very interesting, but I still couldn't figure out why I was running out of storage space less than 4 months after getting my Android with 32 GB. So I dug into Android Assistant, and started exploring with File Manager. Turns out that the Telegram App has a Default Setting of storing everything that has even been looked at, and that was taking up over 14 GB. I changed that Setting to zero, deleted all of those stored files, and the problem was solved.

    I did Bookmark this thread in case the amount of space used by the system does become a problem, but I can afford to be generous with the space used at least for awhile.
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    11-11-2021 04:25 PM
  17. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I found this thread very interesting, but I still couldn't figure out why I was running out of storage space less than 4 months after getting my Android with 32 GB. So I dug into Android Assistant, and started exploring with File Manager. Turns out that the Telegram App has a Default Setting of storing everything that has even been looked at, and that was taking up over 14 GB. I changed that Setting to zero, deleted all of those stored files, and the problem was solved.

    I did Bookmark this thread in case the amount of space used by the system does become a problem, but I can afford to be generous with the space used at least for awhile.
    Welcome to Android Central, and thanks for the tip! Yes, certain messaging and social media apps can do this kind of thing -- kik messenger is another culprit.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-11-2021 04:46 PM
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