1. martin larsen's Avatar

    Got a One. When i check storage I can see 12 gb is taken up as Other. Is it the OS? or what is taking up 12 gb that I cannot see?

    Leaves me worried if the internal storage is going to be enough.

    Android 4.2.2, bought in Denmark.
    08-01-2013 08:15 AM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar

    Got a One. When i check storage I can see 12 gb is taken up as Other. Is it the OS? or what is taking up 12 gb that I cannot see?

    Leaves me worried if the internal storage is going to be enough.

    Android 4.2.2, bought in Denmark.
    Welcome to the forums!
    Have you tried to tap on the other section? You should be able to, and it should show what those files are and in order of size from highest to lowest.
    srkmagnus and B. Diddy like this.
    08-01-2013 09:03 AM
  3. srkmagnus's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums. Just as Golfdriver said, you should be able to click other and see what is taking up that storage. Aside from the storage concerns, how are enjoying the HTC One?
    08-01-2013 09:16 AM
  4. martin larsen's Avatar
    Thanks for the welcome, very good forum, I must say

    Settings -> Storage gives me a list, but it is unclickable - i cannot access any sections, only different colour labes and titles I can see.

    Well, it is my first smartphone (been using old old nokia) - and it is AMAZING. I did all the research and played with other models, but this is the ONE. Im sure the GS4 is just as smart, the one just fits my needs perfectly. What really blows my mind is, when i was 14 and bought my first 133 mHz pc it cost $1600 - now I got a quadcore 1.7 gHz for 1/3 of the price - and it freaking fits in a POCKET. Right now I feel like im in love!
    08-01-2013 10:37 AM
  5. martin larsen's Avatar

    Apparently, I'm able to access only the App tab, but not the others - Im really curious what is taking almost 12 gb, that I cannot access or see.

    Another question, any got a good tip / guide how to properly hold and handle a smartphone, when talking, typing and/or filming. Thanks in advance
    08-02-2013 08:47 AM
  6. martin larsen's Avatar
    anyone, please?
    08-07-2013 02:13 PM
  7. EvilMonkey's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums. I don't have a One but found the thread below where others are having similar issues:

    Unfortunately the "other" category is pretty broad and my understanding is that it includes the OS, cache files, game data, possibly Google Music that is pinned to the device and other things. So it could be very user-specific on how much this should be taking up, depending on what apps you have and what you use your phone for.

    I know that's not much help, but might be worth evaluating what you might have that could be using that space.
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    08-07-2013 03:17 PM
  8. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Try going to Settings/Apps/All, and see if you can sort by size (tap the menu button when you're on the screen). Then see if there are any apps that are taking up an inordinate amount of memory. You can then tap on the app to see if a lot of the memory taken up is cache, which can be cleared. Might be worth trying App Cache Cleaner to see if this can temporarily free up space.

    As to your question about the proper way to hold the smartphone--it's totally up to you. As long as you don't have an iPhone 4, any natural way of holding your phone won't affect reception. Most phones can have decreased reception if you hold them with a so-called "death grip" (i.e., holding it tightly and covering a lot of the phone back, typically with 2 hands), but in reality, no one really holds a phone like that. How to hold it while typing depends on the keyboard that you use. If you prefer a keyboard that you tap, then landscape might be easier, so that the keys are bigger and easier to hit with your thumbs. If you prefer a gesture keyboard like Swype or Swiftkey, it's probably easier to hold it in portrait orientation, so there's less distance to cover when dragging your thumb or finger over the keys. For taking pictures or videos, just make sure your finger doesn't block the lens.

    Enjoy your phone!
    martin larsen likes this.
    08-07-2013 06:30 PM
  9. martin larsen's Avatar
    Thanks a lot guys, i appreciate you getting back to me!

    Sent with my HTC One using Tapatalk 4
    08-21-2013 06:43 AM
  10. apastrophe's Avatar
    Hi martin,

    I too am an ONE user and as I can see in my phone, I have arpx 13 gigs free. Of which the break up is of Other is 7.91

    I believe Other includes OS, Cache, repository etc.
    And as far as I know, JB 4.2 and HTC Sense might make up more than couple of Gigs together. So it is perfectly fine to have that much memory unusable
    martin larsen likes this.
    08-26-2013 06:18 AM

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