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  1. Jaylcookie's Avatar
    Here is a screenshot of my phones internal memory.

    S3 mini internal storage not functioning properly-samsung-s3-mini.png

    I have about 60 pics stored on my microsd card which are also showing up on my phone's internal memory?!? If I delete them all the memory on my phone doesn't go down? My available memory is 318MB but when I download an update to an app which is approx 11MB it says I have insufficient storage space?!?

    I am very confused.
    01-19-2014 04:42 AM
  2. kisbiflos's Avatar
    After resetting the phone the problem is still there. For example when I go to sleep its 152Mb left when I wake up its 142Mb It was in Airplane Mode all night, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth turned off.
    If I make some free space, I only have it for 1-2 days then its gone, so I decided not to delete anything from now on (I have like 30 apps left). Happens to my friend too.
    Oh and my 60 low res pictures are now taking 1.77Gb, videos are deleted. It must be something with the Image Thunmbnail Cahce which I can't delete. If I check it with PC I can not find anything that weighs that much (1.77Gb).

    Here is what else I tried:

    Cleaning all possible caches

    Deleting different apps

    Deleting my messages

    Factory reset
    01-24-2014 09:53 AM
  3. Ras45's Avatar
    Same problem with my S3 mini . Free ROM is always 154Mb after resetting. Would appreciate if someone can help out
    01-26-2014 10:01 AM
  4. Danica Le Fleur's Avatar
    copy all pictures, music and videos to the external card from the my files app. wipe the phone and reload s3 mini software. this seems to fix the issue with the storage problem.

    goodluck!
    01-27-2014 09:39 AM
  5. Thristan Reddy's Avatar
    Does this erase all installed apps aswell??
    03-20-2014 10:04 AM
  6. GSDer's Avatar
    Does this erase all installed apps aswell??
    Does what? There are lots of posts above yours - it's helpful to quote the post that you're referring to so that everyone knows what you mean.
    A Factory Reset will erase all of your apps and any data on the internal memory (anything on an SD card [if present] is safe).
    Wiping the system cache in Recovery mode is safe.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk
    03-24-2014 12:40 PM
  7. ivancasapao's Avatar
    S3 mini internal storage not functioning properly-screenshot_2014-04-19-11-19-29.pngClick image for larger version. 

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    look at my storage, isnt it sucks!!!? i have almost consume 2 gb space for aplications and i have 4.5 total space, but look at my available space, why it is only 1 gb. i should have 2GB AVAILABLE SPACE
    04-18-2014 10:54 PM
  8. Tapiwa Taruvinga's Avatar
    Am having the same problem. I have exactly the same samsung s3 mini gt-i1890, 16gig int memory and have just started using it but now complains of memory. I have only used 173mb.
    04-30-2014 04:04 AM
  9. GSDer's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums!
    but now complains of memory
    There's a difference between 'memory' and 'storage' - can you post:
    - a screenshot of your Storage view (Settings -> More (if using the Tab view) -> Storage)
    - a screenshot of your Memory usage (long-press the Home button -> select Task manager -> swipe left or right to the RAM tab)
    - a screenshot or the text of the error you're seeing

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk
    05-01-2014 04:15 PM
  10. ClaudettevdM's Avatar
    "You don't have to root your phones to fix this problem. Just dial *#9900# on the phone and then select from menu - delete dumpstate/logcat. I tested this solution on my SGS2 and it works. "

    Hi there, this solutions works with Samsung Galaxy 3 mini
    GSDer and KAY ATCHISON like this.
    06-07-2014 03:57 AM
  11. David Huston1's Avatar
    Download DiskUsage and then post the results of the area where the supposed files are and we might be able to help
    11-25-2014 04:55 PM
  12. David Huston1's Avatar
    "You don't have to root your phones to fix this problem. Just dial *#9900# on the phone and then select from menu - delete dumpstate/logcat. I tested this solution on my SGS2 and it works. "

    Hi there, this solutions works with Samsung Galaxy 3 mini
    11-25-2014 04:56 PM
  13. neildburt's Avatar
    I have a sgs3 mini and had same problem. #9900# didn't work. After 3 days of trying everything even attempting to rooting phone I discovered the problem was with Google Drive. I cleared data from there in application manager in settings and all fixed. Freed up 4 gigs of space. I had uploaded my music from sd card to Google drive. That was the problem. My music is still on the drive so that wasn't lost there either. Hope this helps some of you.
    11-27-2014 08:10 AM
  14. magiczee's Avatar
    I have the same ******* problem exactly. What the hell do you install? Is it a virus of some sort? please help.
    12-19-2014 02:20 AM
  15. Schussi's Avatar
    You are going to love me for this... dial *#9900# and choose "delete dumpstate", your problem will be solved.
    01-05-2015 12:36 AM
  16. Schussi's Avatar
    Dial *#9900# and choose "delete dumpstate", your problems will be gone!
    Danica Le Fleur likes this.
    01-05-2015 12:37 AM
  17. WHISPERINGWEMPE's Avatar
    I have 4.4gb
    Hi
    Is it perhaps possible that it is related to the different definitions of one gigabyte? I.e. the binary definition: 1 gigabyte equals 1024^3 bytes (1024 bytes = 1 kilobyte). However, the decimal value of one gigabyte is 1000^3 bytes. When you calculate your free space using the decimal system, your results will differ from the amount calculated by the system (memory sizes are defined using binary values).

    Whispering Wempe 'swyped from my Samsung Galaxy SIII mini (GT-I8190)' - via Android Central App
    01-26-2015 05:17 PM
  18. WHISPERINGWEMPE's Avatar
    Here is a screenshot of my phones internal memory.

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    I have about 60 pics stored on my microsd card which are also showing up on my phone's internal memory?!? If I delete them all the memory on my phone doesn't go down? My available memory is 318MB but when I download an update to an app which is approx 11MB it says I have insufficient storage space?!?

    I am very confused.
    Hi,
    When you recalculate, do you use the binary values? If you use the decimal values, the total amount of free space would not add up, of course.
    1 GB = 1024^3 bytes (1024 bytes = 1 kilobyte).

    Whispering Wempe 'swyped from my Samsung Galaxy SIII mini (GT-I8190)' - via Android Central App
    01-26-2015 05:23 PM
  19. Martin Wyk's Avatar
    I disabled all the unnecessary APPS and it worked. Lots more space
    05-06-2015 09:33 AM
  20. Oseremen Hero's Avatar
    hello my galaxy s3 mini internal storage 16Gb but I cannot upload anything nor take picture if I take a photo. all that appears is sdcard full so
    please help me solve my problem
    05-27-2015 02:28 PM
  21. Lanindt's Avatar
    I also have an s3 mini. My "Used Space" reads 99.35 GB. With a total capacity of 8 GB, that's not possible.
    10-09-2015 06:16 PM
  22. Borchai's Avatar
    Hi,

    After some investigations on my phone due to the same problem, I worked out what was going on. At least, on my S3mini.

    1.- Go to Settings > Application manager
    2.- Tap and drag to see all the applications installed. Sort them by size.
    3.- Check the size of the biggest applications... and reckon if those sizes are consistent with the target of the application.

    In my particular case, the "Contacts Storage" application had a size of 2.5GB!!!! So:

    1.- I backed up my contacts exporting them to the SD card (.vfc file)
    2.- I tapped on the application and I cleared the data stored (tap on "Clear data" option")
    3.- I restored my contacts from the .vcf file

    I hope it helps you out.

    What I'm wondering is... how could a 6MB application reach a size of 2.5GB? What was stored in the file? I regreted I deleted it without checking it out previously...

    Cheers!
    11-17-2015 05:33 AM
  23. wolfmtns's Avatar
    Where do I get the S3 mini software?
    04-30-2016 03:53 PM
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