1. FrumiousBandersnatch's Avatar
    So I have a 16GB Galaxy s5 and am down to 1GB of free space, though it's been less than that before and prevented updates. I thought the problem would be pictures and videos but it turns out 3GB are being used for contact storage, this is absurd because I only have 236 contacts. I do have it connected to my FB so I have contact photos on most, but that still seems like a ridiculous amount of space. I've had the phone for about a year and I clear cached data regularly because of the space issue. What do I do? Do I need to delete the contact photos? And if so how? Is there some sort of cloud storage I could use to get the data off my phone? This is driving me crazy.

    12-06-2015 11:21 AM
  2. Javier P's Avatar
    Hello, welcome to the forums! There are some reports from people having a similar issue. For some of them the solutions was clearing data for Contacts storage and then sync all your contacts back. Of course, before this you need to make sure that you've got a backup of your contacts (Google sync, SD card, etc).

    Take a look a this thread.


    Also here. It's a bit old but some other comments refer to it as a valid solution.

    12-06-2015 01:04 PM
  3. FrumiousBandersnatch's Avatar
    That fixed it, 4GB of free space now!
    12-06-2015 06:29 PM
  4. Javier P's Avatar
    That fixed it, 4GB of free space now!
    Glad it helped! See you around the forums.
    12-06-2015 06:32 PM
  5. TheInfamous1's Avatar
    you might want to try apps like folder mount or link2SD depending on the size of your SD cardHow do I clear up space on my phone?-screenshot_2015-12-06-13-42-58.jpg
    12-07-2015 09:36 AM

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