1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    It shows 95% of my storage is used with:

    84.93 MB Images
    1.77 MB Videos
    441 MB Installation Files
    2.97 MB Audio Files
    41.36 MB Documents
    60.48 GB Other

    I've tried several storage analyzers and ES Explorer and AirMore and none of them can identify what the "Other" is. Any thoughts or tips to determine, access and delete "Other" would be greatly appreciated.
    07-26-2019 02:07 PM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    It shows 95% of my storage is used with:

    84.93 MB Images
    1.77 MB Videos
    441 MB Installation Files
    2.97 MB Audio Files
    41.36 MB Documents
    60.48 GB Other

    I've tried several storage analyzers and ES Explorer and AirMore and none of them can identify what the "Other" is. Any thoughts or tips to determine, access and delete "Other" would be greatly appreciated.
    Hi, if you can register a account here , me or other members be happy to assist you.
    I'll provide a link to register so you can communicate here.
    https://forums.androidcentral.com/as...community.html
    07-26-2019 02:13 PM
  3. jjdavola's Avatar
    It shows 95% of my storage is used with:

    84.93 MB Images
    1.77 MB Videos
    441 MB Installation Files
    2.97 MB Audio Files
    41.36 MB Documents
    60.48 GB Other

    I've tried several storage analyzers and ES Explorer and AirMore and none of them can identify what the "Other" is. Any thoughts or tips to determine, access and delete "Other" would be greatly appreciated.
    07-26-2019 02:18 PM
  4. jjdavola's Avatar
    Thanks. I thought I was signed in. I posted it again.
    07-26-2019 02:19 PM
  5. mustang7757's Avatar
    Haha no problem
    What have you tried so far?
    Thanks. I thought I was signed in. I posted it again.
    07-26-2019 02:24 PM
  6. Rukbat's Avatar
    See [Guide] Storage is Missing to see the actual situation - you don't have as much storage available as you think you have.

    (Other usually refers to data being kept by apps including pictures being saved by web browsers [you can't see them unless they're downloaded - the browser should clear its cache after a certain amount of time, but if you use the Home button instead of the Back button when you're finished using an app, the app still runs in the background. Home only runs the launcher, it doesn't end the current app.], data [and pictures] saved by games, etc.)
    07-26-2019 02:48 PM
  7. jjdavola's Avatar
    Haha no problem
    What have you tried so far?
    I've tried looking through ES Explorer and it's storage analysis tools (including hidden files), I've tried around a half dozen other storage analyzers and AirMore and I can't see what is using 60GB of my 64GB internal storage.

    See [Guide] Storage is Missing to see the actual situation - you don't have as much storage available as you think you have.

    (Other usually refers to data being kept by apps including pictures being saved by web browsers [you can't see them unless they're downloaded - the browser should clear its cache after a certain amount of time, but if you use the Home button instead of the Back button when you're finished using an app, the app still runs in the background. Home only runs the launcher, it doesn't end the current app.], data [and pictures] saved by games, etc.)
    I'll look at the guide. I understand I don't have a full 64GB of internal space, but to lose 60GB of it to "Other", makes no sense.

    FYI I'm almost OCD about cleaning cache, use CCleaner on a daily, if not more often basis and I'm constantly closing all running apps if CCleaner doesn't close them first.
    07-26-2019 03:54 PM
  8. mustang7757's Avatar
    Maybe uninstall the CC cleaner see if it's causing issues , I wouldn't keep clearing ram in the background manually not good thing.
    07-26-2019 04:56 PM
  9. Rukbat's Avatar
    First uninstall CCleaner. OCD or not, apps that "manage RAM", like CCleaner does, are constantly fighting Android, because Android won't remove an app that has a process that's lbeing used by another app - CCleaner, and other apps like that, will. So the app removes the needed app, Android reloads it, the app removes it, etc., etc. That wastes battery and slows the phone down. (And could store tons of data.)

    Before uninstalling it, go into it in Settings > Apps and force stop it, then clear cache and clear data (in that order - if you don't force stop it, it can cache something after you've cleaned cache [or do the same thing with data], then get uninstalled - and you never regain that space unless you do a factory reset). Then uninstall it. Then see how storage looks.
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    07-26-2019 05:43 PM
  10. krisqz's Avatar
    Spotify can be a major offender if you have it.
    07-27-2019 06:51 AM
  11. jjdavola's Avatar
    Maybe uninstall the CC cleaner see if it's causing issues , I wouldn't keep clearing ram in the background manually not good thing.
    Tried it and it did nothing to the space available.



    First uninstall CCleaner. OCD or not, apps that "manage RAM", like CCleaner does, are constantly fighting Android, because Android won't remove an app that has a process that's lbeing used by another app - CCleaner, and other apps like that, will. So the app removes the needed app, Android reloads it, the app removes it, etc., etc. That wastes battery and slows the phone down. (And could store tons of data.)

    Before uninstalling it, go into it in Settings > Apps and force stop it, then clear cache and clear data (in that order - if you don't force stop it, it can cache something after you've cleaned cache [or do the same thing with data], then get uninstalled - and you never regain that space unless you do a factory reset). Then uninstall it. Then see how storage looks.
    I followed that exactly and it did nothing.



    Spotify can be a major offender if you have it.
    I don’t have Spotify installed.

    Thanks, all! This is frustrating.
    07-27-2019 11:53 PM
  12. mustang7757's Avatar
    Tried it and it did nothing to the space available.





    I followed that exactly and it did nothing.





    I don’t have Spotify installed.

    Thanks, all! This is frustrating.
    I remember awhile back that someone posted that Facebook app was responsible for this type of situation , maybe look into that by uninstall if you have one .
    07-28-2019 12:09 AM
  13. jjdavola's Avatar
    I remember awhile back that someone posted that Facebook app was responsible for this type of situation , maybe look into that by uninstall if you have one .
    I uninstalled Facebook and that did nothing. I will probably just reformat the internal storage since there really isn't much on it and hope I don't have the same issue.

    Thanks again.
    07-29-2019 08:11 PM
  14. mustang7757's Avatar
    I uninstalled Facebook and that did nothing. I will probably just reformat the internal storage since there really isn't much on it and hope I don't have the same issue.

    Thanks again.
    No problem , your welcome.
    Ok let us know how it goes.
    07-29-2019 08:36 PM
  15. methodman89's Avatar
    Download Data Size Explorer from the play store and you will be able to see what is using your storage.
    07-30-2019 05:54 AM
  16. jjdavola's Avatar
    Download Data Size Explorer from the play store and you will be able to see what is using your storage.
    Thanks. It says 51GB of system data, but there doesn’t appear to be anything I can do with that data.
    07-30-2019 07:47 AM
  17. methodman89's Avatar
    Thanks. It says 51GB of system data, but there doesn’t appear to be anything I can do with that data.
    Double tap the 51gb block. It should expand and allow you to view further.
    07-30-2019 08:07 AM
  18. jjdavola's Avatar
    Double tap the 51gb block. It should expand and allow you to view further.
    It doesn’t. I was tapping it like crazy and all it did was make the big block red. There is no storage analyzer app that allows me to dig down deeper into this “Other/System” space.
    07-30-2019 08:43 AM
  19. jjdavola's Avatar
    Mystery solved for now.... I installed DiskUsage and it showed me an app called VisionProvider that was using over 30GB of space, so I cleared the cache and data of that app and now I’m using 43% of storage rather than 99%.

    I’m guessing it has to do with my firm’s crazy security, but does anyone know what VisionProvider is??
    methodman89 likes this.
    07-30-2019 09:05 AM
  20. lucianus_luciferus's Avatar
    It looks like it is related to bixby vision.
    07-30-2019 06:28 PM
  21. jjdavola's Avatar
    It looks like it is related to bixby vision.
    I’ve always hated Bixby.
    07-31-2019 08:55 AM

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