1. androidmatcha's Avatar
    Yikes! A whopping 25% of my 16GB drive is taken up by System files. Which files/apps can I safely delete or remove?
    11-28-2014 06:36 PM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    Most of the time that will depend on the carrier. You can remove most of the Samsung apps like S Note, etc., but the carrier puts its own bloat in there. But 25% is about normal. (Some phones have used 50% of the available space for the system.)

    But I'd suggest that you freeze or turn off anything you don't want first. Then if it causes problems, you can just unfreeze it. If you uninstall it, you might not be able to get it to reinstall it.
    androidmatcha likes this.
    11-29-2014 12:03 AM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    The OS typically takes up about 3-4 GB anyway on a tablet. That's not unusual.
    11-29-2014 12:06 AM
  4. androidmatcha's Avatar
    Rukbat, my tab is a Wifi-only Tab, which means there is no carrier involved. Great idea to freeze first before uninstalling. I could also use Titanium Backup app to get a copy of everything on my device and store on my computer.
    12-01-2014 08:57 PM
  5. androidmatcha's Avatar
    B.Diddy, I see. I wish Samsung wouldn't advertise this Tab as 16 GB then. When all we have left is 12 GB.
    12-01-2014 08:59 PM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    This is standard practice for all manufacturers. Apple does it as well. See this infographic from a little while ago, in regards to phones: Phone storage compared – Samsung S4 still in last place
    12-02-2014 01:48 AM

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