10-01-2015 08:38 AM
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  1. jackchat's Avatar
    I found a fix.
    This friggen problem has been plaguing me for months on my Galaxy Note.
    The Note has 2GB of untouchable system storage (unless youare rooted), and I was constantly at 1.9GB. Every update would respond with insufficient storage available.
    Therefore I would clear all caches, delete each large apps data, uninstall updates, and this would give me enough space to squeeze in another update. Maps, google search, facebook where the biggest hogs.
    This solution removed enough logging crap to give me back over 600MB of storage and suddenly all my ubdates started downloading and installing with space to boot.
    Solution.
    Using the phone keypad, Dial *#9900#
    Then select the menu item "Delete dumpstate/logcat"
    Now enjoy your new phone. And all works as normal, nothing deleted.
    Melanie Purcell likes this.
    11-09-2013 08:06 PM
  2. acejavelin's Avatar
    I had this problem despite moving all possible apps to sd,in desperation I started clearing data from the apps,
    it was when I cleared Amazon almost 740mb of data suddenly became available!!
    I now clear the data regularly from this app & have had no further problems.
    The Amazon shopping app?!?! Wow... I use Amazon all the time and I just looked, it is using 16MB (9MB for app&data, and 7MB for cache). Cleared data and the gain corresponded with that.
    11-10-2013 12:29 AM
  3. ac_al's Avatar
    Jackchat, I owe you a beer! Make that several cases of beer!!! Seriously, thank you very much for your post. I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 (stock) and have tried pretty much all of the suggestions offered on this site and others. The end result was that it would help for a day or a week, but then I'd be back to that same dreaded error message. Your suggestion cleared up over 650 MB on my phone and finally solved the issue.
    Al
    11-18-2013 03:03 PM
  4. Melanie Purcell's Avatar
    Thank you so much jackchat!!! I tried all the other solutions. Bought a 16gb memory card, moved apps to it, cleared caches, deleted apps....everything. It was driving me nuts!!! Now i can actually re-install some of the apps I deleted.....Thank you again!!!!

    I found a fix.
    This friggen problem has been plaguing me for months on my Galaxy Note.
    The Note has 2GB of untouchable system storage (unless youare rooted), and I was constantly at 1.9GB. Every update would respond with insufficient storage available.
    Therefore I would clear all caches, delete each large apps data, uninstall updates, and this would give me enough space to squeeze in another update. Maps, google search, facebook where the biggest hogs.
    This solution removed enough logging crap to give me back over 600MB of storage and suddenly all my ubdates started downloading and installing with space to boot.
    Solution.
    Using the phone keypad, Dial *#9900#
    Then select the menu item "Delete dumpstate/logcat"
    Now enjoy your new phone. And all works as normal, nothing deleted.
    11-30-2013 11:53 AM
  5. androiduser19's Avatar
    I got a micro sd card, however it still says low on space...even though i got 32 GB
    12-04-2013 07:36 PM
  6. acejavelin's Avatar
    I got a micro sd card, however it still says low on space...even though i got 32 GB
    Of course it still says you are low on space, all you did was make the external sd card larger, that isn't used by the system for "storage" space... clear out some of the data on the INTERNAL storage or remove some applications.
    12-04-2013 11:51 PM
  7. Simon_y7's Avatar
    I found a fix.
    This friggen problem has been plaguing me for months on my Galaxy Note.
    The Note has 2GB of untouchable system storage (unless youare rooted), and I was constantly at 1.9GB. Every update would respond with insufficient storage available.
    Therefore I would clear all caches, delete each large apps data, uninstall updates, and this would give me enough space to squeeze in another update. Maps, google search, facebook where the biggest hogs.
    This solution removed enough logging crap to give me back over 600MB of storage and suddenly all my ubdates started downloading and installing with space to boot.
    Solution.
    Using the phone keypad, Dial *#9900#
    Then select the menu item "Delete dumpstate/logcat"
    Now enjoy your new phone. And all works as normal, nothing deleted.
    Wouldn't dial.
    12-26-2013 10:14 PM
  8. RoadieTurbo's Avatar
    You can go into each app and if the app writer wrote the option into the app, you can move the app to your external sd card. I am must a geek who has so many even this doesn't help me.
    Go to Settings > Apps > Select an App > Select move to phone storage.
    If you want to move the app back to the phone internal storage you do the same and select "move to phone" on the last step.
    yeah... that's great and all but how's that going to help when they have removed that little feature from most if not all the latest phones??
    01-01-2014 12:19 AM
  9. PayTheRef's Avatar
    it says the same thing to me please tell me a way to fix it so far none are working please fix
    02-06-2014 05:16 PM
  10. Maggi01's Avatar
    Cant install ins storage!!
    02-13-2014 06:31 PM
  11. Stuart Blint's Avatar
    I don't know if this will work for you, but I got off Google Play a little app to clean memory... from that I cleaned out my old telephone call history and old SMS messages. WORKED A TREAT.
    Now enough memory to install my update, how long for I don't know, as I get older I find my memory is diminishing, what was I saying.....
    02-18-2014 09:05 AM
  12. Shawna P's Avatar
    After much internet searching and frustration, I discovered a solution that actually worked for me. The cache cleaning thing didn't work, so I kept reading and learned that android portions out the memory so you can have plenty of space, but if one area is full, you can get the insufficient memory rejection. So I downloaded a file manager app that let me see and open the files on my tablet and discovered that in the Android file folder many of the apps I had tried and uninstalled had left folders and files behind. 1 game I had deleted had really left most of the game there. They started with com. and had the name of the app in the folder name. I deleted those and suddenly had another gb in free space and my new apps would install. Later I got the message again and went back in and found another couple of folders, deleted those, and was able to another app I wanted. I hope this helps people who were as frustrated as I was!
    08-23-2014 11:14 AM
  13. AlexRiley088's Avatar
    Hey i alos have this problem i have a motorola moto e with 4gb internal storage and a 32gb sd card and im not rooted, but when ever i try to download a app/game it say insufficient storage somehow I need to find a way to change the default download location because nothing saves to my sd card. Please someone help me.
    09-10-2014 11:31 AM
  14. rrranter98's Avatar
    I have the same problem.. Only that my phone is as good as new and nothing can be downloaded at all. When I tried download apps on playstore it say I have insufficient storage space available
    available. Thing is there is 445mb internal storage space available. I have a Sony m2. Help me please. I have absolutely nothing downloaded on my phone which is why I say it's as good as new I tried resetting the phone as well but it doesn't solve the problem.
    02-13-2015 11:07 PM
  15. Kensipete's Avatar
    Wow thanks LOHucks! Not a very technical answer, but after succesfully installing another small app, I was then able to go back and install the problem app.
    02-28-2015 06:16 AM
  16. Andrew Coppock's Avatar
    The option to call *#9900# only works with Verizon.
    I need that app that lets you tell the OS where to install new apps. I think it's called link2sd.
    05-30-2015 10:26 AM
  17. donosayaba's Avatar
    SD Maid app is the final answer! I gained 1.2GB back!!!

    I uninstalled most of my apps after previously formatting my fone( Samsung Galaxy Note 1) about twice, but my memory still kept shrinking, it still kept saying “Insufficent storage memory”. I was almost going to type the *#9900# code to clean it, but I feared if it had side effects. I was on the brink of buying another phone when I settled down to intensively research the problem, I researched it for about 3 days and found a solution to the problem.

    Step 1- Download and Install “kingroot” app directly from the website, because it is not in google play. Then open it and Root your phone. You won’t lose any information, it will not format it or do anything at all to your phone, it will just enable your phone to be able to install some sensitive apps
    Step 2-Download and install “Root checker” app from google play to confirm that your phone is rooted
    Step 3-Open Kingroot app and click “Kingmaster” to install Kingmaster app , this will purify the phone
    Step 4- Then finally, download and install “SD Maid” app, then open it and click “System cleaner” to clean your phone with it. It will delete the logcats, gallery thumbnails and some other hidden junk in your phone. When I cleaned my phone with it, I gained 1.2GB back!!!

    So that’s all, you can try Step 4 straight up, but it might not work, your phone might need to be rooted. You can also use the *#9900# code but I don’t know its side effect, and don’t know if it would be as effective as SD Maid. Goodluck!!!
    10-01-2015 08:38 AM
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