April 13th, 2011, 03:21 AM
Thread Author (OP)
Join Date: Mar 2011
Device(s): HTC Desire Z
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How much data do apps take up, and exactly where do they go?
I am using the HTC Desire Z and am very interested in finding out where my apps go when I download them, hence I recorded information about my phone using the app called 'Android System Info' before and after downloading an app. Let me put the data here.
Angry birds - seasons
Stored on SD card
Before installing 'Angry birds - seasons'
After installing 'Angry birds - seasons'
After deleting 'Angry birds - seasons'
This has made me very confused as downloading the app took up space in both my internal memory and SD card even though it only said that it would be stored on my SD card. Even then, it should only take up 2.05mb in my SD card, which was not the case as it took up 18.31mb, much more than 2.05mb.
Another thing is, deleting the app did not remove the app totally from my internal memory, as seen from 946.97 decreasing to 946.4.
1) When the app says 'stored on SD', why is it stored on both phone and SD?
2) When the app says 2.05mb, why does it take up 18.31mb instead?
3) After I've deleted the app, why is it not totally removed from my phone's internal memory?
Thanks for your help.