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Old November 15th, 2012, 09:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Updating apps causes phone memory to fill up.

I have an LG Shine Plus with another year left in my contract so I'm not in the market for a new phone just yet. I realize the phone has a very small amount of internal space but I'm wondering if there's a solution to my problem. Here's the situation:

Last night I updated an app that I have stored on my SD card. The update was just over 6mb even though in my settings it says the phone only takes up 1.88mb (even after the update). The update installed correctly but then the phone started giving me low memory warnings and would no longer let me send any text messages until I deleted something else to clear off some memory.

It seems to me that after the update, perhaps the downloaded update file (all or part) just sits somewhere on my phone taking up space as there is basically no difference in final app size before or after the update so there should be no reason for me to get a low memory warning.

Can anyone confirm if this is what's happening and/or if there is a way to update apps that are stored on the SD card (I realize a piece of those apps are still stored on the phone) without always maxing out the internal space on the phone? (eg, can I delete whatever it is that is filling up the internal memory after the update has finished?)

And on a side note, when an app is stored on the SD card it loses it's nice custom icon after a phone reboot. Is there anyway to stop this from happening?


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