Go Back   Android Forums > Android Discussion > Android Lounge
Android Lounge A place for general Android discussion and questions.

New Forums: Nexus 6 | Nexus Player | Nexus 9
test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old January 25th, 2013, 06:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 13
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Low storage space

"There is not enough storage space available to complete this action. Please clear some space and try again"

I have like 2GB free on both the external SD and internal storage. Does anyone know why this is happening? And how to fix it?


Advertisements
hawkester is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old January 25th, 2013, 08:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
shelliewnj's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Gender: Female
Posts: 848
 
Device(s): Nexus 5 :), Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, Pantech Burst updated to ICS (retired)
Carrier: AT&T

Thanks: 216
Thanked 198 Times in 161 Posts
Default

Have you tried clearing the cache in certain programs like internet and email? from my understanding, each phone has a set amount of space allowed for apps, and once that is filled, it doesn't matter how much other storage space is left, that space is meant for music, etc. Someone come in and correct me if i'm wrong? but I find that clearing my caches frees up a bunch of space.
shelliewnj is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 25th, 2013, 08:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
jefboyardee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 3,757
 
Device(s): Fuel W7hp Mint
Carrier: Stray Talk

Thanks: 475
Thanked 529 Times in 451 Posts
Default

A trick I taught myself that my teensy Optimus couldn’t live without:

Go to Settings > Manage apps. When you find anything force-fed, like Maps, uninstall its enormous updates. That creates a ton of extra memory for you to live your life in.
__________________
jefboyardee is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to jefboyardee For This Useful Post:
shelliewnj (January 25th, 2013)
Old January 26th, 2013, 08:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
A guide with guides
 
teddyearp's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Randle, WA
Posts: 2,339
 
Device(s): HTC® HTC6525LVW, Samsung® SCH-I515 & Motorola® XT907
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 723
Thanked 809 Times in 480 Posts
Default

@ hawkester: I see from your picture that you are using a Samsung device, but I am not sure which model. One reply here mentioned the Optimus.

Could you please verify which model it is so that I can move this thread to the proper section so that your question will get more exposure and help?

TIA
teddyearp is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 26th, 2013, 09:20 PM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
jefboyardee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 3,757
 
Device(s): Fuel W7hp Mint
Carrier: Stray Talk

Thanks: 475
Thanked 529 Times in 451 Posts
Default

[QUOTEI see from your picture that you are using a Samsung device, but I am not sure which model. One reply here mentioned the Optimus[/QUOTE]

LG makes the Optimus.
jefboyardee is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 26th, 2013, 09:30 PM   #6 (permalink)
The Doctor
 
chanchan05's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Gender: Male
Posts: 11,624
 
Device(s): Note 3 LTE (N7105), Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus (P6200), Samsung Galaxy SL (I9003), , Samsung Galaxy
Carrier: Globe Philippines

Thanks: 181
Thanked 2,603 Times in 2,140 Posts
Default

So I can see you have a Samsung device on Gingerbread.

Hold the home button, then press on "Task Manager". Select the "Storage" Tab. You will see four values: Internal Phone Storage, Personal Storage, Internal SD card and External SD card. Can you post the values for it?
__________________
https://shared.com?ref=51950 100GB free storage. WOW.

Worried about your health? Take the True Health Assessment now! Click HERE
chanchan05 is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old January 26th, 2013, 09:30 PM   #7 (permalink)
The Doctor
 
chanchan05's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Gender: Male
Posts: 11,624
 
Device(s): Note 3 LTE (N7105), Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus (P6200), Samsung Galaxy SL (I9003), , Samsung Galaxy
Carrier: Globe Philippines

Thanks: 181
Thanked 2,603 Times in 2,140 Posts
Default

So I can see you have a Samsung device on Gingerbread.

Hold the home button, then press on "Task Manager". Select the "Storage" Tab. You will see four values: Internal Phone Storage, Personal Storage, Internal SD card and External SD card. Can you post the values for it?
chanchan05 is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old January 27th, 2013, 08:04 AM   #8 (permalink)
AF Contributor
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: The Shire
Posts: 841
 
Device(s): HTC Wildfire S x 2, Xperia U, Huawei Y300, N7, Generic Allwinner tab, Bluestacks
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 100
Thanked 212 Times in 159 Posts
Default

Move all the apps you can to SD card and clear caches on a regular basis, particularly browser/maps/FB.
Davdi is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 27th, 2013, 03:14 PM   #9 (permalink)
Accept no imitations!
 
The_Chief's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Manchester, TN
Gender: Male
Posts: 9,360
 
Device(s): Note 3 (rooted & ROMmed), Galaxy Nexus (retired), OG Droid (retired)
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 2,620
Thanked 7,152 Times in 3,396 Posts
Default

One thing to consider, Hawkester, is that SMS/MMS messages are stored in system memory. Depending on how many messages you have, you could have very little memory available on your device. There is a fantastic free app called SMS Cleaner that delete will old messages, the timeframe which you specify. I highly recommend it for clearing out messages that you will likely never refer back to again. You may be surprised how much memory old messages can take up!

Hope this helps
__________________



If I have helped you at all, please click the "Thanks" button
Forum Rules & Guidelines
The_Chief is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Go Back   Android Forums > Android Discussion > Android Lounge
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:17 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.