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Old July 19th, 2010, 05:37 PM   #101 (permalink)
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Default My incredible says insufficient storage when I clearly have more than enough memory left

Today I went to install google earth to m phone. It would complete the download and kept telling me I dont have sufficient storage.I'm thinking there is no way I could have used 8 gigs of internal memory already, so I go to phone storage and see that I have 6.38 GB of internal storage left. So how is it that a 22mb download wont download? Help!

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The only time I got this error message was when I unmounted my sd card. Restart your phone and see if that fixes it
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If you Google "htc incredible low storage space" you will find that a number of us have had this prob. Some think it's a memory leak in the mail app - I optimistically expect the upcoming OTA (or 2) will remedy the situation.
For now, I just sort my downloaded apps by size and uninstall the largest ones I'm not really using - like if you're playing with multiple launchers, browsers, twitter, or multimedia streaming apps or not playing with some of the space-hog games, you can free up plenty of space and redownload & reinstall apps as needed. If you uninstall a paid app - it still shows up as purchased in the market.
It's a pain - but I guess it's the price we pay for getting in on the bleeding edge.
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You all might want to take a look at this thread and pay special attention to the changes that people have mead to their email settings. I just had the same thing happen on my phone (I've had it since 6/29) and found about 1000 emails between two accounts in the Trash folder. I deleted all mail in both Trash folders and changed my email setting to hold only 14 days worth of mail per account. Right after emptying the Trash folders the Low memory notification went away.
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Please keep in mind that while the phone has 8 gig's of storage (which actually comes out to more like 6.6), apps can currently only be installed in the ROM portion, which is 748MB. So you can't have a full 6 gig worth of app's installed.

Once Froyo is released, you will be able to install app's on your SD card, which will help a lot with the people who are app crazy. Till then, you are stuck with the 748MB.
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Old July 22nd, 2010, 09:02 AM   #106 (permalink)
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I ran into this issue this morning and after hours of googling found a fix that actually worked for me, without requiring a hard reset. I deleted all cache and data for all HTC Sense apps (Mail, FriendStream, Peep, etc). As a result I had to re-configure my home screens, but at least I didn't have to reinstall all my apps.

Upon further investigation, it does appear that the issue is HTC Mail, which is a ridiculously bloated 90MB on my phone. I'm just hoping I can put off a hard reset and that the Froyo update will include a fix to this issue.
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Question Full Memory or a Glitch?

I'm getting a "Low on Space" Icon but when I check my "SD Card and Phone Storage" it seems I have plenty of space left or am I just reading it wrong?
Does "Available Space" not mean, the space I have left to work with?

Menu>Settings>SD Card and Phone Storage

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Total Space: 7.40GB
Available Space: 2.43GB

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Total Space: 6.60GB
Available Space: 6.33GB

Phone Memory
Total Space: 748 MB
Available Space: 626MB
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I had a similar if not the same problem a few days ago. I kid you not, do not turn off your phone, as you might get it bricked. For me, I turned my phone off after I got that message, and my phone could not boot up all the way. I had to hard reset my phone to get it to boot up again. To this day, I still don't know what caused it. I remember updating several apps before it happened, just don't recall which ones.
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I'm getting a "Low on Space" Icon but when I check my "SD Card and Phone Storage" it seems I have plenty of space left or am I just reading it wrong?
Does "Available Space" not mean, the space I have left to work with?

Menu>Settings>SD Card and Phone Storage

SD Card
Total Space: 7.40GB
Available Space: 2.43GB

Internal Phone Storage
Total Space: 6.60GB
Available Space: 6.33GB

Phone Memory
Total Space: 748 MB
Available Space: 626MB
I don't know if you've already checked this, but HTC mail has known space issues... settings > manage applications > look at how much space HTC mail is using. if's it's some stupid amount, remove your email accounts and re-add them (except for gmail).
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I don't know if you've already checked this, but HTC mail has known space issues... settings > manage applications > look at how much space HTC mail is using. if's it's some stupid amount, remove your email accounts and re-add them (except for gmail).

Mail: HTC Corporation is only using 4.56MB?
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There are other threads about this glitch. It happened to me and only got worse as time went on until you can't even update apps, get mail or texts. I'm not sure if it was the mail app or whatever. Also heard it could've been the Google Earth app. It finally wouldn't even completely turn on. VZW then helped me do a complete factory reset...headache as it takes a day reloading your apps, contacts, etc. However, it's been a month and hasn't re-occured (fingers-crossed). PS...I haven't reloaded Google Earth either...just in case!
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I just looked and Google Earth was my memory hog.
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Default Low on Space in Notification Bar...

All day it keeps saying I'm low on space in my notification bar and I'm not. Phone memory is 4gb and sd card is 32gb. The memory it uses for app usage is not low either. The problem is that I can't use Google talk. It just auto closes. Help!
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Me too...
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Try clearing the cache on the HTC mail.
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So I tried to reinstall an app I had removed from a backup, and also a game from the market. They both gave me a message about not having enough space to install them. Despite my Rom space being 430MB free....any ideas?
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The backup I have is 9.45MB. I try to install, get "Out of Space: Zenonia could not be viewed. Free up some space on your phone and try again." Then gives me options to cancel or manage applications. Why would it do this? I have plenty of space for it to be loaded too, and a 1.4MB game reinstalled fine.
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Default Low on Space in Notification Bar..

I also am receiving the same message .. I deleted a few apps . still getting the message..
My Phone Memory shows
Total space : 748MB
Available space: 564MB

SD card and Internal phone storage have GB's available so can't seeing that be a factor

Also can not send text messages now... keep telling me to delete to make room.. which I have done
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Same thing is happening to me and I have had the phone since Wednesday July 21st, barely have had the chance to get to know the phone and already have a problem with the space. I don't understand what I am suppose to do. Should I call tech support or should I take it to a Verizon store and have them look at it?!?!
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I went to the VW store, the guy said it's the 2nd one he's seen. The 1st one he end up doing a reset to factory default, I'm holding off on that option.. hoping some one here comes up with a solution....

this almost seems like a worm just eating up free space on the phone
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Try clearing the cache on the HTC mail.
Have you tried this yet???
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Have you tried this yet???

No I have not.. could you explain how to clear the cache. I do not see that as an option.

at this point I can't even open or close app's
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Go to settings then apps then manage apps then find HTC mail. Then clear the cache.

If you research this is a problem with some of these phones.
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HTC Mail cache shows empty .. but now I see "CacheMate for Root Users free" installed on my phone ... I did not install this
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well then at this point I do not see what it would hurt to factory reset.
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Called verizon tonight and talk to the data dept. he had me reset my phone and then memory thing is now gone and everything works fine. I think I had a bad app...(astro) AND I think the ringtones that I had sent to my phone made it act up as well. when I went to the app killer thing just a bit ago it said 165mb of memory left....what does that mean? I have hardly used up ANY space on that phone tonight! Haven't downloaded any games, just useful apps!
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You guys are confusing app storage space and RAM. When in ATK and you see the message for how much memory you have left thats for the RAM which is what programs use to run on your phone. If you kill all your apps that number will go up since nothing is running anymore.

App space is different and has nothing to do with your RAM.
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Yea im also experiencing the same thing...and I cleared and closed almost everything. And the notification is still there. So I mean, is the only way is to factory reset?
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This happened to me about a month ago, and I did like the poster above and just deleted all the sent emails and trash emails, and that worked for awhile, but yesterday it came back with a vengeance, couldn't get rid of the error message, couldn't delete anything else, kept getting force closes and wasn't receiving notifications.

So finally I moved my camera pictures to my PC, made sure my Appbrain was all in place and did a factory reset. So far, so good.

Not sure if I'm going to go the K-9 and Handcent route. Probably not just yet, but if it starts happening again, I will because obviously the native mail/messaging client is causing this....
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This happened to me about a month ago, and I did like the poster above and just deleted all the sent emails and trash emails, and that worked for awhile, but yesterday it came back with a vengeance, couldn't get rid of the error message, couldn't delete anything else, kept getting force closes and wasn't receiving notifications.

So finally I moved my camera pictures to my PC, made sure my Appbrain was all in place and did a factory reset. So far, so good.

Not sure if I'm going to go the K-9 and Handcent route. Probably not just yet, but if it starts happening again, I will because obviously the native mail/messaging client is causing this....
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Had this problem today...cleared Gmail and deleted my skyfire browser...all fixed.

....and I forgot how fast the stock browser was. I only used Skyfire cause it could play most Hulu videos, but with 2.2 coming out sometime in the near-ish future hopefully, that should work with Hulu hopefully.
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Had this problem today...cleared Gmail and deleted my skyfire browser...all fixed.

....and I forgot how fast the stock browser was. I only used Skyfire cause it could play most Hulu videos, but with 2.2 coming out sometime in the near-ish future hopefully, that should work with Hulu hopefully.
I only use Skyfire for watching videos over at www.escapistmagazine.com . Other than that, it's useless and will be uninstalled when we get 2.2.
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I encountered this same problem. However, I think it might be because I was in the middle updating an App (DroidEmuLite) when I realized that I didn't really even care to keep it. So, during the download I "Cancelled". Then, this message started popping up all the time. Or at least I think it might have happened at the same time. I'm really hoping so.

Anyway, I just re-installed the app and then uninstalled the app. I'm thinking that maybe that would over-write any un-finalized downloads.

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I have had the same issue. Don't have Google Earth downloaded (unless you mean the night sky map). Have hardly any apps on my phone actually. So , so far no one can tell me what's going on. What a bummer. Any more thoughts
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To anyone that is interested now or perhaps searches and finds this thread in the future, it's been just over 24 hours and I've not seen the "No Space" notification one time, knock on wood.

I suppose my 'Install' and then 'Uninstall' did the trick to eliminate the partially downloaded file (I believe known as a Tombstone?).
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Sigh, put me in the ranks of the low memory indicator phones. This is my second phone and has been great but now I have the low memory indicator.

I have cleared the cache, deleted my text messages, deteled the trash folder on email, and no help.

I have not installed any apps other than what came with the phone.

I have read all the threads, is there a solution short of a hard reset?

Double Sigh.
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I've been getting the same message on my Incredible since yesterday, even though I have 600MB available. It hasn't prevented me from downloading/installing anything else, just an annoyance at this point...
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On Sunday I started getting the message
"Low on space
Phone Storage space is getting low."
on the status bar.

When I tap it, I'm taken to the "Manage Applications" screen, so it's clear that the message refers to the "Phone Memory," where apps are stored.

But when I go to Settings > SD card & phone storage here's what I see:


SD Card Total Space: 14.83GB
SD Card Available Space: 6.15GB


Internal Phone Storage Total Space: 6.60GB
Internal Phone Storage Available Space: 6.51GB


Phone Memory Total Space: 748MB
Phone Memory Available Space: 332MB


I've googled looking for solutions and it's obvious that this is a fairly common problem - especially on HTC phones. But the only possible solutions I've found are:
  1. Too many apps are installed & space really is running low
  2. A "bad" app was recently installed causing this error
  3. Clear the cache for HTC Mail and HTC Message apps
  4. Perform a Factory Reset

  1. We can rule this out since there is more than 44% of the Phone Memory available.
  2. I didn't install any apps immediately before getting the message, but to be sure I uninstalled the 10 most recently added apps. No luck.
  3. I've gone to Settings > Applications > Manage Applications, but the cache for these apps is already zero. The "Data" for Mail is 2.22MB and for Messages is 812KB.
  4. This isn't fixing the problem, it's just a way to eliminate whatever condition has caused the symptom. But without an explanation of the actual problem I see no reason to think the problem won't come back in another two months.

And finally, yes, I've rebooted & pulled the battery. Oh, and I'm not rooted.


I've spent more than two months tweaking my Incredible getting it set up the way I want so I really don't want to wipe all of that out with a Factory Reset.


Any other ideas? Pleeeeeeease??
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I've heard about this before. I think it's something to do with the built in HTC mail app. Are you using that? Try clearing out the folders or the cache for that. Make sure your trash folder is empty, and any emails you don't need, get rid of. Maybe set it to only hold a few days worth of messages. The only other thing is maybe you have a ton of texts messages?
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I've heard about this before. I think it's something to do with the built in HTC mail app. Are you using that? Try clearing out the folders or the cache for that. Maybe set it to only hold a few days worth of messages. The only other thing is maybe you have a ton of texts messages?
Thanks for replying.

I don't use HTC's mail or messaging app. I use GMail's app for email and Handcent for msgs.

As I said in my OP, the caches for HTC's apps were already zero when I looked at them. I checked Data and Cache for Handcent and Gmail, but they're not high, either.

I'll check the number of text messages. I don't typically delete them so maybe that's it.

But I'm still stuck on the fact that the phone reports so much free space yet it gives me this message.
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I cleared all of the files in email SENT and TRASH folders, then trashed all of my text messages and it was OK for two weeks before I had to do it again. Tons of room on my SD card and phone memory. I hope this bug will be fixed when we get the phones upgraded to 2.2. Speaking to a Verizon tech is like talking to a Radio Shack store manager. Resetting your phone should never be an option.
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I had the same problem. Lots a space everywhere, but the HTC mail application was using 125MB. At that point "low space" alerts, downloads stopped. Deleting mail & account did not fix. reset phone fixed it. HTC responce was don't use for mail... Not a great answer.
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It is NOT an HTC mail problem. I've never used HTC mail and have this issue come up all the time. I refuse to hard reset though. HTC needs to fix it.

My theory is that the usage reading is inaccurate, rather than the notification being inaccurate.
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This is NOT just an HTC problem, it was also a very common problem on the Moto Droid and I have heard of it on plently of other phones. Which leads me to believe that it must be an Android problem.

On my friends Moto Droid she was finally able to track the problem down to two things. The main one was the mail apps, it wasn't deleting her trash. Both her GMail and stock mail were saving everything. The second "lesser" problem was her internet history, deleting that helped.

Once she did those two things about 4 months ago, it has never happened again.
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First post for me w00t, joined just to say this.

I got the error a week or so, after some googling I felt doomed.
To get info I called HTC and got really good customer service, but was told the only thing that /might/ cure it was the hard reset. But he recommended if I was going to do that I should just use my insurance to get a new phone.
Giving up I went to verizon and the guy looked at me really funny, took my phone to the back and came out 20 min later with my phone exactly how I gave it to him, minus the error.
He didn't tell me what he did, but I didn't argue cause I was happy.
So there is a relatively easy fix apprently that requires no resetting or such.
Sorry it was long and/or old news.
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First post for me w00t, joined just to say this.

I got the error a week or so, after some googling I felt doomed.
To get info I called HTC and got really good customer service, but was told the only thing that /might/ cure it was the hard reset. But he recommended if I was going to do that I should just use my insurance to get a new phone.
Giving up I went to verizon and the guy looked at me really funny, took my phone to the back and came out 20 min later with my phone exactly how I gave it to him, minus the error.
He didn't tell me what he did, but I didn't argue cause I was happy.
So there is a relatively easy fix apprently that requires no resetting or such.
Sorry it was long and/or old news.
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First post for me w00t, joined just to say this.

I got the error a week or so, after some googling I felt doomed.
To get info I called HTC and got really good customer service, but was told the only thing that /might/ cure it was the hard reset. But he recommended if I was going to do that I should just use my insurance to get a new phone.
Giving up I went to verizon and the guy looked at me really funny, took my phone to the back and came out 20 min later with my phone exactly how I gave it to him, minus the error.
He didn't tell me what he did, but I didn't argue cause I was happy.
So there is a relatively easy fix apprently that requires no resetting or such.
Sorry it was long and/or old news.
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I think I've heard of this error somewhere before, but I couldn't find it. I just started getting a notification that says 'Low on space: Phone Storage space is getting low'

Is there any definite way to fix this or is it still a problem?
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Search the forums, tons of threads including one I started if you want to look at my stats.
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Search the forums, tons of threads including one I started if you want to look at my stats.
Maybe post the link so the OP can check it out?


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Is there any definite way to fix this or is it still a problem?
Never had this myself, but apparently it is the HTC mail app. I THINK you need to clear the cache.
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