"Low on space" phone/application storage notificationSupport

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  1. ThirdI

    ThirdI New Member

    I have been having the same problem. 1Gb free on the phone storage and 500Mb free on the SD card. Clearing the CACHE for Flash seems to have fixed it at least for now.

  2. Medion

    Medion Well-Known Member

    There is an annoying bug with the Incredible. Let's say you have 500MB available for apps on the internal phone storage (the actual internal, not the 8GB mounted). Now, you download 500MB of apps, but offload about 300MB to the SD card. Doesn't matter, the damn phone reports 500MB to the OS, so even though it's showing 300MB free on the internal storage, it's still giving the warning because you've downloaded 500MB of apps.

    It's a bug that HTC really needs to kill. It shouldn't take into account parts of apps that are offloaded to the SD card as it does. Also, HTC should have just used 8GB internal instead of separating them. That way we wouldn't have these app issues.
  3. jaymf

    jaymf Well-Known Member

    Don't know if it's flash that was causing the problem for me, but I was watching a video on skyfire when I had the low space notification come up. Uninstalling skyfire got rid of it for me. I haven't tried reinstalling though.
  4. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter Administrator Moderator

    Merged the 3 'low space' threads together.

    Had this same problem. Deleted yahoo mail from the htc mail app and everything is all good now. Of course it won't let me add my yahoo account back now... error every time.

    Is your flash set to 'manual' or whatever? Where you have to click any flash animation first before it loads? That might save you some space...
  5. BrainZblown

    BrainZblown Well-Known Member

    I cleared the data in my yahoo fantasy football app and the low space message is gone. We'll see how long that lasts.
  6. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter Administrator Moderator

    Beginning to think it has something to do with yahoo. I had to DL the yahoo mail app cause htc wouldn't let me put yahoo account back in and as soon as i got it set up guess what... low space warning. Cleared email cache and it went away... for now...
    Will keep in mind the yahoo FF and try that next, good looking out brainzblown
  7. Jedi54

    Jedi54 Well-Known Member

    has anyone spoken with Verizon tech about this?
    I am getting the error AGAIN and this time I'm not having luck clearing it by just deleting apps.
    I uninstalled 30mb's worth of apps and it's still there.
  8. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter Administrator Moderator

    Try deleting data on random apps; email, wallpaper apps, things like that. My fantasy Football app (yahoo) has well over 25mb of data
  9. bird jam

    bird jam Well-Known Member

    I had this warning pretty much all of last week. I cleared out as much data/caches as I could and it never went away and I decided I was just going to have to get used to it. Then yesterday my phone was acting weird so I re-booted and the warning was gone. (Knock on wood,) it hasn't come back... yet.

    I know some people have had this issue (and the SD card one) since before the recent update, but all of it started for me with the update and I find it really annoying. I hadn't had any issues with this phone until the update. Since then, however, I have considered switching phones for the first time because these issues have been so annoying (particularly the SD card one, as it has prevented me from doing things I wanted to do.)
  10. red97xj

    red97xj Well-Known Member

    I had a notification in the bar saying my memory is getting low. Click on it and it just takes me to the app list. I went to my my system panel app, and it shows only 25% free space on memory left. My storage is no problem... how do i fix this?
  11. jbuck1984

    jbuck1984 Well-Known Member

    I get this from time to time. Many recommended a full wipe of the phone, however I usually do some house cleaning such as deleting my call and text history, clear my cache (if your rooted you can clear your cache very easily, and delete any apps I may no longer use. Once I do all of this it goes away and your free to re-download apps without it showing back up. It's a really bad bug in my opinion, and it carries through to some custom roms....
  12. patsfan1130

    patsfan1130 Well-Known Member

    Do you have a ton of texts? My 15 year old daughter who sends 6000 texts per month was getting it as well. I deleted a ton of them and the notification went away.
  13. Skorpios1027

    Skorpios1027 Frell me dead VIP Member

    Yesterday, I was installing some apps on my phone and the dreaded low memory notification appears. WTF, I still have over 500MB of 748MB phone memory available. Being rooted, I was able to look at the free space in the phone and discovered where the problem was. In their infinite wisdom, HTC decided to make the application data storage a separate flash memory (149MB not reported - mounted as /data/data) from the Phone memory (748MB reported as Phone memory under the SD & phone storage settings-mounted as /data). Once the applcation data free space falls below roughly 15MB, the notification shows up. The only solution I have found (for now) is to remove some of the apps that I don't use and have large amounts of data associated with them as reported in Manage Applications. The size if the app itself isn't the problem, it's the size of the data. Now to find a way to utilize some of that free phone memory for application data storage.
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  14. red97xj

    red97xj Well-Known Member

    I do some texting, but not 6k a month! :)

    I am not rooted, but I can clean up some... what do I do? Delete apps, or clear the cache on them?

  15. howarmat

    howarmat Well-Known Member

    there was a thread a 1.5 months ago that was about this and i still think this is the cause of the error. The thread died out though with not much support but i was down to 40 MBs or so of that memory when i last saw the error. which makes more sense than throwing the error with 400+ MBs of room in phone memory
  16. Skorpios1027

    Skorpios1027 Frell me dead VIP Member

    I'm fairly confident that this is the cause of the problem. Right now I am at just over 19MB free in the /data/data directory. When it gets below 15MB, I start seeing the notification (verified by creating dummy files to fill the directory). I have ideas to work around it, but haven't had time to try them, it may not be until the weekend before I can really work on it.
  17. baciv

    baciv Active Member

    You may want to try a couple different "fixes"- this issue has been around for months and different solutions have worked for different people. Try using the search feature here on the forums, and enter "low memory bug" or something similar and you will find a half a dozen threads devoted to the problem.
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  18. howarmat

    howarmat Well-Known Member

    moving stuff out of that directory was my only thought at the time, but there has to be better ways and HTC should fix it to begin with. Not all apps installed affect this diskspace either, so you cant move them all to the SD card either
  19. benomix

    benomix New Member

    i too have been having this problem for the past few months now. i've been searching these forums and other website for a real solution for a long time. these days, multiple times each day, i need to go to settings > applications > all, clear data in my mail app, clear data in my city id app, and then pick random apps and clear data and caches in them. i use the gmail app, not the mail app, but somehow clearing the data in the mail app helps, even if only for a little while. i hope when we get gingerbread, this problem will be fix. is that possible?
  20. pinkbillows

    pinkbillows Member

    Thanks, Jedi54. Deleting my account from HTC Mail app got rid of that "Space is Low" message and I started receiving emails on my Gmail and Yahoo mail apps immediately. I tried clearing caches and force stopping multiple running apps, both to no avail. If it comes back, I think I'll try the Apps 2 SD app and see if that works...

    ***UPDATE: Apps2SD didn't work for long. Every few days now, I have to continally clear the cache and data on multiple apps to get the message to go away.
  21. JohnKuczek

    JohnKuczek Well-Known Member

    It seems that when I remove Google Earth, it goes away for me. I can then install more apps (MB worth) than Google Earth, and dont get the warning. Uninstall a bunch, reinstall Google Earth, warning comes right back.

    Could Google Earth cache somehow in the internal memory?

    EDIT: Warning also seems to only occur when I'm running a Sense ROM, so this appears to be a relationship between a Sense setting and something else...
  22. Smabbage

    Smabbage Well-Known Member

    Here is what I found after some research on XDA forum and other sources. The DINC has a 150 Meg partition that contains program data. The location is /data/data. If this partition gets below 14 or 15 Megs you get the low space warning. What I've had to do is open my application manager and clear program and or cache data to free up space in this partition. The main culprits for space consumption in the data/data partition are Web Browsers, Barnes and Noble's Nook app stores a 10 Meg file (ridiculous if you ask me), Kindle (If you have a lot of books. Up to 2 to 3 Megs of data), Message app (If you store all your old text messages with image and movie attachments, this is a bigy.), The navigation app, and Double Twist just to name a few. Your mileage may vary but these are good starting points.
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  23. howarmat

    howarmat Well-Known Member

    ^^ this is exactly what i was referring to a few posts up. I am almost positive this is the real issue.
  24. Smabbage

    Smabbage Well-Known Member

    Yep. The issue is surfacing more and more now that people have had their DINCs for several months and have loaded them with every app under the sun. I wish there was a way to increase the partition size but have no idea if it's even possible. Something like Partition Magic, only for the DINC. :)

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