Low on space | Phone storage is getting low.Support


  1. jamoosh

    jamoosh Well-Known Member

    Hi forum,

    I continually have been receiving this message the last few days on my phone. "Low on space. Phone storage is low." Though, I'm not sure to which storage the notification pop-ups and notification bar messages are referring, as the LG Optimus Elite has a partitioning structure that is beguiling to me. I have cleared the app caches with a cache clearing program and uninstalled some unnecessary apps. I also have several apps frozen with Titanium Backup.

    Here are the sysinfo details.

    System storage: 90 MB Free / 354 MB total | 74%
    "SD card": 1.13 GB Free / 1.93 GB total | 41 %
    Internal storage: 127 MB Free / 890 MB total | 85%
    System cache: 219 MB Free / 228 MB total | 3 %
    RAM memory: 118 MB Free / 359 MB total | 66 %%

    I have an external 8GB SDHC card also. That has something like 7GB free.

    Should I try and move some things to the internal or external SD cards, respectively? Do I need to factory reset settings? To which partition are the apps even stored on by default?
    Any information or clarification would be largely appreciated.

    Thanks.

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  2. Dark One

    Dark One Well-Known Member Contributor

    It's probably talking about your internal storage. I would move some apps from there to your "internal sd card". If you have a file manager you can poke around on /mnt/sdcard and get rid of or move some things.

    Make sure you tell Titanium Backup to save to your external sd card. It defaults to your internal. Make sure that your camera is saving pictures to your external sd card and move any pictures from internal to external. Just make sure anything that can use your external card is using your external card.
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  3. jamoosh

    jamoosh Well-Known Member

    Thanks for your reply, Dark One. I do have TB and Camera set to default to external storage. If I move apps to SD card through the settings interface or through an app2sd type app will it default to the internal SD card? I guess I've been a little confused about that.

    Thanks again.

  4. sneaky_1

    sneaky_1 Well-Known Member

    Yes. Moving apps to SD will move them to the internal memory (also called internal sd), freeing up app storage. On the Elite it wont say move to sd in the settings/applications manager, it will say move to internal memory. You can't move apps to the external SD card natively. It will also help to backup some rarely used apps or frozen apps and delete them with TiBu. Note that removing system apps will not free up internal app storage.
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  5. jamoosh

    jamoosh Well-Known Member

    Thanks. Problem solved.

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