low storage space help & ideas........Support


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  1. beastkingblast

    beastkingblast Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    My Desire constantly tells me I have low storage space, i currently have about 13MB remaining

    My biggest apps are
    Contacts Storage 17.6mb
    Twitter 13.79mb
    Facebook 12.75mb
    com.htc.socialnetworks.....11.24mb

    Any advice?
     

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    beastkingblast Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I've done that with all apps possible
    Facebook & Twitter can't be moved
    But they take up a lot of extra space for data
    Any way to reduce that?
     
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    jay_kay Well-Known Member

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    Also you can go into Settings> Applications> Manage applications and then go into each in turn and delete the cache. It takes some time the first few times as you go into most but you then learn which ones are taking the most.

    I'm rooted so can clear all cache in one click plus I have all my apps on my SD so have about 85 apps with 72mb still spare on my internal memory :)

    Think from newer models this will not be so much of an issue as they are putting 1gb of internal memory in but for now the only option to us is to root or do as Lecter said above.
     
  5. beastkingblast

    beastkingblast Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    What does deleting the cache do?
    I'm sure I did this once & it buggered up the phone :-s
     
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    beastkingblast Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Just had a look & the cache is 0, none is used so clear cache is greyed out
    All that I can select is Clear Data
    But what will this do?
     
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    jay_kay Well-Known Member

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    Nah dont clear the data as that will erase all of your logins etc :)

    ROOT! :D
     
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    beastkingblast Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I dont have a clue about rooting :-(
     
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    beastkingblast Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Are there any dangers or pitfalls to rooting though?
     
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    There are but they are very very very very very minimal as long as you follow the guides to the letter.

    I have never read anywhere of anyone bricking their phone rooting but there is always a chance if you do something wrong. I have insurance on mine so if it did happen I would lose it and get another.

    best thing is to start reading into it and then when you come to do it then it will be like second nature and really easy.
     
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    Why don't you just look at minimising what you have?

    Why are twitter and facebook taking up so much space? You contacts storage is more than double what I have, and i've got about 180 contacts...
     
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    Many people, myself included, don't like the idea of minimalism on a smartphone, simply because the idea of the phone is to do everything. Having to remove some things just because you're low on space sort of defeats the purpose.

    Rooting and A2SD+ is really the best option for storage issues.

    That said, OP, try putting your contacts on the SD card.

    People>Menu button>Import/Export

    Select export to SD
     
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    beastkingblast Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I've exported to the SD card
    What do I do now? delete them so they're deleted from the phone memory?
    Then how would I re-add them?

    How can I unsync Facebook contacts & only sync certain ones, ie only ones with phone numbers - I know there's an option but I cant find it

    I don't wanna do the rooting thing
     
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    I'm pretty sure that you can go look at the contact of the person you want to "unlink" from facebook, and complete it there. Up in the upper-right hand corner of the screen there is a "link" button. Click it and it will bring up an option to "unlink" that contact from facebook so you no longer get updates from them. Hope that helps.
     

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