Poor Phone Storage MemorySupport


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  1. Algoz66

    Algoz66 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    My Desire keeps reporting "low phone storage memory" and when I check it shows the SD card as 3.20GB free, and the phone storage as 15MB free!
    I have downloaded some apps, but nowhere near the number that friends have on their Iphones. Is this eating up the memory, and is my only solution to delete them? Seems a bit pathetic to have such small amount of phone memory for such a capable phone?
     

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  2. Ghâshûl

    Ghâshûl Well-Known Member

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    I have 18,33MB free on the internal storage, and according to Appbrain I only have 44MB worth of apps installed.
    I'm not quite ready to root, but I'd like to know how to get more space available anyway.
    Rebooting doesn't help.
     
  3. thorgoth

    thorgoth Active Member

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    why not try and clear some space from apps cache?
    try
    settings->applications->manage applications-> e.g internet -> clear cache (7.83 mb in my case :p )
     
  4. Ghâshûl

    Ghâshûl Well-Known Member

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    I went through and deleted caches, and now it's at 22,21MB free (I had already deleted internet cache).
     
  5. kris_cs1

    kris_cs1 Member

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    Yes this an issue with all android phones. They may be fixing it in the next update and allowing you to install apps to your SD card. For now you'll either have to make do and wait for the update or root the phone and install Apps2SD (which isn't very risk free for the desire just yet I don't think)
     
  6. Ghâshûl

    Ghâshûl Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I'll probably root in sometime, but I want to wait for all the kinks to be worked out first.

    It's just weird that I can't free any more memory, after deleting all caches. Obviously it'll recreate some of them quite fast, but still...

    I had a lot more available a week ago, and I've not really gotten many more programs in the meantime (gotten some new, uninstalled some old)
     
  7. hippy247

    hippy247 Well-Known Member

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    Google have already said that Apps2sd is coming soon :) Hopefully with the next update.
     
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  8. lekky

    lekky Lover VIP Member

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    Rooting is simple, if you follow my guide :p
     
  9. Ghâshûl

    Ghâshûl Well-Known Member

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    Hehe, it's not that I don't think I could manage, I've had my own Linux server for several years, I'd rather just wait a bit until everything is in order (write access to /system and ability to flash new ROM's). Also I'd like to be able to reverse it, just in case.
     
  10. androidbonker

    androidbonker New Member

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    Low on space! Phone storage getting low???
    Is it true that downloaded apps are saved to the phones memory, not the sd card?
    I uninstalled apps that i don't use, live wallpapers and games.
    The message came back...
    How can I get rid of this?
    Any other suggestions?
     
  11. delinear

    delinear Well-Known Member

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    I had an issue like this with my N95 a while ago, it turned out a lot of programs were not very good at garbage collecting and were filling up the internal storage with junk.

    Unfortunately the only way around this for me at the time was to do a factory reset of the phone, I wonder if that would help with the Desire (you'd need to back up all your files/settings before trying it of course) as an interim measure until 2.2 arrives at least.
     
  12. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

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    Not ideal but I've been backing up my apps using astro file manager and installing them. I can reinstall pretty quickly with no network data.

    It helps me for now. Go froyo
     
  13. androidbonker

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    Thank you for sharing your advice and experiences. It was interesting to watch the software slowly die. A RESET was the only solution on the HTC Desire to fix this problem.
     
  14. markbuk

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    Hi, First post here and loving my Desire.Memory proplem is that phone showed 60mb of memory left.After clearing all the caches down which added up to 40mb checked again and phone only showed 63mb?.I the switched the phone on and off and now it shows 226mb ?.
     
  15. Adebisi

    Adebisi Well-Known Member

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    Hello all, I have joined this forum today after getting my desire 2 days ago and it having this low memory problem even after uninstalling all the apps I have put on. Should I just reset the phone then? :confused:
     
  16. emmahtc

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    It's a pretty disappointing thing that they gave us so big choice on market,but from the other side we cannont save apps we love because we have no much space on the phone.
    HTC Desire around 500MB phone memory,Samsung Galaxy - 2GB phone memory! How HUGE difference!
    My memory card is 32GB,but it's a pretty empty,I cannot store my apps there.
    So, If you want to keep them,go on market and download "Astro File Manager" - at the moment this is the only way to have your apps and not getting low memory phone!
     
  17. Phenomenological

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    Astro isn't going to help with phone memory. It just lets you manage files on your SD card. If you search this forum there's a thread on here about forcing apps to the SD card somewhere for non-root users.
     
  18. emmahtc

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    My phone memory is bigger when I managed apps with astro. Well...if I need them again it is an easy way to reinstall them back without market.
    Android 2.2 is official now (not yet in Australia) - it comes with storing applications on a phone’s microSD card.
    If there is no space available for applications in an Android 2.2 handset’s onboard ROM, the applications will be automatically installed to your microSD card.
    That's what they say.
     
  19. cred

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    This is not a problem with too many apps, I have restored all settings. Have downloaded no apps and still have no space. I now cannot even update gmail.

    On top of the wifi problems from the last update, this stinks!
     

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