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  1. Blizzard

    Blizzard Well-Known Member

    I am getting 2 notifications: "phone storage space is getting low" and "phone storage is running low". When I click on either notification I get a list of apps.

    What am I supposed to do?
    Why is this happening?

    Thanks for your help!

  2. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra= VIP Member

    Well, it does appear that the notifications are giving you the info you need; too many applications.

    Before mulling over which ones to get rid of, I'd go into settings/applications/manage applications and hit menu and select "list by size," then I'd start clicking the biggies and clearing caches.

    If that didn't stop the notifications, I'd think maybe it's time to make some decisions about which apps I can do without.
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  3. Blizzard

    Blizzard Well-Known Member

    I am totally confused. I don't think I have added an apps recently. I just went thru my apps and deleted 6 of them. I am still getting the notification.
  4. Mays24

    Mays24 Well-Known Member

    Do what Frisco said about managing your applications. This usually does the trick by clearing the cache. I use Quick App Clean Cache. Much easier to use because it shows Cache totals in the apps.
  5. Blizzard

    Blizzard Well-Known Member

    Sorry to be a dunce, but how do you clear the cache??
  6. Mays24

    Mays24 Well-Known Member

    menu>settings>applications>manage applications. Let the apps loads, you can view by size if you like. Click on app, hit clear cache. Do this for all apps that have cache you want to clear.
  7. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra= VIP Member

    I described that in my post up there.. the path to the cache for each application is in settings/applications/manage applications..

    ..then click menu and click "sort by size."

    After it's finished sorting (you'll see sizes in megabytes listed by each app) start clicking each app and you'll see a "clear cache" button for each one.

    I do that procedure regularly to keep my Eris up to snuff.
  8. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra= VIP Member

    I should add this: when you're finished clearing caches, turn off the device and then turn it back on ("reboot").

    If the notifications are still appearing, I'd suspect a rogue app eating up memory.

    Also make sure you've not got your disk full of other things; pics, etc.

    If all that fails, you may have a lemon. Have it looked at by a tech at Verizon.
  9. OfTheDamned

    OfTheDamned The Friendly Undead VIP Member

    Also, check your text messages and mail (if using other than gmail) to make sure you do not have an overabundance of messages in either. Keeping large amounts of text or email on your phone also eats memory.
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  10. Blizzard

    Blizzard Well-Known Member

    First, thanks to everyone who responded here.

    I have removed a number of apps; I have cleared the caches; I have deleted a bunch of old emails and I have rebooted. I still have the notification.

    My storage space shows:
    Internal phone storage: available space 5 MB
    SD card: Total space 7,572 MB, available space 3,048 MB

    What next??
  11. antnyp85

    antnyp85 Well-Known Member

    I think you might have stumped us lol. Hmm... Have you figured it out yet? Question for ya... Are you rooted or no? If so, have you installed a new ROM that might take up more space than the other one you had? (I am just curious... I haven't looked at the size of the roms or anything, just suggesting something new since there haven't been any posts).

    Mine shows I have 41 MB left of internal phone storage. I'm running Aloysius v7, with about the same number of apps that I used to have installed and used to have about 70MB free or so.
  12. Blizzard

    Blizzard Well-Known Member

    I am not rooted. 1.5 OS
  13. OfTheDamned

    OfTheDamned The Friendly Undead VIP Member

    Can you list your top 10 largest apps and the file sizes that they show?
  14. Blizzard

    Blizzard Well-Known Member

    Here they are:

    Aloqua 2.86 MB
    Klondike 2.84
    Wx Bug Elite 2.69
    TV.com 2.57
    MxZing 2.4
    Windows 7 Icons 2.36
    Shop Savy 2.35
    Air Control 2.31
    HTC Sense 2.29
    Tenius Icon Pack 1.84
  15. OfTheDamned

    OfTheDamned The Friendly Undead VIP Member

    Ok, those aren't that big so it isn't one or two apps killing it.

    You still only have 5 MB of internal space?

    How many 3rd party apps do you have?
    Settings > Applications > Manage applications > Menu > Filter > Downloaded (may be a different name on 1.5)

    How many text messages do you have on the phone?

    How many emails do you have in the mail app?

    How many emails do you have in gmail?

    How many contacts do you have in people?
  16. danacorbin

    danacorbin Active Member

    I'm having this problem too. it is REALLY PISSING ME OFF,lol. I deleted all my texts, cleared all caches, dleted every app, icon, theme, clock whatever that I am not CURRENTLY using. I keep my gmail very clean , not many contacts (maybe 30), a couple dozen texts since clearing them earlier. Still have stupid icon.

    Total Space: 6.88GB
    Available space: 6.19GB
    (SD CARD)

    Internal available space: 12.25

  17. xx_bishop_xx

    xx_bishop_xx Well-Known Member

    Have you considered performing a factory data reset? Seeing as though you've almost deleted everything off of your phone anyway....;)

    What applications have you downloaded?
  18. cobrayzf

    cobrayzf Member

    I'm having the same issue. It started today. I haven't downloaded anything recently and a few days ago I deleted all of my text messages. I did notice that mail is using 35+MB and maps is using 8MB.

    I deleted all of my mail accounts and no space was reclaimed. I even rebooted the phone twice. It appears that mail is the culprit but I fear the only way to fix it is to reset.

    I've been searching for a fix all day.
  19. ThorSkaagi

    ThorSkaagi Well-Known Member

    Why must you reboot the Eris?

    Thanks, I never thought of that. I assume call history takes up the memory also?
  20. Jmtegra

    Jmtegra Well-Known Member

    I had this problem yesterday, I think its a bug. I had only 7mb. What I did was uninstall Google maps updates then reinstalled now I have around 100mb. I also only have about 10 third party apps, low txts and emails. Weird.
  21. powERIS

    powERIS Member

    I'm on 2.1v3 and have been having the same problem off and on for a couple of weeks. I keep my phone clean of cache, call history, old text messages and emails, and have uninstalled all large and/or unused apps. I first noticed the problem when I had around 58 applications, but even after I dropped down to 50, it was only a few days before the notification was back so maybe there is another memory-eating culprit. I think a factory data reset may be in order if no one else has ideas...
  22. xx_bishop_xx

    xx_bishop_xx Well-Known Member

    An idea is to register for a profile at AppBrain, and post your list of installed applications here. Perhaps forum members can help isolate a known memory hog.

    AppBrain - the best Android apps and games on the Android market

    Here is a thread you may want to review to know what AppBrain is if you're unfamiliar:

  23. powERIS

    powERIS Member

    I use AppBrain often, so I can post my list to see if those of us struggling with memory have commonalities. However, I'm considering just moving ahead with a reset because I want to try the race condition root exploit, and it appears that people who flash the RUU have more luck.
  24. xx_bishop_xx

    xx_bishop_xx Well-Known Member

    Cool. Good luck, and let us know how successful (or not) you are.

    Clever name for it, hadn't heard that.
  25. powERIS

    powERIS Member

    Haha, yea I don't know if I made that up, or heard it in one of the million posts I've read about it so far... I don't really know if I'm knowledgeable enough to even give it a fair shot, but I'd like to try anyway. If I encounter anything noteworthy, it will be posted.

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