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App Growing, Sapping Internal Memory?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Tek34, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. Tek34

    Tek34 Newbie
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    Is it possible for an app to grow or continue to use up internal memory as you use it??? I installed a new Android/Facebook app named Dungeon Quest less than a day ago. Since then I have use this app on and off but I have noticed that gradually my phones internal memory has been growing (from 231mb used to 240mb)! I haven't made any of My space is now getting critical.

    Is there anyway short of rooting to reclaim this space? This seems to be a buggy app. I'm wondering if its got some kind of error log file growing in my internal memory area???
     



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  2. Tek34

    Tek34 Newbie
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    I'm not sure what this app is doing but after watching my storage grow yet again I decided to try a battery pull reboot. It reclaimed 7mb internal memory. (That could be 10 apps).
     
  3. kabbie_mcfeely

    kabbie_mcfeely Android Enthusiast

    The app is probably storing cache.

    menu-setting-applications-manage apps- scroll down to "? app name ?" -clear cache.

    The market, browser and a few other apps do this and suck up phone storage space. That in turn slows down your phone.
     
  4. Tek34

    Tek34 Newbie
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    +1, Thanks Kab, that did the trick. 7MB freed last night. Another 3.5MB freed from the cache this morning from the same app this morning. After clearing its cache I hardly noticed any speed degradation. This app sucks up cache space without need.
     
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