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Discussion in 'Android Help' started by livingneanderthal, Apr 23, 2020.

  1. livingneanderthal

    Thread Starter

    Haven't experienced this before on my tablet Alcatel Pixi 7, message keep showing up even though I didn't take out my sd card. Whenever I shut off my device to leave it in a few minutes then turning it on the message repeatedly showing up and I repeatedly tapping the cancel 'button' coz I don't need storing apps' data to my sdcard except for the music files I have. Last night i safely ejected my sdcard and return it back after the scan then it surprised me with the sd card specified space 0% 😭 (gives me almost a heart attack) and I reinserted it the sd card works again normally(files appeared) now I turn my phone on again its all completely lost after the pop up and I can't find any scanned sd card in setting and file manager. 😭😭😭😭pls help me how to fix this...

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  2. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    SD cards give little to no warning before total failure.
    I would try to get the info off that card and onto a computer as fast as possible.

    Then get a new card.

    If you don't want to go that route, and still trust that card, then restart the phone.

    Push the power button and hold it until the option menu appears for 'power off' or 'restart'.

    You can do either.

    If you power off, then wait a few minutes and power the phone back on.
    If you restart instead, the device will do the same thing, minus the turning off hen back on part.

    With luck, this will cancel out any 'bug' that is causing this issue.
    If not, then the SD card may be bad.

    Unfortunately, they do have a limited lifespan, and the more write cycles they go through will bring them to a quicker end.

    Like I said, I would attempt to back up the files onto a computer or cloud storage now.
  3. livingneanderthal

    Thread Starter

    Yes I did that couple times now but unluckily won't work if I don't "force stop" media storage. I think of that bug maybe connected to the 'Developers Option' Limit background process which seems to obstruct media scanning when my device is turned off. It also happened with my previous memory all is going well until that bug came out yesterday. Is it wrong to move multiple files into the sd card? coz my native file manager doesn't have an option to copy or even move files to sd card so I alternatively used es file manager instead.
    #3 livingneanderthal, Apr 23, 2020
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2020
  4. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    Personally, I would use Simple File Manager.

    Simple File Manager (A simple file manager for browsing and editing files and directories.) - https://f-droid.org/app/com.simplemobiletools.filemanager.pro

    As for that developer setting, I have played with it before.

    Suffice it to say that if you are camping (or similar) and interested in extreme battery conservation then it may be useful.

    Other than that, the Android OS in modern phones does pretty well at not running a bunch of extra stuff that it doesn't need.
    Therefore, unless you are in a situation where charging the phone is going to be an issue, I would leave that setting in the standard mode.

    Keep in mind that I do more with my devices than most folks do, and yet I use pretty low end devices.

    Rarely do I have memory issues, even on my 1GB device.

    Androids have a 'recent apps' button on the navigation bar, that allows you to close apps that you have used recently.

    For most purposes, this is adequate.

    If you are still experiencing such symptoms such as auto restarts, freezing, app crashes, etc., then you should look at how much memory you have open on the device.

    A general rule of thumb is to leave at least as much memory unused as the device has in RAM.

    So leave 1GB unused if the phone has 1GB RAM.
    Even better if you can leave 150%-200%.
    This is just what works for me.

    If you really want to get ahold of your running apps, I use Greenify.


    If you want to also try your hand at every single app on your device- including system apps- there is one called SuperFreezZ.

    SuperFreezZ App stopper (Entirely freeze all background activities of apps.) - https://f-droid.org/app/superfreeze.tool.android

    I include it as a curiosity for you to play with.

    I cannot say that I like it much, in fact I like Greenify much more.

    You will probably find that any system apps that you close will soon start up again.

    Sure, there are a few that won't, especially for two of my devices that I only use on Wi-Fi.

    Anyway, I would get whatever you can off of that old SD card and replace it with a SansDisk brand card.

    I have had nothing but good luck with them, and nothing but bad luck with the other brands of cards that I tried.
  5. livingneanderthal

    Thread Starter

    Your whole paragraph saved my life, sdcard rules is new to me after running few search and test earlier I just found out I got dupe. And you're right I must buy trusted ones and I Thank you for that. What I've learned that there's a bunch of fake sd card (products to be precise) plunging across markets these days no one to trust for easily when talking about cash deals. Money exploiters always changing tactics to trick customers.
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  6. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    I know that I am long winded in my answers, but I do it to try to obtain the utmost clarity of content, and usefulness to the reader.

    Just a note here, I have had name brand cards that were real that just did not work in my devices.

    I have had others that crashed after a short time.

    SansDisk has been very good to me, and I have not had an issue with one from them yet.
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