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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by crashoverrride, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. crashoverrride

    crashoverrride New Member
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    hi there,
    i got my HTC desire yesterday and today i ran out of memory,
    i installed maximum 10 apps (news and stuff only) and most of them i cannot transfer (app2sd) to memory card.
    i see that i have 147mb and only 20 available.
    what can i do ??
     

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  2. OFI

    OFI Well-Known Member
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    List your apps. That doesn't sound right.
     
  3. crashoverrride

    crashoverrride New Member
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    raging thunder - 3.85mb
    mobile andrio - 1.98mb
    mymsn - 1.59mb
    fishing 2 - 1.56mb
    imdb - 1.45mb
    shazam - 1.39mb
    channel 2 news - 1.18mb
    ynet news - 932kb
    yad2 - 776kb
    color note - 692kb
    mynotes - 444kb
    getapp - 336kb

    total around 14mb

    on the app2sd it sais : total : 147.62mb avail:20.32mb
     
  4. dj.GETAFIX

    dj.GETAFIX Well-Known Member
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    remove multiple apps like the notes and news might help
    if ur on android 2.1 try rooting and get 2.2

    also clear the cache on some and see if it helps as apps take up extra when running...
     
  5. OFI

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    I don't know, doesn't sound right at all. I had lots of apps installed before I rooted. Including Google Earth which is huge.
     
  6. widehead

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    Have you tried clearing data/cache for your apps?
     
  7. Steve_S_T

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    Widehead makes a good point, some apps absolutely eat memory by caching data. It's possible that the news apps might do that, especially if there's video involved, and the Market too seems to cache a fair bit. Go into settings> manage applications> all. Press menu and choose "sort by size". If, for example, channel 2 news is shown as 10mb, then there may be some data stored so click on it then press "clear cache". Don't press "delete data" because this affects the app itself. Continue on down the list app by app until you're into the 400kb apps which don't take up a lot of room. Personally I do this every day or two to maintain my memory at around 25 to 30mb.

    Also check your e-mail client. I don't know about the native Mail app, but certainly K-9 mail will download an entire e-mail, including attachments. If you've received any large attachments on e-mails these take up phone memory too. I used to get some work e-mails with 5mb attachments and if 3 or 4 of these came in at once I could just watch my phone memory disappear at a frighteningly fast rate (I now use GMail to collect work e-mail until K-9 enables a "download headers only" option).

    Steve.
     
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