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HTC Desire - Low on phone memory - HELP

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by leeshore56, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. leeshore56

    leeshore56 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Apologies if the answer to this is in these forums - I have searched and searched and cannot find a solution.

    I have a HTC desire (which I love by the way) and just recently got a notification that I cannot get rid of telling me that my phone is low on space. I have an 8GB SD card which has over 7GB available and all 3rd party apps are stored on here.

    I have run a full clean on my phone (cache, history etc) and it does not help.

    I have 13.07MB left of available space, which is probably ok but my phone disagrees. Does anyone know how I can solve this issue (either by clearing space or just removing the message). Is 13.07mb low for a phone?

    Thanks in anticipation


  2. Rafalema

    Rafalema Member

    13 mb is indeed quite little.

    Desire's internal memory is a known fault. Most of us fix it by rooting, and a2sd+.
    Without rooting though, I'm not sure.
  3. Tyseyh

    Tyseyh Android Expert

    When you move an app to the sd, it's not all moved to the sd card so they still take up internal space.
  4. anthgav

    anthgav Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately that is one of the big draw backs of the Desire. Mine is constantly running at about 14-15mb space left. Have you cleared the cache for every individual application? Facebook app tends to store a lot of cache! Remove any unnecessary apps from the phone, sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and remove one. :(
  5. Tyseyh

    Tyseyh Android Expert

    i would consider rooting.
    i did, was so weary at first, just read up on the guide in my Sig.

    Appart from that, im afraid your stuck with that issue that will keep coming up.
  6. Nasalhair

    Nasalhair Guest

    Just wanted to point out you don't appear to have a signature on your posts (or if you have I can't see it.)
  7. DNick

    DNick Android Enthusiast

    Check the first post he made in this thread. His signature is there
  8. Nasalhair

    Nasalhair Guest

    Yes, but I just wanted to point out that it isn't still being added to his posts now.
  9. Pinmac1

    Pinmac1 Android Enthusiast

    That's how it always works. I assume to save space, your sig shows on your first post in a thread and then doesn't show again in that thread.
  10. baldmosher

    baldmosher Newbie

    How ironic. The Android forum is efficient with space but the phone isn't.

    Don't blame HTC, blame Flash and Facebook and Googlemaps who don't allow install to SD with their bloatware!
  11. backstormer

    backstormer Lurker

    ok, if you dont mind uninstall a few apps to clear up your space???
    other than that i found a little work around that solved a big problem of mine, when i'd try to compress a pix to send via mms my phone would hang and use up ALL of my internal memory trying to resize the pic untill phone crashed, i rang up HTC to find out where the message data was stored so i could clear it and get my memory back, they didnt know, said to a factory reset, i lost alot of stuff, than it happened again (i shouldve learned), so i fiddled with my fone and found a neat way of clearing memory from excessive message data
    goto: menu->settings->applications->manage applications->'running' TAB and find Dialer Storage, it shouldnt be more than 5mb, if it is press 'clear data'. after you will have to reinput APN details so back them up first. hope that helps
  12. spile

    spile Android Enthusiast

  13. Flumme

    Flumme Android Enthusiast

    There is a workaround for non rooted phones, that forces the phone to install ALL the apps on tne SD-card.
    Search the forums for the phrase "SetInstallLocation"

    This will help a little, but in order to get some real space, rooting and flashing a ROM with A2SD+ is the way to go. Read all the guides and faq's on this forum, a couple of times, and you are good to go! Use only the resources here on AF, as they are very reliable. And the guys who wrote them are around to help you out, provided you don't use ROM manager...

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