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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by sobieski, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. sobieski

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    My phone synchronised with my laptop and downloaded all music onto the phone, so out of 8GB card there was about 100MB or less space left. I deleted about 1GB since, but the phone is still saying that there is insufficient storage.
    I cant update any apps, Gmail stopped working, cant find a satellite (when I turn maps on).
    I checked and the apps to be updated ar on SD card, and there is enough space to take it. Besides its only an update so how much space do they need?

    I'm not sure if the problems are relating to one issue or more.
    Can anyone help?
     

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    The memory card storage is generally not part of this problem, this is generally due to low phone storage. How much free phone memory do you have?
     
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    This is one of the things I really dislike on the phone. You start to get a low memory warning when there is still 30-40 Mb free on the phone! As you said, it kills the email and stops other apps from downloading.

    A couple of things you can do that might help. Use app2sd to move everything you can to the SD card [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.IQBS.android.app2sd] - If you can't download it due to space restrictions try the next step first.

    You should also goto SETTINGS>APPS click on the ALL tab and work your way through every app. Uninstall the ones you now longer use and clear the data and cache of any of the ones you are keeping. Pay attention to any browsers you are using - I found Firefox really used up a load of data that none of the other browsers did.

    Please note: deleting the data from an app will remove things like save games, high scores and personalisation - but will keep the apps on your phone.

    Good luck.
     
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    this is not sd card problem, use app2sd and shift your apps to sd card, you will get free space,
     
  5. MV6Matt

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    .......ain't that great!
    Just installed from Google Play - shifted loads of stuff - all of 2 minutes

    Thanks for a really useful suggestion!:):):)

    Matthew
     

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