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General Memory usage question

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Peter123, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. Peter123

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    What is eating up memory?

    When I received the refurb it said 131Mb free space.
    I have installed a few apps (google voice, notepad, swype) it shrank by 1 Mb (only)

    After the nightly profilactic battery pull for 1 minute I rebooted the phone
    and now I have 120 Mb. Where did the 10Mb go?

    Peter
     

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    I thought swype was over 4MB? Have you used the internet browser? That'll eat up 6MB of cache.
     
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    Did you do any internet surfing? Browser cache can climb to be many MBs very quickly. Easy to check and clean:

    Settings -> Applications -> Manager Applications -> select Browser -> Cache (Clear Cache button)

    Check you memory usage before and after and see if this accounts for the difference.
     
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    I have not used the browser at all on this phone - still it had ~200kb in cache...
    I looked around other prgrams' caches - cleared up about 3 Mb...
    Peter
     
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    Is there an app that clears all caches with one button press?
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    I've used HistoryEraser; free in the market. It works well for me. It doesn't clear everything with the touch of a button, but it clears with the touch of a couple of buttons.

    HistoryEraser - Android app on AppBrain

    *EDIT* and it allows for erasing of the market search history.
     

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