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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jeffinthecity, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. jeffinthecity

    jeffinthecity Newbie
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    I've had this message on my phone (an Evo Shift 4G) since downloading some app updates this afternoon. When I looked at the application management settings, I saw that Facebook, Overdrive Media, and several others were the biggest offenders (roughly 20ish MB apiece), and the 'move to SD card' option was grayed out.
    How can I free up some memory without rooting my phone (don't wanna risk being stuck with a no-warranty brick) or another factory reset? (I had the same problem in late January, and all the Sprint store told me was to factory reset it)

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  2. Mada

    Mada Android Enthusiast

    Do you have all possible applications that can be moved to the SD card? (If the app has a widget and you're using the widget, don't move it.)

    Uninstall applications you don't use?

    Move pictures/videos from phone to computer and then delete off phone? (or move them to external memory)

    Those are some things I just thought of on the top of my head.
  3. xmr405o

    xmr405o Android Expert

    You can clear browser cache and other apps that might help. I used to do that with my Droid 1. Also if you haven't yet, you can try migrating your phone contacts to google rather than sorting then on your phone.

    I'm gonna move this thread to the shift forums so someone with more experience can help.
  4. jeffinthecity

    jeffinthecity Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the tips; I just realized I never replied/updated.
    I've moved everything I can to the SD card and regularly delete whatever apps I don't use; and that usually clears up the problem for another couple of weeks.
    How can I shift my photos/videos from phone to computer en mass; and how do I convert my contacts from phone to Google contacts? Is there a way to do that for everyone without going into each and every single contact and changing it?

HTC EVO Shift 4G Forum

The HTC EVO Shift 4G release date was January 2011. Features and Specs include a 3.6" inch screen, 5MP camera, 512GB RAM, Snapdragon S2 processor, and 1500mAh battery.

January 2011
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