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Samsung A51 says it incurred low memory.

Discussion in 'Android Help' started by LGallyandriods, Aug 13, 2020.

  1. LGallyandriods

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    I have a new Samsung A51 and it has warned me a couple times that low memory was incurred. I am not a heavy user and I only use 32% of my storage.

    Anyone else have this issue?
     


  2. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    How much storage do you have free (absolute value, not percentage)? Only internal storage, free space on a microSD card is not relevant to this message.
     
  3. LGallyandriods

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    I have 128G internal and I'm using 40G.
     
  4. Hadron

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    Okayyy, then you really shouldn't be getting such messages. They'll appear when you get down to your last couple of GB, not before.

    But just for clarity, I asked how much you had free space rather than how much you are using because (a) it's the free space that matters here, not what's used, and (b) usage is ambiguous: some people will say what they personally are using but not what the system is using (which they may not even know, or even realise is a thing), and this can cause confusion.

    But if you have 10s of GB free then fluctuations in caches won't bring you to the point of triggering the low storage message. Which makes me wonder whether this was a real system message or an advert pretending to be one in order to push you to install some junk app? Can you describe exactly what the message looked like, what it said and in what context it appeared? Sorry for all the questions, but as I say it sounds like there is no way the system storage warning should be appearing, which is why I'm wondering whether it's possible it was something else.
     
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  5. LGallyandriods

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    I have 88G available. I will take a screen shot next time it happens. I honestly didn't pay that much attention, I just cleared the warning.

    Any thoughts on the other issue I posted about "o'clock"
     
  6. Hadron

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    I can't help with that one: I turned on the speech recognition on my first smartphone in 2010, used it twice to test it and never since. The first thing I do with any keyboard is go into the settings and disable the voice input key (I don't use any voice assistant either). Speech to text isn't really my thing.
     
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  7. LGallyandriods

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    Are you still using a flip-phone? LOL
     
  8. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    FWIW I never use phone speech recognition either, either because on some devices I've had it only understands Mandarin, or it's often inconvenient or inconsiderate for me to "OKAY GOOGLE...." or whatever at my phone.

    I know my dad loves Alexa on his smart-speakers he bought from Amazon.
     
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  9. Hadron

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    Nope, I'm actually running android 11. I just don't have an actual use for speech to text.
     
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