1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

short on memory?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mkwine, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. mkwine

    mkwine Lurker
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    4
    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2010

    Sep 9, 2010
    4
    0
    5
    Okay, So I've had my phone (Droid1) for about 8 or 9 months and I love it. I just recently updated the phone to the 2.2 myself. I wasn't sent it like the rest of the phones. One problem I've ran into is memory. Everyday it says that I'm sort on memory, but I don't have a lot of applications. I have maybe... 8. I've deleted most of them because it says I need room. My question is.. what can I do to get memory back? does rooting help with memory? Should I restart my whole phone, if so, how do i do that? Thank you all.

    Matthew.
     

    Advertisement

  2. that guy

    that guy Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    36
    Posts:
    43
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2010

    Aug 29, 2010
    43
    1
    36
    diving
    south jersey
    get a bigger sd card
     
  3. mkwine

    mkwine Lurker
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    4
    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2010

    Sep 9, 2010
    4
    0
    5
    Apps cant be saved on the sd card.. I've already moved a couple apps over to the sd card to save room but it didn't seem to help. There has to be a way to get memory on my phone.. I have NOTHING on there..
     
  4. Fabolous

    Fabolous Superuser
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    313
    Posts:
    3,635
    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2009

    Nov 7, 2009
    3,635
    2,126
    313
    Multi-platinum Rapper
    Illinois
    What is your available internal phone storage when you go into settings -> sd card & phone storage?

    If it's not actually low, I wouldn't worry much about those warnings.
     
  5. mkwine

    mkwine Lurker
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    4
    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2010

    Sep 9, 2010
    4
    0
    5
    either way it says that my text messages is full n stuff.. so basically I cant text anyone, download apps, or anything until i make room (delete an app)
     
  6. Lock-N-Load

    Lock-N-Load Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    143
    Posts:
    2,309
    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2010

    Feb 8, 2010
    2,309
    195
    143
    won the lottery
    WestSiiiide
    get a cache cleaner
    delete music
    delete txt messages
    delete photos
    delete backup files that something like MyBackup Pro makes if you schedule backups

    clearly, if you only have like 8 apps that you downloaded, there is more to this story. I have 100 or so and have nearly 10x the memory you have.

    BTW, when I say "delete" I often copy the movable items above to my computer then delete them off the phone

    also, something like Astro can show you the actual files on your SD card and see them in terms of size and look at what files/directories are bloated
     
  7. mkwine

    mkwine Lurker
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    4
    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2010

    Sep 9, 2010
    4
    0
    5
    how do I move pictures from my phone to my computer
     
  8. Lock-N-Load

    Lock-N-Load Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    143
    Posts:
    2,309
    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2010

    Feb 8, 2010
    2,309
    195
    143
    won the lottery
    WestSiiiide
    -attach a USB cable
    -when phone tells you USB is connected then go ahead and mount it
    -drag them off your phone (in whatever directory you have them saved to - most likely sdcard/DCIM/camera) and drop them onto your computer and save them. But your messaging app and other apps can also save images elsewhere.
    -delete the ones off your phone you want to make room (could do this part through the Gallery as well)
    -unmount the phone
     

Share This Page

Loading...