1. Check out our app, Forums for Android! Download and leave feedback here!

Support uninstall apps = Available memory stays the same

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jaunvie, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. jaunvie

    jaunvie New Member
    Thread Starter
    6

    Jan 23, 2010
    4
    1
    6
    When I uninstall apps. (I've tried both the settings menu and the app market) my available memory stays the same. I can't seem to get any more memory. Are the apps somehow staying on there? It doesn't show them at all, or is it a glitch in the phone?

    I running the original OS.
     

    Advertisement

    Andima likes this.
  2. jasonamd

    jasonamd Well-Known Member
    18

    Jan 16, 2010
    84
    18
    18
    Most of the apps are relatively small in size...usually in the low kb range. Since the Moment reports space in MB, uninstalling apps that only use a few kb isn't going to change the space it reports.
     
  3. SlyFerret

    SlyFerret Well-Known Member
    43

    Dec 1, 2009
    395
    25
    43
    "Memory" refers to RAM. The only thing that will free up RAM is closing running programs.

    Uninstalling programs will free up the internal flash storage space, but won't do anything to free up RAM unless that particular program happened to be running at the time it was uninstalled (causing it to be exited, of course).

    -SF
     
  4. jasonamd

    jasonamd Well-Known Member
    18

    Jan 16, 2010
    84
    18
    18
    "Memory" can also refer to the internal storage space on the phone...so it depends on exactly what the original post was referring to as to what the correct answer is.
     
  5. jaunvie

    jaunvie New Member
    Thread Starter
    6

    Jan 23, 2010
    4
    1
    6
    Thanks for the replies. I was talking about the internal storage. Everytime I download a program the available memory goes down, but when I uninstall the same program, the available memory stays the same.
     
  6. njbianco

    njbianco Well-Known Member
    46

    Nov 5, 2009
    434
    8
    46
    Male
    metro detroit
    I had this problem back in November I did a hard reset and haven't had the problem since.
     
  7. toefer

    toefer Well-Known Member
    18

    Nov 15, 2009
    85
    21
    18
    I noticed this too. Restarting the phone will solve the problem.
     

Share This Page

Loading...