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  1. Thefado96

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    I'm sure this was already asked a billion times already, but anyway:

    So, I've been getting those "Storage memory running low" messages lately. Checking under settings I had around 100MB free, so I decided it was time to free some memory space by the usual means. I bought a new 16GB external SD card and readied to move stuff in there.

    Before staring the process, I had 1.98GB of used up space.

    So I:
    -Moved every song/video/image to EXT SD
    -Moved every app (via Androids settings) to EXT SD

    Incredibly enough, the used up space rose to 2.02GB. I didn't know what to think.

    Then I:
    -Cleared caches of most apps. I left the 7 or so with 12KB of cache.
    -Cleared most message threads.
    -Uninstalled 2/3 apps I didn't use anymore.

    Then my free space was 376MB. And used space was 2.01GB.
    I've heard someone saying certain log files use up lots of storage but I run a search for "log" on the entire system and found nothing.

    I'm asking if there are any other means to free memory storage space. I don't get any more "Memory warnings" now, but having only around 370MB of internal memory seems kind of odd to me.
    I also began to wonder if I didn't perhaps catch any virus/malware that fills up memory randomly.

    Any idea? Thanks in advance.

    Current status:
    ***Total Storage: 4GB***
    -System Memory: 1.81GB
    -Used Space: 2.01GB
    -Cached Data: 6.62MB
    -Misc. Files: 187MB
    -Available Space: 376MB

    Running Android 4.4.4 on a Samsung.
     

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  2. chanchan05

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    There's really nothing much else to do to help you. That's just the way it is. 4GB for an Android phone is simply too small.
     
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