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What takes up the "Other" category of my phone storage and why is it so big?

Discussion in 'Android Help' started by amydunne, Feb 6, 2016.

  1. amydunne

    amydunne Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I've been searching this same question on the internet and it seems like a lot of people also have this problem. The "Other" category in phone storage takes up too much space, yet there is no way to view what kinds of files these are, if they're actually useful or not.

    The answers usually say that it's the System that takes up the "other" category, but my phone already shows "system" as a separate category from "other." Screenshot_2016-02-07-09-14-15-830.png Screenshot_2016-02-07-09-14-11-11.png Screenshot_2016-02-07-09-14-17-940.png
    As you can see, the system takes up around 2GB. It's separate from the Other category which I still do not know the purpose of.

    PLEASE HELP!! My phone's internal storage is already tiny as it is. I wanna know if I can still budge up the 1GB of space that "other" takes up.


    Thank you so much!
    I use an OPPO A11w.
     



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  2. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    Could be the other app data. I have a Samsung so they may handle storage labeling differently. For example, the app for Hearthstone is somewhere around 600mb only, but the other data uses up 2.5GB. In a Samsung they are both labeled under Hearthstone so under apps. Not sure for you. Or it could be like the Medscape app. The Medscape app only uses up around 50mb. However it downloads a database of up to 800mb which shows up under my Miscellaneous Data.
     
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