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    Android phone memory full – I don’t see how?

    by praetorperegrinus ·

    I have a Huawei Honor 8 Lite that I haven’t used a while and just turned on. When it said that 15.97 of its 16 GB of internal memory were full, I figured it was lots of photos, videos etc. from the camera. But the camera is set to work on the memory card (on which there is still lots of space), and all folders that have anything in them on the internal memory are a few hundred megabytes each, tops. The phone can’t calculate the size for all the folders at once, but I figure it should be no more than 2-3 GB, and definitely nowhere near 16. What can I do? I’m not too comfortable with doing a factory reset in case it messes something up with the contacts info etc.

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    • #2415198

      Even if the camera is set.

      by rproffitt ·

      In reply to Android phone memory full – I don’t see how?

      You still would offload the pictures and more to backup.

      I’m finding that many forget that backups are not optional. They put everything on their phone and then the phone fails. Only then do they learn about backups.

      Remember that there are plenty of prior discussions about full phones. Here I want to get you into a safe practice where you have your stuff on backups along with the photos and contacts. Do that now.

      • #2415197

        I agree completely, but the problem remains.

        by praetorperegrinus ·

        In reply to Even if the camera is set.

        I just did backup the photos etc. – I only noticed the whole issue while doing that, in fact – but the problem is, deleting them won’t fix the problem with the phone memory because most of them are on the memory card as it is, which is only about 1/3 full.

        Btw, sorry if I posted multiple instances of this thread – I kept getting an error message, so I thought it wasn’t posted at all.

    • #2415152

      The OS can take from 8 to 12 GB.

      by rproffitt ·

      In reply to Android phone memory full – I don’t see how?

      There’s no mystery about that but hey, sometimes folk are new to Android and smartphones and didn’t know.


      I see nothing wrong so far with your story except you may have not formatted your memory card in the phone or it was not really a 64GB card.

      1. Interesting about SPOTIFY. Remember I can’t guess if you use that. (Read that link!)
      2. See if SD Maid can help (read the link I just gave.)

      • #2415150

        Hmmm, thanks!

        by praetorperegrinus ·

        In reply to The OS can take from 8 to 12 GB.

        Aha, so, there’s a separate system partition that takes up around 6 GB and that’s not visible in Disk Usage, *plus* these 7,48GiB of system data on the regular partition? I really didn’t know that, thanks. (Just please correct me if I’m wrong about that – but from the thread you linked, that seems to be the case.) I thought everything would be visible and one can see the system size like on Windows. But then there’s barely enough space on the internal memory for a small-to-medium selection of apps and nothing else.

        There’s nothing wrong with the memory card, the stuff taking up space on it is real (lots of photos and videos, the camera is set to record on the memory card), sorry if I caused a misunderstanding there. The only part I didn’t understand was the internal memory.

        I don’t use Spotify on that phone, I’ll try SD Maid and see if it helps. (On Monday, it’s my mother’s phone now, so I don’t have it with me at the moment. :))

        • #2415149

          About barely enough.

          by rproffitt ·

          In reply to Hmmm, thanks!

          Not long ago we had Android phones with 512 megabytes of storage but we didn’t have apps that were large. Even back then I would suggest nothing less than 2GB because 0.5GB always had the owner spending too much time cleaning up.

          Fast forward to now and you want to have 32 or 64GB internal storage for many users as most don’t want to dig into Android.

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      by stampaprints ·

      In reply to Android phone memory full – I don’t see how?

      I had been faced the same issue in past I really explain to you first its not any problem but your installed app take lots of memory you have to uninstall new version of the application then remove cached memory and you get some space in your mobile

      • #2415093

        Just to ask…

        by praetorperegrinus ·

        In reply to help

        …you mean to uninstall and reinstall the apps, or..? (The apps that aren’t being used are already uninstalled.)

    • #2419861

      Reason why

      by kasanova96 ·

      In reply to Android phone memory full – I don’t see how?

      If you have too many songs they can be reason plus apps you installed and maybe some videos that you downloaded or something.

    • #2413224

      Android phone memory full

      by shaib5 ·

      In reply to Android phone memory full – I don’t see how?

      Delete all those unnecessary videos and files and reformat it again and if it has sd card space,try support it with external card so that some of those videos and files will go to it external memory,this will create more space for the phone.

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