Android Memory Full Problem !

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Solutions: Internal storage automatically getting low in Android
ou bought the latest Android phone and it says you have 12 GB of free internal storage. That’s a lot of space and you are thinking it will be more than enough for your apps, music and videos. Barely a month and you get the “not enough space” error. You check your apps and files and find that they are using just 5GB. You wonder, what’s eating up all that space? How do I get it back? Well, the internal storage automatically getting low issue is faced by many Android users and now you can try out the following methods to get most of your internal storage back:
Look for LOST.dir folder in your internal SD
If you frequently transfer lots of files between your Android device and PC or MAC, chances are there are huge recovered corrupted files in your LOST.dir folder. In my case I had about 2GB of those. Is it safe to delete them? Yes. Deleting the Lost.dir folder will not cause any harm. However, if important files such as Clockword Recovery files are corrupted, chances are that they have ended in Lost.dir, you might want to try and recover them using Recuva or other similar software. Follow this thread if you have want to recover your lost clockworkmod recovery files.
No matter how many times you delete this folder, chances are it will be recreated each time you transfer files and mount/unmount your device. You can prevent those large files from piling up in LOST.DIR by always safely ejecting or unmounting your android from the PC or MAC and by avoiding dismounting or ejection at the middle of a transfer
Look for large thumbnail files in DCIM folder in the internal storage
A common issue experienced by many android users is that their pictures and videos folder (DCIM) increases in size by itself i.e. even when no picture or video is taken. It appears that overtime large thumbnail files are created by your default gallery and have sizes that are far greater than the actual images. This is some sort of bug which still awaits a solution. However as a temporary fix you can simply delete the large files in the

mnt/SDcard/DCIM/.thumbnails

folder. I freed a total of 1.5 GB by deleting those files.
You might also want to install Quickpic and use it instead of default gallery to browse and view pictures. Quickpic gallery loads up very fast, has a clean interface and is currently the best gallery replacement for your Android.
Download Quickpic


Install Cleanmaster to delete junk files
Cleanmaster is a really nice app which will clean your system cache, residual files from apps previously uninstalled or deleted and also delete your unwanted search histories, call logs etc. I saved over 600mb via this app. However, you might want to de-select some cache files that are important. For example- I use Pulse reader and once your news are loaded in the app, you can view them without network connection later. Hence, before cleaning, I uncheck Pulse from the list of caches.
Run Cleanmaster at least once a week to avoid system cache from piling up later. Download Cleanmaster
Beware which files are getting selected, please check it every time you run Clean Master as It may delete Whatsapp Files and important Pics !
Power Clean is similar app.


Link2SD
Link2SD is a simple application which will allow your rooted Android to force move apps to external storage or SDcard, This will save you lots of internal storage. With Link2SD even system apps are converted into user apps so that you can move them out of phone memory.This means you can now install apps beyond the limited internal system memory. Download Link2SD .
Note: It is better to partition your SD card for storing apps on your SD via Link2SD. It is very easy to partition if you have Clockworkmod recovery installed. Most rooted devices have this. First turn off or restart your phone into recover mode. From there, select advanced->partition SD Card. From there, select how much space you want to allocate for that partition. Alternatively, you can install and use partition tools on your PC.There is one called . From the minitool wizard you can select your SDcard, format it and then partition it into primary and extra partition using the “Create” button. From there, select Fat32 as your SDcard’s file system and allocate space for your primary partition and secondary partition. Now when you open Link2SD you can select your new partition. Then, select the apps from the internal storage that you want to move to your SD. Then click on the action button to and click create link.Now, check all the three boxes and click “OK” to create links. Now all your internal storage apps are moved to SD card. To make your external SD as default storage for apps and games, go to settings -> Auto Link -> Now, Check all three boxes and press ok.
As you can see, I managed to free more than 4GB of space by following these methods to clean unwanted files eating up my android’s internal storage. Go ahead and try these solutions and free up loads of space in your android mobile !
 
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Rohit Kothari

Super User
Most of us are having problem of Android getting its
Internal Memory Full !
How ?
Why ?
What to do ?
Praaji, try to move some applications to SD card. Also, please see the whatsapp folder. We usually do not delete the images and videos which we get via whatsapp, which get downloaded into internal memory and will sit there. Also, try clearing application cache. These should result in substantial freeing up of internal memory.
 

neerajbanga

Well-Known Member
Paaji, move your data and application to external memory card and clear all the cache and temp files. It should resolve your problem.
 

anupmathur

Super Moderator
Staff member
This problem is also there on Windows phones of 16 GB internal memory. The worst part is that Windows does not permit the vast majority of apps to be installed on the SD card! Even if media is directed to the SD card, Windows itself gets bloated over time and there is virtually no free space left! You then have to re-set your phone to factory settings!
 

adsatinder

explorer
Most of the cases it depends on mobile to mobile. Each one has own problems. Solutions also are different for each mobile.
Try your luck !
 

adsatinder

explorer
Paaji, move your data and application to external memory card and clear all the cache and temp files. It should resolve your problem.
I have 32GB data card !
Internal Memory is full message started coming now only !
Why ?
This is something serious and fishy thing.
Think on it.
Earlier it was easy !
Now not !
Why ?
 

adsatinder

explorer
This problem is also there on Windows phones of 16 GB internal memory. The worst part is that Windows does not permit the vast majority of apps to be installed on the SD card! Even if media is directed to the SD card, Windows itself gets bloated over time and there is virtually no free space left! You then have to re-set your phone to factory settings!
Now with so much apps things are changing !
Really ?

Even then there is something fishy going on !
What ?
Push for new mobiles with good memory !

Android or other platform does not matters much as it is being pushed for memory full problems.
These days we can get better softwares but they are getting out of market.
Old apps that we use are now have grown up from 5MB to 20-30MB as in case of whatsapp !
Much junk is generated.
 

adsatinder

explorer
Praaji, try to move some applications to SD card. Also, please see the whatsapp folder. We usually do not delete the images and videos which we get via whatsapp, which get downloaded into internal memory and will sit there. Also, try clearing application cache. These should result in substantial freeing up of internal memory.
Check database file of whatsapp !
Move it to SD card !
I have 32GB SD card.
Problem lies in internal memory where I have no extra apps installed.
Read 2nd post:
LOST.dir
file/FOLDER is culprit !
 
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