I keep getting an error message on my droid that says "phone storage space getting low" even though I have deleted most of the apps I downloaded and text messages to make space. Now when I try to open any of the apps on the phone I get an error message that says "the app has stopped unexpectedly try again later" then it ask to foreclose or report.
NONE of my apps will move to the SD card that were on the phone to begin with. So when I any time I take a picture or recieve text messages (and I currently only have 5 from two different people--that's TEN MESSAGES TOTAL) Low storage pops up randomly. I just bought a bigger SD memory card, good to know that was pointless.
I've deleted my Gmail spam and trash, I wish I could delete more stupid stuff like "SLACKER" and "KINDLE" but it won't let me.
I don't use the standard Email function on the phone. I don't know what you are referencing by "cache", but I will delete it if I can.
PLEASE HELP. This phone ***** and the people at my verizon store suck more.
Your 18.6 MB of internal space is why you keep getting a low space message. You should try and keep it at 30 MB or more. Have you deleted any unneeded applications (excluding the pre-installed ones)? Cleared application cache? Cleared out your email (not gmail) trash folder? Backed your SMS messages and then cleared the data to your Dialer Storage app? Steps for completing each of these questions have been answered before and can be located through a search of this community.
My phone keeps saying storage space is low or can't accept incoming text messages due to need to delete files. I purchased a 8 gb sd card to try and avoid this. My phone shows I have 7.0GB available space on card and 18.6 MB of internal space. What should I do?
Every time I clear anything that I think isn't important, my phone doesn't work properly, like my ringtones & notices change & aren't available. How do I learn what ones to clear???
That sounds like you are clearing the data for the application. You should clear the CACHE only.
Thank you all for your replies. I really appreciate the time you take to help out in the forums.
I can definitely understand how this can get frustrating. I researched this issue and found it has been reported by other Vortex users. The best way to prevent this from recurring is to remove applications that you do not use and change the configurations of the applications to not running in the background when they are not needed.
Have you tried deleting the apps you don't use or saving them to you SD card? Also, Ann154 provided some great suggestions. Have you tried any of them yet?
Please post back if you continue to see this low storage message after trying the suggestions provided by me and other members of the forum in this thread.
As mentioned above you can move them as well.
If you goto the same location Ann posted above but then click the "Media Area" tab, you can move applications to the larger, internal storage area. This phone has 16gig internally, carved up into various bits. 2gig roughly is the default application storage area. Then you've got 11gig 'media area'. This is where VZ assumed you'd put stuff like your MP3's, videos, etc. So apps don't go there.
However, if you click the Media Area tab from the 'Manage Applications' settings screen you can migrate some of your apps to that 'Media Area' space. This is probably a real good idea for games that are large or store a lot of data. It won't let you move things like the browser or any other 'hard installed' apps that came with the phone. But definitely anything you downloaded can go there.
just to share my experience with this, and pose a question at the end related to final and obvious solution for my case.
So we get countless of notifications on updates, and most of the time, i will look but skip
Today, i decided to apply an update to one the the apps
Poof, after completion, i get the error and notification that incoming messages will be rejected, which i certainly do not want to happen
So the obvious solution would be to undo the change, but i did not realise i could do that i.e uninstall the update
So i started looking which apps i could uninstall
Selected one, error remains, restarted the phone, error persists
Then i realised i did not check whether that app was already on the SD
So i selected another app installed on the phone itself
Error remains, restarted the phone, error persists
Concerned about missing messages, i quickly delete several unwanted messages, blindly thinking it would make space for the next few incoming messages
Error remains, restarted the phone, error persists
Then I realise messages occupy relatively little space, and if even a single message could not be accepted, the phone would probably crash already
So, it must be case of some threshold in place, i.e messages not accepted once free space goes below 10%
And that space could be allocated to apps, like Messaging, in extents, and the 15 or so messages I deleted would not free up an entire extent
So, in the end, I give up. I did not want to uninstall that app, but it seemed I that was the next thing to do.
Then, I discover I could uninstall updates, and proceeded to do that.
The issue is that it uninstalls ALL updates to the core app, so it would be nice if it could only revert to the previous version.
How could that be done?
So how did you download the app Storage Analyser if your phone had low storage & wouldn't let you download anything?? That's what mine is doing. It wont let me add anything to clear the problem!!!! Is there an app that I can use to clear the unimportant info??? & if so, how do I clear enough space to download it????
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raggidydi, receiving this message is definitely frustrating especially when you're not able to download anything else. Have you tried any of the above steps and suggestions for stopping the error from appearing? Clearing the cache, removing apps your no longer using, and adjusting the app configurations to not run in the background when you're not using them? Please keep us posted.
I think you should clear your browser cache, data,
Do you facebook Apps installed on your device? Launch the Application Manager, Tap Facebook, > App info,-> to clear cache, clear data
If you can run the facebook, run it, Press Menu button for settings, You should find a option to delete Facebook cache files.