You 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:
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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 device.
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Thanak you so much. I free more than 2 GB.
how did you do it?
WOW! I thought LOST.dir was some important file. Guess what? I had 5 GB of junk in there!! You’re a savior. Many Thanks.
Thanks a lot Clean master application cleaned alot of junk files and got me 1GB
how about the diskcache thingy? is it safe to delete those?
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Problem solved: I went from 0MB free to 250MB free! I have a Verizon Android HTC phone. I struggled with the critically low internal storage error that prompted me to clear the temporary files from applications. I had to go through this for each text I wanted to send, and sometimes couldn’t even take a photo. I finally figured it out last night after 5-months of annoyances! If you have the “Backup Assistant Plus” app on your phone (mine came default and cannot be uninstalled), this might be eating up a majority of your internal storage. I never used this app, but it was constantly running on my phone. I discovered it was using 250MB of data on my phone. I deleted the data, and my phone is healthy again! If you do not use this app, you might want to do this too.
To do what I did:
1. Go to Settings
2. Go to Apps
3. Go to “All Apps”
4. Go to “Backup Assistant Plus”
5. Hit the “Clear Data” button
here’s a picture of what’s going on with me, just got it and it says its out of memory. Can’t install any applications and I don’t know how to do much https://www.dropbox.com/s/8p3gqjs4q6i1tv5/Photo%20Nov%2016%2C%204%2029%2043%20PM.png
view this photo please
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Hi! Interesting stuff. I have a doubt though. In my android 2.2.1 the LOST.dir folder has 3 files each named as a 5 digit number. For each file, the details section shows ‘Last modified time’ as ’01/01/1980 00:00′. Is it safe to delete these files?
I guess you’ve already deleted those files by now. If not:
Yes you can delete them without affecting your Android’s Operating System. They are just corrupted files in your SDCard and It will be a headache to extract them anyway.
But I noticed that in the app settings…Google search had about 300 mb data…what if I touch clear data?? Help!!
For my S2 GT-9100 device with stock android 4.1.2 was showing system memory full messages all the time with System Storage 1.87 used out of 1.97 GB.
Following worked for me like a charm
1. *#9900# typed on keypad — System Storage 1.53 used out of 1.97GB
2. App Cache Cleaner – free from Google Play — System storage 621MB used out of 1.97GB
Hope this helps someone.
Thanks a lot Mr. Saurabh Sen .Your suggested code(*#9900#) really helped me a lot.
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Your title is Internal storage getting low, and you only talk about cleaning your sd card. This was no help at all!
My problem is the internal storage limit decreased from 8 GB to 4GB. Any solution?
My i ball tab’s internal storage reduced automatically.. Yesterday I checked 8GB free.. today just 4GB free space.. anyone can tell the solution..
very helpful, thanks for sharing knowldge
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