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Topic # 230590 3-Mar-2018 11:35
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I want to free up some space on my phone.
I have tried the wizard on my phone but that has not freed up enough for the latest update.
I was thinking about deleting some of my emails from Google ?
My email is imap so not sure if that would help ?
Any help appreciated.
My phone is a Huawei P9 lite

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  Reply # 1967483 3-Mar-2018 11:55
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Do you have an SD card?
Can you get one?
Have you removed any music, photos, videos etc?




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  Reply # 1967491 3-Mar-2018 12:20
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turb: Do you have an SD card?
Can you get one?
Have you removed any music, photos, videos etc?
..

Yes and yes to both.

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  Reply # 1967495 3-Mar-2018 12:29
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Delete all the apps and reinstall after the update?




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  Reply # 1967537 3-Mar-2018 14:39
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Have you moved apps that can be moved to the SD?


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  Reply # 1967540 3-Mar-2018 14:56
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Cleared the cache?

Photos, music, videos hog the most space, look at these first

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  Reply # 1967569 3-Mar-2018 16:49
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Settings>storage>cache

Clear the cache is usually the most effective.

An app like diskusage can help you find the biggest offenders for file size

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.diskusage

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  Reply # 1967601 3-Mar-2018 18:14
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And if you have the microsoft suite, say goodbye to space. ~230mb for each app (likes of powerpoint and onenote which EVERYONE needs.. right?)

 

It's killing Samsung J5s used in the business sector that all of a sudden want to open office365 docs left and right. All of a sudden the 8/16G is mostly core apps and 1-2G free usable.

 

I've noticed Android and its must-have services have been a bit of a killer to anything with specs about the age of devices too old to run more than KitKat now. The 3 high space/memory services google now 'needs' to make things faster - just Like FB and its offline caching instead of being a web front end chewing up 300-600Mb

 

Woe on anyone that doesn't do a handset change every 2 years :/


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  Reply # 1967624 3-Mar-2018 19:33
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So Beenz how did you get on?




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  Reply # 1967640 3-Mar-2018 20:19
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Disk Usage app. You can clear all the caches at once from the settings -> disk space thingy, they can be huge. Delete the big apps like MS, Facebook, and delete movies / etc.





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