- 02-02-2013, 04:39 PM #6
There currently seems to be no way other than hard reset. Microsoft needs to fix this.
Storage details - other category
What's the "other" in phone storage?
My "Other" storage is 2.5 GB now ..
The Other folder dilemma
Does ANYBODY have the answer to this phone storage issue (dear god it's killing me)
Where did all my memory go?!?!?
Help! "Other" ate up most my free space.
"Other" section of storage up to 5gig now.
8gb owners - any problems managing storage?
- 02-02-2013, 05:32 PM #7
MS needs to get off their collective a$$es and get moving. If they want to put out half baked, Swiss cheese software they better be prepared to fix more than one problem a quarter. BB is going to kick MS out of the way if MS doesn't get moving with some updates. The consumers won't wait for a yearly update or one fix a quarter. MS needs to get ahead of the curve to have a chance and stay there.
- 02-02-2013, 06:01 PM #9
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- 02-03-2013, 02:10 AM #17
02-03-2013, 09:14 AM #18
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"Other" includes any/all of the following: email account data, documents (be they attachments or storage cached from SkyDrive and SharePoint), browser history/cache, downloaded maps data, application settings/data (for example if an app downloads a lot of cached images for live tiles or lockscreen art, etc.), and pretty much all the non-categorized stuff. It sucks we can't "see" more specifics, and that's what I'd like to see improved, but my guess is you sync a lot of email data and attachments and/or maps and browser information. You could try the following:
- Settings > Applications > Internet Explorer > Delete History
- Settings > Applications > Maps > Delete History
- Settings > Applications > Search > Delete History
- Settings > Applications > Reset Office
I read a couple of the responses above and see things like "I only had 450MB free" (not picking on one person, just using an example) and think to myself, "WTF?! Remove some content, install update, and sync the content back again. YOU chose to install so many apps and content." Some of you are just complaining to complain because you want a piece of plastic and silicon to be smarter than you. "Gee, why can't I use my phone without consuming disk space?! WHAT?! YOU MEAN APPS TAKE UP SPACE?!" Good grief people, think!!
- 02-03-2013, 09:56 AM #19
You're not giving up anything, you're using the device.
- 02-03-2013, 10:23 AM #20
- 02-03-2013, 10:56 AM #21
- 02-03-2013, 11:55 AM #22
Mine is currently at 4.21 GB of data, and I'm convinced it HAS to be related to the number of installed apps. I'm sure a chunk of it is related to Nokia Maps (I have 251.3 MB of maps installed on my phone), but that's it. I just went (after looking at the size of "Other") and deleted my browsing, search, and maps history like was suggested, along with resetting my camera and Office. It dropped it to an exact 4.00 GB, so there is SOME blame there. However, that is still 4.00 GB that's not fully accounted for.
I've got the 251.3 MB of data from my installed maps (of IL and MOP), but I don't know about the rest. I have a Lumia 920 though, and am at 5.32 GB of free space, so I am not too concerned about a storage crunch, but I'm pretty sure it has been mentioned that uninstalled apps leave something behind before, so I am wondering if we need something like Android, where you can manually go in and delete all data related to a specific app.
Whatever the cause, they definitely need to give people the ability to see what it is. I have a lot of games on my phone, but their saves should not make up 3+ GB when the probably 50+ games on my Xbox 360 probably don't take up that much.
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