1. PeregrineSlim's Avatar
    The latest update .953 tries to install, but it won't install due to needing '622.47Mb of space to download'. It directs me to storage to make room.

    In storage on 'this device' there is nothing left to either move or uninstall even though there are apps like Groove and Xbox that I never use.

    On 'storage usage', 'this device': it reads on 'temporary tiles' that there are 1.26GB of 'pending updates and preview builds'.

    So how do I get it to install .953 from here as already other apps won't update due to storage constraints as well.

    i have only 8MB of storage on the 640XL, but it seems to install fine for some.
    03-19-2017 11:34 PM
  2. Starboy21's Avatar
    How about buying a sd card n moving apps music vids pics to sd or if u already hav one then make a backup of ur phone n then reset it.It seems to be the only way..
    03-20-2017 02:20 AM
  3. PeregrineSlim's Avatar
    It already has an SD card, but there is nothing left on the device memory left to install on the SD or uninstall.

    There is too much stuff that Microsoft wants locked up on the device memory, rather than shifted to SD.

    I think you need root access somehow to de-install factory pre-set apps on the device's memory.

    But hopefully there is a simpler solution.
    03-20-2017 10:54 PM
  4. babyishcare's Avatar
    During a wireless update, you might see a message that says the update can't be installed because it needs more space than you have on your device. If you see this message, there are a few ways you can update your device:
    Plug your device into your computer and update using iTunes.
    Manually remove content from your device and try to update again.
    03-20-2017 11:13 PM
  5. RohanRonQM's Avatar
    How does iTunes work with Window phones?
    and what is the whole point of that?
    Originally posted by babyishcare
    During a wireless update, you might see a message that says the update can't be installed because it needs more space than you have on your device. If you see this message, there are a few ways you can update your device:
    Plug your device into your computer and update using iTunes.
    Manually remove content from your device and try to update again.
    03-25-2017 12:14 PM
  6. Naushaba Khatoon's Avatar
    04-03-2017 10:48 PM
  7. Naushaba Khatoon's Avatar
    Had same problem on my 550. A good man on mspu suggested i even remove my email accounts after removing every possible item (pics,song,video,apps,maps,etc) from the phone storage. It worked for me once and i managed to update but now i have another update and even removing email won't give me enough space. Try it out it may work for you. All the best !
    04-03-2017 10:52 PM
  8. Naushaba Khatoon's Avatar
    During a wireless update, you might see a message that says the update can't be installed because it needs more space than you have on your device. If you see this message, there are a few ways you can update your device:
    Plug your device into your computer and update using iTunes.
    Manually remove content from your device and try to update again.
    Sorry, did u say itunes? For updating windows phone? I am assuming you were referring to Windows Device Recovery Tool, and may be due to some distraction u wrote itunes.
    04-03-2017 10:53 PM
  9. kpadhiyar201's Avatar
    Hi All,

    I am suffering same problem for couple of days. Searching a lot than found a sillyyyyy solution that is just change date to earlier than now and phone will automatically remove that files.

    Sorry if you can't delete.
    This works for me.
    10-12-2017 08:37 AM

Similar Threads

  1. Update trouble
    By Dave Sloan in forum Microsoft Lumia 950
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 04-13-2017, 12:46 AM
  2. Windows 10 cannot pin Snipping Tool to the taskbar
    By pwt12855 in forum Windows 10
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-24-2017, 09:49 PM
  3. Gaming on Windows 10 - what do I need to know?
    By James Falconer in forum PC Gaming
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 03-21-2017, 10:25 AM
  4. How to access pictures/videos on a Windows Phone 10 through PC?
    By Windows Central Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 03-21-2017, 06:46 AM
  5. Can I edit/change files while they're being uploaded?
    By Windows Central Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-19-2017, 03:33 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD