1. mfrljak's Avatar
    It is the worst OS ever.. It doesn't matter how fast and beautiful it is, because this filling memory up with no reason makes it unusable. "Empty temp files" button not working, just animation. Uninstaling apps really not an option, c'mon. After hard reset and instalation of few apps 300 MB of free space left, which is enough for using phone. I'm not trying or want any new apps, just this few, but after 2 months of usage there is no more space left, not enough for take picture or even make a phone call. 0.00 bytes! Not only temp folder is filling, but the system has grown from 2.15 gb after hard reset to 2.26 gb now. Got this HTC 8s (gdr3) year and half ago and am tired of performing hard reset every 2 months, emptying ie cash doesn't help, niether do storage cleaners. Going back to android is only thing left, but I don't want that either.

    P.s. Some of You with wp 8.1, what is system folder size? Will 4 gb be enough for upgrade or should i "fix" it with hammer :/

    Is there any other solution left?
    Thanks
    03-16-2014 11:56 AM
  2. jojoe42's Avatar
    It is the worst OS ever.. It doesn't matter how fast and beautiful it is, because this filling memory up with no reason makes it unusable. "Empty temp files" button not working, just animation. Uninstaling apps really not an option, c'mon. After hard reset and instalation of few apps 300 MB of free space left, which is enough for using phone. I'm not trying or want any new apps, just this few, but after 2 months of usage there is no more space left, not enough for take picture or even make a phone call. 0.00 bytes! Not only temp folder is filling, but the system has grown from 2.15 gb after hard reset to 2.26 gb now. Got this HTC 8s (gdr3) year and half ago and am tired of performing hard reset every 2 months, emptying ie cash doesn't help, niether do storage cleaners. Going back to android is only thing left, but I don't want that either.

    P.s. Some of You with wp 8.1, what is system folder size? Will 4 gb be enough for upgrade or should i "fix" it with hammer :/

    Is there any other solution left?
    Thanks
    I don't have an HTC myself (I own a 1020) but if HTC does a software tool that allows you to flash a new copy of the OS you should look into that, the 'system' allocation on my device is 1.9GB. Secondly, 4GB on any phone (Android, even iPhones come with 8GB for a reason) is not enough as the OS and system files will take up most of that - all of the default, unremovable software on an S4 equals to about 6GB or something. The 8S is aimed at the low-end market, and really you should be lucky you (most likely) got it for such a cheap price as similar android devices are laggy at the same price. At this price you're expected to get a micro-sd card for expansion (pretty sure the 8S has a micro sd slot); as that's what they reduced (the storage) to get the price down lower. Just buy a micro sd card, they aren't expensive.
    03-16-2014 11:44 PM
  3. juanitoriv's Avatar
    WP8.1 will also allow for app install on SD as well. So, here in a week or so, soon as its released my MS, do it. Use the Developer Preview method and you wont have to wait for carrier support. Looking forward to it on my 8X
    03-17-2014 12:15 AM
  4. mfrljak's Avatar
    I tried to find that tool but unsuccessfull so far. . That method will be helpfull for sure.
    Android, on the other side, has posibility to empty cash from all apps. We can do that in some apps (ie explorer etc), but in my case there are just a few mb-s. And yes, I have sd card in phone but as you should know it is just for music and pictures (or maps for you with Nokia) for now, which wasn't problem at all. Biggest problem I think is that "temp files" allocation which cannot be deleted completely (yes, OS does that automaticly from time to time, but not all) and it is just getting bigger till hard reset. Hope this will be changed in wp 8.1, if not they should at least rename it to "permanent files".

    Now the question is will 4 GB be enough space to install wp 8.1? There were some speculations that "system" contains 4,7 GB or so. Guess i just have to wait few more weaks..
    03-17-2014 05:57 PM
  5. juanitoriv's Avatar
    FYI, my System is 3.23gb on one of my 8Xs 2.28gb on another. When I first looked, they both said 1.92gb until it finished working and updated the number... Hmmm.
    03-19-2014 12:38 PM
  6. Himanshu Gupta4's Avatar
    Do this and your temporary files will be gone.

    goto settings>>swipe left>>clear the internet explorer history and search history.
    now change the date in settings to any future year like 2030 or above..
    now leave your device for at least 20 minutes. after 20 minutes goto settings>>storage check>>swipe left and voila you temp files are less than 50mb.

    solution presented you by...
    Nokia Lumia Group
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/nokialumias/
    charlatan1978 and juanitoriv like this.
    03-19-2014 01:54 PM
  7. juanitoriv's Avatar
    Huh??? Oh, because the date change forces temp files to be wiped. Smart there. Me likey.
    03-19-2014 02:44 PM
  8. charlatan1978's Avatar
    That's a cool tip.
    My temp files have just dropped by about 400mb to 11.97mb.
    So thank you.
    03-20-2014 06:10 AM
  9. juanitoriv's Avatar
    I had crazy reductions also.. Thanks much man!!
    03-22-2014 05:33 AM
  10. mfrljak's Avatar
    Hi, tried this tip before few times, but nothing happened, just need to reopen all apps again and sync accounts manualy, because they have stoped working in the background.. Now tried this again, and from second attempt, when i change day, month and year it worked. After only few minutes temp files are gone, 5 MB left. Thanks :)
    04-02-2014 06:00 PM
  11. rvoje's Avatar
    My system storage is 5 GB... Dunno what to do. I don't wanna do soft reset. Did anyone found solution?
    04-16-2014 12:32 PM
  12. Thomas Ozawa's Avatar
    Remember to erase apps that you don't use and to erase your internet explorer historic
    04-16-2014 12:35 PM
  13. rvoje's Avatar
    Apps are in a separate section listed in storage app.
    04-16-2014 12:40 PM
  14. George Nikolopoulos's Avatar
    why don't you just update to 8.1 ? I have already installed above 2 gb programs in the sd in my htc 8s .
    mfrljak likes this.
    04-17-2014 01:29 AM
  15. mfrljak's Avatar
    why don't you just update to 8.1 ? I have already installed above 2 gb programs in the sd in my htc 8s .
    The best feature in WP 8.1 so far :)
    04-17-2014 11:05 AM
  16. Thomas Ozawa's Avatar
    The best feature in WP 8.1 so far :)
    get a 128Gb SD :)
    04-17-2014 07:41 PM
  17. mfrljak's Avatar
    get a 128Gb SD :)
    You think it is supported by 8s? :)
    04-17-2014 09:46 PM
  18. n13 black's Avatar
    8s supports max 32GB
    04-18-2014 04:02 PM
  19. sickgirl1964's Avatar
    How do we do the update with the HTC 8s?
    04-23-2014 08:07 PM

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