1. sportrckr's Avatar
    I just checked my phone storage last night and it showed my "Other" storage at over 5GB, I know that this has caused a problem for a lot of people and the main resolution seems to be doing a hard reset. However after a couple minutes searching in the store I ran across two apps, Storage Cleaner and Shrink Storage, which advertise the ability to shrink the Other storage by filling the phone with data, forcing the OS to remove unnecessary files (ie files in Other) and then allows you to remove the files that the app created therefore reducing the amount of space that Other takes up.

    I was wondering if anyone has tried either of these apps before and what, if any, success they've had with using it.
    06-25-2013 07:18 AM
  2. z33dev33l's Avatar
    What phone do you have because Nokia has a better option built in.
    06-25-2013 07:22 AM
  3. sportrckr's Avatar
    I've got a HTC 8X, hence why I was looking at these apps since HTC doesn't seem to have a similar app compared to what Nokia offers
    06-25-2013 07:32 AM
  4. Pete's Avatar
    I tried it when it first came out (the author is a semi regular on Microsoft Answers). Personally, I regained about 300Mb, but other people have reported more of a saving.

    The best solution is still a factory reset, as bitter as that pill is to swallow...
    06-25-2013 07:48 AM
  5. chelepalma's Avatar
    You have to do the hard reset, then download Storage shrink and do a scan twice a day and the "others" memory in you Phone don't grow up
    06-25-2013 08:05 AM
  6. absonj's Avatar
    I use shrink storage at least once a month. Routine maintenance for me. I do it three times to get maximum results. Note that it won't delete all from storage, but I routinely get 100mb freed after three runs. It usually leaves about 2 gigs. I would rather have that than the occasional hard reset. Its a pain, but I manage my pictures and videos to cloud only, don't keep them on the phone. Also, delete internet history every now and then, I've noticed that's also where I've gotten some additional space as well.
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    06-25-2013 08:07 AM

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