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  1. djeire84's Avatar
    Hi there I recently got my Lumia 640XL and I have already ran out of storage (on the phone I've an additional 4GB on a temp sd card until I get a larger one) I noticed that system files are taking the lions share of storage followed by 2.0GB apps and games (I also have apps installed to SD) and I am wondering why?
    I had the Nokia Lumia 520 with the same 4GB memory card and I never got the storage warning. I have upload to OneDrive on and I am still coming up short space wise.
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    08-23-2015 01:03 PM
  2. djeire84's Avatar
    That screenshot is after I cleared some storage 1GB is far too small still and I cant install some games and apps to SD card.
    08-23-2015 01:05 PM
  3. noobchief's Avatar
    I guess your best bet is to get a huge SD card, I have a L640XL too, I have no problems on my additional 1.8Gb SD card xD. What's the secret? I have no games and I only have a handful of apps only 😁
    08-23-2015 01:43 PM
  4. Arizona Willie's Avatar
    How do you take a screenshot on the Lumia 640 XL?
    08-23-2015 04:58 PM
  5. akshaypn's Avatar
    How do you take a screenshot on the Lumia 640 XL?
    Volume up + power button
    08-23-2015 05:02 PM
  6. akshaypn's Avatar
    With each new updates system files have gone larger since WP 8,and so do most of the apps with new updates and features.. Besides they say it's 8 GB but it's actually 6.94 GB s to start with.. The plus is you can store most of the apps on Sd card..
    08-23-2015 05:13 PM
  7. djeire84's Avatar
    I'll be getting a bigger sd card bit for the time being ill let my games be at a minimum. Suppose there is now way of clearing some more space as I have cleared enough for now.
    08-23-2015 06:20 PM
  8. Ita Chi's Avatar
    I have got a Class 10 32gigs memory card on my Lumia 640xl. I have transferred all my apps on the card and I have some 2gigs of space left in the phone storage. The phone's working pretty well on these settings. :)
    08-23-2015 10:24 PM
  9. djeire84's Avatar
    I have got a Class 10 32gigs memory card on my Lumia 640xl. I have transferred all my apps on the card and I have some 2gigs of space left in the phone storage. The phone's working pretty well on these settings. :)

    Wow that's a really small amount of storage on the main phone. Can I ask how much was your sd card and does it work really well?
    08-24-2015 07:16 PM
  10. djeire84's Avatar
    I have found a really useful app to delete those pesky "other" files on the phone storage. **please note app must be installed to phone directory**
    Check out "Storage Cleaner Pro" for Windows Phone http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=...5-3980949fa338
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    08-24-2015 08:06 PM
  11. Ita Chi's Avatar
    Wow that's a really small amount of storage on the main phone. Can I ask how much was your sd card and does it work really well?
    Well , considering our phone has 8gigs of storage , and the system takes almost 3.60gb space , 2.5 gigs of free space isn't that bad. XD i have all my data stored on memory card so i never worry about the phone memory. And i use the Samsung evo 32gigs memory card. Got it for nearly $12 i guess..
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    08-24-2015 09:51 PM
  12. djeire84's Avatar
    Well , considering our phone has 8gigs of storage , and the system takes almost 3.60gb space , 2.5 gigs of free space isn't that bad. XD i have all my data stored on memory card so i never worry about the phone memory. And i use the Samsung evo 32gigs memory card. Got it for nearly $12 i guess..

    Omg that is an absolute steal for a class 10. Wow amazing buy!! Yes all I need is a bigger memory card so like I suppose if your able to use the phone without the dreaded storage low coming up then that's the way I need to go. As I have onedrive for my pics and video I don't have much media on my phone as I also have music saved on my OneDrive. I seriously cannot get over the price of the SD card though. :)
    08-24-2015 11:46 PM
  13. djeire84's Avatar
    Well , considering our phone has 8gigs of storage , and the system takes almost 3.60gb space , 2.5 gigs of free space isn't that bad. XD i have all my data stored on memory card so i never worry about the phone memory. And i use the Samsung evo 32gigs memory card. Got it for nearly $12 i guess..

    Oh I forgot to ask how did you get ALL your apps to install to SD as some apps cant be installed to SD. Is it because I have a smaller storage on the SD on the phone currently or does having a larger storage ensure 100% apps to install to SD.
    08-24-2015 11:48 PM
  14. djeire84's Avatar
    Well , considering our phone has 8gigs of storage , and the system takes almost 3.60gb space , 2.5 gigs of free space isn't that bad. XD i have all my data stored on memory card so i never worry about the phone memory. And i use the Samsung evo 32gigs memory card. Got it for nearly $12 i guess..

    Found it on ebay thanks so much for pointing me in the right direction for the best SD card. Its about 12 here so roughly the same price you paid. Thank you 😊
    08-25-2015 12:05 AM
  15. RichardTheKing's Avatar
    Wow that's a really small amount of storage on the main phone. Can I ask how much was your sd card and does it work really well?
    Hi, I am using a 64GB:
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    I have got 2.41GB left (Including the full uk map) on the phone and used 19.80 GB of the 64GB:
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    08-25-2015 03:03 AM
  16. djeire84's Avatar
    Hi, I am using a 64GB:

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    I have got 2.41GB left (Including the full uk map) on the phone and used 19.80 GB of the 64GB:

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    Wow that's an amazing amount of storage! Do u have 100% of the apps stored on SD card? As there are some that I couldn't install to my sd?
    08-25-2015 03:16 AM
  17. Ita Chi's Avatar
    Oh I forgot to ask how did you get ALL your apps to install to SD as some apps cant be installed to SD. Is it because I have a smaller storage on the SD on the phone currently or does having a larger storage ensure 100% apps to install to SD.
    Not every app actually.. Some of them get stored on the phone. That's why i have 2.5gigs free . Otherwise , it would have been more. :p and I have data( apps , heavy games , pics and videos ) of almost 13gigs on my sd card right now.
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    08-25-2015 05:57 AM
  18. RichardTheKing's Avatar
    Wow that's an amazing amount of storage! Do u have 100% of the apps stored on SD card? As there are some that I couldn't install to my sd?
    the phone does not give you a choice for the one which have to be install on the phone, there is not a lot
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    08-25-2015 01:51 PM
  19. djeire84's Avatar
    Not every app actually.. Some of them get stored on the phone. That's why i have 2.5gigs free . Otherwise , it would have been more. :p and I have data( apps , heavy games , pics and videos ) of almost 13gigs on my sd card right now.

    That's great though to have 2GB on the phone is excellent and as u are a heavy game user that's a good selling point for me to buy the SD card now rather then waiting to buy one down the road. Thanks so much for your advise.
    08-25-2015 04:38 PM
  20. djeire84's Avatar
    the phone does not give you a choice for the one which have to be install on the phone, there is not a lot

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    I can understand that some apps need to be rooted to the phone directory as they "say" it would perform better but as you both use class 10 cards with high speed data then the apps would be just as good on sd. Do you think we will ever have 100% sd card support for full installs?
    08-25-2015 04:41 PM
  21. Mathew K Jose's Avatar
    Hi there I recently got my Lumia 640XL and I have already ran out of storage (on the phone I've an additional 4GB on a temp sd card until I get a larger one) I noticed that system files are taking the lions share of storage followed by 2.0GB apps and games (I also have apps installed to SD) and I am wondering why?
    I had the Nokia Lumia 520 with the same 4GB memory card and I never got the storage warning. I have upload to OneDrive on and I am still coming up short space wise.
    See i think its the normal space used by the OS.Am using a WIn 10 TP on my L730 and its showing 5.02 GB for system files (excluding apps).So better buy a good memory card.Also note that these days other than class 10, an ultraspeed model is also coming.Check if it is compatible and if so then go for it.
    08-26-2015 02:32 AM
  22. djeire84's Avatar
    See i think its the normal space used by the OS.Am using a WIn 10 TP on my L730 and its showing 5.02 GB for system files (excluding apps).So better buy a good memory card.Also note that these days other than class 10, an ultraspeed model is also coming.Check if it is compatible and if so then go for it.

    Oh my word that's a huuuge amount of storage! I'm thinking of upgrading once its officially released, yes I found one on ebay for like 13USD which is like 12EURO so like I'm gonna go for it. Cheers for that dude! Helped out alot.
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    08-26-2015 02:34 AM
  23. Mathew K Jose's Avatar
    Oh my word that's a huuuge amount of storage! I'm thinking of upgrading once its officially released, yes I found one on ebay for like 13USD which is like 12EURO so like I'm gonna go for it. Cheers for that dude! Helped out alot.
    It's because i updated my 8.1 to win10..and thats why it's consuming 5.02 GB.Check these pics ..see the normal class 10 and the ultra one.There is some difference between both.Ultra is faster than class 10.But you have to check it whether your phone supports it or not.1.jpeg images.jpg
    08-26-2015 07:39 AM
  24. djeire84's Avatar
    It's because i updated my 8.1 to win10..and thats why it's consuming 5.02 GB.Check these pics ..see the normal class 10 and the ultra one.There is some difference between both.Ultra is faster than class 10.But you have to check it whether your phone supports it or not.Click image for larger version. 

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    Thanks so much for the tips ill have a look and see hopefully it supports ultra if not I am more then happy to have the class 10. I have a standard sd card inside and it's slow. Thank you :)
    08-26-2015 07:46 AM
  25. tedj101's Avatar
    Actually, many apps refuse to be stored on the SD card - MS office being the big offender here!
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    08-26-2015 10:07 AM
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