03-20-2014 10:21 AM
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  1. Saad Azhar's Avatar
    Guys a little problem for the last 3 days my phone keeps eating free storage. Yesterday in the morning I had only15 Mb free so I uninstalled some apps and the free storage became 550 Mb . Last night I went to sleep and when I woke up today it was just 12 Mb again . What should I do? My phone is in warranty so shall I take it to Nokia care?
    P.S: a friend of mine bought the NL 520 and his phone turned off automatically at times so he claimed it in warranty and hot a new phone.
    ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED.
    03-02-2014 01:35 AM
  2. Pranjal Rai's Avatar
    have u updated the firmware to black?
    03-02-2014 03:19 AM
  3. Saksham Sharma's Avatar
    Guys a little problem for the last 3 days my phone keeps eating free storage. Yesterday in the morning I had only15 Mb free so I uninstalled some apps and the free storage became 550 Mb . Last night I went to sleep and when I woke up today it was just 12 Mb again . What should I do? My phone is in warranty so shall I take it to Nokia care?
    P.S: a friend of mine bought the NL 520 and his phone turned off automatically at times so he claimed it in warranty and hot a new phone.
    ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED.
    go to settings, find storage check, then wait for it to load. In advanced tab, go to temporary, and click on clear button. Check after 2-3 minutes. Then go to settings, then phone storage (not storage check), if you have upgraded to black, click on 'phone', which is above a bar which hasn't yet loaded. Then wait for all bars to get loaded. Then click on temporary here, and then click on clear. Then again check after 2-3 minutes.
    03-02-2014 03:36 AM
  4. Saksham Sharma's Avatar
    Guys a little problem for the last 3 days my phone keeps eating free storage. Yesterday in the morning I had only15 Mb free so I uninstalled some apps and the free storage became 550 Mb . Last night I went to sleep and when I woke up today it was just 12 Mb again . What should I do? My phone is in warranty so shall I take it to Nokia care?
    P.S: a friend of mine bought the NL 520 and his phone turned off automatically at times so he claimed it in warranty and hot a new phone.
    ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED.
    after the above steps, go to settings, then scroll to apps, and click on internet explorer, then click on clear data there. Then again in apps, click on search, and again scroll and clear the search history. You'd get lots and lots of storage this way ! Repeat this every few days.
    03-02-2014 03:38 AM
  5. Saad Azhar's Avatar
    I have updated to black and think that the update is causing issues and I have tried the steps mentioned by you it only frees about 10-15 Mb and after sometime it gets filled back .
    03-02-2014 03:39 AM
  6. Saksham Sharma's Avatar
    Guys a little problem for the last 3 days my phone keeps eating free storage. Yesterday in the morning I had only15 Mb free so I uninstalled some apps and the free storage became 550 Mb . Last night I went to sleep and when I woke up today it was just 12 Mb again . What should I do? My phone is in warranty so shall I take it to Nokia care?
    P.S: a friend of mine bought the NL 520 and his phone turned off automatically at times so he claimed it in warranty and hot a new phone.
    ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED.
    after doing all that, I'm sure you'd be worrying what's the 'others' storage, it might be huge. Dont worry, its just to keep your phone super fast, I'll explain later if you want. Do the above 4 steps and be happy ! :-P There are a few more tricks if you want, I'd tell them some other time.
    03-02-2014 03:39 AM
  7. Saad Azhar's Avatar
    Currently sitting at 6.44 Mb after deleting cookies , search history and temp files
    Anyway thanks for your help.
    03-02-2014 03:42 AM
  8. Saksham Sharma's Avatar
    Currently sitting at 6.44 Mb after deleting cookies , search history and temp files
    Anyway thanks for your help.
    what's the others size in your phone ? Check in storage check
    03-02-2014 03:44 AM
  9. Saad Azhar's Avatar
    after doing all that, I'm sure you'd be worrying what's the 'others' storage, it might be huge. Dont worry, its just to keep your phone super fast, I'll explain later if you want. Do the above 4 steps and be happy ! :-P There are a few more tricks if you want, I'd tell them some other time.
    I was on preview for devs if that helps
    03-02-2014 03:44 AM
  10. BlackGoku's Avatar
    I had 0kb free when I foolishly tried to update asphalt 8.And like u and all others I tried all the options in settings and internet explorer but in vain.Then I read abt an App Shrink storage.And after a couple of hours of restarting my phone after clearing storage with the app I got free storage to 1.5 gb.
    03-02-2014 03:45 AM
  11. Saksham Sharma's Avatar
    There are few more things. Either you can reset your phone, that's a sure shot fix
    03-02-2014 03:46 AM
  12. Saksham Sharma's Avatar
    I guess you should reset your phone. With a few precautions
    03-02-2014 03:47 AM
  13. Saad Azhar's Avatar
    what's the others size in your phone ? Check in storage check
    1.4 gb
    03-02-2014 03:48 AM
  14. Saksham Sharma's Avatar
    Firstly, you wont lose any purchased apps, you can simply click on buy again, it would say you've bought it already. not sure about in app purchases, but they should work the same
    03-02-2014 03:48 AM
  15. Saksham Sharma's Avatar
    Okay, before that, you can try to use the shrink storage app, it might take more than an hour (might), and it might help
    03-02-2014 03:49 AM
  16. Saad Azhar's Avatar
    after doing all that, I'm sure you'd be worrying what's the 'others' storage, it might be huge. Dont worry, its just to keep your phone super fast, I'll explain later if you want. Do the above 4 steps and be happy ! :-P There are a few more tricks if you want, I'd tell them some other time.
    I guess you should reset your phone. With a few precautions
    I would claim it into warranty and see what they do about it and Saksham u sure do know a lot about WP thanks for your help.
    03-02-2014 03:50 AM
  17. Saksham Sharma's Avatar
    Then i guess its your fault you have too many apps :-P go to storage check and see which app has more than reasonable amount of app data, unless you want its app data, reinstall that app.
    03-02-2014 03:50 AM
  18. Saksham Sharma's Avatar
    Its your wish, but I'm sure a simple hard reset would be much more easier for you ! :) good luck !
    03-02-2014 03:51 AM
  19. shmsnh's Avatar
    You say you're running out of space, and yet only have 1.4 GB of other storage. Looks like you either have a (rogue) app which is eating up all your phone memory or just have too many apps and media files stored on your phone memory.
    03-02-2014 06:58 AM
  20. Saksham Sharma's Avatar
    You say you're running out of space, and yet only have 1.4 GB of other storage. Looks like you either have a (rogue) app which is eating up all your phone memory or just have too many apps and media files stored on your phone memory.
    he has a phone with 8gb memory probably, in which there is just 4.7gb user available. So 1.4 gb is quite much.
    03-02-2014 07:35 AM
  21. T Moore's Avatar
    At least try a soft reset first.
    03-02-2014 07:41 AM
  22. shmsnh's Avatar
    he has a phone with 8gb memory probably, in which there is just 4.7gb user available. So 1.4 gb is quite much.
    I'm not denying that. I'm saying there could be something else eating up memory. People with storage bugs usually have several gigabytes of other storage.
    03-02-2014 10:05 AM
  23. Saksham Sharma's Avatar
    I had thought of that. But if overnight it fills up 500mbs, then its not normal. I have a 520, with asphalt taking up 1.4 gb and lots and lots of other apps. Maps are on sd, and so are music and pictures. Others is 1 gb. Yet i have 400-500 mb free.
    03-02-2014 10:31 AM
  24. genuine555's Avatar
    If you are coming from dev. 3 preview, only way to free it up is hard reset.

    You can backup/restore texts and apps/games from settings, vids and pics from usb.
    Except a little bit of work, it's really no biggy. Either that or just keep looking at your other storage space, cause shrink storage doesn't work at all.
    03-03-2014 01:22 PM
  25. BlackGoku's Avatar
    Instead of all the trouble just install one app-Shrink Storage.And before using this app first manually clear the other storage in ur Settings.Good luck.
    03-17-2014 01:53 AM
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