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  1. eroselim's Avatar
    Hello everyone,

    I just downloaded the App " Shrink Storage ", and I really recommend the app for L620 users to use this one.
    The app is surely what it is advertise. Well, it works for me, and Just tested it by not FOLLOWING the instructions given by the Developer.

    The instruction said that you have to RESET the phone in order to work, but I BYPASS this step and it works like Charm.

    Other Storage before using Shrink Storage : 1.97GB
    Other Storage after using Shrink Storage : 600MB

    Here's how I do it, for the sake of those who can't let it work. (Please try this, It really works for me)

    1.) Run the application
    2.) Press the Fill Phone Storage and wait for a several Minutes. (this fills your other storage, I don't know why but it does)
    3.) When prompted something, Actual Size Allocated : **GB/MB
    4.) Press the Clean Phone Storage. ( Do not Restart the phone , let's bypass it )

    If you didn't receive a message like , PHONE MEMORY IS NOT ENOUGH, then Run the application again and do the steps, because it can still FREE UP the Other Storage

    1.) Received the prompt, PHONE MEMORY IS NOT ENOUGH BLA BLA..
    2.) Close the prompt, by pressing CLOSE instead of SETTINGS.
    3.) Go to the application
    4.) Press the Clean Phone Storage.

    And check your OTHER STORAGE.

    TIP : Always wait for the PHONE MEMORY IS NOT ENOUGH Message, usually takes 2 -3 Times to make this prompt. ( Sometimes it takes several minutes to make this phone memory is not enough message, so just be patience enough)
    Last edited by eroselim; 07-24-2013 at 06:10 AM. Reason: Put link in windows phone
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    07-24-2013 03:35 AM
  2. eroselim's Avatar
    Hope to get feedback as soon as someone tries it :)

    I am 100% Sure it will work for those who want to free memory :)
    07-24-2013 04:05 AM
  3. WhippedKream's Avatar
    Hello everyone,

    I just downloaded the App " Shrink Storage ", and I really recommend the app for L620 users to use this one.
    The app is surely what it is advertise. Well, it works for me, and Just tested it by not FOLLOWING the instructions given by the Developer.

    The instruction said that you have to RESET the phone in order to work, but I BYPASS this step and it works like Charm.

    Other Storage before using Shrink Storage : 1.97GB
    Other Storage after using Shrink Storage : 600MB

    Here's how I do it, for the sake of those who can't let it work. (Please try this, It really works for me)

    1.) Run the application
    2.) Press the Fill Phone Storage and wait for a several Minutes. (this fills your other storage, I don't know why but it does)
    3.) When prompted something, Actual Size Allocated : **GB/MB
    4.) Press the Clean Phone Storage. ( Do not Restart the phone , let's bypass it )

    If you didn't receive a message like , PHONE MEMORY IS NOT ENOUGH, then Run the application again and do the steps, because it can still FREE UP the Other Storage

    1.) Received the prompt, PHONE MEMORY IS NOT ENOUGH BLA BLA..
    2.) Close the prompt, by pressing CLOSE instead of SETTINGS.
    3.) Go to the application
    4.) Press the Clean Phone Storage.

    And check your OTHER STORAGE.

    TIP : Always wait for the PHONE MEMORY IS NOT ENOUGH Message, usually takes 2 -3 Times to make this prompt. ( Sometimes it takes several minutes to make this phone memory is not enough message, so just be patience enough)
    I've done this before and it does actually work, but I think I know why the dev says to do this. It's cuz when that message pops up, random parts of your other storage gets removed, like it really is random. So it can be a MB sometimes or 100. So in order to be more effective, why not have the message pop up twice by shutting down the phone and turning it back on (once when you fill, and once when you turn back the phone on). So it's more effective, but this is what I think.
    07-24-2013 04:31 AM
  4. WhippedKream's Avatar
    Oh and I forgot about people with really low storage. This message won't pop up for them when shrink storage fills up. They would have to restart the phone for it to pop-up :) but your advice does work of course!
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    07-24-2013 04:35 AM
  5. eroselim's Avatar
    Oh and I forgot about people with really low storage. This message won't pop up for them when shrink storage fills up. They would have to restart the phone for it to pop-up :) but your advice does work of course!
    Thank you so much for that feedback :) Well, if no message have pop-out, just try and try until you get it, or if you have tried it 3-5 Times and no Pop up, you are always free to Restart your phone :)

    Thank you.
    07-24-2013 04:43 AM
  6. dinesh84d's Avatar
    My Lumia820 has 1 GB other, tried (couple of times) it but it is not going below 1GB.
    07-24-2013 05:30 AM
  7. eroselim's Avatar
    My Lumia820 has 1 GB other, tried (couple of times) it but it is not going below 1GB.
    If you have many apps installed, your other folders will be high too. What is the total use of your application and games installed? And did you follow the steps provided above? :) Make sure to get the message prompt , PHONE MEMORY FULL / IS NOT ENOUGH BLA BLA, to free more of the memory.
    07-24-2013 05:50 AM
  8. Haigs's Avatar
    I have only 700mb on other but i am gonna test it right now to see if it can lower that amount and post back!
    Thanks for the nice tutorial.
    eroselim likes this.
    07-24-2013 06:03 AM
  9. eroselim's Avatar
    I have only 700mb on other but i am gonna test it right now to see if it can lower that amount and post back!
    Thanks for the nice tutorial.
    You are so much welcome mate. Feel free to try it.
    07-24-2013 06:06 AM
  10. Haigs's Avatar
    I got the memory alert on the 1st try, i went from 700mb on other to 630mb. So i can confirm its working (tested on lumia 620).
    eroselim likes this.
    07-24-2013 06:21 AM
  11. eroselim's Avatar
    I got the memory alert on the 1st try, i went from 700mb on other to 630mb. So i can confirm its working (tested on lumia 620).
    Good good :) Hope you could try it again when you are on 1.5GB And up :)
    07-24-2013 06:35 AM
  12. nbktonic's Avatar
    Hello everyone,

    I just downloaded the App " Shrink Storage ", and I really recommend the app for L620 users to use this one.
    The app is surely what it is advertise. Well, it works for me, and Just tested it by not FOLLOWING the instructions given by the Developer.

    The instruction said that you have to RESET the phone in order to work, but I BYPASS this step and it works like Charm.

    Other Storage before using Shrink Storage : 1.97GB
    Other Storage after using Shrink Storage : 600MB

    Here's how I do it, for the sake of those who can't let it work. (Please try this, It really works for me)

    1.) Run the application
    2.) Press the Fill Phone Storage and wait for a several Minutes. (this fills your other storage, I don't know why but it does)
    3.) When prompted something, Actual Size Allocated : **GB/MB
    4.) Press the Clean Phone Storage. ( Do not Restart the phone , let's bypass it )

    If you didn't receive a message like , PHONE MEMORY IS NOT ENOUGH, then Run the application again and do the steps, because it can still FREE UP the Other Storage

    1.) Received the prompt, PHONE MEMORY IS NOT ENOUGH BLA BLA..
    2.) Close the prompt, by pressing CLOSE instead of SETTINGS.
    3.) Go to the application
    4.) Press the Clean Phone Storage.

    And check your OTHER STORAGE.

    TIP : Always wait for the PHONE MEMORY IS NOT ENOUGH Message, usually takes 2 -3 Times to make this prompt. ( Sometimes it takes several minutes to make this phone memory is not enough message, so just be patience enough)
    I have 4.6 GB as other storage. Filled it up as per instructions. Said that phone memory is not enough, delete some apps and stuff. Closed that. Then it said actual size allocated 6.27 GB. Did not restart. Hit on clean storage. Didn't do a thing. Missing something here?
    07-24-2013 06:58 AM
  13. broar94's Avatar
    I am not seeing any reduction in Other storage after getting the popup in first attempt(1.54GB occupied, and then release) but there is nothing happening..
    07-24-2013 07:20 AM
  14. eroselim's Avatar
    I have 4.6 GB as other storage. Filled it up as per instructions. Said that phone memory is not enough, delete some apps and stuff. Closed that. Then it said actual size allocated 6.27 GB. Did not restart. Hit on clean storage. Didn't do a thing. Missing something here?
    I am not seeing any reduction in Other storage after getting the popup in first attempt(1.54GB occupied, and then release) but there is nothing happening..
    What are your current Model? L620? If nothing seems to happen, try resetting the phone , then do the instructions again. But first try to do the Steps again, with the prompt message and if nothing happens, Reset the phone and do the steps again.

    Check if something happens :) And please do feedback again if something does happen :)
    07-24-2013 07:49 AM
  15. broar94's Avatar
    Just restarted the phone and tried it again. It's just filling up the free space 1.54GB and then clearing that(back to 1.54GB free space). so there is no effect on "Other" storage :(. Yes it's a Lumia 620.
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    07-24-2013 08:37 AM
  16. nbktonic's Avatar
    What are your current Model? L620? If nothing seems to happen, try resetting the phone , then do the instructions again. But first try to do the Steps again, with the prompt message and if nothing happens, Reset the phone and do the steps again.

    Check if something happens :) And please do feedback again if something does happen :)
    I am on a 920. Will try it out again and revert back.
    07-24-2013 09:05 AM
  17. eroselim's Avatar
    Just restarted the phone and tried it again. It's just filling up the free space 1.54GB and then clearing that(back to 1.54GB free space). so there is no effect on "Other" storage :(. Yes it's a Lumia 620.
    I'm guessing you have lots of applications/games installed on your phone right? And You have lots of Emails/Accounts being synchronized in your phone. And after trying it again, did you received the Phone Memory full prompt message? because What I did was, I fill the phone and cleared it again twice, until I got the Phone Memory Full prompt and it did the work right after I close the prompt and cleared the phone storage.

    Anyway, if you have lots of applications/games installed, it might be the reason its stuck in 1.54GB :) Because I think the Games Specifically are saving the games progress in the Other folders.
    07-24-2013 09:13 AM
  18. eroselim's Avatar
    I am on a 920. Will try it out again and revert back.
    Okay sir :) Hope to hear from you again.
    07-24-2013 09:13 AM
  19. Oris's Avatar
    It worked.. 1.51gb down to 1.45gb, after run the Application twice, First time run this app my other was 1.46gb, second time down to 1.45gb...

    Apps installed= 3.2gb

    Good tips...thanks
    07-24-2013 10:18 AM
  20. Squatting Hen's Avatar
    From my experience on a 920, these type of apps do nothing more than the Clear Temporary Files that is found on the Nokia Storage Checker.

    I have run this app and similar apps on my 920 and basically nothing is removed. I still have over 4 gb in other.
    07-24-2013 12:52 PM
  21. Oris's Avatar
    From my experience on a 920, these type of apps do nothing more than the Clear Temporary Files that is found on the Nokia Storage Checker.

    I have run this app and similar apps on my 920 and basically nothing is removed. I still have over 4 gb in other.
    I don't think so...because before i run this app, I've cleared temporary files using storage check and also deleted history in IE, and this app still help to reduce other files.

    After cleared temporary files and deleted history in IE, other=1.51gb

    After run this app, other=1.45gb
    07-24-2013 01:51 PM
  22. Squatting Hen's Avatar
    I don't think so...because before i run this app, I've cleared temporary files using storage check and also deleted history in IE, and this app still help to reduce other files.

    After cleared temporary files and deleted history in IE, other=1.51gb

    After run this app, other=1.45gb
    Different experience then. These shrink storage apps basically do nothing on my 920 and my wife's. When I say basically nothing, I am dismissing 100mb or so.

    It all depends on when you catch the temporary files. The Nokia storage check can have my temp files at 850 mb for days and it will not clean below that. Then all of the sudden it will clear down to 625 mb.
    07-24-2013 03:44 PM
  23. bernard guevara's Avatar
    thanks it work ^_^
    07-28-2013 04:47 AM
  24. eroselim's Avatar
    thanks it work ^_^
    so much welcome mate :)
    07-30-2013 12:49 AM
  25. pklbtjf's Avatar
    Hi, i faced problem after i run the application "Shrink Storage".

    I followed all the instruction to press the 'Fill Phone Storage', a prompt pop out: "Your Phone storage is full now. Please Restart and press 'Clean Phone Storage'. Actual size allocated: 1.22MB" . There is only option to close the promot by press 'ok'. So i pressed 'ok' and pressed 'Clean Phone Storage'. There is another prompt pop out: "Phone storage was released (-1.22MB). Actual size allocated: 0bytes." There is only option to close the prompt by press 'ok'.

    I did not received any prompt mention "PHONE MEMORY IS NOT ENOUGH..." and any prompt that showed option to close by CLOSED and SETTINGS. I repeated and run the application again and again for more than 50times, the same prompt pop out, just the 'Actual Size Allocated' change each time, the highest it showed is 1.24MB. I tried to restart my phone a few times, it still the same situation. I checked my OTHER STORAGE, it still the same as before i run "Shrink Storage" app. Currently, my internal memory, there are 0bytes on music+videos, 1.8MB on pictures, 1.34GB apps, 2.01GB on system, 3.88GB on "others" and 0bytes on free space.

    Where is going wrong? Which step i did wrong? Why my "others" not seen to reduce and the apps not working for me? Please help!!
    08-14-2013 11:03 PM
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