1. david90531's Avatar
    So I finally received and updated the 1308 update and although only cleared 900+mb of temp files, I found a few deceiving storage hoggers with the new storage tools, some of them I still don't understand why they would take up so much space, since when I installed them from the store they are indicated with MUCH smaller file size..

    UC Browser, Throw The Knife, and Pilot Brothers: a whooping 693MB for each of these, what in the world?!
    The Path of Kara: 295MB, for the quality of this game this is bearable
    PAC-MAN CE DX: 282 MB
    Cradle To The Grave: 258MB
    Second Chance: 222MB, for a small game like this that's a lot..
    Jungle Mamba: 213MB, nice recreation of the classic snake game, but not for its file size
    Nokia music: 201MB, I deleted all my offline mixes already, what could the cause of such big storage hog?
    Whatsapp: 112MB

    Did anyone else notice any unusual storage hogging activities?
    04-16-2013 12:07 AM
  2. WorzelGummage's Avatar
    UC Browser takes up 41 MB on my 920. I would suggest that you try clearing the cache and browsing history within UC Browser to free up some space. Tap menu then go to the settings tab and tap Advanced. Then scroll to the bottom and tap "Clear records". Here you can tick which fields you would like to clear.

    The other point you made about the file size on the store differing from the size of the file once installed is because the store file is compressed (like a zip file) and the phone will un-compress the file when installing.
    04-16-2013 04:31 AM
  3. alllies's Avatar
    I have noticed that my others storage have jump-up when I installed Skydrive app. Used it once, now it's out of my list.
    So I finally received and updated the 1308 update and although only cleared 900+mb of temp files, I found a few deceiving storage hoggers with the new storage tools, some of them I still don't understand why they would take up so much space, since when I installed them from the store they are indicated with MUCH smaller file size..

    UC Browser, Throw The Knife, and Pilot Brothers: a whooping 693MB for each of these, what in the world?!
    The Path of Kara: 295MB, for the quality of this game this is bearable
    PAC-MAN CE DX: 282 MB
    Cradle To The Grave: 258MB
    Second Chance: 222MB, for a small game like this that's a lot..
    Jungle Mamba: 213MB, nice recreation of the classic snake game, but not for its file size
    Nokia music: 201MB, I deleted all my offline mixes already, what could the cause of such big storage hog?
    Whatsapp: 112MB

    Did anyone else notice any unusual storage hogging activities?
    04-16-2013 05:07 AM
  4. david90531's Avatar
    UC Browser takes up 41 MB on my 920. I would suggest that you try clearing the cache and browsing history within UC Browser to free up some space. Tap menu then go to the settings tab and tap Advanced. Then scroll to the bottom and tap "Clear records". Here you can tick which fields you would like to clear.

    The other point you made about the file size on the store differing from the size of the file once installed is because the store file is compressed (like a zip file) and the phone will un-compress the file when installing.
    I see, thanks for the reply. At the moment I uninstalled uc I'm currently using the IE+surfcube combo. I still think its weird cuz I barely ever used UC when I had it so I don't think I could accumulate 693mb of data with it..
    04-16-2013 01:48 PM
  5. david90531's Avatar
    I have noticed that my others storage have jump-up when I installed Skydrive app. Used it once, now it's out of my list.
    yikes really? But I NEED SkyDrive though... :(
    04-16-2013 01:48 PM
  6. alllies's Avatar
    yikes really? But I NEED SkyDrive though... :(
    Access skydrive through your PC/desktop..I'm sure you have one.
    04-17-2013 04:05 AM
  7. WorzelGummage's Avatar
    yikes really? But I NEED SkyDrive though... :(
    Skydrive uses up a mere 15 MB of space on my 920 so it's a non issue for me. Also, I can't see why Skydrive would have any impact on phone storage seeing as all the files are cloud based unless you have downloaded a large number of files to the phone.
    04-17-2013 05:11 AM
  8. miodrage's Avatar
    One may use SkyDrive WITHOUT a crappy app, through Office in the phone. It functions really great, and if u have something to do which isn't supported, I believe there is no such thing that cannot wait till u sit in front of ur PC.
    04-17-2013 07:35 AM

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