12-15-2013 11:20 AM
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  1. stickyshocker's Avatar
    Evening all.

    My 8x has started displaying storage space low. Now the space is as follows

    Apps 3.62gb
    Music 2.67gb
    Photos 1.36gb
    Docs 0.00
    Maps 65.82mb
    Email & messages 143.83mb
    System 5.77gb
    Temp files 663.92mb

    14.39gb used 178.06mb free

    Now i have tried clearing the temp files to no avail after 30 mins of waiting, now im running update 3 but should i just bite the bullet and hard reset to claim back the nearly 6gb of system memory as im guessing there is no other way of claiming it back?

    Any feedback would be great. Thanks in advance.
    11-22-2013 05:19 PM
  2. stickyshocker's Avatar
    Any idea you lovely people?
    11-23-2013 06:25 AM
  3. palandri's Avatar
    To start, do you really need 750 songs on your phone? Email & message are also real high, can you delete some?
    11-23-2013 06:34 AM
  4. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    To start, do you really need 750 songs on your phone? Email & message are also real high, can you delete some?
    for most people this probably is true. I know I have nearly 600 on my 1520. No I do not listen to all the songs all the time but there is that one time where I may want to listen to a song I hadn't heard in four years and would like to listen to it.

    I am not sure what the OPs thoughts are but I do know a lot of people are like me though when it comes to music.

    Of course I ask people the same question you asked when it comes to pictures because I think just leaving tons of pictures in your phone is a bit overkill. I had to help my mom move some pics from her computer and she had pics on her SD Card from Christmas 2011 and I am like really?
    I usually move them to my PC and uploaded them to the Cloud to free up space and now with my 1520 only have 16 GB of internal memory, I definitely will be doing that.
    Last edited by Micah Dawson; 11-23-2013 at 07:17 AM.
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    11-23-2013 06:41 AM
  5. Anonymous_India's Avatar
    delete some apps you do no use.some music too
    11-23-2013 06:41 AM
  6. stickyshocker's Avatar
    Yeah ok i could delete alot of things off the app list and music and so on but what is normal amount for system? I had exactly the same sort of stuff on my titan but had plenty of space left over and that was a 16 gb also
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    11-23-2013 06:48 AM
  7. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    Might be a difference in the way the OS handles things...the titan was WP7 and the 8x is WP8 so things may be just a bit different.
    Yeah ok i could delete alot of things off the app list and music and so on but what is normal amount for system? I had exactly the same sort of stuff on my titan but had plenty of space left over and that was a 16 gb also
    11-23-2013 07:16 AM
  8. stickyshocker's Avatar
    So are you saying 6gb for system is exceptable? What is yours running on? Would none of you do a hard reset?
    11-23-2013 08:58 AM
  9. jonathan sink's Avatar
    On my 920 my system is using. 1.6 GB.
    11-23-2013 09:06 AM
  10. stickyshocker's Avatar
    My point exactly 1.6 not 6gb
    11-23-2013 09:11 AM
  11. Loco5150's Avatar
    I never had any storage problems with my Ativ-S. Yes Ativ has SD slot, so I have 16+32 of space and naturally pictures, music etc are in the sd. However I dont think I ever had the "other" take more than 2gb maybe. It never got out of control. Now everything is:
    Apps games 1.18gb
    Documents 3.34mb
    Maps 327mb
    Email + messages 342mb
    System 2.89gb
    Temp 480mb
    Leaving +9gb free.

    Edit: running gdr3 now.
    Last edited by Loco5150; 11-23-2013 at 09:28 AM.
    11-23-2013 09:12 AM
  12. palandri's Avatar
    My point exactly 1.6 not 6gb
    That 6GB is high, maybe the 3.62GB of applications is causing part of that. If I was that close to the end of my storage, I would do a hard reset.
    11-23-2013 09:15 AM
  13. Loco5150's Avatar
    Do you have some upload to skydrive function enabled? I never used any auto uploads.
    11-23-2013 09:29 AM
  14. stickyshocker's Avatar
    Just the norm upload to SkyDrive but even turned off no difference.
    11-23-2013 11:44 AM
  15. Loco5150's Avatar
    When the other storage bug was giving trouble to people, I read that autoupload to skydrive made it lot worse. I always wondered thats the reason I never had any issues because I never had it on.

    Could it be some installed app(s) collecting some crap causing this? Before hardreset I would probably uninstal some to see if anything chages.
    11-23-2013 11:59 AM
  16. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    My point exactly 1.6 not 6gb
    Do you have any apps that use unique files? For example, torrents files, unknown video files etc. Your 'system' files could be sandboxed app files.
    11-23-2013 04:23 PM
  17. stickyshocker's Avatar
    Do you have any apps that use unique files? For example, torrents files, unknown video files etc. Your 'system' files could be sandboxed app files.
    Tbh im not to sure what im looking for. Ive uninstalled about 10 apps but to no avail still shows the same. Although i didn't restart my 8x before i installed them again.
    11-24-2013 12:44 PM
  18. Microsoftjunkie's Avatar
    Wow, that's amazing looking at that 6gb for system. That's only suppose to be for the OS and any info that's related to the is performance. Like cached information.

    Can you screen capture your app list and also download HTC make more space app and look at what that app has down.

    I have an 8x and sometimes I still see installer packs for apps I already deleted.
    11-24-2013 12:57 PM
  19. stickyshocker's Avatar
    Here is the video of apps on my phone, only game is halo.

    11-24-2013 01:56 PM
  20. Microsoftjunkie's Avatar
    I see you have a Podcast app and a/some music apps. Do you have any downloaded videos/music in those apps?

    Also, does the Make more space Htc app have the same listing of apps as storage?
    11-24-2013 08:46 PM
  21. stickyshocker's Avatar
    The radio app is just bbc radio streaming and misixmatch is just a lyrics app although i did uninstall the latter to no avail. The htc app is pointless i installed it just before the video but it gives away nothing
    11-25-2013 09:08 AM
  22. MKairys's Avatar
    Thanks for this topic! I just got GDR3 on my Verizon HTC 8X and have been wondering if this is "as good as it gets"... As suggested I did a comparison of Make More Space and Settings Storage, which is itself interesting, observations below. I have 3GB of system, which also seems a bit high (maybe hard reset will help?) but I also wonder about the 1.5GB of "missing mass" doesn't that seem a bit high too? I mean, I expect some file system overhead , but a gig and a half? Comments please...

    So it looks like Make More Space omits games, maps, email, and system from its accounting, and its temp figure is much lower... When I add those things back in its result is pretty close to Settings Storage...

    Settings Storage
    apps + games 3.320
    music+videos 2.020
    pictures 2.750
    documents 0.000
    maps 0.455
    email+msging 0.120
    system 3.020
    temp 0.498
    free 2.310
    total 14.493

    Make More Space
    music+videos 2.020
    pictures 2.750
    documents 0.000
    apps 1.920
    temp 0.308
    free 2.310
    subtotal 9.308

    games 1.400
    maps 0.455
    email+msging 0.120
    system 3.020
    temp diff 0.147
    total 14.450
    11-25-2013 09:15 AM
  23. stickyshocker's Avatar
    Thing i find strange is the ms has never said what a normal system amount should be even an average. Tbh i could just leave it and put up with it but i don't even think me deleting apps will bring it down seems you have a faction less apps and half the amount of system storage. Think i may just bite my fist and hard reset although who likes to do that :'(
    11-25-2013 11:16 AM
  24. ttsoldier's Avatar
    App data/email attachements etc go into system

    It's only normal that the more you have, the more space it would pick up
    11-25-2013 11:38 AM
  25. stickyshocker's Avatar
    So what your saying is that one app around 0.7gb is size compared to mine and mkairys is using 3gb more data because i have less emails on my 8x???
    11-25-2013 12:00 PM
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