1. joshua diaz2's Avatar
    I used storage check and delete my temporary files frequently but the other day I noticed that within a day it jumped from about 400 MB to 700 MB and I didn't even really use my phone that day. Is there another way to delete temporary files that aren't needed?
    08-23-2015 01:56 AM
  2. gpobernardo's Avatar
    The only recommended way is to use Storage Sense, go to the Temporary Files category and then tap on "delete" in the temporary files page. Make sure also to delete Internet History under Internet Explorer Settings and manage storage under Advanced Settings in I.E.

    The other non-recommended way is to force your phone to flush out unnecessary files by using a specific app to fill in the memory of your phone until your phone is forced to delete the unneeded temporary files. But since this method has sometimes caused more trouble than relief to others, I won't even mention the name of the app here - unless asked for in a subsequent response.
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    08-23-2015 12:35 PM
  3. Akkaler's Avatar
    I'm also not being able to delete temporary files..
    08-23-2015 12:38 PM
  4. gpobernardo's Avatar
    How long did you wait? It may take anywhere from 5 minutes to 24 hours before all the temporary files are deleted.
    08-24-2015 06:07 AM
  5. joshua diaz2's Avatar
    How long did you wait? It may take anywhere from 5 minutes to 24 hours before all the temporary files are deleted.
    It slowly adds up over time. Its been in the 700 Mb for about 2 weeks
    09-01-2015 10:35 AM
  6. gpobernardo's Avatar
    It slowly adds up over time. Its been in the 700 Mb for about 2 weeks
    I meant, how long did you wait after tapping on "delete" under the temporary files category.
    09-02-2015 01:18 AM
  7. joshua diaz2's Avatar
    I meant, how long did you wait after tapping on "delete" under the temporary files category.
    I checked the next minute. Still the same now though
    09-07-2015 01:27 PM
  8. gpobernardo's Avatar
    There have been many threads about this and I think I've forgotten if I already mentioned this elsewhere: have you tried connecting your phone to your PC, launching the Windows Phone for Desktop app, and then leaving your phone connected to your PC for some time (15 minutes to an hour)? Some users have reported that this method deletes some of the temporary files/Others category automatically... in addition to the Storage Sense approach.
    09-07-2015 01:34 PM

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