1. blackprint's Avatar
    Hi,

    I recently downloaded an update for an app which was 1GB. I had just over a GB remaining but the install failed saying too little storage. Now I only have 100MB free storage and it is being taken up by the "system" section in the storage settings. Does anyone have any idea how to clear this down? I seem to have lost a GB worth of storage :-(
    11-26-2013 06:12 AM
  2. blackprint's Avatar
    OK I've deleted all of my photos and videos to make space to complete the install however the "system" is still taking over 7GB on a htc 8x.
    11-26-2013 06:30 AM
  3. MKairys's Avatar
    Was this Asphalt 7 Heat? The same thing happened to me... I also deleted enough stuff to let the install continue and I also ended up with a bloated System. Considering hard reset.
    11-26-2013 08:10 AM
  4. Microsoftjunkie's Avatar
    If it was asphaul 7, I encountered the same thing. My system storage increased by the same size as the update. Didn't think that install would go under system, instead of apps/games.
    11-26-2013 08:27 AM
  5. VNWindowsPhoneUser's Avatar
    Try this way.
    Set the time to 2100
    Open storage check and clear temporary files.
    After that, set back to normal
    11-26-2013 10:01 AM
  6. blackprint's Avatar
    Yeah it was asphalt and it failed twice. I hoped by removing all my photos and giving it enough space after the install it would go down. Not sure if uninstalling will help but I don't want to lose my progress. I'm deleting temp files now after setting time as you suggested but they are only 663MB and my system section is now over 7GB. Does anyone know what the system size should be on a htc 8x by default?
    11-26-2013 10:47 AM
  7. MKairys's Avatar
    I uninstalled it and got back 1.13gb of apps+games but system did not go back down. Considering hard reset.
    11-26-2013 12:05 PM
  8. VNWindowsPhoneUser's Avatar
    Yeah it was asphalt and it failed twice. I hoped by removing all my photos and giving it enough space after the install it would go down. Not sure if uninstalling will help but I don't want to lose my progress. I'm deleting temp files now after setting time as you suggested but they are only 663MB and my system section is now over 7GB. Does anyone know what the system size should be on a htc 8x by default?
    The system is 1,7~1,9Gb.
    Your system size is 7Gb so that means your "OTHERS" section is too large.
    If you failed to UPDATE A7, try to remove stuff from your phone untill u get 3Gb FREE. Update A7 and your system size will be back to normal
    11-26-2013 09:28 PM
  9. blackprint's Avatar
    The system is 1,7~1,9Gb.
    Your system size is 7Gb so that means your "OTHERS" section is too large.
    If you failed to UPDATE A7, try to remove stuff from your phone untill u get 3Gb FREE. Update A7 and your system size will be back to normal
    Yeah sorry that's ewhat I meant by "I hoped by removing all my photos and giving it enough space after the install it would go down." I removed almost everything from my phone to make space and completed the install. I've rebooted several times. The system is still at 7.04GB and temporary files at 663MB. I'm not sure how to access "others" or manage that storage? I've also tried to set the time and clear temp files as suggested but still stuck.
    11-27-2013 03:26 AM
  10. VNWindowsPhoneUser's Avatar
    Yeah sorry that's ewhat I meant by "I hoped by removing all my photos and giving it enough space after the install it would go down." I removed almost everything from my phone to make space and completed the install. I've rebooted several times. The system is still at 7.04GB and temporary files at 663MB. I'm not sure how to access "others" or manage that storage? I've also tried to set the time and clear temp files as suggested but still stuck.
    Reboot wont help. You need 3Gb to Update. After update, the system will be back to normal. Or u can reset and install again.
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    11-27-2013 06:50 AM
  11. blackprint's Avatar
    Apologies you are misunderstanding. I cleared out tons of data and the update was successful. But the system still hasn't reduced.
    11-27-2013 05:27 PM
  12. VNWindowsPhoneUser's Avatar
    Ok, now i understand. Nothing u can do but reset your device.
    11-27-2013 11:34 PM
  13. MKairys's Avatar
    I did a reset and my System went from 4.8 to 2.8 and Temp from 1.0 to 0.1. So I recovered almost 3gb!
    12-14-2013 04:10 PM

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