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  1. Gavin Ding's Avatar
    My phone is Nokia Lumia 920, Go to Settings > Phone storage > Phone > Temporary files, and then tap Delete.
    But, that is unable to delete any temporary files from my phone. Total has not diminished.

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    LWP likes this.
    03-09-2014 06:56 AM
  2. FAHMI BASSEM's Avatar
    Hi! I have the same problem, but I solved it today.
    I have Lumia 720, less than 7 GB for apps, so storage is really important thing to me.
    Now what to do?
    First change your date from setting to 2015 with the same day, then go to the checker and click on Clear temporary files. :)
    Have a nice day ;)
    03-09-2014 07:01 AM
  3. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    temp files can never reach zero since there are files which are needed for OS to run , eg onedrive cache files , games files etc ,
    one way to clear some is by deleting internet explorer temp files , this is the same on my Lumia 920 running gdr3+black update , it's on 341MB from Jan 2014 :)
    Guytronic likes this.
    03-09-2014 07:02 AM
  4. genuine555's Avatar
    Hi! I have the same problem, but I solved it today.
    I have Lumia 720, less than 7 GB for apps, so storage is really important thing to me.
    Now what to do?
    First change your date from setting to 2015 with the same day, then go to the checker and click on Clear temporary files. :)
    Have a nice day ;)
    I second that, cause it is also the only thing that worked for me.

    Kind of getting used to these silly workarounds on WP devices by now...
    03-09-2014 12:51 PM
  5. Checki's Avatar
    Why workaround. You need temp and cache for the system to work! There will never be 0 temp files!!! Space is there to be used!

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    Himanshu Chowdhary likes this.
    03-09-2014 01:35 PM
  6. peepsite's Avatar
    Yes, but android users like to clear all that out, so they can have lags and freezes
    03-09-2014 01:46 PM
  7. genuine555's Avatar
    Yes, but android users like to clear all that out, so they can have lags and freezes
    Then why have I never used an android device ? In other words, that theory of yours doesn't really hold up.

    I'd say most ppl would rather free up as much space as possible. So they want those temp files cleared aswel, not realising that there usually are at least a few apps that will keep their needed temp files in use and they can't be "cleared".

    And then also why, if temp files cannot be "cleared", why oh why do they add the option to do just that ?
    Kind of contradictory, no ?

    It never hurts the system at all if you clear temp files, but indeed the apps that have files in temporary use at that time, they will simply be loaded back into the temporary memory right after you clear them. And that is indeed why temp files will (ALMOST) never actually be "0".



    Best "tip" I can give you guys is to clear the cache files from the few apps that store cache.

    To do that is simple for the common in-house apps that store cache :



    Go to settings->applications

    There you will find the following apps that have a "delete history" button within these settings :

    Internet Explorer
    Maps
    Search

    They won't clear all temp files, but in my case it did make a 60% difference...
    Can't guarantee the same results for everyone, so don't come complaning if it does nothing for you ;-)

    Then if you want to be picky, go to "background tasks" and disable all but the ones you really need enabled (in my temp that cleared only about 1MB after a reboot, so actually won't make a difference).


    One method I do know of that works (for a very brief moment at least), is a hard reset ...
    vk1971, Dneil46 and FAHMI BASSEM like this.
    03-09-2014 03:35 PM
  8. LWP's Avatar
    I have the same problem as first poster although I have 1GB temp files that I'm unable to delete. Also tried to change my date into 2015 and still nothing.
    03-31-2014 08:28 AM
  9. Gavin Ding's Avatar
    I have the same problem as first poster although I have 1GB temp files that I'm unable to delete. Also tried to change my date into 2015 and still nothing.
    There is a way to delete temp files:
    ​settings > flick to applications > Internet Explorer > delete history
    03-31-2014 08:36 AM
  10. LWP's Avatar
    Internet exp. temp files are different than "temp files". "temp files" also contain podcast files etc., Internet explorer temp files do not.
    04-01-2014 08:04 AM
  11. Dafter's Avatar
    I can't remove temporary files, I have 1.9Gb of them! Argh!
    What should I do?
    04-01-2014 09:22 AM
  12. Morpheus Phreak's Avatar
    I can't remove temporary files, I have 1.9Gb of them! Argh!
    What should I do?
    You likely have podcasts or content similar to that like Audible or Overdrive books correct? If so that content won't be cleared unless you delete it in app.
    Dafter likes this.
    04-01-2014 09:26 AM
  13. Dafter's Avatar
    Problem solved, I rebooted my phone few times and cleared temporary files twice, there's now ~500Mb of them so that's normal I guess.
    Thanks anyway! :)
    04-02-2014 01:02 AM
  14. EvoLuTioNHeaVy's Avatar
    I have the same problem as first poster although I have 1GB temp files that I'm unable to delete. Also tried to change my date into 2015 and still nothing.
    I have the same problem...

    I also noticed that I also have 2.5 GB of photo usage but I deleted all my photos...
    Nokia storage and other Nokia setting don't work 😣
    04-06-2014 10:59 PM
  15. juanitoriv's Avatar
    Manually change your date to the year 2050, say ok and leave your phone be for AT LEAST 20 minutes. That'll get rid of a whole hell of a lot of them. Then after the reduction, just enable the set automatically tab again. Easy Peasy!!
    04-06-2014 11:41 PM
  16. Zulfigar's Avatar
    Manually change your date to the year 2050, say ok and leave your phone be for AT LEAST 20 minutes. That'll get rid of a whole hell of a lot of them. Then after the reduction, just enable the set automatically tab again. Easy Peasy!!
    Thanks, never knew that.
    04-06-2014 11:42 PM
  17. Kacey Green's Avatar
    Manually change your date to the year 2050, say ok and leave your phone be for AT LEAST 20 minutes. That'll get rid of a whole hell of a lot of them. Then after the reduction, just enable the set automatically tab again. Easy Peasy!!
    trying this now
    04-06-2014 11:43 PM
  18. Saksham Sharma's Avatar
    Another tip. I had cleared about 350mb out of my 1.1 gb of others this way.
    The os keeps cached copies of your images so that they load fast. I took out my sd card (which was backed up), formatted it with an sd card reader (you can use any non Lumia phone too), and then without reinserting it, i turned on my phone, let it remain for a while. Let it forget all about my music and photos (which included artist images which had been changed, old album art no longer needed, images cache temporary files). Clicked a few pics and stored them on the phone memory.
    (i should think that changing the year to 2050 and a few restarts should also do the same as above)
    Then i copied all my stuff back. Got a lot of space free, but cant guarantee it'd work for everyone or not.
    Disclaimer: i had formatted my memory card this way (via phone is useless) to get rid of duplicates in my music library, and now i have every photo's triplicate in my hub, so dont blame me for duplicates ! :)
    04-06-2014 11:52 PM
  19. juanitoriv's Avatar
    trying this now
    Post back with results. Actual differences, etc
    04-07-2014 12:00 AM
  20. juanitoriv's Avatar
    Thanks, never knew that.
    Welcome, let me know the difference after..
    04-07-2014 12:00 AM
  21. juanitoriv's Avatar
    I'm led to believe the reason this works, is all these temp files are dated now. The OS will naturally go through and clear out files that are outdated. This trick, forces the OS to clear out all the temp files that use this methodology, which is almost all of them, except for xap unpacks. The first time I did this, no BS, I got 800mb back. Then I used Storage Cleaner app
    http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=...5-606e9d04b58f
    And got another 400mb. So, I went from frustrated to very happy, that I now had an extra 1.2gb free. I've turned this into a regular thing depending on how many installs, vids I watch, etc....
    Saksham Sharma likes this.
    04-07-2014 12:09 AM
  22. Saksham Sharma's Avatar
    I'm led to believe the reason this works, is all these temp files are dated now. The OS will naturally go through and clear out files that are outdated. This trick, forces the OS to clear out all the temp files that use this methodology, which is almost all of them, except for xap unpacks. The first time I did this, no BS, I got 800mb back. Then I used Storage Cleaner app
    http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=...5-606e9d04b58f
    And got another 400mb. So, I went from frustrated to very happy, that I now had an extra 1.2gb free. I've turned this into a regular thing depending on how many installs, vids I watch, etc....
    yes you're right, that's the correct reason..
    juanitoriv likes this.
    04-07-2014 12:16 AM
  23. juanitoriv's Avatar
    yes you're right, that's the correct reason..
    Great minds think alike. Qu no?
    Saksham Sharma likes this.
    04-07-2014 12:26 AM
  24. Saksham Sharma's Avatar
    Great minds think alike. Qu no?
    yes, great minds do think alike.
    But they dont necessarily speak Espaol ! :))
    though i can easily guess what "qu no" means ;)
    Have a nice day !
    04-07-2014 03:15 AM
  25. prasath1234's Avatar
    Hey guys I have about 828 MB in temporary files as shown by storage cleaner. Whereas it is showing only 45 MB in phone storage in settings.but my system files are showing as 3GB
    In phone storage any idea how to clear temporary files of 828 MB from storage cleaner app.plz guide me.

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    04-07-2014 03:57 AM
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