How to clean memory on Android Honor 7a

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Delete messages

  • select unnecessary conversational threads;
  • click on the trash can icon;
  • confirm action.

Removing applications

Apps are also unnecessary. How many of you have downloaded your daily workout software but never opened it? Every third. And there are a lot of examples of applications that “will definitely be needed sometime”. Free your phone or tablet from unnecessary stress by dragging and dropping unnecessary components into the trash.

Types of memory on Android devices

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All smartphones contain three types of memory:

  • ROM. non-erasable operating system files;
  • RAM. data about current processes;
  • flash memory.

Read-only Memory. read-only space. This means that the content cannot be modified or deleted. In this place lies the operating system. Android on Huawei and Honor. The block for changes is imposed so that incompetent users do not unknowingly break important components or utilities. If one of the system files is deleted, the whole mechanism fails. You cannot add anything to this place.

The second type is a place with so-called “random access storage”. All installed software and utilities are included here. The section is responsible for the processes occurring in the device during the launch of downloaded applications. Access is granted to a user without developer rights.

The third type is a place for storing data. Here the parameters are set by the owner of the phone, since it is he who controls all processes. It is possible to put contacts, photos, audio, video and other multimedia components here.

We clear the internal memory of the phone through a computer

Another way to clear space of unnecessary files is to format the internal memory. The most convenient way to do this is via a PC:

  • connect your smartphone to a laptop or computer via a cord;
  • open the section “My Computer”;
  • select a phone;
  • click twice;
  • go to the internal storage;
  • right-click;
  • select the “Format” item in the context menu;
  • confirm action.

How to find statistics on memory usage

Occupancy statistics. an indicator that helps to determine how much the device is clogged with digital “garbage”. The phone has an operational space and storage. The operative space is responsible for the processes, the storage is for the safety of the components. If the first space is clogged, then the mobile device starts to slow down and dull. If there is no free storage space, some features are disabled. To keep abreast of the state of the phone, and check the workload, use the algorithm:

  • open the settings option;
  • find the “Play Console” item;
  • select the application you want to run through the check;
  • click “” or “”;
  • check out the statistics.

In addition, Google Cloud uploads a comprehensive report on memory usage.

Cleaning up unnecessary files

If your phone has components that are no longer useful, remove them. These can be old photos or videos. Many people store such files as memory, not knowing that they can be copied to the cloud storage and left there. Google is a great option for such purposes.

Download Google Drive and sign up for it. Each customer is provided with 15 GB of free space under the Google system. They can be used for content of any format. Throw your archived items there, and delete copies from your phone.

Built-in storage settings

The latest current versions of Android have built-in tools that allow you to assess what the internal memory is doing and take measures to clear it.

The steps for assessing what the internal memory is doing and planning what to do to free up space will be as follows:

  • Go to Settings. Storage & USB Drives.
  • Click on “Internal storage”.
  • After a short period of counting, you will see what exactly is occupied by the space in the internal memory.
  • By clicking on the “Applications” item you will be taken to the list of applications sorted by the amount of occupied space.
  • By clicking on the “Images”, “Video”, “Audio” items, the built-in Android file manager will open, displaying the corresponding file type.
  • Clicking “Other” will open the same file manager and display the folders and files in the Android internal memory.
  • Also in the parameters of storage and USB drives below you can see the item “Cache data” and information about the space they occupy. Clicking on this item will clear the cache of all applications at once (in most cases it is completely safe).

Further steps for cleaning will depend on what exactly is taking up space on your Android device.

  • For applications, by going to the list of applications (as in paragraph 4 above), you can select an application, estimate how much space the application itself takes, and how much is its cache and data. Then click “Erase Cache” and “Erase Data” (or “Manage Space” and then “Erase All Data”) to clear this data if it is not critical and takes up a lot of space. Please note that deleting the cache is usually completely safe, deleting data is also, but it may lead to the need to log in to the application again (if login is required) or delete your saves in games.
  • For photos, videos, audio and other files in the built-in file manager, you can select them with a long press, then delete, or copy to another location (for example, to an SD card) and delete after that. It should be borne in mind that deleting some folders may result in the inoperability of certain third-party applications. I recommend paying special attention to the Downloads folder, DCIM (contains your photos and videos), Pictures (contains screenshots).

Using a memory card as internal memory

If your device has Android 6, 7 or 8 installed, you can use the memory card as internal storage, albeit with some restrictions.

The most important of them is that the capacity of the memory card is not added to the internal memory, but replaces it. Those. If you want to get more internal memory on a phone with 16 GB of storage, it is worth purchasing a memory card with 32, 64 or more GB. Read more about this in the instructions: How to use a memory card as internal memory on Android.

Analyzing the contents of internal memory on Android using third-party utilities

As well as for Windows (see How to find out what is occupied by disk space), for Android there are applications that allow you to find out what exactly is taking up space in the internal memory of your phone or tablet.

One of these applications, free, with a good reputation and from a Russian developer. DiskUsage, which can be downloaded from the Play Store.

  • After starting the application, if you have both internal memory and a memory card, you will be prompted to select a drive, while for some reason in my case, when you select Storage, the memory card opens (used as removable, not internal memory), and when you select ” Memory card ”, the internal memory is opened.
  • In the application, you will see data on what exactly takes up space in the device’s memory.
  • For example, when you select an application in the Apps section (they will be sorted by the amount of occupied space), you will see how much the APK file itself, the data (data) and its cache (cache) occupy.
  • You can delete some folders (not related to applications) right in the program. click on the menu button and select “Delete”. Be careful with deleting, as some folders may be needed for applications to work.

There are other applications for analyzing the contents of the internal memory of Android, for example, ES Disk Analizer (although they require a strange set of permissions), “Disks, Storages and SD Cards” (everything is fine here, temporary files are shown that are difficult to identify manually, but advertising).

There are also utilities for automatically cleaning guaranteed unnecessary files from Android memory. there are thousands of such utilities in the Play Store, and not all of them are trustworthy. Of the tested, personally, I can recommend Norton Clean for novice users. only access to files is required from the permissions, and this program will definitely not remove something critical (on the other hand, it removes everything that can be removed manually in the Android settings ).

You can also delete unnecessary files and folders from your device manually using any of these applications: Best free file managers for Android.

How to clear memory on Android

One of the problems with Android tablets and phones is the lack of internal memory, especially on “budget” models with 8, 16 or 32 GB of internal storage: this amount of memory is very quickly occupied by applications, music, captured photos and videos and other files. A frequent result of a deficiency is a message that there is not enough space in the device’s memory when installing another application or game, during updates and in other situations.

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In this tutorial for beginners, you will learn more about how to clear the internal memory on an Android device and additional tips that can help you to less often face a lack of storage space.

Note: paths to settings and screenshots are given for “pure” Android OS, on some phones and tablets with branded shells they may differ slightly (but as a rule, everything is easily located in approximately the same locations). Update 2018: There is an official Files by Google app to clean up Android memory, I recommend starting with it and then moving on to the methods below.

ways to clear Android internal storage

In addition to the described methods of clearing the internal memory, you can advise the following things:

  • Turn on photo sync with Google Photos, besides, photos up to 16 megapixels and 1080p videos are stored without space restrictions (you can turn on sync in the settings of your Google account or in the Photos app). If desired, you can use other cloud storage, for example, OneDrive.
  • Do not store music on your device that you have not listened to for a long time (by the way, you can upload it to Play Music).
  • If you do not trust cloud storage, then just sometimes transfer the contents of the DCIM folder to your computer (this folder contains your photos and videos).

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Thank you, Dmitry. I can also share my own experience. For “cleaning” you can use a mobile antivirus. For example, such as McAfee Mobile Security for Android. I use it both as a / v and as an optimization tool. Very comfortably.

I use info. only with repairs. Well done have never let you down.

Thank you, you are doing something very necessary for many users.!

after checking the memory, I found a folder, the others weigh 8 gig, it is not deleted and does not open how to help

What is the name of the folder and what is inside it? Maybe it’s a systemic something?

My HUAWEI Y3 CRO-L22 is behaving indecently! 1. The screen goes blank immediately after calling the phone. subscriber. There is a connection, but to return to the screen, I briefly press the PIT button. 2. And quite funny, when listening to media in VACAP, the same thing, and the button does not work until the end of the file. Reinstalled WhatsApp but didn’t help. When watching VIDEO everything is fine. Thank you from yourself, and those to whom you are helping so much and successfully with your REMONTKA.PRO

Didn’t you behave like that before? Does it behave the same in Safe Mode?. (if it doesn’t, then it’s in some third-party application).

On the first part of the question, there was an assumption that you call, put it to your ear, the screen turns off (a standard action on almost all phones, the proximity sensor is activated), and then for some reason cannot wake up (some kind of failure?). But the second part of the question seems to cancel this assumption

I didn’t know about safe mode, but I’ll try. My ear has nothing to do with it All this happens only with the media in Vatsap. And more news. after a conversation in Watsap, it’s useless to press off. I ask me to turn off the conversation partner or turn it off in a crooked way. go to the mail, to Viber, to Google and other actions. 2 times deleted WhatsApp and reinstalled. Everything was repeated. What to try, Dmitry?

I’m afraid I can’t answer: I can’t reproduce the problem, and I don’t have additional guesses that it might be.

Hello. I won’t tell you here. After all, I don’t do much with phones (in terms of firmware), and I only have guesses related to the fact that they installed something in the wrong place (provided that they did not solder the memory chip).

Well, in general, services usually do the hop-slap and are ready according to the instructions from 🙂

If you do everything carefully and do not rush, but first read the Комментарии и мнения владельцев to such an instruction (for a specific device), take into account the nuances (which are for individual phones, for example, there are those that are sewn only in 32-bit Windows 7, and in 64-bit 10-ke. no longer), then the risk is less. But there is.

Clearing the cache and data is available on all Androids, it doesn’t matter if you have a Samsung Galaxy or something else with a “non-native” Android shell. Those. items may have slightly different names. On the same Samsung, for example. Settings. Applications. Select an application. Memory and there is already clearing data and cache. But everywhere in approximately the same way, each model cannot be considered separately (that’s why I am writing about “pure” Android, about which there is a note at the very beginning of the article).

It is a pity that not one of the above-mentioned applications can completely entire device ROM and find large and unnecessary files.

The system memory is 4 GB, and the total memory is 8 GB. How is this possible? Why can’t I go in there and clear this memory? Why make such phones, where the memory fills up by itself, and there is no way to free it?

Hello! The internal storage is cleared, WhatsApp does not open, the memory is full. What to do?

Thank you, I did, but I still had to roll back to free the memory!

Mobile boost

This application will be an excellent alternative for those who own old smartphones (for example, Fly model or Samsung Duos 5-6 years ago). For such devices, the simple Mobile Boost assistant is suitable, since it supports older versions of the Android OS.

To clear, just run the application and click the “Clear” button:

Clean master

Using this utility, you can not only get rid of garbage, but also check your phone for viruses for free.

On the home screen, you will find the following tools:

  • Garbage. cleans the device from unnecessary files after scanning (ads, outdated applications, system cache, etc.).
  • Antivirus. scans your device for malicious software and files. The functionality includes a protector of social networks, checking memory cards, galleries, blocking applications.
  • Phone acceleration. the tool scans the need to optimize running processes.
  • Cooler. optimizes running processes to reduce processor temperature.

Deleting Messages

This item will be optional if we are talking about a relatively new device. A tablet or phone that has been in use for several years stores several thousand or even tens of thousands of messages. Over time, their number (including MMS with multimedia data) may take up some space on the internal memory. You can completely delete messages like this:

  • Click on the message icon in the menu or on the desktop, hold down one of the messages with your finger and select “Select all”.
  • Perform the action “Delete”.

Cleaning methods

You can use all the presented cleaning methods absolutely free of charge. Choose the appropriate method depending on the manufacturer of your device and the version of the operating system.

You can clean unnecessary files using the following methods:

  • With built-in functionality;
  • Third-party software for a mobile device;
  • Through a personal computer.

We will also understand the methods of clearing the cache and viruses using special programs.

In many modern devices Samsung, Lenovo, Fly, Meizu, etc. (regardless of the company and country of the manufacturer), you can check the status of the RAM as follows:

  • Press the system key (it can be located on the left or right). In the window that opens, you will see a list of all active applications (1), the amount of RAM filled (2) and the ability to clear it (3).
  • Click on the cross, after which all RAM occupied by applications will be cleared. System memory used by the OS cannot be cleared.

How to clear manually?

If you do not want to resort to the help of third-party programs, or you do not have free space for installation, then you can clean it manually. After all the procedures, the phone will work much faster:

  • cleaning browser and application cache;
  • deleting messages;
  • removal of old and unnecessary applications;
  • cleaning files stored on the phone (photos, videos, etc.).

All steps will take longer than cleaning with the app, but the result will be much better.

What programs to use?

Through third-party software, you can automatically clean RAM and ROM from unnecessary data, thereby speeding up your phone. Use the following programs:

Deleting firmware

  • Clean Master;
  • SD Main;
  • App Cache Cleaner;
  • Mobile boost.

With their help, you can free up space, clear RAM and protect your phone from viruses. In addition, each of the utilities is suitable for different smartphones. from modern to devices running on older versions of Android. This will be understood further. All applications are installed in the same way as ES Explorer. you can find instructions above.

How to clean a phone via a computer (via USB)

The last option to delete unnecessary files from the internal memory of the phone is to connect to a computer. To do this, you need a miniUSB cable. Connect your device to your computer and follow these steps:

  • On the phone, select the “File Transfer” action.

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  • On your computer, open the “Internal Storage” folder.
  • It contains all the directories and files on the phone or memory card. Delete and sort them as you would any other Windows folder.

SD Main

When entering the application, click the “Scan” button:

After the scan is complete, you will receive detailed information about each of the sections: garbage, system, applications and databases. After that, you can clear each of them separately by clicking on the trash can, or start a full cleaning. SD Main also has a built-in file manager where you can personally manage files on the internal memory and microSD:

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Manual cleaning of the phone from unnecessary files

User files are the main contents of the smartphone memory. Therefore, before you clean Honor 7 a Pro programmatically, you should manually delete unused images, movies, music or applications.

Photos should be periodically saved to the cloud storage or SD card, and from there copied to a reliable external medium (for example, a USB drive). In order not to occupy the phone memory, all new photos can be automatically uploaded to the Mobile Cloud. Honor cloud service.

In addition to saving space, saving photos to another device will help save them in the event of a breakdown or loss of your smartphone.

How to clear memory on Honor phone

How to clean Honor. this information is useful for every owner. The device memory runs out quickly, and at the most inopportune moment it may turn out that there is no place to take a photo of an important event or install the necessary application.

Clearing the system cache

Cache files are collected not only by the browser, but also by Android itself. Information about program settings, reports and other data about applications is accumulated in the system, and sometimes remains there even after uninstalling the corresponding utility.

One of the most “painless” ways to clear the memory of Honor 7a, without affecting any important data, is to delete unnecessary service files. To clean the Android cache from “garbage”, you need:

  • open the “Memory” menu in the smartphone settings;
  • go to the “Cache data” section;
  • agree with confirmation of deletion.

Clearing may take several minutes depending on cache load.

Types of memory on mobile devices

All smartphones, including Honor, have three types of memory:

  • Read-only Memory. the space reserved for the operating system. Users cannot modify or delete ROM data.
  • Random Access Memory (RAM) is an operative section that stores and overwrites files required for applications to run. It is also called RAM (random access memory).
  • Internal memory. all user materials: programs, photos, videos and other information.

How do you know how much memory is in use? You can view the statistics of the workload of Honor or Huawei in the settings menu in the “Memory” section. A colored scale displays the volume occupied by each category, and the list below it gives a decryption of the data.

Clearing the browser cache and individual applications

Each web page you open leaves its system files in the browser cache to load faster next time. This is a useful feature, but with active surfing the network, the storage size for not particularly useful data can reach several gigabytes. How to clear memory on Android Honor 7a by freeing browser cache:

  • Close all unnecessary tabs.
  • Open “Settings” and select the category “Applications”.
  • Find the name of the browser in the list and click on it.
  • Click “Clear cache” and wait for the process to complete. (The “Clear data” button will delete all application settings).

Similarly, you can manually reset the cache of any program or game to get rid of the message that there is not enough memory.

The process for clearing the cache on any Honor model: 7, 7a, 9a, 10i, 10 Lite, or 10 Pro will be the same.

Deleting Messages

SMS messages and messenger chats take up a lot of space (especially if they contain graphic or video files). In order not to have to ask the question “How to clear memory on Honor?” At the most inopportune moment. make it a habit to periodically release all chats. At the same time, valuable information can be immediately saved to a text file or folder on the device.

Important messages in WhatsApp can be marked as favorites, then after clearing the chat they will remain in place (for this, when deleting, you need to select the item “All except favorites”).

Cleaning methods

System resources can be occupied by different files and programs. To free up memory, you need.

  • stop unnecessary background applications;
  • clear cache and browser history;
  • delete or transfer user files to SD card (or cloud);
  • demolish unnecessary programs;
  • clear operating system cache.

Before clearing the memory in the Honor 10 Lite phone, it is worth analyzing which data or applications use the maximum amount of resources, so as not to waste time on small files.

Step-by-step instructions for cleaning your phone from debris

There is another type of files that interfere with the fast and correct operation of a mobile device. cache, unnecessary files. A cache is called system data that the user cannot see.

They serve to speed up certain programs, but can significantly “slow down” the system and sometimes cause errors. Smartphones have certain sections where you can delete these system files. They can also be cleaned through the settings of a specific application.

But this process is not always convenient. It’s easier to use special cleaning managers. Your Honor 7A gadget has such a utility. But it is hidden. And to find it, you need to go to the parameters.

Let’s take a look at a step-by-step guide that will help you clear your smartphone memory:

Each application installed on the phone also takes up system folders, free space in the device’s memory. Review the list of apps and remove any that you no longer use. This will also significantly speed up the Honor 7A smartphone.

What to do if the memory on Honor 7A is full

Often budget smartphones don’t have enough RAM. this is one of the most important parameters of a modern mobile device. It determines how quickly the phone can work with several programs at once. The type of memory and its generation are also important.

But now is not about that. It is important for users to know how to quickly clear this type of memory and free it up for further games and programs. Honor, like other Android mobile phones, has a Tasks button.

On the panel, it is usually displayed in the form of a small rectangle, square. With its help, they call a list of all applications that are running in the system. It is even more convenient than working with the task manager in the Windows operating system. Now you need to get rid of them. Available to uninstall running applications selectively on Honor 7A. Swipe the selected app to the side and it disappears from the list. And also all processes of the program will be closed. If desired, the user can leave running social networks, which he often uses, instant messengers, etc.

To delete all programs at once, use the cross button. By clicking it, all windows in this block will be closed, and, accordingly, all programs on the smartphone. The more applications are open and displayed in this window, the more they take up memory from the phone.

How to clear memory on Honor 7A phone step by step

Your mobile device will perform significantly faster if the system is not interfered with by files and programs. Let’s take a look at how to clear the internal memory on your Honor 7A phone with a step-by-step guide. I’ll show you how to make your smartphone fast.

Application for managing and clearing memory on Honor 7A

When developing firmware, phone manufacturers try to make them as compact and “lightweight” as possible. So that the smartphone works quickly with factory settings and with any amount of memory. Third-party applications expand the functionality of some system programs. And they make it possible to use them with one touch. By downloading the Cleaner app from the Play Market, you can clean your smartphone every day. Removing everything together. cache, unnecessary folders and files and running but not used programs.

In Cleaner, you can set up automatic garbage collection for certain days, weeks or months, depending on how often you use your Honor 7A smartphone. The application contributes not only to cleaning, but also to cooling the components of the smartphone, if the user begins to notice that the case on the back is warm or hot. Temperature rise is one of the common problems in all digital devices. Prolonged use of the phone will heat up its parts. The application is easy to use, you don’t even need step-by-step instructions.

If you continue to use the device in this mode, it may fail with serious damage. The application is also a good file manager. Through it you can find any files that have been uploaded, photos and music.

Manual cleaning of free space on Honor 7A

You can save memory and not download additional programs. But you need to learn how to manually clean the folders of your Honor 7A smartphone. On the home screen, find a system application called File Manager. This explorer will be able to show all folders that are available to a regular user on a smartphone. It may have a different name, for example, “Phone Manager” or “Files”.

In the section with the named folders “Music”, “Photos” and so on, you need to find and select “Internal memory”. Then find the folders with the names of installed games and programs, where the cache is stored, deleting it. The Downloads folder contains all the files that have been downloaded from the network. Check other folders, most of the files you find are available for deletion without consequences.

CCleaner program

The second way is to use the CCleaner app. A step-by-step action plan is provided:

  • Run the installed utility to clean up unnecessary files. We provide permissions to access the device location.
  • After starting, immediately press the button “Analyze”.
  • Next, a list of accumulated trash will appear.
  • Go to the section “Removal is safe”.
  • Open the “Visible Cache” list.
  • Click “Finish cleaning”.

How to clear cache on Huawei and Honor smartphones: manually, without deleting photos

Before dealing with the question. how to clear the cache on Android Honor and Huawei, it is worth understanding the definition of “cache”. The program loads all data into the “temporary memory” while it is running. This is necessary to speed up workflows. Applications can be resource intensive. When the program starts to crash, it may close in an incorrect way. But, after closing it, the space in the cache will not be freed, and the free memory will become less.

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Today’s smartphones are equipped with a large amount of memory. But there are still situations when the user receives a warning about the lack of space. The smartphone starts to work much slower over time. And the launch of some applications may be delayed. Let’s look at how to clear cache on Huawei and Honor phones.

How to clear cache on Android Honor and Huawei without deleting photos

Better to use system utilities. This way you can avoid various damages in the OS and safely clean your phone from debris. But, in some situations, it is necessary to use third-party software. Below we will consider the existing methods.

Removal via settings

  • Open “Settings”.
  • Next “Memory”.
  • Get detailed statistics of the occupied space.
  • Click on the “Clear” button.
  • A window will open again showing the exact amount of memory. The system will scan files for deletion.
  • Click on the button “Delete all unnecessary files”.

Recovery menu

If you cannot use the presented methods, or they did not bring the desired result, then resort to using the Recovery menu:

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  • Turn off your phone.
  • Hold down the volume up or down button with the power key.
  • The system menu will start.
  • Using the volume buttons, select the “Wipe cache partition”.
  • Confirm the action and wait for the system to reboot.

What is cache?

Any phone has a folder with temporary files. This can be a variety of settings information, reports and other data about applications.

Why? Because copies of all images of the site will appear in the temporary folder, so that loading at the next login is carried out at an accelerated pace. It also saves traffic. But, if the user decided to delete the application from the phone, then the previously saved files in the cache folder will definitely remain in the memory. Where it leads? The more the user downloads applications and then uninstalls, the more space will be occupied by temporary files. How to solve this problem? It is enough to clear the cache.

There are three cache options on Honor:

  • Client applications. Requires regular cleaning.
  • Dalvik is a system one, which is created automatically after deletion. Therefore, it makes no sense to constantly clear such a cache.
  • The cache accumulated from the system software. It is built into the internal memory of the device in the “cache” folders. When uninstalling, critical errors occur in the operation of the operating system.

Considering these points, we come to a logical conclusion: only files from ordinary user applications can be deleted. It is located on the internal and external memory of the device.

Removing the cache of a specific program

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Using the CCleaner utility

Not to say that this method is super effective, given that some utilities themselves take up a lot of space, and even show ads. Therefore, if you decide to resort to it, then choose the proven CCleaner.

After the utility has done its job, you can safely delete it. until the next need.

Memory types in Android devices

RAM, Random Access Memory or RAM. random access memory or random access memory. The software (including the operating system and installed applications) writes to this memory the data they need during operation and can quickly read it. RAM requires constant power supply. when the device is turned off or rebooted, it is completely cleared. The more RAM, the correspondingly more different processes and services can be started simultaneously. The error “Phone memory is full” can occur if the entire amount of RAM is completely depleted, and there is not enough free space for the application being launched.

ROM, Read Only Memory, or ROM. read-only memory. The information stored in it cannot be changed and is recorded when the phone is manufactured, or when the operating system is reinstalled. that is, during the flashing process. ROM is often split into several sections to perform internal functions.

Interal Storage (Interal Phone Storage). internal storage of a smartphone (or other device). This section of memory is intended for storing user data, installed applications, and so on. This is something like an analogue of a hard drive in a personal computer. Naturally, in the process of writing data to the internal memory of an Android device, free space here becomes less. The total amount of the drive and the amount of free space can be viewed in the device settings.

External Storage. or, in fact, a microSD / microSDHC memory card. The user can expand this type of memory at will, if, of course, the device supports memory cards, and there is a corresponding slot for this. It is something like an external hard drive for a personal computer. The total and occupied volumes of this type of memory, as well as the free space on the card, can be checked in the settings of the Android gadget. The memory card can store multimedia data such as music, movies, pictures. Starting with Android 2.2, it became possible to transfer installed applications to a memory card, if the application itself supports it, thus saving space on the internal storage. Before replacing the memory card, it is strongly recommended that you first unmount it, and not just remove it from the device.

Through the dispatcher

On Samsung devices, press and hold the Home button for about a second, then go to the memory icon.

The data is displayed here in the “Busy / Total” format, so you will need to remember a little arithmetic lessons.

Operational measures

For a quick, although not very long, solution to the situation, cleaning up temporary files will help. They have the extension.rm and are stored in the datalocal mp folder. You can delete temporary files with Root access, for example, using Root Explorer.

In addition, in the aforementioned data folder, you can find many files that have the.log extension and contain “error” in the name. these are error log files of various applications that take up quite a lot of space. We delete them and for a while forget about “Phone memory is full”.

Hard reboot

You can solve the problem drastically by using Hard reset. hard reset of the communicator. Not a bad step, returning the device to its original factory settings. The speed of work increases, the smartphone instantly responds to all inputs and literally starts to “fly”. But, on the other hand, such an action can cause inconvenience for the user, because this is the deletion of data, files, applications that he will have to install again.

An effective but harsh way to solve the problem

Removing unnecessary applications, their updates and cache

To get rid of unused apps, go to Settings Options Application manager.

Finding in the Application Manager menu is not that hard

Once in the “Loaded” tab, open the menu and sort the files by size. Next, select the applications you abandoned and click “Delete”.

You can remove updates only for those applications that you installed yourself. with built-in such a trick will not work.

Select the application, click on “Uninstall updates”, and then. on “Disable”.

If you have root, then you can even get rid of the system software. But be careful. one awkward movement, and the smartphone will fall asleep dead.

To clear the application cache, go to: Settings Options Memory.

Wait a few seconds until the amount of used space is determined, then select the “Cached data” item and tap “OK”.

Deleting dex files

Now let’s take a closer look at a more thorough way to clean up space on an internal drive. Each program on a smartphone or tablet, or any other Android device, upon installation, creates a file with the.dex extension in the datadalvik-cache directory. But sometimes, on some system applications, these files are missing, and the following picture is visible:

Indeed, it is strange that the program is 0 bytes. As it turns out, the reason lies in the fact that along with these files, the firmware contains the same names, but with the.odex extension. These files can be created without leaving the.dex files. For example, LuckyPatcher can “code” applications. So, first, let’s look in the properties of the application, how much space it takes up:

In this case, it is 1.68 MB, so the corresponding.dex file in datadalvik-cache takes up the same amount of space, and the generated.odex file will weigh the same. Launch the aforementioned LuckyPatcher, select the desired application from the list, pinch it (not just tap it once, but pinch it), see the context menu:

We select the first or second item, and it does not matter that the application may not need to remove the license check or remove ads at all. After that, the program will create the.odex files we need. Dex files can now be removed from datadalvik-cache. And now we see that the application already takes 0 bytes, but it works fine. This method is suitable for system applications.

For custom applications, things are a little different. We select the application we need and go to its folder on the memory card, look at the free memory of this application. In this example, 1.56 MB is reserved for the program folder, while the.dex file is 1.68 MB.

There are several ways to solve this problem: either move the selected application to the system directory and carry out the manipulations described above, or forget about this venture specifically with this application and take on some other program. By the way, if you move the application to user memory and then create the.odex, you can delete the.dex, and the program will work fine. But when you move it to a USB flash drive, the.odex file will be deleted, and the application will refuse to work. In this case, there will be only two ways out: reinstall the program again or do a complete cleaning of dalvik-cache. So, not every application can work without.dex. the method will “work” only with applications that have more free memory than.dex.