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Phone memory low but got big memory card

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    How do u free up phone memory on HTC desire. Pls help ASAP


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    Welcome to the forum. Have u clean/wipe cache and data? Check ur settings to see what apps are using up the most memory. U may have to move them to ur SD card to free up internal memory. Good luck

    sent from my Hawaiian Xoom...ALOHA
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    Hi. Thx

    There int a option to move to sd card ?
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    in ur settings/manage applications. not all can moved to SD but give it a shot. if not there are few apps out there like App2SD in the market that may help. after clearing data/cache u should reboot. it may/may not work. ppl are having a hard time freeing up memory

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    Thx a lot. What is the cache thing. Ur not deleting anything permanent are you ?
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    Check your mms and text message stores. They are usually the biggest eater of memory. All mms pictures sent and received are stored in the phone unless you delete them, or back them up to another location.

    Use backup to gmail. You can then look at all your old messages through gmail. It even creates the labels and sports them for you. Call log and text can be restored to phone. Mms is still in the works.

    Get rid of all those, by backing up to gmail and/or saving the pics to sd card and then clearing all text and mms messages.

    That is most likely your issue.
    Let us know how out turns out.

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    no no ur cleaning ur system. u want it to run smoother. emails are one of the biggest esp if u have a lot coming in.

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    and these are true.

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    You can try to remove apps that are rarely used or idk if this is true but I've heard of some users talk about symbolic link between their memory cards and phones. Also try to remove bloatware only if you know how to though.

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    Thanks Princess. :)
    How do you like your D2G? I was looking into picking one up and rooting it until the D3 comes out...thoughts?

    Back to topic:
    If you look in
    Settings, Applications, Manage Applications, All...
    Look at the size of Dialer Storage. That is where android os keeps your mms and text stores, as well as your call log. If it's bigger than 5Meg, it's seriously time to clean house.

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    Just slow now. Saying moving to memory card but just stays on it and stuck on uninstalling I'm gonna try delete apps that hardly use
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    Did your phone give you a low memory error/warning?

    That is usually caused by too many programs running and fighting for RAM space.

    I agree that you should remove apps you don't use. Some start in the background and chew up memory even if you don't use them.

    2nd, I would check your dialer storage (aka text, mms stores), and clear those out after backing them up. You can save attachments to sd, then delete the rest or use backup to gmail.

    Lastly, I agree with Hawaiian Princess that you can move some apps to SD. Though the Desire should have plenty of space for apps.

    If you are not rooted, then the above steps should cure your memory issue. After you make your changes/remove programs/etc...Make sure to shut down your phone, pull battery for 30 seconds, the reboot your phone. Sometimes a runaway app can hog up all your Ram too. A hard reboot (listed above) will often fix odd gremlins.

    Good luck, keep us posted.

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    Thx. I added apps2sd app. Each app comes up tho failed to move application?

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    I did hear it fails to move on some apps. lemme see what I can dig up unless another rescue squad member can jump on board on this

    sent from the Hawaiian D2G
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    what apps are u trying to move? u can also try 1Tap cleaner free app in the market.

    sent from the Hawaiian D2G
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    When you go tip manage applications, what are your running application ram values?

    Before moving a ton of apps, check that dialer storage value. When you go to downloaded or all applications, what is out showing your on phone storage used and free?

    The phone uses different areas of memory for storage vs operation, so out is important we address what is causing the issue and not a symptom.

    Worst case, do a factory reset and start fresh installing only what you need. Make sure to backup first.

    Keep us posted.


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    so ur a master electrician huh? gee I need to add another icebox in my enclosed patio. can u fly over and install a new wall socket somewhere! LOL....
    as for the subject, I can only say to rid unnecessary apps, clear data/cache and reboot.

    sent from the Hawaiian D2G
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    Yes mam' I am. Never been to Hawaii...hear it's beautiful there. It HAS to be better weather than Wisconsin!

    Tell you what, if I ever make the trip, I'll install your socket for a drink and a local tour guide. :-D

    Sent from my Droid1, Stable 1.2Ghz, Peter Alfonso v2 LV kernel, CM7.0.3, Zepplinrox Supercharged, Gingerbread 2.3.3 phone using DroidForums.
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