Running low on memory

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  1. ItsQueen

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    I would like to start off by saying thanks for the previous answers from my previous threads. It has been almost 1 month since I have had my phone, and installed around 12 apps only and 7 songs. I still need to download lots more but surprise surprise, when I tried to download Amazon Shopping, it said my phone had insufficient memory. I really want more memory since pictures and videos also come to mind. Is it possible to add more memory to my phone. I am a bit of an android phone noob. Thank you in advance!
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    If you phone has an SD card you can move your music and photos there. If not you will need to use Cloud Storage.
     
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    In answer to your question, the only way to add memory is to use what @Jeffrey suggested as you can't add internal storage. How much storage did you start with and how much remains. Check under settings (maybe in device) storage.
     
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    I like the Cloud Storage idea. I will try it right now! Thanks! ItsQueen(still learning the Droid Ways)
     
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    I'm surprised you're out of space with what you've downloaded so far. What make/model device do you have, if you don't mind me asking.

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    Go to settings, then storage, and you should see a screen something like this...

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    Please report back the Total Space, Storage, Available, Apps, Pictures and Audio. You can also scroll down and see Downloads, Cache and Misc.
     
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    I have an Alcatel OneTouch phone powered by Android. Total space is 2.06 GB.
     
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    Since I am currently on my laptop I will type what it says.
    Available- 331MB
    Apps-1.25GB
    Pictures,Videos-140kb
    Audio- 6.27MB
    Downloads-40.89MB
    Cached Data-526MB
    Misc.-1.15MB
     
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    Well that pretty much explains it. Only 2GB of storage is terribly limiting. In this day and age I find it hard to believe the phones would come so light on storage.
     
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    Understandable with a low - mid range device as this. As mentioned previously, cloud storage would be your best option at this point. Good luck!

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    There really isn't much you can do. Sure cloud storage will allow you to store and have access to photos, videos and music off of your device, but the physical limits of the internal storage prevent you from installing more than a relatively small number of apps. Right now you're maxed out. With only 331MB left, and only 47MB+ taken up by pics, vids and downloads, you're essentially at the end of the phone's internal capacity. In other words there is little you can do other than delete the lesser used or unused apps to make room for new ones. You may be able to find similar apps that take up less space, or one or another multi-function app or tool that can combine several individual apps and also take up less space.
     
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    I guess I just was unaware that this is to be expected with entry level or low-mid range devices. I would have figured that at least 8GB was going to be standard.
     
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