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What is other in storage

(Topic created on: 28-04-2021 12:14 AM)
Gavinh
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How do I delete other because that's a lot of memory 

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Millard
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Other storage comes from apps you have installed on your Android smart phones and tablets. Unfortunately you can't these files from you Android device. You can view these files from you computer by connecting your device via a usb cable. Most but not all of the "Other" files are located at "Android/data." Some of these files you will not want to delete unless it's from an app you are no longer using. Some of the apps I know of which can be quite large are "Udemy", "YouTube Music" and social media apps. Please note, if you delete files from an app you often use, the app will run slower due to placing the file or files back into one of the directories inside the "Android/data" folder. Basically cache and files for a given app are stored there.

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Members_N6U4fL3
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 Telegram stores all media forever by default, make sure you change the settings in the app and it will clear it once in a while. 

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graym2o
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Oh, by the way, people, I just found the other offender, it is my podcast app, 100GB!!!

As GavinH says, you just have to go through them all and find the big hoarders.

Just a heads-up for those who may not know, I did my hunting with my phone plugged into the PC, I don't think it's possible just from the handset. Also, make sure that you have visibility of all hidden folders (View/Hidden Items).

Happy deleting!

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Gavinh
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Found them on my files> android and theirs a lot of different files with my saved whatsapp telegram saved files etc
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Gavinh
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Wow crazy I suggest everyone do this

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Joeeye
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I'm really not filling my phone with social media content. Mines just slowly filling up with pics, vids and the odd app and game.

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Gavinh
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I don't have Facebook instergram or anything like that it's mainly from WhatsApp or my telegram that had a lot of videos audio files etc
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Joeeye
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I see. Its good to try to keep at least 25% free for best performance.
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antikythera
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I use Google Files to keep my Android devices from filling with such clutter
Stuie
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Telegram builds up the other storage, i had to clear 50gb of data from my app. Goto apps>telegram>storage>manage storage and then click clear data
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Millard
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Other storage comes from apps you have installed on your Android smart phones and tablets. Unfortunately you can't these files from you Android device. You can view these files from you computer by connecting your device via a usb cable. Most but not all of the "Other" files are located at "Android/data." Some of these files you will not want to delete unless it's from an app you are no longer using. Some of the apps I know of which can be quite large are "Udemy", "YouTube Music" and social media apps. Please note, if you delete files from an app you often use, the app will run slower due to placing the file or files back into one of the directories inside the "Android/data" folder. Basically cache and files for a given app are stored there.

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Members_N6U4fL3
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Screenshot_20220203-210932_Telegram.jpg

 Telegram stores all media forever by default, make sure you change the settings in the app and it will clear it once in a while.