Some Of The Things That Cause Your Phone’s Storage Memory To Always Be Full

The smartphones being developed and launched of late makes at least a default ROM storage of 16 gigabytes of space with system apps and phone ROM taking about 4-gigabyte space from the 16 gigabytes.

The remaining 11 gigabyte becomes the phones internal storage for your files and documents. Most devices extend support for external storage advancement up to 256 gigabytes.

To many, this internal storage looks good and manageable to them but to their surprise and shock, the phone after use for some time always prompt them of memory full. One may not have more files on their internal storage but still, have memory full problem.

This problem is not caused by the files on your internal memory though sometimes the number of files stored there can lead to memory full, these particular ones are far from that.

This problem does not only occur in 16 gigabyte internal-only devices, but 32-gigabyte internal memories also experience the problem.

Below are the things that cause instant drains to your phone’s internal memory.

Huge Operating System

The 16 gigabytes may seem OK and satisfactory but if your phone’s operating system is very large, it will cause memory full in the future. Mostly some devices Operating System takes up 4 – 4.5 gigabytes memory from the 16 gigabytes. This leaves you up to 11 – 10.5 memory.

System updates will be coming to fix patches and update your previous Operating System. Note that, these updates take up space, so the regular you make those updates, the more your memory fills up.

Text Message

It will shock you to know how Text messages take up memory. Most at times, I go to settings > Apps/App info to check up applications taking up storage spaces. I was shocked to see the storage space my regular messaging app was consuming.

What I will love to see is, Android/IOS should add encrypted cloud storage features for Messages so that when we delete our messages to free up space, we can be able to access them anytime we want in the cloud.

Facebook App

Facebook’s main application is one of the consuming storage apps. If you don’t have much space that can accommodate the application, I will advise you to use the Lite version. You can check how much space the app takes by going to Settings>Apps/App info.

Huge Media Files Hidden In Strange Places

Using your device’s internal File Manager won’t allow you to see these huge media files hidden at the root of your device. Download external file managers that can be used to see details of files and folders stored on your device’s internal memory.

I will personally recommend Es File Explorer because of the wonderful features it offers. It provides you with a Space Analyse feature that gives detailed usage of space by apps. This helps you discover huge media files that are of no importance hidden and taken up space.

Installing Apps Without Deleting Unused ones

We are all found wanting with this act. Most at times, there are more applications that have not been opened from the day of install. I personally find apps downloaded but have never opened since the day of install for more than a month old but still on the phone.

We install more apps to add to the ones installed but have never been opened. Before installing new apps, delete the apps that have no relevance or unused before installing new ones.

Auto Update

Automatic updates on your device silently take up more storage without prompt. Apps updating silently in the background override data to the existing ones. Some of the new updates come with their own size and add up to the existing ones which takes much space.


Memory full is a headache we always face, most of the memory problems happen due to the highlighted problems talked about in this article.

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