I have been getting the message Low Disk Space/Memory on the Incredible. But when I check the phone settings and look at the memory/space on the phone I have more than enough. Is there anyway to correct this? It's very annoying because I can't get email while i have this message and can't update anything while it's there. Some have suggested a hard reset, that's not going to happen. I have the phone the way i like it. any other suggestions?
I suggest looking at one of the 9 dozen threads on here talking about the same problem. I've had the problem myself and there isn't a permanent fix for it right now. It is a pain in the @$$ and there needs to be a software patch for it.
I had the same problem, and I had to do a hard reset, reset my phone completely to factory defaults in order to fix it.
BEFORE you do this, you will want to download "OnTheFly" it will save all your apps on your SD Card. Once you reset your phone, go to the market and re-download OnTheFly, you will be able get your apps back. Hope it helps.
There is no other way to fix this besides factory resetting your phone. After a lot of research, it's been determined that HTC's email client is the culprit. It somehow causes a "memory leak". I backed everything up to SD card using the Astro file manager app and made sure all my contacts were backed up in my gmail. I then reset the phone and brought everything back with Astrid. It worked great. I now use K-9 Mail app for my email and haven't had any issues.
I have done the hard reset twice and i still have the problem...i have never used the htc mail client and i still have the problem and have for a month or more..any more suggestions...
I don't use HTC's Email Client at all, so that is not the problem. After I did the reset, it works just fine. I also got FroYo yesterday, and my friend cannot install the FroYo update with this problem.
I got froyo the other day also and i still have the same problems....will i lose froyo if i do another reset.
I don't use HTC mail either, just the gmail app and I have found a temporary way to get it fixed through that. I go to the apps page, select gmail, and clear data. You don't lose anything, you just have to wait for everything to re-sync. And as soon as the data clears, the space notification is gone. There needs to be a permanent fix. I also have the Froyo update and had this issue back in May as well.
I went to a Verizon store and talked to a sales rep about this problem. He was pretty straight with me - said it's a software issues related to mail/messages and that HTC is working on a software fix for it. He also mentioned they wanted to get Froyo out quickly so they didn't address it then. Why they couldn't, I don't know. All I DO know is that I had to factory reset my phone and it went away...but it will be back, apparently.
I have had this happen twice to me since i got my phone and BOTH times it has been after a new app installed or after an update. I cant recall the first app that created the problem but at the time it was the only app that i installed, so as in a microsoft environment i uninstalled that app hoping to reverse the change and rebooted... i know its not microsoft lol, but it worked... Now about 30 minutes ago i looked at my phone and saw i had 5 auto updates , no problems.. i had 4 i had to do manually.. well fortunately i did one at a time and watched the phone to make sure i saw installed successfully (with no other errors appearing) I hate to say it guys from WAZE, but after the latest update i ran the app and bang , the low space error appeared... i panicked and said to myself "i already had one chance with getting rid of this..." i uninstalled the app and rebooted (power off) , power up and no error. Now i cant say its the app, but i do believe its a conflict of two simultaneous commands running at the same time that creates a leak.. both times it has happened when running an app just after installing or updating it.... maybe clearing the screen of notifications and letting it rest for ten seconds could avoid the problem , who knows... but i have to say i would first try uninstalling the latest app or update.... check applications area and sort by date i suppose... ive escaped twice so i wanted to pass this on... i dont usually give my opinions but i think this is a valuable post to many. feel free to repost or tweet, try for yourself and let me know what your results are. Good luck, im going to play the lottery now.
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This is for the Android HTC Incredible, which seems to be a major problem with some phones including mine. This will stop low disc space error message from popping up in your top taskbar, when your know you have more than enough memory.
Go to Settings> Applications> Manage Applications> and look for com.xxx.socialnetwork.prov and clear data and cache.
If that doesn't take care of it go to apps> Peep> and clear cache.
Thanks Old Head, does that fix the problem and allow updates etc... or does it just hide the notification?
I, like so many other people, had this same problem. It seems like the solution is different for everyone. Basically, there are some common apps (like HTC Mail) which use up all your application space and should be looked at first, but each person will have to find what's causing the problem for them.
I wanted to share what worked for me in case it helps anyone. For me it was my Contacts Storage which was causing the problem. I have a large contact list (just under a thousand entries) which I regularly sync with my Thunderbird contacts by using the "MyPhoneExplorer" Android app and companion desktop program. For some reason, the storage used by my contacts had ballooned up to 85 megabytes!
The solution for me was to go into Settings > Applications > Manage Applications > All. Under "Contacts Storage" I had to Clear Data and then re-sync with MyPhoneExplorer (selecting "Only MyPhoneExplorer" in the Options of the desktop app), then re-sync with Thunderbird via MyPhoneExplorer (by setting it back to Thunderbird in the same Options).
This re-built my contacts list, and now it's under 2 MB in size. The "Low on space" error icon went away immediately. I now have to reset all my speed dials and photos and linked contacts, but it solved the big problem. I wish I knew why it got so big in the first place. Maybe it happened when I linked to Facebook; I guess I'll find out over the next few weeks.
Heres an update on some of my findings, yes travelermatt you are correct about the contacts. what i found more important was the facebook app itself on the incredible. after its on for a little bit i get the low space error, i clear the data in the app section and it goes away.
My contacts for facebook after import was an issue that wouldnt go away..TO FIX i unchecked all the boxes on the "people" settings except for " phone".. i disabled google contacts and especially facebook... geez my FORD SYNC radio even locked up because of the thousands of entries it was trying to import. THE FACEBOOK APP ON THE PHONE WORKS FINE WHEN SET AT UPDATE EVERY 2 HRS FOR SOME REASON...
still i love my incredible.. the google apps and all are just the cats a55. i love the speed and dun tethering hotspot stuff... iphones cant touch it , at least not yet imo
So I was being driven nuts by this issue as well. Then when I read this thread I went and tried out clearing the app data for my facebook app; and voila! the low disc message went away! Thank you a lot TravelerMatt!
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