- 02-03-2013, 03:56 PM #26
02-03-2013, 04:47 PM #27
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What I DID notice was that while misc things seem to enter the other category it seems they don't actually delete themselves - THAT I believe is what the bug is (I've deleted my IE + maps + search history and anything else I could find... but there never is a drastic change and it's always a small drop). I understand the phone uses things for cache, temp files, and whatever else doesn't fit in the other categories - I have no issues with that. But if there is no easy way to remove that misc stuff then there seems to be a problem
I sent myself an email with 12 attachments of large photos. I went into the email and downloaded each photo. I monitored the other space and it had gone up after downloading all attachments. Once downloading the attachments, you can then save them... which I did. After saving the photos, pictures + video went up. Other remained the same... so I deleted the email entirely, resynced my account, and made sure that email was no longer on the servers. My other STILL remained the same - it did not go down. The attachment data seems to be now stuck in Other.
I don't think I'll be downloading email attachments through my WP from now on. I know that wasn't my initial problem though - that was the first time I tried downloading an email attachment from my phone anyway.
02-03-2013, 05:34 PM #28
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You'll never see an Android-style memory/disk explorer because that doesn't fit the app model of WP8. If you want that, you'll need to go with Android.
On iOS, "Other" can balloon up too - my iPhone was up to about 10GB. The compact/delete temp/toss logs action in iOS happens when you reboot the device, which I did to reclaim the space. It's not, as you note, rocket science - it just has to be added to the startup actions in WP8.
02-03-2013, 06:02 PM #29
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So iOS deletes/compacts everything on reboot? Seems like a simple way to do it, particularly if MS doesn't want to implement a way for people to manually delete. I like it :)
- 02-04-2013, 01:47 AM #30
There is no excuse for storage being claimed that cannot be immediately reclaimed. Period. End of story. This is a bug and/or bad design. I am most definitely going to wait for this to be resolved before getting a WP8.
02-04-2013, 01:47 AM #31
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I deleted all of the music on my phone. I foolishly did not check my "Other" section after doing so. However, after I cleared it all off, I overloaded my phone with music (meaning I tried to add MANY more songs than it could hold). My "Other" section is now down from 4.00 GB to 2.63 GB. So, either deleting all of my music or overloading the storage on the phone definitely helped get the storage taken by "Other" to drop by more than a gig.
02-05-2013, 02:08 PM #32
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02-05-2013, 03:42 PM #35
- 328 Posts
Sounds like a solution here would be a file explorer. The main reason I'd like one is to be sure that uninstalled apps have actually been cleared out properly. A big annoyance I've had through the years is uninstalling an app and finding it's folder and miscellaneous files still present. I noticed this annoying tendency even on my old Android phone. It was a persistent problem because every time there were updates I started getting warnings that I was running out of space.
I have this vision of storage space, which is at a premium on these devices, slowly being eroded thanks to sloppy developers. So it would be nice to be able to browse around and delete junk that's been left behind.
- 02-05-2013, 04:00 PM #36
02-05-2013, 04:05 PM #37
- 57 Posts
-Have you downloaded maps for Nokia Drive? if you went with "All Regions" that means a whopping 2.6GB of disc space.
-Do you have Nokia Trailers? Have you downloaded any trailers to keep on your device?
-Do you use Nokia Music? Have you set any mixes for Offline listening? 4 mixed stations at ~200mb can add up.
-Do you have Youtube downloader? you may have forgotten about those HD downloads that can add up to gigs.
-Do you have Timelapse Pro which can fill your "Other" space quite quickly, I had a Timelapse video of 3GB. Camera easy is another one.
-Do you have Snes8x and forgot about all the roms stored on your phone, those will show up as "Other" as well.
I also got nearly a gig back just by deleting my browsing history. Settings -> Applications -> Internet Explorer -> Delete History. Also click Advanced and check Manage Storage to see if any sites have stored anything on your phone.
- 02-06-2013, 07:14 AM #38
Odd. I cleared all my cached data 2 or 3 days ago and did a soft reset afterward. It went from 5.2 to 5.1 GB at that time. Now, thus morning, I am showing 2.47gb all of the sudden. Is memory monitor as bad as battery monitor or what? Still confused, but with everything going on in phone I can understand 2.47gb of misc data. Well, I can live with it.
- 02-06-2013, 08:13 AM #39
Mine is at 3.96GB. This is on a phone that is less than a week old. Nokia Europe map is installed and about 20gb of music. There is nothing else installed by me except a few games.EE- Lumia 920 Black
Vodafone - Lumia 925 Black
03-23-2013, 02:24 PM #40
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Perhaps this is something to begin with... Latest Nokia Lumia 920 firmware offers fix for “Other” storage issue
Latest Nokia Lumia 920 firmware offers fix for “Other” storage issue | WMPoweruser
03-23-2013, 02:37 PM #41
- 92 Posts
My other folder is 10.3gb
I do have a lot of maps, but that's basically it. I have had those maps from the very beginning. And the folder keeps getting bigger and bigger.
Its seems each time an update is downloaded it gets saved and adds up, it never gets overwritten or deleted after installation.
- 03-23-2013, 04:35 PM #43
- 03-24-2013, 04:50 AM #44
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