- 08-15-2013, 10:16 PM #1
I have a Lumia 928, complete with 8 GB of other storage before the GDR2 update. Now, after deleting a few apps, I've found that the other storage went down to 7.59 GB. So I assume the issue is fixed, but what about the other storage that was there BEFORE things started working right?
Am I alone? How has GDR2 affected your other storage?
- 08-16-2013, 12:06 AM #3
What was your other storage like before you installed GDR2?
Honestly. I thought my built up other storage would disappear after I installed the update, but it still lingers... I'm starting to wonder if I should factory restore my phone to get rid of it once and for all. >_>
- 08-16-2013, 12:19 AM #4
08-16-2013, 12:31 AM #5
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I'm hoping users with a 8GB phone with 4GB other storage can see a 2GB reduction after GDR2. I think 2GB Other is a must, even on other platforms. Shrinking 2GB from 4 changes alot of things already I can at least install games on the 820. Now I have 0 games.
I don't want to imagine what its like for other users with more than 10GB other storage.
- 08-16-2013, 01:47 PM #10
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- 08-17-2013, 08:55 AM #13
Over the past few days, I've noticed that my other storage IS going down, but its going down reeeeeeeaaaally slow. Its gone down about .10 MB over the past few days... -_-
The only reason I haven't factory restored yet is because i don't wanna lose my Halo data (everything else is on the cloud). But I read somewhere that Halo's data was backed up on the cloud too... Is that true?
08-17-2013, 09:33 AM #15
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I read that you have to do a factory reset to have results. So if you haven't done it and the other storage you had before is all still there it should be "normal". I would like to ask the same question instead to those who have done the hard reset, because if they haven't find any change, meaning the "other storage" keeps incresing as before, that would be the ultimate proof that gdr2 haven't fixed the problem. Also, I agree you cannot expect it to be empty, yet an almost daily neverending increase should't be normal.
Thank you so much in advance!!!
08-17-2013, 11:19 AM #16
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I was having issues with my other storage before and when I update the other storage was lesser, this is the process I did to check what is eating my other storage cap, after update, I uninstall all the apps I don't need then check the storage to see how it shrink, check the background task, so whenever I install apps and goes to work in background, check if it adds to your other storage to see what app is causing this. I hope this checking and balance help you monitor not only the other storage issues but battery consuming apps as well.
- 08-17-2013, 03:46 PM #17
To all who wanted to know, I am preparing to factory restore my phone. I currently have 7.30 GB of other storage, and I'll let you guys know what it is after the flash.
I don't have anything to lose (I'm currently transferring my music and pictures to my laptop), and all of my game data is store on the cloud (Asphalt, Order and Chaos, Ruzzle, Godville, and HOPEFULLY Halo). I'll also report on how the other section behaves as I reinstall all my apps.
Some extra statistics incase you guys are wondering:
Media and Files: 4 GB
System: 1.9 GB of course
Free Space: 18 GB
EDIT: Just before my restore, I noticed something. According to my phone info Tab, it says I don't have ANY Apps stored on my phone. As in "Apps: 0 Bytes." I think it may be grouping my app data in with the other storage.
- 08-18-2013, 01:19 PM #24
So I went to the Storage Check app, and I found that my music and apps and map data all combine to equal my total space used, with the exception of about a few hundred MB.
So I can conclude that the phone is calling my app storage "other" storage, but the actual other storage is really only about 200 MB. :)
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