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bbxrider
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Registered: ‎04-16-2018
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Freeing up Internal Memory: Not So Easy!

on a previous phone I was able to delete app update download history and free

up huge amounts of internal memory. some apps had like 25 updates being stored

eating up .5 gig memory

been looking for that but not seeing anything like that on my moto g5+,

I saw a post to do hard reset, how good does that really work? with that

I am not sure if my super backup restore would also restore all those 

downloads

looking to free up a lot more space than the cache clear

 

Porphyrius
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Re: Freeing up Internal Memory: Not So Easy!


@bbxrider wrote:

on a previous phone I was able to delete app update download history and free

up huge amounts of internal memory. some apps had like 25 updates being stored

eating up .5 gig memory

been looking for that but not seeing anything like that on my moto g5+,

I saw a post to do hard reset, how good does that really work? with that

I am not sure if my super backup restore would also restore all those 

downloads

looking to free up a lot more space than the cache clear

 


Go into your Apps and find all the Google ones like Play services/google/Playstore etc and find their Storage sections and delete caches AND Data.

 

Factory Restore/Hard Reset.

 

Yes it can work wonders and once you do one a couple of times it's no biggy.I backup my phones on a regular basis to my Laptop Via USB as well as Cloud/Sync and do a Hard Reset a couple of times a year even if my phones are running well as a kind of 10,000 mile service for the phones.

   I tend to try a lot of apps and they can leave junk and folders about so a HR cleans all my accumulated crud out and keeps my phones super slick and problem  free Smiley Happy

 

Note:

On the first boot of a HR I don't let Google etc auto-install my apps.I skip all of that and install them myself.I've found this keeps me from getting stuff added I may not use any more.Before doing a HR Go to Google Playstore on the app and change the Settings>Auto-Update to NEVER.You will still be informed of updates but can choose if and when to install.

 

PS

I have some 3rd party apps that I have to Manually Sync for backup like my Acalender/WhatsApp/YellowSticky<notepad app) and SMS app(Pulse).

 

 

HTH Smiley Happy

 

bbxrider
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Re: Freeing up Internal Memory: Not So Easy!

thanks for the tips, I will try the manual install w/ the google stuff, I will try to post back w/ that. I have found the "do no evil" (https://gizmodo.com/google-removes-nearly-all-mentions-of-dont-be-evil-from-1826153393) folks are pretty bossy w/ their stuff, at least after its installed. I agree they have a hog fest with the resources they t ake up. I will prob let super backup take care of my personal stuff
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