Why is writing "not enough memory"?

Julia Chmykhalo
Julia Chmykhalo
March 25, 2015
Why is writing "not enough memory"?

The smartphone has long been one of the most popular gadgets in the everyday life of any person. It allows us to communicate with friends through social networks and various instant messengers, work with e-mail and office documents, read news, listen to music, take high-quality photos, etc. But, like any other modern device, each “smart” phone has a number of hardware limitations that do not allow to use it as comfortably as possible. Often one of these drawbacks can be a small amount of internal permanent memory.

In any Android-smartphone, three types of memory are used: operational, built-in permanent and removable permanent memory (usually the latter is called a flash drive). It is worth noting that the lack of built-in permanent memory often disrupts the normal operation of the gadget and there are limitations in the use of various functions.

Why does the Android device write "not enough memory"?

This problem occurs when space on the built-in storage device runs out. There are several reasons due to which the smartphone can report a lack of memory:

  1. The application cache has taken all the free space (programs such as Vkontakte, Browser, etc. create a lot of temporary files for their work and save them to internal memory).
  2. Too many applications installed.
  3. Memory is occupied by media content (photos / video / music).

There are several ways to solve problems with low memory:

  • Clear the cache. Press the "Menu" button, go to the "Settings" section, open the "SD card and internal memory", click on the item "Cache" and select "Clear".
  • If you recently installed many applications, then remove those that are no longer needed.
  • Go to the camera settings and check where photos and videos are saved, if necessary, reassign the save location to the memory card. Also transfer to the computer or memory card media content that is no longer needed in the internal memory.