error msg that memory is full when it isn't

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When I try to download/update anything (app, email, etc) on my LG optimus one phone a msg comes up that says "out of disk space" and then it won't go away. I have tried to clear off apps, reset the phone by taking battery out. I have a 8 G memory card and my memory is not near full. What is wrong with my phone and how do I fix it.
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While your SD card may not be full, how's your internal memory holding up? My Samsung Galaxy Ace has very limited internal memory, which many apps use. When I get to 20MB of internal memory or below, I get constant memory low messages and I cannot receive text messages because of "no memory" errors. Lots of room on my SD card, but I end up having to clean off some apps until I get my internal memory freed up so I have more than 20MB.

I would go into settings>Applications>Manage Applications and check what you phone is telling you for internal memory free. If you don't have enough internal free, you'll have to do some more cleaning.
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This is a semi common problem with the Optimus one. Check your cache (should be in the application settings area above) for apps like Facebook. It should give you the option to clear the cache and saved data in that menu.

Usually speaking the best thing to do is back up the important information and do a wipe on the phone. It doesn't have much storage space to begin with and this makes sure you clear up all the junk.
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So every time I open an app...say Facebook...the only solution is to delete my current apps? What good is this phone if I can't have any apps???
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No, Jorden's just saying to try to clear the cache on the Facebook app and similar apps. The saved data might be causing an issue.

Wiping the phone is a last resort if clearing caches wont' work.
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clearing data/caches kills passwords etc as well...i deleted EVERYTHING out lost a ton of stuff but its STILL saying low on space is it a glitch!!??? i barely use most of my phones features...barely use email never use thinkfree office..hardly use utube mostly use text n pics n google cleared all that out...still stuck in low on space. cant text lost banking can ONLY do incoming outgoing calls. i can do THAT on a dumb phone...is it time to retire my optimus?
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A more permanent solution to this problem would be to go into each individual app in the applications manager and use the "Move to SD Card" option. This should free up a lot of the internal storage and reduce the frequency or eliminate this error. Some apps however may not run properly in this manner and may have to be moved back in the same way.
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This is the best option or one you should try first, then Jorden suggested to clear cache and RAM. Here's a couple apps to help

Cache cleaner https://play.google.com/store/apps/de...

Ram Booster https://play.google.com/store/apps/de...

Clean files that have been left on the device after app removal https://play.google.com/store/apps/de...
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I know with the Optimus one that some (most that I've seen) apps can't be moved to the SD card for some reason. Good apps suggestions however!
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Whether it can be moved to the SD Card or not depends on what the app wants access to. Rooting and using some app manager is about the only way I've read to force apps to move over, although I haven't tried it yet since I don't have a spare cellphone. :)
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I did have an o1 rooted and used an app called link2sd which in combination with a partitioned sd card allowed me to have lots of apps and storage space. You need a class 6 or higher sd card.

The o1 can move apps nativley but if you move things like widgets or something that needs to load at boot, you'll have issues. Link2sd creates symbolic links on the main memory to the actual files in the partition. So basically you can move anything even widgets.

It does require root for this to work but tbh the phone is terrible as stock. Rooting it and using Cyanogenmod 7 rom will bring that puppy to being a full grown dog.
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Confirmed: Link2SD works like a charm on my aging Galaxy Ace, Acer Iconia A510 tablet, Galaxy S2x and HTC Raider.
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Yes that is true, a lot of apps cannot run from sd which is why i mentioned moving them back if they cause issues afterwards. In this situation however all it takes is a few of them to clean up enough space to stop the disk space issue

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