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"Other" Storage

(Topic created: 12-17-2021 11:15 AM)
Mattheww
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I have 72 gb of my S21 Ultra's storage being taken up by "other" which is frustrating. I contacted support who said to clear out my downloads folder in file management which made practically no difference. What can I do to remove some of this "other" data? Thanks in advance.

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PaperStation
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Can you screenshot the breakdown of storage usage on the Samsung other storage. Just wondering if it's showing a breakdown for the apps, cause if that is blank it gets added into the other

My other storage use to show as 79 gig because my app storage space was blank previously.

If it has the circled i then all the space that your apps takes gets clumped in the other categoryScreenshot_20211217-184745_My Files.jpgScreenshot_20211217-191210_Samsung Members_14699_1639786331.jpg

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Ariscott56
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I have about 14 GB and I'm unaware of what it is since I've recently performed a factory reset. Have you tried clearing the cache partition?Screenshot_20211217-142759_My Files.jpg
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user365170tdJ15
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.... Clearing partition won't really make a difference
Techaman
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This is why I like sd cards still super super fast and when u get a 128gb phone 50% is taken to start with base should be 256 with options of 512 and 1 T at a cost of $50 and $100
user365170tdJ15
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There another thread about this
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Diaboyos
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Do you use Telegram?
Mattheww
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Nope.

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Diaboyos
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OK. It's usually that.
PaperStation
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"Files by Google" does a better job of showing what files are taking up storage as well as better recommendations of what files you could possibly delete to clear up some space.
Mattheww
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Thank you for the recommendation, however it only found 75 gb worth of files overall and not many suggestions.