Database storage is getting low
Contributor - Level 1

I got that message on my Fascinate this evening followed up by "Memory Low".  Based on the notice description and suggested steps, I deleted my message threads and emails and rebooted.  No luck. I hit the icon in the notification area and it took me to Manage Applications in Settings. The first thing I noticed was how large the Samsung Media Hub had gotten.  Having never downloaded anything from the Media Hub, I couldn't believe it was over 50 MB.   I hit the Force stop button and then the Clear data button and voila - The error message disappeared.  


Anyone else have this issue?

Re: Database storage is getting low
Verizon Employee

Hello RunSilent23,

Thank you for sharing your experience with the community! I'm sure that this will help a fellow Fascinate user in the future! Device memory is a topic that doesn't get a lot of attention in the wireless world. Oftentimes, we think we have enough when a large percentage is being used without being noticed. Below, I have some steps to help preserve and free up some device memory.

  • Uninstall any unused apps.
  • Remove any unused widgets and shortcuts from the home screen(s).
  • Erase long threaded text messages.
  • Sync only your e-mail inbox instead of sub-folders.
  • Sync only one calendar for schedule entries.
  • Move media to a memory card, (Pictures, videos, music, apps, downloaded e-mail attachments)
  • Clear browser cache, history, and cookies.
  • Reboot the device.

There are many more tip and tricks on how to preserve memory on smartphones but I didn't want to overload the topic with so much information. As always, some of the tips listed above may not be applicable depending on what device is being discussed. If you come across any more memory saving tips then feel free to post them as I'm sure that the community will find value in the information.

Thank you...


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