Thursday, April 28, 2011

How to clean up memory on your Android phone

Yesterday my Android phone started complaining about low memory. A quick check gave me Navigon of course as a main consumer of space. 26mb and it refuses to shift to the SD card. It wasn't the top scorer though, that was contacts storage.

Some further investigation gave me with some good step by step information on how to handle that.

While creating a backup of my gmail contacts I noticed that there were 2100 of them. Now I don't even know 210 people let alone 2100. So I dug into gmail and it seems it's added everyone I ever mailed to my contacts.

Anyway, using the instructions above I managed to shrink my contacts storage to 424 kb.

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