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Insufficient storage error

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Sometimes when downloading updates for apps/downloading apps from the play store I get hit with "insufficient storage", yet I have over 260Mb free for apps and 1.5Gb free in storage, I tried rebooting and clearing cache and data on google play and it was still happening so I moved a few apps to usb storage and the updates downloaded and applied.

So is it a bug in google play or is my phones storage showing me wrong amounts of free space?

Edit: AVG says 260Mb free internal storage so does settings>storage yet in settings> apps it says 605Mb free.

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You need about 260mb free to install apps. I'm not sure why though

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You need about 260mb free to install apps. I'm not sure why though

Ahh, that makes sense then. Don't know why under apps it says 605Mb free, but anyway, thanks :-)

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How large is the app? More than 300mb?

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How large is the app? More than 300mb?

It was facebook and whatsapp, so 14Mb and 7.9Mb, AVG says I now have 261Mb free after downloading them which would make sense for the 260Mb needed free for app installs, I'm guessing its a bug in settings>apps? I'll try installing some more apps and see if they download.

Edit:- Let me download over 60Mb of apps, maybe AVG shows how much storage I have left on top of the 260Mb required space? As for facebook and whatsapp when I've had that error before it was those two as well, maybe its just a google play bug.

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What's avg

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A free Antivirus app

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Hey its the same problem for me too.. i was installing mixzing player which doesn't require much space. And i had about 1.5gb free at that time. So i rebooted my phone and tried again and it still didn't work...

But then interestingly, i tried again the next day morning and it installed without the error. Very strange!!

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