Android: How to Check Available Internal and SD Card Memory Space

Posted March 22, 2010 by Rob Rogers in Android

There is a very limited amount of internal memory to install Android applications on, so you should be aware of how much space is available. You should also keep an eye on your SD card memory so that you don’t run out of space for your videos and music.

1. Go to the Home screen.

2. Select the Menu key.

3. Select Settings.

4. Select SD card & phone storage.

5. At the top, under SD card, you will find the Total space and Available space on your SD card. At the bottom, under Internal phone storage, you will see the Available space left for installing your Android applications.


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  • Alaina

    My DROID Bionic has a 16GB SD Card in it, the files I have access to take up 6.45GB of space, but the available space listed is 56.88MB. Ideally, I’d like to be able to store more on the SD card seeing as how I THOUGHT I was doubling the space by buying a 16GB. However, despite the fact that the files aren’t taking up all the space I was wondering what is? If it’s the DROID transferring secure files can I even do anything about it? I bought the bigger card hoping to store pictures and music on that and phone/app data on the internal memory.

  • JM

    Is there a way to check the internal memory installed capacity, and not only the available space left?

  • JM

    Also wanted to know if Android system installed can be upgraded when new version is available
    If yes, how to? (on a tablet)

  • Patrick Hirt

    What does “synced” mean? Why during the middle
    of a song does the song stop playing?

  • adeel

    Once I unmount my internal storage of my tab . After that my internal storage can’t be mounted will you give me any sugestion??

  • ramlan

    I do not understand. How does a samsung android phone say 8 gb internal memory. While more than half of which has been forcibly occupied by google application. Are not necessarily used?

  • oschane

    My internal memory is bad space even wit my sdcard