Windows Phone devices running any version of Windows Phone whether it’s Windows Phone 8, Windows Phone 8.1 or Windows Phone 8.1 with Update 1 face a very interesting bug where the free storage of your device keeps decreasing. The ‘other’ section in Storage sense starts showing a lot of space as unrecognizable storage and you can’t clear it.
The ‘other’ section in Storage Sense starts taking so-much space that you eventually end up having low space on your phone’s memory. The other section can take GB’s of space and the most annoying thing is that you can’t see what’s taking that storage nor clear it.
Now, there is an app in Store which lets you calculate and clear the ‘other’ storage easily in seconds and free up space on your phone’s internal memory.
The app named ‘Storage Cleaner’ lets you see how much free space is available on your phone and how much space is being used by ‘other’ section. The app calculates and then clears the ‘other’ and temporary storage of your Windows Phone to free up space.
Simply press the ‘begin’ button in the app and it will start calculating the space on your phone.
You will start seeing decreased storage ‘under current’ status and the space will increase under ‘temporary files’. Once the process has completed, you will be able to see how much space will be freed.
Press ‘delete’ under temporary files and the files in ‘other’ section will be deleted. Once complete, you will see more space as available and the ‘other’ section will show very nominal space.
Storage Cleaner app for Windows Phone is available for free from Windows Store and has a download size of less than 1MB. It is available for Windows Phone 7.5/7.8, Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1
– Download Storage Cleaner (Windows Store link)