When you trying to update/install new apps, it start complaining

“Your device is running Low On Storage”, “Insufficient Storage Available”.

When you look at the storage option under settings and it is showing you the following


and you start to wonder what happen to the missing 3.5GB !

You start to google and start looking at forums etc and everyone normally will just tell you to uninstall some apps, do factory reset, buy a phone with bigger internal storage, paid for an app that give you root permission to start delete some stuffs which in end also required you to root your phone etc.

To be frank, i did many of what was mentioned above and yet the problem keep come back to me again! 😥

It was until recently that i realize that the simplest and safest step to resolve the above storage issues is basically just to delete dumpstate/logcat files.

Dumpstate, logcat files are stored on the /data/log partition that, unless you root the phone, you and none of the apps you install will have access to which is why most of the time you are always asked to get an app that had root access.

However, on samsung phone, there is another solution that does not require you to root your phone or even pay a single cent for any apps.

Just Dial *#9900# on your phone


and it will bring out  the following screen – SysDump


then hit on the button “Delete dumpstate/logcat” and after this you get back your 3.4G!


Thank You!! 🙂