Heya, basically, I've had my android tablet for a good few years now, but for the last few months, it's been out of storage for no reason, to the point where it's barely usable, I've deleted nearly all my apps, only have some apps that I use, it says I'm using up 1.70GB on apps, nearly nothing on photos and other such things, and my tablet is meant to have 16gb of space, but it's constantly coming up as 'Internal Storage running low' I clear the cache daily, manually clear the data of apps all the time. Is this fixable without factory resetting?
If you are removing all you know of, then the only other option is a full "Hard Reset" to completely clear it out. It could be a virus, malware, bad app. Or a few other things. Plus any updates add more and more. Also, you could get a new one, but that isn't a guaranty that it will have more space. LOL In some cases it may have less. Anymore getting 'more' space costs.
NOTE: Doing this will clear 'all' the data on your tablet, so it is suggested you not choose this option unless you have to, or aren't worried about losing anything on the device.
Be sure you back up any data you want to keep, to a computer or cloud account, before doing the reset.
To "Hard Reset" the tablet...
1. Make sure that the tablet is actually powered off.
2. Remove your SD card, if there is one in the device.
3. Press the "Power" and the "Volume Up" buttons, together, until you see the start-up logo on the screen.
4. Once you can see the logo, release the buttons and allow the device to enter the "System Recovery Mode".
5. Next use "Volume Down" button to get to the "wipe data/factory reset" option.
6. When in recovery mode the "Volume Up" and "Volume Down" buttons are how to can navigate and highlight what option you need.
7. Once you have selected the "wipe data/factory reset", press the "Power" button to select that option.
8. On the following screen, repeatedly press the "Volume Down" button until the "Yes - delete all user data" option is what is selected.
9. Then press the "Power" button to hard reset the tablet.
10. If you took your SD card out in step 2, when the device is up and running again, reinsert the SD card.
Unfortunately, I think I might just have to grin and bear it, as what I do have on my tablet, is pretty important stuff, that I'd rather not lose. Which is a shame, but I do appreciate the reply, none the less. ^^