My calendar is loosing appointments in a random way. Not sure why.
For those who complain about other storage, in this price Every android phone has only 2gb usable internal memory, but Lumia 520 has 4.8 Gb. And with Windows phone 8.1 , now you can install apps and games on SD card, but with Android kitkat you can't install apps on SD card. So Lumia users definitely able to install more apps and games than any android user in this price segment. Plus in android WhatsApp's file download in internal memory unlike windows phone. No android phone under 10000₹ is able to download asphalt 8 of 1.3 Gb, but I am able to download and play too.
So Windows phone has better memory. You can start a fresh by hard rest your phone too.
Anonymous, 10 Jun 2014Other storage is still there, but its not showing in Storage Manager... But its visible in Nok... moreMy other storage was yesterday and few days before 1,3gb and today its 1,2gb,so the system can reduce it by itself as promised,it stays all the time around 1,2gb-1,3gb
my lumia520 has started giving problems soon after 1 yr of purchase! i had youtube and whatsapp apps other than the apps given by MS. all other like songs and photos, [no videos at all] were given the option of being stored in SDcard. but i do not store much photos, may be 10 or 15. i also deleted unwanted emails recd and sent. i also delete WA msgs and SMS msgs which are not required. inspite of lessening the load, suddenly i found i cd not del SMS msgs "for want of space!" i used to ok the regular updates done by MS. i switched off automatic updates. Phone memory got full and SDcard has lots of space. now none of the icons are working. i can't see even contacts/ numbers, can't sms, can't use WA, nothing. Can't even dial and call. but good news! i am getting incoming calls! my w8 phone os
is not compatible with the pc at home which is xp. what shall i do? went to a nokia carecentre. they said i have to save contacts with 'live-id'. How? please help.
riniss., 10 Jun 2014How can i update my lumia 520 in Windows 8.1?? Its in Windows Black now, hope someone will ans... moreHie l am in Africa desperatly looking for that solution.I signed account with Preview to get early update.Fine I got the update message my phone does not complete the download.Please
help if you find solution.
Anonymous, 10 Jun 2014Other storage is still there, but its not showing in Storage Manager... But its visible in Nok... morehttp://s24.postimg.org/gejyyw76d/Wp8_1_other_storage_fix.png
check this screenshot for other storage
Anonymous, 10 Jun 2014Other storage is still there, but its not showing in Storage Manager... But its visible in Nok... moredude firs of all try to understand that other storage is very important part of wp system.. it consists ur apps imp. contents... u can't delete it permanently.. if u do then ur system n apps doent work properly.
yes other storage increament issue is ther n ms knws this n with every update they r trying to fix it.. so dnt worry..
they reduced increament rate in wp8.1 n they done it future updates also.. also now we have move our apps n games to sd card option..
i read somewhere ago that they adding option to cut paste other storage volume which is unused by system to pc by connecting it with USB.
expected that they were add it in wp8.1 update but not here..
we can expect this in next 2 gdr updates.. m not sure though but i saw screenshots of it in wp8.1 updates leaks..
123man, 10 Jun 2014
Before I tell you why I don't recommend Windows Phone, I must tell you that I have been usin... moreThe other storage problem is nearly solved in wp8.1 due to storage sense. But if you do struggle with problem of storage just change the date of phone by 2-3 months ahead and check back after 10-15 minutes. The other storage content will get reduced.
I do still have problems with other storage in8.1 though but the above method does the job perfectly in wp8
wp8 lvr, 10 Jun 2014i know other storage is big problem dude... but i thnk u forgot wp8.1 update... now ms mostly... moreOther storage is still there, but its not showing in Storage Manager... But its visible in Nokia storage check app... Still there is no solution for other storage issue... My 1.4 GB still in other storage category even after updating to windows 8.1
NELLE, 10 Jun 2014hw do i make mp3 track a ringtone on this phoneif u r using ur phone with lumia black or older update then download nokia ringtone maker app to make ringtone of any track in ur device..
if u r updated ur device to wp8.1 then file manager is available now so use nokia ringtone maker or just copy paste ur track in ringtone folder in phone memory.. thats it
123man, 10 Jun 2014
Before I tell you why I don't recommend Windows Phone, I must tell you that I have been usin... morei know other storage is big problem dude... but i thnk u forgot wp8.1 update...
now ms mostly reduced other storage problem.. i never hear any single problem of other storage who updated to wp8.1....
also now u can move ur apps n games to sd card.. so mostly other storage is negligible now in wp8.1...
wp8.1 blue is revolutionary update n ms resolved 95% problems in it n make it now compatible with android... now official file manager is also available...
update ur phone to 8.1 then give ur review again
123man, 10 Jun 2014 Before I tell you why I don't recommend Windows Phone, I must tell you that I have been usin... moreif you mean the temporary files, this is fixed in phone 8.1. I currently have the developer preview and it has a button for clearing temp files in the storage check area.. phone 8.1 update will roll out for all lumia 520 devices so please keep enjoying ur device..I am a developer and started using this not long ago after years with several android phones. so far it feels faster for me and services are more connected than on android . will be making a leap into the windows phone phablets soon.
You are absolutely right. Microsoft claims that they solved other files issue but it is a lie. My other files are 1.5gb on storage checker but only 350 mb in official storage. Microsoft is bluffing people. When i check net what actually other storage includes i got information that is store not only app data but also thumbnails of photos. That is the reason why windows phone galaxy load super fast. I have about 1600 photos and all of then are in sdcard. So to reduce other files i deleted about 500 photos but it resulted in no use. I safely ejected my sdcard still no use. Deleted heavy app like asphalt 8 and minion rush still no a sigle bit of other storage reduced. Use shrink storesge but it act useless. Deleted my all my mail still no use. So my recommendations to windows phone users, please don't try above method and waste your time. The only method is resetting your phone. Actually i reset my phone 3 times in past 12 months and reseting is not a big problem, you can backup everything in a day.
Before I tell you why I don't recommend Windows Phone, I must tell you that I have been using lumia 520 for last 45 days. Phone is quite good in all aspects be it Call Quality, be it UI . Display is super good and touchscreen is awesome. People keep on complaining about apps, but trust me we have all the useful apps in Windows Phone which we need for daily use. Some are even better than Android. So these are the best parts of my review. By this time I am sure, you must have read the Review title atleast 2 times that why I don't recommend windows phone.
So here it goes. lumia has 7.1 GB internal memory in which we can install apps. Mind that, we can install apps only in internal memory not on SD card. out of 7.1 GB, 4 GB is user accessible which is quite enough for installing apps. Assuming that an average app takes up 20 MB of space, we can install 200 apps. Even the most addicted phone users dont need that many apps , so memory is not a problem. But wait. when we see the breakup of the memory, it is divided into 4 sections.
3. Music ,Photos and all
The fourth section 'Others' is inaccessible by users and we cant delete anything in that. When you purchase a new phone , the size is around 50 MB. But as you keep on using it , its size will grow bigger and bigger. It is like the %temp% folder in our computer which keeps some random data. and is of no use to us. I will give an example how this memory gets consumed.
Assume you have 500 MB of memory left in your phone. You install an app of 30 MB. Remaining is 470 MB. But you will get only 465 MB. This extra 5 MB got consumed in Other section. Now you uninstall the app. You should get 495 MB. But you will get only 490 MB. So, there is effectively no change in the contents of phone because you installed and uninstalled an app and net is zero. But what we lost is 10 MB without any reason. This kind of memory consumption will happen every time whatever you do in your phone. SO , right now in my phone , the 'Other' section is consuming as much as 2.6 gb of space without any reason. and you can not delete it. Now if I watch any youtube video or anything which requires phone space, it says that your phone memory is low. And this consumption will keep on increasing. I checked Windows forum and hundreds of people are facing this problem. I will have to reset the phone if I want to delete that Others section. You will lose all data in your phone if you do that.
So guys, initial experience is going to be awesome with windows phone , but trust me , after 50 -60 days , you will find yourself in the same situation as I am in right now.
Rest is your choice.
How can i update my lumia 520 in Windows 8.1?? Its in Windows Black now, hope someone will answer, thanks.
i am planning to buy a new lumia 520.my uses include social netwoking(fb,whatsapp), playing videos, photo editing and playing games.will the lumia 520 be able to satisfy my needs?will the 512mb ram deny me from installing more apps and games.i want to use this as my primary device for next 2 years.so guyz pls help me .reply as soon as possible
thanx in advance