Out of memory on the Nokia E71?

Recently, my phone has been complaining that it is out of memory, and hence disables automatic retreival of email amongst other things. Try as I might, I just couldn’t free up any extra space – I install programs to the memory card and keep all of my files on there. I couldn’t see anything on the phone I could delete.

However, all it seems all messages (Text and Email) are stored on the phone’s main memory, for someone who has a lot of emails and never deletes text this amounts to a surprising amount of data.

Thankfully, it’s possible to move the messages from the phone on to the memory card. Simply go Menu > Communication > Messaging > Options > Settings > Other and set “Memory in use” to Memory Card. You’ll then be asked if you want to copy over the messages, select Yes and your messages will be copied to your memory card and all future messages will be stored there. Doing this freed up a whopping 55MB of space on the phone memory!

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7 Responses

  1. Yogiraj says:

    Hi,
    I am using the memory card as the default storage of my SMS and Email,but I am unable to understand as to why I have only 17MB left in the phone memory.
    I suppose this might be because of the attachments download in Nokia Messaging E-mail app.

  2. Vernon says:

    Excellent, thanks for taking the time to share this! I just had exactly the same problem and this saved me an hour of fiddling in menus, cheers.

  3. Chaz says:

    thanks so much for posting. I am a text horder and was not aware that it saved all my messages to my phone memory. Will try what you said.

  4. Francis says:

    Please, i need someone to help me set my memory card as my default memory so that my memory card can automatically accept data(music,pictures & videos) when i send them through Bluetooth to my phone. I have 2GB memory (external) but when i want to send a data of 200MB the phone says i have no enough memory to store the data, so i should delete some of my data

  5. henry says:

    no settings under options, under messaging, under communications, under menu something wrong with you or my e71

  6. Ian says:

    Thank you so much for this tip. It has saved me a whooping 72mb in phone memory space!

  7. Nandz says:

    Thanks a ton. Went around hunting down my SIM messages everywhere but couldnt find them! This solved it all 🙂

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