File System Limit message simply implies that too many files have been created on your phone and it has reached its Limit. Apps may stop working when this happens, your phone may no longer start up as storage space is filled up.
The root cause of this is that an app is generating lots of my files, there might be little files, but little files make up big ones. Also you might have accumulated lots of unnecessary files which are taking up space hence File System Limit error will occur.
Take for example in a Samsung device, a single FAT32 is 4GB in size. The operating system cannot handle files larger than that hence File System Limit error.
There are few ways to remove File System Limit on your Android device. This article explains them, let’s delve in.
How to fix file system limit error
There are few ways to remove File System Limit error on your Android device:
Step #1. Delete unnecessary files
Part of the reason you are seeing this message is because your device is filled up. So you have to delete unnecessary files taking up space.
Don’t let your phone storage space to fill up with files, delete unnecessary file data and cache as soon as you no longer need it.
File > Internal storage > Check the files you don’t need and delete them.
Step #2. Delete unnecessary applications
Some apps are bigger in size and can consume lots of storage space on your device. It’s important you delete these apps and free up space.
Go to Storage > App > Data and Cache. You can delete data or cache. Clearing data signs you out of your app so clear cache instead.
If an app refuses to delete, you can force delete the app and
Also some apps take up larger space in your Android system, so delete unnecessary apps consuming lots of space; Go to Settings menu > Apps > Arrange Apps by size and remove the ones with larger file size, and, you won’t see the File System Limit message again.
Step #3. Use a modified ROM
Use a modified ROM with large File System Limit and transfer all your files there. Thereby freeing up much needed space and eliminating File System Limit error.
Also you can transfer your important files to your computer, or an external hard drive and free space in your main device.
Step #4. Factory reset device
Factory reset your device and wipe away every file taking up space; your device will start with a fresh memory. Before resetting phone, backup important data so you don’t lose them permanently.
Here’s how to reset Samsung device:
- Switch phone off
- Hold down Volume up, Volume down and power button at once
- When Samsung logo appears, release the button
- Use the volume down button to scroll down
- Select Wipe data/factory reset with the power button
- Your device will restart on a clean slate
Step #5. Contact professional service
If any of the option does not do the job, contact Professional help to help you fix it for a fee. Ensure you are dealing with appropriate repairer for your device to avoid further damage been done to your device
Does disabling an app free space?
Yes, disable an app and free up space if you don’t want to delete the app totally.
What should I do if an app refuses to delete?
You can force stop the app; Settings > App > Force stop.
These methods if you apply any of them will help you get rid of the File System Limit error on your device.
This article was first published on September 22, 2022 3:03 p.m. WAT