There is a mystery that has been unsolved for years on Android phones. The title has already given you a clue: we are talking about the folder «System«. On many occasions we have told you that this is essential for your device to work, so you cannot delete it. The problem comes when this folder starts to fill up with files and its weight begins to be several GB. No one has been able to decipher, until now, why this happens. Today we can confirm that it is a failure of Android itself!
The “System” folder takes up a lot: this is why
Mishaal Rahman, a reference in Android news and developments, has found the solution. Well really ha found the reason, since it is not something that can be solved by the user. It is Android itself who must put an end to this mysterious and strange behavior of the file management.
Well, what you have discovered is that The System folder is responsible for “storing” all the files that the system is not able to recognize. Everything that is not a photograph, a video, a document, an app or an easily recognizable file. All of that becomes part of the folder storage.
We have put the word store in quotes for a reason: the folder does not store these files, it only shows the amount of space they take up. That is, it shows the space of the operating system and all these unrecognizable files, although the latter are not within this directory.
Imagine that you download the game Asphalt 9 and this game uses a strange file system to store the cars in the game. These cars are stored in the game’s own folder, but if Android does not recognize them, they take up space in the “system” folder. They are not really in said folder, but they do show the storage space. As you can imagine, this is incredibly confusing to know what is taking up said space and delete it. It is not possible to find it.
This causes the storage system of Android phones to show this folder with excessive storage space. It is not that the operating system takes up more and more space, but that there are more and more unrecognizable files on the smartphone.
For this reason the folder can weigh several tens of GBsince there are some very common files that Android is not able to recognize and store in their specific place.
You can not do anything
There is no method that users can use to prevent this from happening. You can just stay calm, well They are not files that are useless. It is really space that you are occupying with the use of the device but it is not stored correctly. You’re not spending more storage than you should.
When Android provides a solution and these files are stored correctly the “system” folder will not take up as much, but this storage will be distributed in other folders and sections. It will be the same, but now you will know how to identify it and delete it if you want.