I get this message when I try to use most applications in my new Nokia C503
"Not enough memory to perform operation. Delete some dada first"
I have 116Kb free in the phone memory and 960Mb in the Memory card. I don't have stored any messages, nor pictures, nor videos in my phone memory.
Browsing with the File manager on the phone memory only see empty folders and some files .dat .cfg. cvs. txt. in the main root .
I would like to uninstall some applications but I don't know how.
Man! You need read carefully "not enough memory to perform operation. Delete some data first ".
It's "MEMORY" not "space".It's like the "RAM" in your computer,and space is like HDD.
By the way,i think nokia have wrong when say :"Delete some data first " because even you have 40mb free,you still see that notice again.So, the nokia should say "Close some operation first".
I'm from Vietnam,maybe you don't understand what am I saying,but i realy want to help you solve this trouble : just close some operation in standby,it better.If it still not work,it mean have no way to resolve this, because that is all of your cell phone can do.
I also was conned into getting this phone by vodafone. I have always had Motorola or SE phones before. This phone has only a tiny amount of flash memory and almost anything defeats it. Great that it's free to use OVI maps? No, because the phone crashes as soon as you try to use them. Most useless phone I have ever owned - even the FM radio is pathetic compared with my SE w705. The touch screen is abysmal and the menu organisation incomprehensible. The Symbian OS is ... well, defunct. By their own admission it was rubbish, otherwise why go over to Windows for all future phones. I think the only way of resolving this is to get a new phone as it's fundamentally a poor design.
I have that problem too with my C5-03. When using gravity (downloaded from Ovi Store) and 1 or 2 more apps, I get the message of memory low, a few seconds later all apps close and I have to start apps again and input data all over again. Nokia should know better that nowadays everything is about apps and apps do need memory. I have other problems with this phone, the USB plug is not working properly and I have to plug and unplug the USB cable a few times when I want to charge the phone or connect with Nokia Ovi Suite, phone OS not updating, etc. I have other issues with this phone but I think that so far I made my point,. I will never buy another Nokia phone again (not even with a huge discount)
I ought to add, I've tried very hard with this phone. But the Symbian OS is so locked down it's hard to trim it down so that it actually works. Yes, there are all sorts of hacks out there that could make the phone work better, or possibly turn it into a brick. But why should I with a new phone, still under guarantee. I agree with others that the only sensible thing is to buy either an Android or iphone. The C5-03 is a brilliant example of how to do badly at everything a phone should do. The only slightly acceptable feature is that it's quite good at texts. As I'm not 12 and still at school, this is less important to me as I would prefer to email - a night mare on this phone, possibly because it goes through the "user friendly" nokia server. Usually fails and I have to use Opera Mini ( the ultra stripped down version - it won't run anything else) and access my yahoo account that way. Nokia deserve to have lost all their market share. Their senior management must be very arrogant. Don't the shareholders ask why they have lost so much business when once they were the leader? Agree by the way about the hardware - the usb socket is cr*p.
03-11-2011 18:12 - edited 03-11-2011 18:14
If the phone notifies you if the phone memory is getting low. To free phone memory you have the following options:
Use File Manager or the respective application in your phone to remove data or to move data to alternative memory as described in the user guide. Typically you first mark files to be removed or moved and then you select the corresponding option (Delete or Move to folder).
Use Nokia Ovi Suite to move data to a compatible computer.
In order to free phone memory, you could remove or move the following:
If you are deleting multiple items and any of the following notes are shown: Not enough memory to perform operation. Delete some data first or Memory low. Delete some data, try deleting items one by one (starting from the smallest item). After deleting data, restart (power off/on) your phone.
Tips: Use the memory card or mass memory instead of phone memory in the Camera or other applicable applications in case the selection is available (e.g. via Options > Settings > Memory in use).
I hope this helps!!
03-11-2011 19:51 - last edited on 11-01-2012 20:15 by Raoul_Duke
This is good advice for the Nokia C5-03. My friend with an iphone (the cheapest basic model) doesn't have to about like this as he never has the memory problem in the first place. No wonder Nokia has lost all the business. And have you tried deleting the strangely titled files in Symbian? Most of them are locked, and if you unlock them you mess up the OS so half your apps don't work. Admit it Nokia, yopu up big time with this phone.
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