My camera routinely refuses to take pictures because it says I’m running out of storage, even though I still have many gigabytes available both in internal storage and on my Google account. I have even removed several GBs of photos just to make the margin wider, but the warning still comes up for no apparent reason, then it might go away, also for no apparent reason, and then later return.
I read that there could be an issue with the SD-card configured as internal storage, but I did not have an SD-card in the phone, although I did use one in my previous phone, and when I put it in my new phone now I can’t even see it appear and I can’t configure it.
How can I stop this from happening? I desperately need to be able to take and send photos rapidly for my work, and if this blocking comes up at random times, I’m scewed! I must seriously consider abandoning Fairphone for something else unless I can fix this within the next few days.
So please help me, if anyone has any idea what the solution could be!
Is your FP3’s Fairphone OS up to date? (Check Settings > About phone > Build number to find out what version you are on) There was an update earlier this year that was supposed to address an issue like what you describe:
If that doesn’t solve it, you might want to clear cache and storage of the Camera app and Media Storage (a system app) and see if that helps.
Last but not least: What’s the total storage use on your phone? (80%? 90%?)