Nokia has published the much needed ‘Lumia storage check beta’ App in the Windows Phone 8 store. As the name says, the app is in beta & still under kind of testing.

If you are not aware then the ‘Lumia storage check’ app does the most important task of killing/clearing the temp files in your phone. These temp files logically should have got cleared by themselves but as of now there are some which don’t.

Why clear the temp files ? .. It must be noted that Windows Phone 8 devices store all the apps that you download on Phone memory so if the size of the temp files keep on increasing, you will soon run out of memory on your phone & thus won’t be in a position to install any apps on your phone. This is where the subject app comes handy.

Now there are a few conditions that must be met before the app can run on your phone & they are :

  • Minimum firmware requirements

Check your firmware version from ‘settings – about phone – more information’, under the ‘Firmware revision number’ and see below if the preconditions for this app are met:

Lumia 820 or Lumia 920: 1232.5957.1308.0000 and higher
Lumia 920T: 2041.0009.1308.1002 and higher
Lumia 520, Lumia 620 or Lumia 720: 1030.6407.1308.0000 and higher
Note: Lumia 810 and Lumia 822 do not currently have a firmware available that would have the necessary enablers in it.

Here’s what the App does

Lumia Storage Check beta can be used to show a detailed breakdown of the phone memory usage and do something about it.

Space used by apps can be viewed in further detail, including their data. This allows you to make educated decisions on removing apps that might be big or bring little value to you given their size on ‘disk’.

Some temporary files can be removed by tapping the ‘clear’ button. Depending on your situation, it can release quite a lot of space, but not all. You can also empty the browser cache (from Browser settings), but that will also remove logins and cookies and the cache will fill back up eventually.

New: Maps can be now stored on SD card instead of phone memory, which comes handy when you have lots of map data to store. Use the switch to change the location you want to manage and download to or delete maps from that location. By doing this, all your Maps apps, like HERE Drive+, HERE Maps and any 3rd party ones will now use the Maps on SD card.