guifisilvaThank you for the split screen tip, interact with the app icon was literally the only thing that I didn't try.
2) Split screen is still there. Press square and hold the app icon.
3) Checking available storage through the settings is more accurate. Chances are that the unlisted used memory is being used by apps (just the system alone uses 13 GB on my side).
These files can't be accessed through PC either since it's used by the system, unless you're rooted.
I tried using Solid Explorer, a less bare-bones file manager, and it also doesn't report how the internal memory is being used. Just the files I'm allowed to move around like video, audio and images.
mtcalphaWe haven't applied any other changes than those made by Google regarding file management (restrict access to android/data folder). https://www.reddit.com/r/Android/comments/j3zgmm/managing_files_in_the_androiddata_folder_on/
Thank you for the split screen tip, interact with the app icon was literally the only thing that I didn't try.
The problem with my memory is that the hidden files are not only of the system. And anyway I had access to my system files and app files, while now I see most of the folders empty.
One important example is Google Chrome. I need to use Chrome as browser for several reasons and I have not enough space in the smartphone to freely download into the internal memory (and obviously I can't go every time to move every single file). In Chrome you can select to download in the internal memory (in the default download folder) or in the micro sd. The problem is that in the micro sd you can't choose the location, that more or less is microsd->android->media or data (don't remember) -> chrome folder -> folder with downloaded data. Is it a pain in the a** path? Yeah, but I was using it. Now for my smartphone that folder is an hidden folder and so 1) I can't download into my microsd because I have no more access into the download folder of the micro sd 2) what if I had not a PC? I had to lose forever all files into that folder + not available folder occupying a lot of space?
So, if it was a normal thing, that this smartphone never had access to those files it had to be ok. The problem is that I had access and the new software now deny it to me, and that's not fine to me. When I buy a smartphone I get sure that it has some characteristics and that's one of them...
I mean, I need a smartphone with which I can go away for 1-2 weeks and be free to work from it, not one smartphone that deny me to use the internal memory properly (and even the micro sd, and that's absurd).