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Wat the dam hell is going on!

I don't want this to sound mean AT ALL. My suggestion is dead serious.

Maybe you just need to upgrade to a device with more GBs. I play on a 16 GB iPod Touch 4 and I always have room to update the game. Then again, my iPod Touch has a little more than 8 GB of space left.

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  • dave3490
    2472 posts
    edited June 2014
    MistyDish wrote:
    I don't want this to sound mean AT ALL. My suggestion is dead serious.

    Maybe you just need to upgrade to a device with more GBs. I play on a 16 GB iPod Touch 4 and I always have room to update the game. Then again, my iPod Touch has a little more than 8 GB of space left.

    The problem is that not everyone can afford the devices with larger memory capacities. I've seen many a post recently about the size of the updates and people not having enough space, and in hindsight, EA really need to look at the size of these downloads and try and do somehting about them. I have an 8GB device, and 8GB of storage on my SD card, yet this game refuses to use the SD card to store data. I also play the Family Guy game and it stores everything to the memory card.
  • gloryhorn87
    154 posts
    edited June 2014
    Good point but I have a 32gb ipad with 10 gb free....it's the game for some reason it needs to have excess spare memory even though it's always pretty much the same size...I also don't understand why if this game is played on servers...it shouldn't need so much space to install an update.
  • gloryhorn87
    154 posts
    edited June 2014
    Also the same with my phone as said above. It has 32gb of space but only allowed to allocate 3 for apps....don't understand that at all.
  • neuroheart
    8132 posts Member
    edited June 2014
    I've seen this several times. The cache for apps like Facebook and browsers can take up a lot of space without showing that they're taking up a lot of space. Clear the cache (or reinstall those apps) and you should have fewer problems.
  • dave3490
    2472 posts
    edited June 2014
    * edit *

    Ignore my original post here, What neuroheart said is better :mrgreen:
  • phoebexlois
    975 posts Member
    edited June 2014
    dave3490 wrote:
    MistyDish wrote:
    I don't want this to sound mean AT ALL. My suggestion is dead serious.

    Maybe you just need to upgrade to a device with more GBs. I play on a 16 GB iPod Touch 4 and I always have room to update the game. Then again, my iPod Touch has a little more than 8 GB of space left.

    The problem is that not everyone can afford the devices with larger memory capacities. I've seen many a post recently about the size of the updates and people not having enough space, and in hindsight, EA really need to look at the size of these downloads and try and do somehting about them. I have an 8GB device, and 8GB of storage on my SD card, yet this game refuses to use the SD card to store data. I also play the Family Guy game and it stores everything to the memory card.
    I have a 16GB tablet and a 16GB SD card in it. I haven't moved anything to the SD card, I did try TO, but it doesn't. I'll have to move FG over soon.
  • dcacooper
    402 posts Member
    edited June 2014
    Good point but I have a 32gb ipad with 10 gb free....it's the game for some reason it needs to have excess spare memory even though it's always pretty much the same size...I also don't understand why if this game is played on servers...it shouldn't need so much space to install an update.

    The game isn't played on servers, the STATE of your game is stored on the server so that you can pick up where you left off next time you open it up. The game itself, the code, game logic, graphics and sound are installed and stored on your device. The 'synchronising' message appears when your game is auto-saving an updated state to the server.

    The reason you cannot play without a server connection is probably because this removes the risk of creating conflicted versions of your game if you play on two separate devices.

    I also play on a 32gb iPad with a little less than 10gb free and haven't had any issues with updates.
  • stoli23
    4 posts
    edited June 2014
    Every time I blooming update this game it says I don't have enough space. How big is the update that it needs more than 3gbs of memory?!?! It's driving me up the wall!!! I've deleted 15 apps and still can't update. This app is literally getting too big for its boots.

    I have an samsung tablet that does the same thing no matter what I do and I clear the cache daily and have plenty of space. This is what to do...


    Start the download/update.
    wait for the message
    restart the device
    download/update

    This has never failed for me.
  • shasurveyi256
    354 posts
    edited June 2014
    Also try a cleaner app for your device. You'd be surprised how much left over data there if you uninstall an app the easy way.

    For Android, I use a app called 360 Security. About every 2 days, I clean up and you'd be surprised how much crap data ends up on there only after a couple of days
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