The more you use your phone on a daily base, the more space it consumes despite the facts that Android nowadays comes with a decent memory space. The most annoying thing I bet any Android user can ever experience either when you want to update your app or download a file and you get ‘insufficient memory’ or ‘Android internal memory is full’. It can be so frustrating.
But there is always a way out. The guides below will put you through on how to get more space on your Android device.
1.Clear Old Downloads:
Every time you download a PDF or other document from the web it is stored in your Downloads folder, but the chances are you probably don’t need it anymore. If you have a File Manager app use this to browse your Downloads folder and delete anything you don’t need.
2. Clear Cache + Data: Cached files are little bits of data stored by apps every time you use them. You can do this manually for individual apps by going to Settings > Storage > Apps.
3. Move apps and files to SDcard: If your phone supports sd card, move all your apps and files to SD card; any or use apps2sd to move difficult apps to SDcard.
And for those using Android 6.0 Marshmallow, you can combine your SDcard memory + phone storage. See steps below;
Step 1: Make sure the microSD card is inside your Android Marshmallow running smartphone and is in working condition.
Step 2: Navigate to your smartphone’s ‘Settings’ and go to ‘Storage and USB’ inside the settings menu.
Step 3: Locate your external microSD card under the ‘Portable storage’ section and tap on it.
Step 4: Post jumping in the external microSD, locate the three-dot menu at the top-right and hit on ‘Settings’
Step 5: Now here you will get four options – Eject, Format, Format as Internal and Movie Media. Choose ‘Format as internal’.
Step 6: You will not be greeted by a screen saying that your microSD card will be erased completely and will only work on that particular device. Tap on ‘Erase and Format’.
Step 7: After finishing the process, your external SD card will now work as your internal storage.
4. Use lite apps: Android developers nowadays make two variants of their apps, one standard, and the other lighter, which not only consumes less cellular data but takes up less space on your phone, too.
Some of those apps that consume space like Facebook, Messenger, Youtube and opera have lite apps, consider switching to them.
5. Back up photos and video to Google Photos, then delete them from your phone:
Photos and video are one of the biggest space hogs on any Android phone, and more so as their integrated cameras come with increasingly high megapixel counts.
Download the free Google Photos app from Google Play, then in the Settings menu select to back up all photos and video over Wi-Fi. Once the media has transferred you can delete them from your phone.
Well, this is just few of those ways you can free up space on your smart device, what is your preferred method of freeing up space?