Running out of storage has been a common problem in android device. Many of Android users have encountered the problem of storage on their smartphone. The storage can fill up quickly as user downloads a different app, media files. Many android devices with few gigabytes of storage may face such problem frequently. Such problem leads the user into the frustration as they cannot perform any activities.
This Article “How To Free up Storage Space On Android Smartphones” is focused on ways to fix such problems. You don’t need to be an IT expert to solve such problems. We will provide you with helpful tips and tricks so that you can easily get rid of such problems.
Here are the tips that will help you to free up storage on your android smartphone.
Diagnose storage of your smartphone
The foremost thing you should do is diagnose your storage space. This can be done in two ways – using the built-in storage analyzer or using a third party storage analyzer.
• Go to System Settings.
• Scroll down and find Storage. Click on it.
• Analyze storage details.
Here, you can see what features are using up your storage space. Everything is divided into a category. From here you can uninstall apps, clear cache, remove files, etc.
Using 3rd Party App:
The 3rd party app we’re going to use here is Disk & Storage Analyzer. This app provides information about storage usage displayed in several category and sub-category along with apps usage. If you use Solid Explorer, this can be used as an add-on.
Delete unwanted photos and videos from your device.
Every smart device contains photos and videos. We capture images to keep the memory of things around us. But photos and videos are one of the cause for insufficient storage. Just select the images that are important to you and delete the unwanted photos and videos from your device.
Use a micro SD card with more gigabytes of storage.
Sometimes the built-in internal storage may not be enough for you to store your files. Use an external micro SD card to store the large files. You can choose micro SD according to the nature of the files you store in your device.
Backup your photos and documents using cloud services like Google Drive and Dropbox.
Cloud Service is also one of the best practice to store your files. You can use such services to store important files. Many of the cloud services such as Dropbox and google drive are free or cost very little money. Just choose one of such service and backup all your content.
It is not necessary that every application we download from the play store are used in our day to day life. There may such app that will be unused after a certain period of time. Just check out such app and completely uninstall such app. Uninstalling such application will help you to free up storage. You can uninstall the app using the following steps.
- Go to Settings.
- Scroll down and find Apps, Click on it.
- Find and tap on the app you want to uninstall.
- Click on Uninstall.
Clear the cache.
The data stored in cache memory also uses space from your storage. Apps generate extra data and cache overtime when you use them. This small fragments of data can take a lot of storage space as the time goes by. Basically, cache helps your phone to operate faster and efficiently. Clearing cache will free up storage in your device. You can clear up cache using two methods – using an inbuilt feature or using a 3rd party app.
Using In-built Feature:
This can be a long and tiring process but using this method ensures that you don’t delete your game data by accident.
• Go to Settings.
• Scroll down and find Apps. Open it.
• Slide right till you are on All tab.
• Open the app you want to clear the cache of.
• Tap on Clear Cache.
Using 3rd Party App:
There is numerous app that can automatically clear up your app cache, one of such app is SD Maid by Darken. It is a powerful app that requires root. It can clear up app cache in a short time. It is a free app but you can buy a pro license to unlock all features.
If you don’t have a rooted phone, you can use Clean Master by Cheetan Mobile. This app can be used as an all-in-one cleaning app which simplifies the cleaning process.
Delete old files from your download folder.
We download many file and contents from the internet. The downloads folder may be full of the unwanted stuff. We often find the files that are no longer relevant. So clearing such unwanted stuff helps free up your phone’s memory.
Hope this article will help to solve your storage problems. Have you reached the storage limit before? What did you do to free up storage in your android phones ?. We would love to hear answers from you. Please post your answer in the comment section below.