Free up Android Device Storage

How to Easily Free Up Storage on Your Android Device?

If you are constantly running out of space on your android device then you should check out these simple tips to free up more space on your Android phone.

I would suggest that you buy a new Micro SD card to increase the storage on your device.

First of all, you should check how much storage has been used by your apps and media files from settings > storage.

remove cached data

You can use that storage option to remove some un-important files, media, and apps. Also, you can try out these methods to get more space on your device.

Remove Cached Data from Apps

One of the most annoying thing about Android that it cached a lot of data in apps such as YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, etc… Caching that data help Android applications load faster that’s why we see a lot of apps use incredible storage and memory.

You can find an option to clear Cached data from Settings > Storage > Cached Data. Tap OK when it asks for confirmation.

This will free up a lot of storage on your device (depends on the device usage).

Backup Your Photos

If you take a lot of selfies and photographs from your phone then you should back up your photos to someplace safe. You can use either cloud storage such as Dropbox, Google Drive, Google photos, or you can save it to your laptop.

After backing up your photos you can remove them from your device storage. I personally use Google Photos which handles this pretty seamlessly. It comes with both options, if you want to keep the quality of your photos then you should consider buying more storage from Google. https://one.google.com/storage

Remove Unused Apps

Are there any apps on your Android phone which you never use? I had some apps which I installed for some reason but then I totally forgot about them.

You can find apps that you don’t use and uninstall them right away. It will save you a couple of hundreds Mbs on your device storage.

Use Files by Google

It is a new Android app by Google to help you manage files and keep your device storage healthy. It has several options to choose from, when you first run this application it will scan unnecessary files and folders and give you an option to remove those junk files and free up more space on the device.

Also, if you give Google Files permission it can track which apps you don’t use and give you a notification to uninstall those unused apps.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.nbu.files&hl=en

Buy an SD Card

So, if you are one those people who keep all their media files on an Android device then you must buy an SD card. I recently bought a 128 GB SD card because I had a lot of media files on my device.

Whichever SD card you buy, always buy it from a reputable vendor. There are a lot of fake SD card manufacturers so you should be wary of them.

Use Cloud Storage

If you save a lot of files on your device, you can sync all of them to your cloud storage. Using cloud storage is the easiest way to keep your device free from unnecessary data.

Google gives 15 gigs of free cloud storage with every account, so you might as well use it. When you find good use of that space then you can always buy more storage from Google.

Similarly, you can try Dropbox. It is another cloud storage option to choose from. It comes with a free account and you can upgrade it to get more storage.

I hope you find this post useful. Let me know in the comments what other methods do you use to free up Android device storage.

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