Tutorial: 6 Ways To Free Up Some Space On Any Android Device

The Insufficient storage available" Notice is One of the most frustrating notification you'd never want to see on your android device especially when you have a very interesting Game or app to try out. At some other times, you get such notifications when you're about to capture a moment on video. If you're patient enough, you're gonna be able to free up some space and continue your snapping and capture every moment as you wish. 

Today on this little blog of mine, i am going to show you 6 ways to free up some space and continue to capture those beautiful moment or install that fascinating app without a hiss.

1. Remove Or Uninstall Apps You Don't Use
The first thing you're gonna do is to remove or delete or uninstall apps you're not using. This is common with games as they eat up a lot of space on your device. These space, you can reclaim when you're not willing to continue using the games.

Here's how to clear this up.
quickly click on settings> apps> click on the app you'd want to uninstall or delete.

2. Delete Photos And Videos You Don't Need

The most common with the recent smartphones is their ability to snap images with a lot of memory. But sometimes, these pictures aren't actually needed. Just imagine having a picture for such a long time.
Simply print the important pictures and free up your phone memory by deleting these pictures from your phone.

This applies to videos also, If you've watched these videos and shared the sharable ones with your friends and family, then i think its about time they're taken off the phone in order to free up memory for other things that might come your way.

Apart from captures images and videos, we also have these memes sent over whatsapp. These are able to steal memory space and make your next captures difficult or impossible.

Note: Apart from deleting these pictures and videos, you could back them up on google photos.

3. Backup/Sync Your Photos to the Cloud.

Of course, there are memories in form of pictures you don't want to let go. These could be removed from the phone but stored up in space or cloud with the services of Google photos. Google photos is a a great app for this especially if you want to revisit these pictures at a later time.

You can actually get this to all happen automatically: from Settings tap 'Storage' then 'Manage storage' to find the Smart Storage option.

4. Take Down Other Unecessary Files From Your Device.

There are various other types of files you can get rid of on your device. More recent (6.0+) versions of Android have a built-in file manager too: from Settings choose 'Storage' and then 'Explore'.

We wouldn't recommend deleting any files you're not sure about - you might break one or two of your apps - but there's a chance you'll find a few documents or media files that haven't been correctly organized and are just taking up space.

To delete a file, long-press on it then tap the trash can icon. You can select several files at once after the first long-press.

The Downloads folder is another part of the system where you might be able to free up some gigabytes and megabytes, but you can get to this from the main app drawer. Select 'Downloads' from the list of apps and then you can use the same long-press technique to delete one or more files.

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5. Delete Data From Your Browser

Finally, you can give your mobile browser a good clear-out - it's worth a look even if you're unlikely to be able to free up masses of space.

You've most likely got Chrome installed on your Android phone or tablet but other browsers will have similar clean-up options - in fact you can do this job through the clear cache and clear data functions we mentioned a few steps ago, although that method doesn't give you much control over what's wiped and what isn't.

In Chrome, tap the menu button (three vertical dots) then choose Settings, Privacy and Clear browsing data. You can choose what to clear and over which time period, but note that some of the data wiped may be synced between the mobile version of Chrome and other devices where you've got the browser installed.

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6 Delete App Caches And Data

If you want to keep certain apps on your system but cut down on the amount of space they take up, you can delete the cache and databases for these apps.

Again, go to Settings then Storage > Apps and you'll see two options for each one - Clear Data and Clear Cache, together with details of how much space is currently being used.

Clear Data removes personalized data held by the app - it's like uninstalling it and reinstalling it. In the case of Facebook, for example, you'd find yourself logged out; in the case of Spotify, you'd be logged out and all your synced playlists would be gone.

Clear Cache isn't as extreme but won't recover as much space - it just empties the temporary cache of files held by the app so it can start up more quickly, basically bits of the app kept in memory. Clear the cache and the app will launch more slowly the next time you use it, but nothing else should've changed

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