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5 Easy Ways to Free Up Storage Space on Android Device

Android phone memories are likely to fill up very quickly as numerous apps download, several media files and cached data piles up. Android devices manufactured before 2018 are only equipped with few GBs of data might hassle the situation.

First solution to the problem is get an Android device with much more storage space as low storage space takes up a lot of time and needs Management on every other day.

Here in this article we are going to discuss with you some very common ways to free up space in your Android devices or how to manage the data efficiently.

Storage tool: Android built-in tool:

Android devices has a built-in tool known as Storage setting that will show you exactly what is taking up storage on your device. This is found in Settings menu and touching the Storage. On this how much space is used up by apps and their data is detailed. This feature shows the storage space used up by every category is distributed. But for different versions of Android this works a little bit differently.

Android 8.0 Oreo :

In this version of Android Oreo 8.0, the storage menu is broken down into fragments list. This version in terms of storage space also mentions which file and further associated app is taking up space. Apart from that a button free up space makes it very easy to sideline the useless data, without digging out individual menus.

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Android 7.1 nougat and below:

In Android Nougat or below the individual app list storage management is maintained. The method here is to remove the actual data and cached one.

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 Files go:

Files go is a new app to be released by Google that can be downloaded by Google Play Store after some permissions and access it comes into the main purpose now it arises duplicate files low resolution fire temporary files and use and download that are taking a lot of space expect. On clicking the category individually content will start showing up and you can choose what you want to delete. Click here to further know about Files Go.

Files Go storage space maintaining app

Adding MicroSD Card:

Addition of extra microSD for better storage purpose is yet again another solution to limited storage space. Some latest versions of Android allows the apps, media files, may also allow you to move their cached location to SD card too. These MicroSD cards are fairly cheap against providing a lot more storage.

 Moving Apps to SD Card:

In case of a lot of apps are being used by the user and each app is equally important and fairly heavy, Android 8.0 and later Android versions also allow the user to move as many apps as possible to microSD card.

Following are the steps to easily do so:

  1. From a Home screen, navigate: Apps.
  2. Select an option (e.g., Images, Audio, etc.)
  3. Tap the Menu icon.
  4. Tap Select then select (check) the desired file(s).
  5. Tap the Menu icon.
  6. Tap Move.
  7. Tap SD / Memory Card.

 Move Photos to Cloud:

Large chunk of storage consists of photos and memorable videos in Android devices Google cloud can automatically upload photos you take to an online account.

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Above are the simple and easy ways to free up some space in your Android devices as these steps done from time to time will help maintain the ample storage space with the user.

Anum Ather

I'm a newbie yet an enthusiastic content writer. As a professional Chemical engineer, I have served as a lead process engineer and a certified occupational trainer at a reputable petrochemical setup in the past. My self-motivating instinct urged me to co-join my interest in technology and my content writing skills. My articles are just an extract of how I want to enrich the knowledge of readers without making them lose interest in what they are reading. Happy reading!!!

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