Your Android phone or tablet can help you do so much: From playing games, music, and videos, to email, chatting and web browsing; there is no end to the tasks you can carry out on your phone.
Unfortunately, the more apps and content you download, the more your phone’s storage is going to fill up. Once your phone gets filled up, you’re going to run into problems. Perhaps you want to bring along a few videos with you to watch on a trip, but your device is already out of space.
Well, the good news is that freeing up space on an Android phone or tablet is a fairly simple task. In this article, I will show you how to free up some space so that your phone will perform well and have plenty of room for your favorite photos, videos, music, apps, and games.
- Uninstall Unused Applications
If you have some apps that you no longer use on your Android phone or tablet, uninstalling them will free up some space and increase your phone performance. To do so, go to Settings -> Applications manager and uninstall the apps you don’t want.
- Clear App Cache
You can also clear app’s cache on your phone. Clearing the cache removes an application’s temporary files and thus can free up some space. In order to do that, go to Settings > Applications manager, find apps that take up the most space, and then tap on ‘Clear cache’.
Alternatively, you can download a cache cleaner app like Clean Master to help you clear those junk files quickly.
- Upload your Photos to Online Storage
Photos often take up a lot of space on a smartphone. Rather than storing them all on your phone, you could use a cloud storage service like Google+ Photos that automatically backup all your photos in the cloud. To enable cloud sync, go to Menu > Photos > Auto-Backup. All uploaded photos can be safely viewed on your desktop and other Android devices connected to your Google account.
- Delete Unnecessary Files and Folders
Most of the people leave the downloaded files on their gadgets after use. These files consumes lot of space and your device becomes unavailable for your next downloads. Deleting unnecessary data regularly keeps your device space free. In this case, try an app called DiskUsage that helps you to find the files and directories on storage card which consume a lot of space. It displays all the information graphically, making it easy to see which files or content are eating up the most space. Just be careful to when you decide to delete something you see in DiskUsage that is what you think it is.
- Move Apps and Media Files to SD Card
Moving apps and media files to your SD card’s storage would not only free up your phone’s internal storage but it also would increase your phone’s performance. To move supported apps to sd card, you can use the AppMgr III. This app is free to download and doesn’t require the roots access on your phone. All you have to do is install this app on your phone and you are ready to go. Please keep in mind that not all the apps can be moved to the external storage. Some apps require to be stored on the phone internal storage and they can’t be moved from there.