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How To Free Up Space On Your Android Tabs And Phone

I remember when I got my android phone I was really going to the moon over the fact that it had 16 GB space. However, my happiness didn’t last long when I discovered that 6 GB of memory was already occupied by the pre-installed apps from the manufacturers. Anyhow, I owned the remaining 10 GB as a blessing but it soon started to give off red signals as I installed more apps and music.

Micromanaging the internal storage is now becoming hard for me as I cannot even dream of deleting some of my heavy-precious installed apps but I also cannot survive with a lagging phone. So for all those out there dealing with the same dilemma, I am here to save you the misery of a fully occupied phone memory.

move the data to SD card

Get an SD Card (What are you all have been waiting for?)

Almost all the android devices coming in the market nowadays support micro-SD card. Purchase one with a good storage or maximum storage your device allows. Insert it and there you go. Miraculously, you have more space now. These cards can be bought by spending a small portion of your fortune. You can get a 32 GB SD card for only $10 and 64GB for $19 from Amazon.

After installing it either you can directly transfer the data from your device to the card from the files folder or you can connect the device to your computer and carry on with this process.

transfer the apps on SD card

Transfer the apps to SD Card (too)

So it turns out that not only does the magical properties of an SD card hoard the data, it can also store apps in it. The users of Android Marshmallow can set the properties of SD card as internal storage which will be shown with the name of local storage. It will be up to the system to decide that which app would be better off in the card and which would be not. The catch here is that with certain apps in it, you could not be swapping the card between different devices any longer, unless you reformat or erase it.

use Built in storage

Make use of Built-in Storage tool

Your Android device has a storage panel that informs about which app, file, cached data, audio and video files or game is taking up how much space. You just have to open the settings and tap on Storage. Keep checking it regularly to keep updated about any useless files that may be unnoticed by you, delete it and save some space.

kepp tab on phone manager app

Keep a tab on the Phone Manager App

Almost every modern Android device has an inbuilt Phone Manager that shows separate panes of both Phone space and SD Card space. By clicking on the option Scan, you can easily get rid of any cached files or temporary files that have been invisible until that day; taking up space.

move the data to cloud

Transfer the data to Cloud Storage

Photos can consume much bigger space than any other sort of file. What I do is getting rid of those pictures that are blurred or already has a doppelganger; taken from a different angle. But what you can do is you may save them to your computer and delete them from the phone, or you can always shift them to an online Cloud account. If not there you always have the other options like Dropbox, Google Photos, and OneDrive. Same can be done with the audio files which you can upload on accounts like Google Play Music.

So all you need to do is trying these options out rather than cursing the phone storage or going for another phone with bigger storage.

About Sawera Ahmed

An ardent writer, perfectionist, aesthetic soul, a game-whiz and a fervent tech-explorer

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