Android : how to free up storage space ?.

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Insufficient storage space .


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If you are owner of an Android device with only 4 gb or 8 Gb of memory, you can very quickly see this message when you try to download an app or take a picture : “insufficient storage Space”.

To avoid being stuck in this situation, the simplest solution is to increase the memory of your smartphone using an SD card or micro SD card.

If your Android device has no SD card slot or, if even with your SD card, you have used all of your memory, it’s time to do a good spring cleaning !

Uninstall applications .


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The Google Play Store is full of free apps that are also fast downloaded forgotten.

As the majority of Androids apps are displayed on multiple pages/drawers, it’s easy to store several dozen without realizing it.

To find a bit of space, go to your SettingsApplications.

There, browse through the list of installed programs on your smartphone, and as soon as you locate the one that you do not use, delete it.

For more details, see our tutorial on deleting apps.

Delete your photos .


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In the same way that the applications, it is possible to store countless photos and videos without attention.

To free up storage space, several options are available to you.

1 – Delete all your photos (you guessed it not ?).

2 – Use a Cloud.

A Cloud is a storage cloud that allows you to backup, online, all sorts of documents. Some have been specially designed for the backup of photos.

For example, Google Photos is an application that automatically saves your photos on a Cloud.

Once your albums are synced with Google Photos, you can delete your photos from your phone and regain the precious internal memory.

In addition, if you lose your smartphone, you’ll always have access to your photos online !

Empty your folder “Downloads” .


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Every time you download a PDF or any document whatsoever (invitations, menus of restaurants, etc.), these are placed in a folder aptly named “Downloads”.

You probably have an application for managing files pre-installed on your laptop. If this is not the case, you will find many for free in the Google Play Store.

In your file manager, don’t forget to check the folders of applications such as WhatsApp. You will be surprised at the number of unnecessary photos stored there.

Empty the caches .


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Flush the data in the caches of your smartphone is simple, effective, and too seldom done !

To do this, go to Settings → Storage → internal storage → Data caches.

When you press Data in caches, a pop-up appears asking you to confirm the deletion of these files. Press OK.

You can also delete the data in the caches of each application manually if you prefer. Appointment in Settings → Applications → Select the app → Storage → Clear the cache.

Automate the deletion of the caches .


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If you want to automate the deletion of the caches, try the app Cache Cleaner – 1Tap Clean.

It is free and available in Google Play.

Once you have downloaded the Cache Cleaner and accepted the various permissions, run the application.

Very easy to use, you simply press the big red button on the home page. The application scans your phone to detect all the data in caches.

Once the process is finished, you can either tap on Clear All to delete all or delete one by one the data in the caches of your apps.

By the same token, you can delete what is in the tab Junk Files.