I love to keep sharing tricks about the Android operating system. Installing a lot of Android apps will cause slow down your phone and it sucks!. Not only slow but it also fills up space rapidly. This doesn’t matter if you are using an expensive smartphone with hundreds of gigabytes. But you need to free up space on the Android if it’s having just a few gigabytes of storage.
If you already removed some apps from your Android device but It didn’t help. Then you can reinstall all of these deleted apps without searching for them.
If your Android device is having less space than apart from other problems, It will also take a lot of time to manage. I’ve discovered few ways that will help you free up space on the Android device you own.
Free Up Space on the Android Device:
Recently, I went through a unique situation. I was using the Sony Xperia Z4 tablet with 32 GB internal memory. After using it for a month, the tablet’s memory filled up. You know what, there was not even a single video on my tablet even I downloaded basic apps like Facebook, WhatsApp, YouTube, some Android launcher apps and few Islamic apps.
Today, I’m gonna share few ways with you guys to free up space on the Android devices. I also applied these tips to free up space on my tablet.
1) Use Android’s Built-in Storage Tool:
If you are using the latest Android phone up to 6.0 Marshmallow then you must be aware of this tool Built-in Storage. This tool helps you find the exact things that are taking storage and not letting you free up space on the Android. You need to update Android device in order to use this feature.
What you need to do is go to the settings page of your Android device and click Storage button. It will show you exactly how much space is occupied by apps data, multimedia, and other stuff.
2) Remove Caches and Junk Files:
Removing unwanted caches will help you for sure to free up space on the Android device. I will suggest you clean caches and remove junk files from your phone on weekly basis. All you have to do is go to the settings tab and then storage of your phone, then press the cached data button or similar one according to your operating version. You can also take the help of Google Assistant to do it easily.
3) Move Photos to the Cloud:
Add your photos to the cloud, so it will help you free up space on the Android device you are using. There is a number of apps that you can use to store your photos like Google Drive, Flickr, Microsoft OneDrive, Dropbox, or something else.
Then you can backup data anytime to on your device itself. I will suggest you use the Google Drive as it comes builtin with Android devices.
4) Remove Logs Folders:
This one is actually worthy to get some space on your Android device. Logs folder is something that keeps growing for no reason and sometimes it takes up to 2 GB for a single folder. You will get some space for sure by deleting it from your phone. Just go to the file manager of your device, search for the log folders and delete them.
5) Delete WhatsApp Media:
It is essential to stop your phone from download WhatsApp videos, photos, and other media automatically. Also, keep deleting the WhatsApp media time to time to free up some space on your phone. You may be not able to access all the downloaded data(WhatsApp) from the phone gallery, I mean the sent ones.
Go to the File Manager > Internal storage > WhatsApp > Media > WhatsApp Images/Videos >
6) Move Apps to the SDCard:
What I love about Android is that you can expend the storage through a portable SDcard. There are few apps that can’t be transferred to the external SDcard but lots of apps can be. Move all of those apps to the SDcard, so you will get some free space. Also, all the usage data will be occupied on SDcard. Don’t be afraid of losing data from SDcard. There are many SD card recovery apps to help you recover your data.
7) Offline Areas in Google Map:
The latest version of Google Maps allows you to download offline areas which are really helpful. It can help you in both searchings and drive even if your phone is not connected to the internet. But if your phone is getting out of the store then you can delete those offline areas in Google map to free up space on the Android.
Go to the Google Maps > three-line menu button > tap offline to see how much space is occupied by offline map. You can easily delete offline areas by tapping the Delete button inside the Google Maps.
These are the few ways I always try when my tablet is getting out of the storage. There are few more tricks to free up space on the Android but it requires root access, so I’m not going into the details.