The infamous “Insufficient storage available” error means that your device has run out of space. No more memory, zero, nada. Luckily, there are safe and fast ways to make room.
Internal storage doesn’t come free. Even some Android flagships sport a meager 16GB of space, which is hardly enough to cope with the demands of everyday usage.
When external storage on SD cards is not a viable solution nor you can afford to work on the cloud due to limited data plans, only one choice remains: free up space.
Here are a few things you can try.
Delete junk files and cache
Android apps have a tendency to accumulate all sorts of residual files or junk. While the system does a decent job at getting rid of the app’s cache, junk files are another matter.
The simplest way to get rid of Android junk is a system cleaner, like Turbo Booster. Remember: the more you use the phone without cleaning, the more garbage will accumulate over time.
Move apps to the SD card
Most apps are stored in the internal memory of the phone due to stability concerns (if you pull the SD card from the phone, the apps installed there will cease to function).
Still, many non-vital apps and games can be moved to the SD card without much worry. It’s as simple as using a third-party app mover, like AppMgr III. Just make sure not to pull the card out when you are using apps stored there.
Delete apps you don’t use and games you no longer play
Speaking of apps, how about deleting the ones you never use? Apps hoarding can greatly diminish the amount of available space in your smartphone.
Turbo Booster tells you which apps haven’t been used for a long time and how space they takes. The decision of uninstalling them is yours.
Move photos and videos to the cloud
Are you a trigger happy photographer? Bad news: photos and videos are what take up most of the internal storage in our devices when an SD card is not available.
Perform regular backups on your PC so you can delete the original pictures and movies. Another good option is to sync them with Google Photos for free.
Use streaming when possible
Unlimited data plans are becoming increasingly common, and with them come mobile freedom. Being able to stream apps contents reduce the importance of internal storage.
Instead of storing music and videos on the phone, consider using Spotify or Netflix -provided you are willing to afford the subscription costs.