7 Ways to Free Up Space on Your Android Phone

Speed, screen, design… when it comes to our mobiles we want it all, but it’s easy to forget about internal memory. If you’ve neglected the amount of storage on your phone, here are 7 easy ways you can free up some additional space.

7 Ways to Free Up Space on Your Android Phone

How many times have you tried to download an app on your smartphone only for a message to appear telling you there isn’t enough available space to install it? The easiest way to sort it out is to see which apps you don’t need and then uninstall them.

Here are 7 things to consider when you’re deciding how to go about freeing up space on your Android smartphone.

1. Get a bigger memory card

Why not buy an SD card at the same time as you buy your smartphone? Get the biggest one your phone can handle, whether that’s 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB. This way your phone will be better equipped to carry out all its regular tasks.

2. Reduce the size of your photos

Your Android phone allows you to reduce the file size of the photos you take. To do this, go to camera settings and find the “reduce file size” option. This can be done without sacrificing quality and resolution. You can also adjust your settings to automatically save photos on your external SD card.

Save your images and videos on an external SD card

3. External card storage

Store all your apps on your external storage card as soon as you start downloading. The speed of the card itself will determine the speed the apps run at. You’ll be unable to move some apps from the phones storage to the SD card. If you go to settings, you can see how much storage you have available and where it’s located.

Check your devices storage

4. Take advantage of the cloud

You can use cloud storage for backups of photos, videos and other documents you want to keep accessible across all your Android devices at any time.

Drive, Dropbox, and Box are just some apps that let you save backups of your files automatically to the cloud. Once you’ve sorted out the settings in your account, you just have to get on with deleting the files from your device. If you’re organised and do it regularly, your smartphone will be ready at all times for any download or storage.

Using cloud backup allows you to save space

5. The cache, of course!

The cache is the place your Android phone stores memory. Like any other computer this is the place where all the information about your smartphone and apps are accumulated. The memory of these images, videos, documents and web pages allows the pages to load more quickly each time you revisit the site.

To free up space on your mobile go to settings and then the apps menu. From there you can clear the cache of each app you select. You can do this to each app individually, choosing the ones you use the most.

The simplest and quickest thing to do is to clear the cache of each of your apps and start over.

To free up space on your smartphone you can clear data or clear the cache

6. Update your apps

If you don’t use the apps that came pre-installed on your smartphone, don’t bother updating them. When you get a new Android smartphone it comes with various basic versions of apps. Find the option to disable automatic updates and keep an eye on the updates you choose to download.

You can then update your favourite apps to the latest versions and ignore the ones you don’t really need or use.

7. Do your research – before you buy the phone

Look into the features of different phones before you buy. Internal storage capacity is the first thing you should consider. Space will be eaten up as soon as you start taking photos and videos, downloading apps or tweaking your timeline.

It’s really easy to free up additional space on your mobile. You just need to be disciplined and keep in the loop with all the latest tips and tricks. Start with the ones we’ve suggested.