Owning and Android device is really something magical. You can do pretty much anything that you could do with a computer, but it’s a phone! Or maybe it’s a tablet. Anyway, they basically provide you with any and all resources in the world at your fingertips. Games, apps for everything you can imagine, and even things like GPS are readily available for download from many websites.

However, what happens when you have too much of a good thing? I mean, what happens when you run out of storage space on your device? There are several things you can do to fix this issue, but I’ve gone ahead and picked the five best bits of advice for users who just can’t seem to free up any more space on their Android devices.

1. Find out what’s causing the problem

Once your Android device notifies you that you are almost out of internal storage space, the first thing you should do is go to the Settings menu and then the Storage section. Once there, you can see detailed information about every file stored on your Android device. There you can see which files are taking up the most space, and delete them or even uninstall the applications.

2. Download and install a file manager

Using the Storage part of the Settings menu is a good way to manage the various files on your Android device, but file managers do an even better job. There are tons of them available for download that work with Android. They all do basically the same thing, so there’s really no need to be too picky. The basic functions are selecting, deleting, and even moving files or entire folders. This can be an easy way to free up space for more fun downloads, like that new version of that puzzle game you have your eye on.

3. Look for duplicate files

Sometimes, the issue is just that there are doubles of various files stored on your device without you even knowing it. They can be tricky to find, however, and may require the use of an app such as Search Duplicate File Free. This app and others like it are perfect for quickly locating duplicate files so you can then delete them and free up space easily and without getting rid of anything important.

4. Move some of your files to the cloud

The cloud is a pretty amazing tool and should be used as much as possible, in my opinion. In this case, it can be used to store files that are important to you but you really don’t have space for on your device. It is a pretty safe tool, but just in case, keep an eye out for a secure cloud storage service. Once you find one, use it! You can make security copies of files as well with the cloud, just so you know.

5. Uninstall applications or move them to the SD card

The last tip or trick for freeing up that coveted storage space on your Android device is to simply uninstall apps that take up a lot of space. It seems simple, and indeed it is. Of course, then you won’t have said application on your device, but you will have more space. If you really need to hang on to all of your apps while adding new ones, consider moving some to the SD card of your device. Programs like App2SD help with this process.

Well there you have it, five different ways to free up some sweet storage space on your Android device! Yes, some are quite obvious, but sometimes you just get so stressed out about not having space that you can’t think straight! Try some of these tips out the next time you find yourself without free space!

28
Jun
2013

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