7 Tips to Free up Your Storage Space on Android

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Most people opt for Android devices with lower storage space with the intention to save money. However, things have not been in favor of them as apps and games are getting bigger every day. Not to mention the humongous number of photos and videos we snap daily.

So, what’s the workaround? Before your device annoys you with the ‘low memory’ warning, execute these 7 tips suggested below:

1. Get Rid of Unwanted Apps:
We all tend to install apps more than we need and perhaps leave most of them unused for days. The latest version of Android helps you identify memory-hogging apps, and you get to decide whether it needs to be uninstalled or not.

2. Use an SD Card:
Most flagship devices won’t support SD cards because of the fact that they perform sluggishly at times. However, if your device supports SD card, you can move most content to it. Devices with Android 6.0 or later allow you to format SD card as internal storage.

3. Embrace Streaming:
As streaming services give us exclusive & exciting content, there’s no reason to turn them down. Rather than keeping music, TV shows or movies onto your device, consider streaming them over the air. Keep an eye on data usage though.

4. Cloud Backup:
Backing up your videos or photos in the cloud is a clever idea. Once done, they remain forever and you don’t have to worry about losing them. Google Drive, Onedrive, Dropbox… there’s plenty of options.

5. Storage Analyser:
Storage Analyser is a great tool that reads your storage and displays what exactly is occupying your space. You can decide to delete unnecessary files and folders to free up memory.

6. Clear Cache:
Several apps store data and temporary files in the cache memory. These temporary files occupies a significant chunk of your storage space and you can either clear cache for each app in Application Manager or delete them altogether in Storage settings.

7. USB OTG:
A good alternative is transferring data to a USB flash drive via an OTG cable (if your device is compatible). You can simply plug in the USD drive, transfer the files and carry it around.

Do let us know if these tips worked for you or suggest your ways of clearing storage space on your Android device.

Article by ZK

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