Many people run out of storage on their mobile phones and they think- oh, its time to upgrade! What if you are not financially ready at the ...
Many people run out of storage on their mobile phones and they think- oh, its time to upgrade! What if you are not financially ready at the time to get a new device? In this article, a few tips have been put together to help you free up storage on your smartphone so you can use it much longer before thinking about upgrade.
Let us begin with a simple 'house cleaning' activity.
Google has a built-in free-up space tool located within the "Settings" on your phone.
To get started, from "Settings," Locate "Storage"
Move apps to the microSD card
Apps probably take up most of the storage space on your phone. If you've got an Android phone that lets you add a microSD card for extra storage, you may be able to move some of your storage-sucking apps to that microSD card.
To do this, open Settings and go to
Locate "Application manager" and tap the app you want to move.
If the app can be moved, you will see a button that says Move to SD card -- tap this button to move the app to the microSD card. (On some phones, you may have to tap Storage to find this option.) Only part of the app will be moved to the microSD card. How much of the app will be moved depends on the app and, unfortunately, many large games will not move a significant portion of their data to the microSD card. This implies both the phone and MicroSD share the app.
Move apps to the trash
If you've tried all of these tips and you still need more space, there's no getting around it -- you're going to have to start deleting some things. You've probably got some (maybe several) apps on your device that you never use.
To figure out which apps are taking up the most space,
Locate "Apps." You'll see a list of apps sorted by size -- the biggest apps will the at the top of the list.
To delete an app you don't use, tap the app and then tap the "i" icon next to the app's name.
Tap "Uninstall" to get rid of the app.