5 Ways to Gain Space on Your Android Device
No one likes being on a crowded train. No one likes using an Android phone without storage space available either. To give your phone a little breathing room, check out our recommended apps to free up memory.
There is nothing worse than getting that “you are almost out of storage” notification on your smartphone or tablet. The feeling that you can never download another app or take another photo on your device is panic-inducing and stressful. You may say to yourself, “these smartphones aren’t very smart if they run out of space that easily.” Fortunately, there are ways to restore your faith in your device and free up some space so you can download apps and take pictures to your heart’s content.
1. Android’s Built-in Storage Tool
The first step to managing space on your device is to figure out exactly what is using data and how much it is using. Android comes equipped with a tool that shows you exactly how much room each app is taking up. To get there, open the Settings screen and go to the Storage section. There, you will find a list of apps, photos, audio files, downloads, etc and how much of the available space they are using. With this information, you can delete or move items that are taking up the most room.
2. Add an SD Card
Another way to free up space is to literally move information to a new location like an SD card. Many Android devices still come with an SD card slot even though they are now unnecessary to the functioning of the phone. If they do, you can insert an SD card, connect the device to your computer, and upload files to it. You will have access to this information whenever you insert the SD card into your phone or computer so you can access it easily.
3. Upload Photos
Unfortunately for people who like to look back at their photos to reminisce, pictures take up more than their fair share of space on a device. A more viable option to keep space free is to upload the photos to an online account using an app like Dropbox or Flickr. These apps let you access your photo gallery via an online account and upload photos. After uploading, you can delete them from your phone, freeing up space while still having access to your photos stored on online servers.
4. PSafe Total Android
PSafe offers a program called “PSafe Total Android” that works to make your phone operate more quickly and efficiently by freeing up space and adding extra security, among other things. One of the features deletes audio files stored on apps like Whatsapp to get more space for other media files. By downloading the PSafe Total program, PSafe manages apps running in the background or taking up extra space to free up storage space on your phone and improve how fast it operates.
5. Check Out Your Apps
Another big space filler are your different apps. To check how much storage each app is using, click on the Apps tab in the Storage section to see each app and how much data it takes up. You can then tap on each app to clear its cache and make sure that it is not using extra data. Then, if necessary, you can clear its data entirely to reset it back to its factory settings and ensure it isn’t storing any extra information.
For more information about space and storage on Android devices, particularly PSafe’s Total Android feature, check out PSafe’s website