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How to Respond to the “Insufficient Storage Available” Error

When this message pops up on your device, it’s time to remove old and unnecessary files from your phone in order to free up space.

No matter how old your Android device is, it’s never pleasant to receive the “Insufficient Storage Available” error. Sometimes this error seems to truly be an error — you have plenty of storage space on your device, so why is this error occurring? If you just downloaded a new app, that app could be using a lot of your device’s internal memory, which is causing your phone to display that message. Or, maybe your device doesn’t have a lot of RAM or internal storage space. No matter the reason, try some of the following methods for freeing up space on your device.

Remove Unnecessary Files

One way to quickly free up space on your device is to remove old, unwanted files — files that you may not realize your device is storing. Use DFNDR’s Quick Cleanup feature to remove junk files, temporary files, trash, and cache from your device and SD card. Performing this task will free up your phone’s internal memory, which will allow your phone to perform more smoothly. Click here to quickly clean up your device by removing junk files:

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Remove Duplicate Photos

If you take and store a lot of photos on your device, then it’s time to organize your photos — and remove some. Make sure to regularly back up all of your photos to the cloud or a computer, to ensure that you never lose a photo if your phone becomes lost, stolen, or damaged.

Next, you’ll want to go through all of the photos on your phone to check for repeat photos. Duplicate photos can take up a lot of unnecessary space that could be used for apps or photos that you actually want on your device. Use DFNDR’s Duplicate Photos feature to quickly scan your phone for repeated photos so that you can remove them. That way, you won’t have to spend a lot of time searching through your device for unwanted photos. Click here to remove duplicate photos from your device and free up space:

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Remove Unused Apps and Files

If you download a lot of apps but rarely uninstall any, then it’s time you take a look at which apps you really use. If you haven’t used an app in a few months (or longer), consider deleting it to free up space on your device. If you end up needing the app, you can always redownload it. This goes for music or videos that you store on your device, too. Media files can take up a lot of space. If you’re not using them, then it’s best to let something else take up that space. At the very least, move them to your SD card.