Memory management is an important area for every android user and developer to get a fluid experience. Nothing is more irritating than a slow to load phone and wait for an app to load while you need it. Have you felt the same while you have a great moment in front of you, but by the time your camera actually opens, the moment is gone. This type of situation is frustrating for every user, but in reality we are ones responsible for it in real life. That is mainly because we store a lot of files on our phones over the years that slowly fills up the space on our phone and slows it down.
Tips to Free Space on Your Android Device
These tips can help you free up some space on your device so that you can get more out of your android device.
Move or Backup your old pictures
We click a lot of pictures using our phone and that takes up a lot of our storage. If you look into your phone’s memory, you will find photos and videos taking a huge chunk of your storage. It is thus very effective way of freeing some space on your device by using apps like Google Photos or simply moving your photos to an external drive or your PC. It is very simple and yet very effective way of freeing some space on your phone. In addition, we do not necessarily look at all our older pictures very often, so it is a better idea to get them to another location.
This would make way for new and more important files and photos to be clicked and stored on the phone. You can even use the various cloud storage options available other than Google photos. However we recommend you to try Google Photos, as it is free for 1000GB of photo uploads but it does not allow videos to upload on a free plan.
Keep track of the apps using memory
Head over to the “settings” menu and find “storage” option inside the menu, you can see the amount of storage the apps are using. You can individually delete or make changes to the apps that are taking up a lot of memory. There might be apps that you use rarely but uses a lot of space, so it is advisable to get rid of them to make way for more useful apps. Sometimes apps do store temporary files and take up a huge chunk of your storage. In such a situation, you can uninstall the app and reinstall it to get rid of the temporary files. Apps like WhatsApp accumulate a lot of storage after a while with every backup of the database and sharing of pictures and videos on the app.
It is indeed advisable to go into the app folder and delete the older files and files that are no longer useful. You can really save a lot of storage by doing this and never worry for “storage full” warnings at important instances.
Clear the cache memory from time to time
I have seen many people having GBs of storage occupied in the cache memory. Their point of justification was, they fear if they clear the caches it might cause performance issues. This is not 100% correct, as these are just temporary files that are stored while you access any website or apps. They do not make any change to the user experience in real world scenario. It is rather the best habit to clear the cache from time to time so that it does not accumulate over time. To do this, just head over to the setting menu, and click on storage, find cache memory and press it to clear the cache.
You do not have to worry as every time you use the apps or website it will automatically download and store the cache files. Also make sure to switch off your phone once a while to clear and recalibrate every storage issue that you might face on your android device.
These are the few tips that can really help you free up a healthy amount of storage space for more important things. You can also format your device if it gets too slow and cause a lot of trouble in loading apps. This might be the last option to try and make sure you have full backup of your phone before formatting. Let us know in the comments below if these steps helped you free storage on your device and enhance your user experience.