The more apps and content you download and use on your smartphone or tablet, the more your phone’s storage is ate up. Once your phone gets ate up, you’re going to face problems such as lags. But freeing up space on an Android phone or tablet is a simple task. In this article, I will show you how to free up some space so that your handset will perform well and have plenty of room for your favorite files.
Clear App Cache
The Clear Cache option removes an application’s temporary files and in this way it can free up some space on our phone. In order to do that, go to Settings > Applications Manager. Look in for apps that takes the most space and then tap on ‘Clear cache’ to clear an app’s cache. Alternatively, you can adopt an easy way by downloading a cache or junk cleaner app like UC Cleaner or Clean Master to help you clear those junk files easily and quickly.
Uninstall Unusing Applications
If you have stored some apps that you are not using on your Android phone or tablet, erase them from your device. It will free up some space and increase your device performance. In order to do that, go to Settings -> Applications Manager and uninstall the apps as per your wish.
Move Apps and Media Files to SD Card
Moving apps and media files to External Storage would not only free up the internal storage but also increase your phone’s performance. To move apps to sd card, you can use the app named AppMgr III. This app is free to download and doesn’t require the roots access. All you have to do is install this AppMgr III on your phone. Please keep in mind that all the apps can not be moved to the external storage. Some apps is required to be stored on the internal storage and those can’t be moved to external.
Delete Unnecessary Files and Folders
Deleting unnecessary datas regularly keep your device’s space free upto some extent. To find the files on storage which consume a lot of space, try an app called DiskUsage. The app displays all the information graphically, making it easy to see which files or content are eating up the most space.
Upload your Photos to Online Storage
Photos many times take a lot of space on a smartphone. You could use a cloud storage service like Google+ Photos that automatically backup all your photos in the cloud rather than storing them all on your phone. To enable cloud storage sync, go to Menu > Photos > Auto-Backup. All photos on cloud can be safely viewed on your desktop and other Android devices connected to your Google account.