How to free space on Android phones: Get rid of this frustrating problem through these tips | How-to

How to free space on Android phones: Get rid of this frustrating problem through these tips

Everyone is constantly running out of space on Android phones, no matter how big the storage is. If you too are running out of memory space on your Android phone, then check these 5 tips to free up storage.

| Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 12:40 IST
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You can consider deleting audio files, photos, videos, and unnecessary apps to free up storage space on Android phones. (Pixabay)

A good processor, awesome camera performance, long battery life, great display and a lot more are common factors everyone checks out before buying a smartphone. One of these important requirements is the storage to hold all your daily memories in the form of photos, video, several apps that run the usual tasks, and even to accommodate junk files that accumulate day by day. No matter what memory variant you have for your Android smartphone, with time, it gets filled up with images, apps, and various games. Result? Low storage impacts performance of your smartphone. If your Android smartphone has reached that high point where it asks you to free some space then, you are at the right place. Here, we have listed a few simple tips and tricks to free up storage space on Android phones. Just read on. Also Read: Want to free up space on iPhone or iPad? Get storage relief here

How to free space on Android phones

1. Uninstall unnecessary apps

This may sound way too simple or not as such a great hack to solve the storage issue on your Android, but uninstalling a few unnecessary apps actually works to a great extent! Because the apps which are taking unnecessary space in your smartphone can help free-up a lot of the mess on your smartphone.

2. Delete the old Audio files

Audio files are another space taking factor. You can delete some old audio files that you don't use anymore. This could be a little time-taking as first, but this will help to free-up more space. Also read: How to empty Trash on Android smartphone to make it run stunningly fast

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3. Check Photos and Videos

When was the last time you checked your phone gallery? Well, if you can't remember, then surely, there must be an abundance of images and videos that you captured or recorded randomly, or may be downloaded from the WhatsApp groups. And never looked back to delete them! You should consider deleting the repetitive, blurry or forwarded images and videos that are of no use.

4. Check WhatsApp storage

To delete most of these photos and videos, the android users can simply check WhatsApp's storage management tool to instantly delete big files available on your device. To do so, just go to WhatsApp > Settings > Storage and data > Manage storage. Here, you will find the option to delete files larger than 5MB. This becomes easy to find and delete those images or files which are taking much of the space on your smartphone.

5. Can't delete? Use Google photos

Even after reviewing your phone's gallery to select media that can be deleted to free up space, if you are unable to delete them, then simply take the advantage of Google's Photos apps. And best part, Google Photos is available everywhere, so you can easily access them anytime. Once you shift your photos and videos to Google Photos, you can simply remove them from your phone's gallery.

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First Published Date: 27 May, 13:54 IST