How to free up space on your Android phone: effective ways

Maria ShevchukLife
If your Android smartphone is running out of storage, you don't have to delete anything

One of the main problems with all modern smartphones is internal memory. Of course, it's not as painful as the battery capacity, but still. This problem is especially relevant among Android users who have access to an incredible number of free apps in the Google Play store, many of which are installed out of curiosity and simply take up space in the future. The dependence on social media has also affected smartphone memory, as users have started to take a huge number of photos to show off to their friends online.

Android smartphones are known to rely heavily on memory capabilities for optimal performance. This means that a decrease in free memory also leads to a decrease in smartphone performance. OBOZREVATEL offers several options to help bring your Android smartphone back to life if it runs out of memory.

Expand the memory

The most obvious way is to increase the amount of memory on your Android device by adding a memory card. However, you should check the recommendations of your smartphone manufacturer, as cheaper models can only support memory cards up to 64 GB, while more expensive ones will work with memory cards up to 128 GB.

Uninstall unnecessary apps

In order to clean up your smartphone's memory, you can also uninstall unnecessary apps that you've used only a few times or installed out of curiosity. You can also uninstall applications that you don't need personally, which are pre-installed by the manufacturer. Removing them will not affect the operation of the gadget.

Clear your app cache

Every app you use has cached files that make it faster to launch. But the more you use an app, the bigger its cache can get. Clearing it periodically won't harm the app, but it will free up memory.

Cloud storage

A cloud storage subscription will allow you to store large files from your smartphone in the cloud instead of in your smartphone's memory. You can store photos, documents, or any other files that you don't need but may need in the future.

If you need a particular file, you will need to log in to the cloud and download it. The only disadvantage of cloud storage is that it is tied to the Internet.

Google Photos

It's basically the same cloud, only for photos. To get started, open Google Photos and in the settings find and enable Backup and sync. Don't forget to specify that the photos should be saved in high quality. Once all the photos are synced, you can safely delete them from your smartphone's memory. Users have 15 GB of Google Photos storage available for free.

Clean up offline content

Many apps allow you to save media files so that you can use them without the internet. This applies to music and video services, as well as other applications. Perhaps you should deal with them as well to free up memory space.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL talked about a feature on Android smartphones that drains the battery.

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