How to Free Up Your Space on Your Android Phone?

Have you ever noticed your Android phone slowing down with time? When you purchase a brand-new Android phone, it works just fine, but with time passing by, you come up with issues like phone battery draining, phone crashing, slow performance and so on. One of the reasons behind it is unnecessary files on your phone. With the world becoming completely digital, mobile is a primary source of both work and entertainment. 

You are on your phone for about 20 hours a day, using different mobile applications, clicking pictures, making videos, playing games and whatnot. If you don’t clear up your phone space regularly, your phone software gradually slows down, and the background operations become sluggish (Android users face this problem especially). How to solve this problem? Here are five easy tips to clear up your Android phone memory for better performance.

Tip 1: Clear out the caches for each app.

The first and most common tip is to clean up the data and cache of your mobile apps. Cleaning up phone apps has a great influence on phone storage. Cleaning out the caches on each app regularly can prevent unnecessary data from accumulating over time.  

  • Open “Settings” on your Android phone.
  • Open “Applications” or “Applications and Notifications” settings.
  • Go to the drop-down menu and select “All Apps”.
  • Go through the list of apps and select the apps you want to clean.
  • Click on that app and select “Clear Cache” and “Clear Data” to delete all the temporary data.

Tip 2: Uninstall unnecessary data from your phone.

When you go through the cleaning process, you may notice a lot of unnecessary data on your phone that you may not need again, like videos, photos, documents, etc. You may also have apps that you don’t use much and are just sitting on your phone, sucking out all the phone space. Choose and delete all such apps that you have not used in a long time.

  • Go to “My Files.”
  • Click “Internal Storage.”
  • Look around and select the videos, pictures, downloaded files and documents that you no longer need.
  • Tap on “Files” and then “Delete.” After you delete it, don’t forget to go to “Trash” and empty it too.

Tip 3: Move extra data and files to microSD cards.

Apart from the files and data, apps take up an insane amount of space in your Android device. If your Android phone allows you to add a microSD card, add one for an extra storage space apart from your phone storage. This way, you can shift some of your apps from the phone memory.

  • Go to “Settings.”
  • Click “Applications” and then “Application Manager.”
  • Tap on the apps you want to shift.
  • Click on the “Move to SD Card” option to shift your apps successfully.

Tip 4: Use Google Photos.

Google Photos is a blessing for all Android users. However, many users overlook it. With all the festivals swirling around right now in India, you may have taken thousands of pictures. You can instantly save it on Google Photos and make your phone space free for the next set of festivals. Google Photos can store an infinite number of pictures without jamming your Google drive space. 

  • Open “Google Photos” on your phone.
  • Sign in to your “Google Account.”
  • Tap your account profile photo or initial in the top right corner.
  • Go to “Photos” and turn on “Backup and Sync.”
  • Once you have backed up your files, you can go to settings and free up your stored data.

Tip 5: Use factory reset on your Android phone.

Now that you have performed all the above tricks, we hope your Android device is working smoothly again. If you still face issues, performing the factory reset on your phone may increase the available storage and improve phone speed and performance. Before you format your phone, make sure you have taken all the important backups.

  • Open “Settings.”
  • Go to the drop-down menu and click “Factory Data Reset.”
  • Click “Reset Device” and “Delete All” on the final page.

To Sum Up

Now that you know some simple tricks for keeping your phone storage clear, attempt to implement them regularly to protect your Android phone from becoming slow over time. Aside from that, you can install a good memory cleaning app that will regularly clean all the unnecessary temporary data that is sucking up space on your phone.