How to Free up Storage Space on Your Android Phone

Android devices are nifty tools to perform numerous tasks effortlessly. You can use these devices not
only to make or receive calls but you can use them as a camera device, use them to listen to music, for browsing, running apps and much more. All these functionalities on your device accumulate a lot of data on it which creates a lot of issues in the end. You can follow some simple steps to clean your device and free up storage space on it for better speed and performance.
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Find space-hogging Apps:
All latest Android devices include a tool to show you exactly what is taking up storage space on your phone. To find these space-hogging apps on your device go to Settings & storage. Here you will find the list of all apps, programs, and files on your device which is sharing a considerable part in device storage space. It displays occupied storage space both on internal memory and on the SD card. To find out resource hungry apps press on ‘Applications’ tab in the list. It will display all the system and user apps on your device and space occupied by them. You can sift through the list of these apps to find heavy and obsolete apps on your device. Once you have found the resource hungry app, select that app and uninstall or disable that. This way you can recover a considerable amount of storage space instantly.

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Remove other unnecessary files:
Your device stores many other unnecessary files as well. These unnecessary files include junk files, log files, temporary files, old downloads, duplicate files and lot more. You can find and delete duplicate files, temporary files and other junk files sifting through the device storage space. Alternatively, you can use Android Cleaner apps as well for instant and accurate results.
These apps help you find and remove unnecessary files even from remote corners of your device effortlessly. Advanced Android cleaner apps work as an efficient duplicate file remover, cache cleaner, junk remover, battery saver and much more. These apps are effective tools to recover some precious storage space.

Remove large files:
From the same path (Settings >Storage) you can find the details of all the files & folders and space occupied by them in a list preview. Find all large and obsolete files from the list and remove them instantly. It will help you recover a chunk of storage space to improve your device speed and performance.

Clear Cache, Clear Data:
Other than installation file of the app (s) you installed there comes a lot of other data and cache (temporary files) with your app over time. This cache and data files accumulate on your device due to prolonged use and occupy a lot of device storage space. For example, Google Play Music as an app occupy around 40 MB in size on its own but may store GBs of cached music files. To deal with this situation, you can remove all these cache and data files by going to the individual app in Settings >> Apps >> All and hit “Clear Cache” >> “Clear data” option. You can also remove cached data by
heading to Settings >> Storage >>  Cached data and remove it. This way you can recover a significant amount of storage space on your device instantly.

Move data to SD card:
SD card on your device helps you increase your device storage space capacity significantly. You can move any of your file type or apps (some devices doesn’t support this) to microSD card to free up some storage space on your internal device memory. You can move various files like pictures, audio or music files, videos, documents or anything else on the external card. Many devices also support moving your apps to SD card. To do this, go to Settings of your device and select ‘Application Manager or Apps’ All and tap the app you want to move. Now select the option “Move to SD card” from menu (three vertical dots on top right corner) to move your apps. This is the simplest and most effective way to free up storage space on Android device.

Take a backup on external drives:
Many users prefer to transfer their data to external devices like on USB drives, on their computer or laptops etc. This is another effective way to free up some storage space on your device easily. This way you can retrieve this data from these devices anytime you want.
Though it has its own limitations like chances of these devices being corrupt or lost always remain there and above all you cannot carry these external devices all the time with you for quick access to data. Try technology: When a lot of useful services are offered through apps why not use them to free up some precious storage space on your Android device. You can use Android cleaner, Cache cleaner, Junk cleaner, RAM cleaner and lot other apps to keep your device health intact. These apps help you recover a lot of device storage space instantly to make your device run smooth and effective. Latest Android cleaner apps offer bunch of other features too like battery saver, duplicate file remover, app manager, junk file cleaner and a lot more. This way you can use these apps to free up storage space instantly.

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Move data to Cloud servers: Use this advanced method to move your data to Cloud servers easily. In fact, this method can increase your storage space capacity to anonymous heights. Today many Cloud backup tools are offering some attractive plans to back up your larger amount of data. You can transfer any of your files to these servers to access them anytime again. These tools are using encrypted services to store and retrieve your data in safe and secure manner. Above all, you can store and access this data anytime anywhere. The best part of these tools is they are reliable and safe.

You can try these simple steps to free up storage space on your Android device instantly. Better and
smoother Android device will help you save a lot of your time and efforts too.

Author Bio: 
Ankush Ameria is a Software Analyst 
who loves to write on latest software 
and apps to boost system performance.