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Top 5 Ways to Free up Internal Storage Space on Android

Updated on December 20, 2016

Android’s internal storage space performs crucial role vis-à-vis its speed and performance. Device’s internal storage space holds various apps, files, device settings and lot more. Over time this data accumulates in a large amount and starts creating performance issues for the device. Your device’s internal storage may get cluttered and unorganized due to various reasons including a lot of data files, large apps & files, duplicate and other unnecessary files etc. To deal with it, you can follow certain steps to free up internal storage space on your Android device to boost its speed and performance.

Save media files to SD card

Save media files to SD card or external storage by default. This small tweak can recover ample of internal storage space effortlessly. In general, media files including photos and video files occupy utmost storage space on your device. Thus keeping them on SD card proves to be effective for Android’s better speed and performance. You can also transfer your data to your personal computer or laptop but when you have ample of storage free on the SD card, why occupy memory on the computer. Although keeping data on SD card allow you access it anytime anywhere. So the next time you go to photoshoots load your device with larger space SD card.

Move Apps to SD card

Similar to moving media files to SD card move your space-hogging apps to SD card to recover a significant amount of internal storage space. In some cases, your apps may lose widget or other functionality if moved but the Android will give you prior information before you continue. You can move your apps one by one or in a batch to your external SD card. You can also use certain apps to transfer and manage your apps on SD card. Apps occupy a significant amount of storage space thus moving them to SD card can help you recover a good amount of internal storage space. It will help your device perform smoother and faster.

Use technology

If you are sick and tired of searching for unnecessary files on your device and you find this cumbersome job quite hectic then you can plan to shift to use technology. Using certain Android cleaner apps, you can perform almost all the tasks you can do manually, in fact, it outperforms your manual cleaning. Using these apps, you can remove all unnecessary files, manage files & folders in a better way, recover storage space and can do lot other functions too. Few android cleaner apps offer additional and advanced features like battery saver, cloud backup, duplicate files remover etc. This way you can search for one complete package to deal with your all Android cleaning worries to recover some precious internal storage space on your Android device.

Clean Junk, Cache & log files

Junk, log and cache files accumulate on your system over time. These files generate due to various functions you perform on your device and the apps you uninstall also leave some unnecessary files on your device. Junk, cache & log files may occupy a lot of storage space on your device thus removing all such files can help you recover good storage space. These unnecessary files also include APK and other files which remain on your device for no good reason. Removing all these unnecessary files should be done on regular intervals to improve device speed and performance.

Remove Bloatware

Bloatware include all such programs and apps which come per-installed on your device when you buy it. These apps may include a manufacturer or third party based programs and most of the times you don’t use or don’t intend to use them. Thus these apps & programs remain on your device idle, occupying a lot of device storage space. In most of the cases, you cannot remove these bloatware programs until you root your device. Thus you can disable all such programs so that they don’t eat up precious device resources.

Today with advanced features and technology Android devices come preloaded with all necessary features to keep your device intact. For rest of the device performance issues, you can use specific apps to see the results instantly. In fact, following these simple steps you can feel the “stock” Android experience on your own Android device.


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      Ethan James 16 months ago from Earth

      Hello Avatartx, thanks for your review. We agree many users dislike bloatware on their phone but we still suggest "Force Stop" or "Disable" option than to opt root process as it has its own limitations.

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      Carl Aydelotte 16 months ago from Dallas, TX

      In my humble opinion, rooting your android device is almost manditory. I hate having bloatware on my phone. Rooting the device gives you so much more access to remove bloatware, as well as many other features.