How to free up storage space in Android
If every time you install a new application, or take a picture your mobile cries because it does not have more space, you may be wasting most, we tell you how to release a bit to keep saving data.
Most mobile phones have limited storage space, in some cases you can use a microSD card to add a few extra megabytes of space, but many modern smartphones no longer allow memory expansion. It is also important to remember the real space that we have, 8GB is never 8GB, 16 is really 16, it is always a little less, and the operating system occupies a portion.
That is why it is important that when buying one, it has sufficient capacity depending on the use that we are going to give it. We can always use cloud storage as an alternative, but for that we depend completely on an Internet connection, which can be a problem sometimes. If your phone is running out of space, you can try several methods to do a cleanup and eliminate the unnecessary. We tell you some ways to do it.
The easy method: using an application
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There are Android applications for virtually everything you need, so we can use one that allows you to analyze the memory of your device, and also to free space without the user having to do much. Some very good ones are:
Clean Master This app has almost 5 stars thanks to more than 11 million users who have qualified it; It really is very good, it eliminates the applications that you no longer use, it looks for residual files, it empties the cache and the temporary files. It also has an antivirus and a memory optimizer in case you need it.
The Cleaner is my favorite application of this type, it is a two in one to clean your memory, both storage and RAM. It has a very nice interface and is super simple to use. It also analyzes the applications you have installed and allows you to empty the cache of each app individually. It is fast and efficient.
CCleaner: the same application that is already legendary among Windows users, has some time available for Android. It is a perfect cleaner, quick and simple. It lets you free RAM and storage space, empty temporary files, application cache, and also offers system information.
The painful method: by hand
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If you do not want to install any application, you can always check your Android settings to see what you can optimize.
Moving applications to the SD card (if it exists): Although this happens by default in the new versions of Android, some applications do not move and must be done manually. Go to Settings> Storage> Applications, and from the list of apps you can check which ones have been moved to the SD card.
Clearing the cache: following the same steps as mentioned above, clear the cache of each application, this does not affect your saved data, only the next time it will take a little longer to open. You can also delete the data, but this will remove all the specific settings of that app, including your login data.
Uninstall applications: take a look at the list of applications and see which ones you are not using or use very little. Then go back to the list of applications from the previous steps and uninstall the ones you do not need anymore.
Eliminate multimedia files: on smartphones we store photographs and videos and these usually take up a lot of space, especially if they have a high resolution. You can remove all, or at least most, and store them in the cloud, on a computer, or on a portable hard drive. To upload to the cloud you can use applications such as Dropbox or Copy that upload everything automatically, and if you want to move data to a physical disk, it is a matter of connecting the phone through the USB cable, or using tools such as Pushbullet or AirDroid.