• Monday, September 09, 2019

Freeing up your device’s space

We all download and installed various apps, musics and videos on our devices but it can quickly fill and use up all our spaces. Smartphones who have smaller internal storage or especially the lower-end smartphones are the first ones who are always the victims of this.

Having less space on your smartphone means that it will run more faster and efficient and you won’t have to worry about maintaining the internal storage all the time. If you’re someone who loves to download, we suggest you to get a smartphone that have a bigger storage next time to avoid the hassle or if you don’t want to discard your smartphone, a microSD card with a bigger space will fare you well.

Androids nowadays allows you to see what apps or files are taking up on your storage. You can do this by going to your phone’s settings and then looking up on storage. By tapping on the storage, you’ll see the amount of apps, pictures, videos, audio, downloads, misc files, cached data, etc… that are filling up your storage (Do note that this vary by Android versions).

There are many ways to lessen up the storage. First is manually looking up the size of each apps or files installed and clearing up their data or cache. On some versions of Android, there’s easy way to clear up space. On the top of the storage settings, you’ll see a blue [Free Up Space] button, by tapping on it, you’ll see a list of all the unused apps, downloads, pictures and videos, and cache and then you are given the option to delete them.

Here’s some tips on how to maintain your storage space:

1) Keep the apps that you always use, throw away the rest

This one is obvious. Like how we maintain our house, our smartphones also needs to throw away unused apps and files otherwise it’ll just sit around and clogging up the storage. Clearing it up makes our devices run faster.

2)  Storing your files in the Cloud

Another way to lessen up your storage is by uploading your files in the Cloud storage, it also enables you to access your files across various devices. Talk about hitting two birds with one stone.

3) Throw away those Caches into the trash

A lot of Android apps use cache to make them efficient so they can give you an excellent experience however they can clog up your storage pretty quick if you don’t keep an eye on it. Clearing them up saves you storage space fast.

4) Using a microSD card

While its true that using the internal storage is more efficient, moving all your not so important files and apps to a microSD card will benefit you more greatly by lessening the use of your internal storage and giving you more extra storage.

You can move apps by going to the phone’s settings and looking up on the application manager. You’ll find apps that can be move to the microSD card if they have the [Move to SD Card] button. Take note that some apps can be moved to the microSD card fully and some are portional.