How to free up storage space on your Android phone or tablet
posted by Nick T. / Jul 04, 2014, 8:43 AM
Storage space – our smartphones and tablets never seem to have enough of it. Sooner or later, it runs out completely, and a dreadful notification lets us know that it is time to do some mandatory housekeeping. But how should one go about it? Where do they begin? And what options are there? Well, the good news is that freeing up storage space on an Android phone or tablet is a fairly simple task. Just follow the 8 steps below to clean up as much room as possible.
Is there anything we've missed? Do you know any other tricks for clearing up storage space? Let us know down in the comments!
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I just can't gather the courage to delete my Hentai.
posted on Jul 04, 2014, 8:47 AM 12
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Move it to the cloud :)
posted on Jul 04, 2014, 8:52 AM 0
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"......While cloud storage providers are required by law to respond to known or suspected instances of child pornography, not all scan users' accounts looking for them.
.....and Microsoft, along with Verizon Online, state in their user agreements that they reserve the right to actively search stored files......."
Why won’t Microsoft let you store porn in the cloud?http://venturebeat.com/2012/08 /19/cloud-restrictions-porn-xxx/
Is Microsoft Spying On SkyDrive Users?http://www.forbes.com/sites/ke llyclay/2012/07/19/is-microsoft-spying-on-skydrive-users/
posted on Jul 05, 2014, 10:45 AM 0
Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 20, 2013
omg how useful, just delete everything, how didnt i come up with this idea, ridiculous
posted on Jul 04, 2014, 9:06 AM 14
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Funny, I had used 42gb of space on my SII with the SD card. But now on my nexus 7, I use ~23gb and I still don't feel the need a SD card slot. On my moto, I always need to delete stuff, the 16gb(available ~12gb) doesn't feel enough. I will never again buy a smartphone with no SD slot or it should have atleast 32gb built in memory.
posted on Jul 04, 2014, 9:24 AM 3
Posts: 2952; Member since: Jun 19, 2012
I only have a problem with the partitions of the Internal Memory of my Xperia. Out of 16 GB, it allows ~11 GB for media storage (and sending apps to "SD" which is still internal memory) Then I have 2 GB for actual app space (apps that can't be moved out to the media storage) and I fill that space rather quickly... Almost every Google App (maps, drive, sheets, docs, earth, keep, goggle, chrome, hangouts, etc) ARE STORAGE HOGS that CANT be moved to media storage. So I constantly have to Clear Cached memory (which is a lot on FB, Chrome, Instagram, 9GAG) to be able to install new apps or update big current ones. I really want a 32 GB phone with a bigger partition size for downloaded apps, or at least a 16 GB one that lets me choose at least 4 GB for downloaded apps
posted on Jul 04, 2014, 9:57 AM 3
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AGREE!!!! And this make me wonder why in the world that Samsung, Sony, HTC, LG, etc were making a FLAGSHIP phone with 16GB.. If it's flagship, it should be AT LEAST 32GB!!!
posted on Jul 04, 2014, 11:40 AM 1
Posts: 229; Member since: Aug 17, 2011
Any suggestion that says we should delete our music and videos and data files and save them on the net is not worth it. That would only increase my data / wifi usage and cost me a bomb. An SD card is the best option and I feel cheated because my Nexus 5 doesnt have one. I will never buy any mobile without expandable storage again.
posted on Jul 04, 2014, 10:50 AM 0
Posts: 219; Member since: Jun 04, 2012
I've been uninstalling the updates for preinstalled apps, clearing their data and disabling them. This frees space on the internal storage and prevents me from screwing up my stock ROM when I delete unused apps. I can always re-enable them before I OTA to the next version of android. I also recently uninstalled facebook, twitter & linkedin in favor of a chrome web link to the website. I had disabled their notifications anyway so this seemed like the next logical step.
posted on Jul 04, 2014, 6:21 PM 0
Posts: 254; Member since: Nov 24, 2013
I can pretty much send all my apps to my microsd what better is that I have an option in settings to save pic vid audio apps on my microsd write away without going through internal memory :) ihave Lumia 630 btw
posted on Jul 04, 2014, 10:35 PM 0
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