How to Free Up Space on Your Android Phones
Everybody knows that apps need a lot of space on Android phones. But sometimes it just happens that you don’t want to remove anymore apps before downloading others, so you need to free up some space somehow. What is the best thing to do in these situations?
Freeing up space on Android phones can be easy, but difficulties arise when you need much more space than you can get by simply removing unwanted files and apps. There are solutions to any problems, especially with Android phones. You can even get an application that helps you remove unwanted apps. So let’s take a look at some of the most practical and easy ways to free up all the space that you need on you Android phone.
Determining what data takes up the most space
First of all, go to ‘Settings > General > Usage’ to see what apps are taking up the most space in your Android phone. This will allow you to plan your strategy. Seeing how much space each application takes may be a shock for some. The thing is that those files keep accumulating, even if they are not big themselves.
Backing up and uploading files
In most cases, Android phone users have many pictures and videos. So the first thing you will need to do is to back up these pictures and videos and upload them somewhere else. If you have copied them on your Facebook or Google+ accounts, you can delete them from the Android phone and use that space for something else.
Listening to music
Instead of storing many songs on your Android phone, try to use some of the free music applications that allow you to stream music. There is no point in storing information that is already available for free on the Internet, and as music generally takes up a lot of space, this is ideal for people who need more space on their Android phones.
Moving applications to SD cards or external USB devices
Some people don’t know, but applications can actually be moved to SD cards – not all of them, but most of them can. This is a great way to free up space on you Android phone, and can be done easily, by browsing through the apps on your phone and tapping on the ‘Move to SD card’ button.
While this won’t take up that much space, you may still want to clear the cache of your Android phone. This can give you that minimum additional space that you need to install a new app or take another picture. If you still need just a little more space, you can also delete texts on your phone.
These are some of the best ways to free up more space on your Android phone. Remember to back up important information before freeing up space, as there is always the risk of erasing something you need.