Considering that a bulk of the Android phones sold today is in the midrange segment, the internal memory is unlikely to be huge by any stretch of imagination.
It is only recently that Android phones have started offering more than 64 GB of internal storage as standard, but even these are only found on the high-end phones. As a result, the users are often found with the need to free up space on their internal storage or go for external memory cards. The support for the latter is increasingly going down in the search for thin phones.
Checking the Existing Capacity
The storage details of an Android phone can be found under the ‘settings’ app in the ‘storage’ tab. The information provided here is extremely comprehensive, as the memory used by each individual section is shown clearly. This helps make a decision where the maximum savings can be done.
This is one of the foremost ways of clearing up some memory. Many applications may be installed on the device, but we may be using only a select few. There may even be cases of some apps being never used since the first installation. New phones may also suffer from the case of bloatware, where the manufacturer preinstalls a range of apps. The bloatware can be removed once the device is rooted. For now, one can remove every other app that is not in use.
Over a period of time, a bulk of the memory is actually the cache. This is of no use after a certain stage and it only slows down the phone. Clearing the cache periodically not only quickens the device, but it can also bring about substantial savings in terms of memory.
Of course, if you do not want to clear the entire cache memory all in one go, the cache memory for individual applications can be removed by going into the ‘individual app settings’ within the ‘settings’ app. Some apps – like maps application – can build up a huge amount of cache.
Deleting Pictures and Videos
Sometimes, the media on the device can occupy a vast amount of data and it is advisable to periodically shift the content to the desktop if they are of great importance. Videos, in particular, occupy a large amount of data. Given the higher quality cameras in modern smartphones, even pictures occupy a significant amount of memory.
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