Has it ever happened to you that you are about to capture a rare moment and your phone tells you that its memory is full? I am sure most of the android users have faced this scenario sometime. Many people start considering a change of their handset and getting a new phone which has a higher memory. Well, we have bad news for you; your new phone with large memory is also going to give you such a message soon if you do not understand the art of freeing up space.
Another easy, effective and cheap fix to the memory low issue is adding up a MicroSD card on the phone. But there is a notion amongst the public that SD card is an outdated technology and storage of data in SD card is prone to corruption and deletion. Well, this is a rare scenario which may occur even with your internal phone’s memory, moreover there are software’s available which can be used to recover deleted files from SD card with minimal efforts..
We have listed a few tips and tricks of freeing up your phone’s memory and making space for your new clicks.
Delete Unwanted Photos & Videos:
Let’s be realistic, the largest part of your phone’s memory is always consumed by the unlimited photos and videos you keep on saving without bothering to delete the ones which are not required. Most people take multiple photos of the same pose which unnecessarily eats up a lot of space. Keep deleting such photos now and then so that your photos and videos quantity are limited.
Disable Media Auto-Download Option of WhatsApp:
If you are a part of any WhatsApp group, by default all the media which is received in the group will be downloaded and saved in your phone’s memory. Most of us are members of many unwanted groups in WhatsApp and we do not bother to delete the media we constantly receive. This stuffs the phones memory. Disable the media auto-download option. This gives you the freedom to choose the media which you wish to download and save in your phone. The rest of the media is not downloaded saving a lot of phones memory.
Store Data Online on Cloud:
Nowadays, you have the option of storing your photos on the cloud which can be accessed from anywhere on any device with your account details. Storing online data ensures that you do not have to worry about the phone’s storage getting full.
Delete Unwanted Apps:
There are many apps which you must have downloaded over the time and do not use actively. Few apps may be such that you intend to use it later but at present, it is sitting idle on your phone. Such unwanted apps need to be deleted even if you have paid for its membership as whenever you need it, it is readily available in the Google Play Store and you can login with your credentials to gain back premium access.
Clear the Caches:
Clearing the caches can clear up a lot of space on your phone. With time, your phone can start storing information from apps such as history in the browser or login credentials for ease of access, but it might start consuming a lot of space. Clearing up this data can free up a lot of space on your phone.
Clear Chat Histories:
Clearing up chats, message threads, and old WhatsApp conversations can also clear up a huge space in your phone.
Clear Unwanted Downloads and Podcasts:
Over time, the downloaded folder of your mobile may start overflowing with irrelevant documents, images, and podcasts which use maximum memory. Delete these downloads as soon as you do not need them to be stored on your phone anymore.
Managing Pre-installed Apps:
You cannot delete pre-installed apps, but you can effectively manage them by disabling them and not updating them.
Move Your Music:
Like images, music also takes up a lot of space. If you love music, you can use apps which plays online music like Google Play. This way you will have access to a huge number of songs without using your phone space.
Delete Unwanted Offline Maps:
Many people download offline maps while they travel but later forget to delete the map which takes up a lot of phones memory. After you are done using the map, you can delete the map. If you need the map in the future, it is always available online to download for you.
Delete films and TV Shows from Streaming Apps:
Any streaming app lets you download the content on your phone for an offline view. This download takes up a lot of storage space. After you view the content, delete it immediately to save space.
Get an SD Card:
Even after deleting unwanted contents, if you feel you need more space, getting an SD card can really be helpful. Most of the smartphones provide an SD slot. Few phones contain a dual sim slot out of which one slot is a hybrid which can support either a sim or an SD card. Buying an SD card is cheaper than replacing the phone and this also helps to expand the phones memory. Storing data in SD card can be simpler to transfer to your computer or switching your phones. Also, if your phone gets corrupt, or it dies, there is a possibility that your SD card data is intact. Recovering a dead phones data can be costly but if the data is stored in SD card, it can be directly recovered by plugging it to another device. If by chance the SD card data is also deleted, you can recover deleted files from SD card by using recovery software which can be done by yourself at no extra cost.
If you apply all the above tips, we assure you that you will never run out of your phone memory.