Today the smartphone has become a faithful all-rounder companion of our lives; this is often used not only as a telephone but also as a work tool or to indulge in moments of leisure perhaps related to gaming or photography.
All this, however, involves increasing use of the smartphone itself, and the consequent race to memory saturation even if you are a very careful user. After seeing how to free up space on iPhone, today I’ll explain how to free up space on Android smartphones, through some simple but useful tricks that will lighten the memory of your device.
Remove Photos and Videos
Among the data that most clog up the storage of our devices, there are certain photos and videos; in fact, often the weight that these can occupy is neglected, and so we end up accumulating thousands of them.
I, therefore, recommend that you take a look at your gallery often, and delete those images and videos that you do not consider most important; I also remind you that Google Photos allows you to store your images through the storage reserved for Google Drive.
Among the apps in which images are exchanged most frequently, there is certainly WhatsApp, so don’t miss the next paragraph.
Free up WhatsApp space
One of the most used applications by all smartphone or tablet owners is definitely WhatsApp; consequently, this is one of the main suspects to heavily occupy the memory of the devices, from the moment in which multimedia elements of all kinds are exchanged (photos, videos, voice messages, documents, etc.).
There are several ways to free up space on WhatsApp; what I recommend is related to the internal function of the application itself, reachable by opening the app and going to
Settings> Space and data> Manage space
In this way you will be shown all the conversations and, by clicking on them, the multimedia elements attributed to it; it will then be possible to select the most unwanted ones and delete them in order to make a clean sweep.
Clear unused apps and caches
Another basic piece of advice is to download and use only the fundamental apps, thus safeguarding the space available on your device and also improving its autonomy; Heavy and unused games or very intrusive apps are definitely not welcome guests on your device system.
I, therefore, invite you to uninstall the applications that you may no longer use, through the options that appear when you press and hold the icon of the app itself or from the path
Settings> Applications (or similar names);
Maybe you could also consider deleting only the cache of the aforementioned apps, so as not to permanently delete the programs but only their temporary files.
Use external memory
If then it is possible, it is advisable to expand the memory of your device with the help of a MicroSD; these memory cards are in fact very useful not only to expand the storage available but also to easily insert them into other media (for example the PC) and exchange data in a very simple way.
Maybe make sure you have or buy a fast enough card, by taking a look at the reference classes (classified by numbers 1 to 10), so that reading and writing files is quick.
Among the most reliable brands are Sandisk, Kingston, or Samsung, and we strongly advise you to contact such brands to avoid unpleasant inconveniences.
Use Cloud services
Another piece of advice I can give you is to rely on a good cloud service, in order to save space on your device and upload files online in a safe space and above all accessible anywhere, even from other devices.
Among the most known and reliable platforms there are obviously Google Drive, Dropbox, and Microsoft OneDrive; Beyond the subtle differences between the various services, what is important is that they all have their own proprietary apps (including multi-platform), which are very helpful for accessing content from other devices, including mobility.
You can then, for example, view the photos even if they are not physically on your device, but simply using an internet connection and the services mentioned.