How to free up space on Android
Battery life on the Android smart phone can drain pretty quickly, especially if you’re making use of a variety of apps, are syncing information and are on the internet often. There are a lot of little tips that make it easy to free up space on your Android, keeping the memory storage available when it comes to large files and folders. This will also ensure the battery life lasts that much longer.
One of the easiest ways to free up space is to move or sync folders onto an SD card or USB storage. App 2 SD is a simple app that can be downloaded, helping you to store all your apps on SD as well as alerting you as to which apps will not support being moved to an SD card. Updated on 20 April 2012, this app is very useful as many apps don’t support being moved to the SD card. It will use your Android smart phone settings to move apps to the internal or external storage, freeing up space where it can. You can also monitor how much space is still available with a Widget on the home screen.
1Tap Cleaner is another useful app for clearing space on your Android smart phone. The app, which is free and only 454k, cleans the apps cached files, the history and the call or text log automatically. This keeps the internal storage as free as possible so that it is not being taken up by unnecessary files or data. The other option is to manually disable or uninstall apps that aren’t being used. Apps tend to gather quite quickly on your phone, many of which you’ll find you haven’t used in a while. You simply have to access your ‘Manage Applications’ option in your settings and choose the app, then push ‘Uninstall’. This will free up a large amount of space.
Another manual form of clearing up space on your internal storage is to delete unwanted photos and videos from the Android smart phone. If you don’t want to delete your photos but have accumulated a large gallery, there are also many ways to share or store them elsewhere so that they don’t take up space on the phone. You can use Google’s Picasa to upload the photos but still view them on the Gallery. Flickr and Facebook are also great platforms to save photographs and delete them off of your phone. You can also use a USB to transfer photos and videos onto your PC, keeping them stored separately. Apps like doubleTwist are downloads that make it very easy to sync photographs and videos, along with music and podcasts onto the computer, which makes data transfer very easy.
Sometimes re-importing your contact list onto your Android smart phone can reduce the size of the contacts storage. Simply ensure your contacts are backed up, clear your contact data and then sync the contacts again from Google contacts or another backup app like Super Backup: SMS & Contacts. This kind of app can restore all call logs, messages and contacts onto the Android smart phone.
There are many ways to clear up space on the Android smart phone, keeping your battery lasting longer and reducing the clutter than can happen on the internal storage. Keep track of how much storage space is available at all times to manage your phone’s memory.