The best ways to free up memory space on your Android
August 4, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.
It is true that many of the big manufacturers are already choosing in 2015 for a minimum of 32 GB for the internal memory of their flagships. Still we still receive new batch devices that keep the reference of the 8 gigabytes like the recent Moto G3 or some basic range tablets. If you are just in space, we recommend a series of operations that will free some memory on your Android.
While the problem of memory in computers seemed to begin to be solved, the emerging mobile era is taking us once again the exit box. Sometimes micro SD cards can serve as a patch, however, the best thing for the performance of the equipment is that the data is always stored in a Flash. On the other hand, the modules that allow us to have a capacity for 128 gigs of storage, although normally the variant of a model with such amount of space is not usually accessible to all pockets, rather the opposite, they are very rare copies of seeing in the street.
Today we review the most common formulas for get scratch a few megabytes or even the odd giga to the memory of your tablet or smartphone.
Uninstall what you don't use
Logically, it is important start with the most basic. Rare is the time when we take a look at our application drawer and we do not find something that we have not used for a long time and that does not fit into our plans to use, at least in the short term.
If these applications were preinstalled on the device it will be a bit complicated to get rid of them, but there are a way to decrease them: we must go to the menu of settings ’enter the section‘ applications ’go to‘ all ’and there all we can do is disable them. In this way we will not only prevent some of them from being active in the background, but we will have the opportunity to delete updates that have been kept in our team thus getting free some space.
In case the application we do not use has been installed by ourselves it will be much easier to remove it from the device: we simply press and hold it on the home screen. Another issue: in the same section of ‘applications’, if we thoroughly review ‘downloaded’, we may encounter accessories from other apps that we have even been able to erase a long time ago and that they no longer perform any function in the team. Down with them.
Delete application data
Applications usually save temporary data in the memory of the device to speed up the navigation, however, such data is not essential at all and in many cases they are occupying a precious space. The browser that we use most frequently, social networks and Spotify applications are those services that more information will accumulate on the device To clear the temporary memory of an app we must go to ‘settings’> ‘applications’ and enter each of them, giving it to erase data in which it seems convenient.
In the Play Store we will find tools that can do this for us routinely, such as Clean master or The Cleaner, although we have recently warned you of what is the true utility of this type of apps. Do not expect miracles.
Upload your photos and videos to the cloud
The announced update of Google photos after the event for developers of the Mountain View firm gave us a possibility so far unthinkable: to upload all the images we have saved on our phone or tablet to Drive servers absolutely unlimited and free.
Even so, there are still other alternatives such as Dropbox or Onedrive or the option, of course, to pass all the folders to the PC if we only rely on physical media. In these cases, the storage capacity will not be unlimited, but neither will we leave everything in the hands of a single company.
Check thoroughly with a browser
It doesn't matter what it is. File Explorer or ES File Explorer They are the most common, although your tablet or mobile can bring some pre-installed application capable of doing the same.
If you scan the system folders, it is very possible that you will find data of some application that you installed a long time ago and that you thought you had completely erased. For example, in my day I was playing The Wolf Among Us and The Walking Dead, although later I uninstalled both titles from my device. Well, when looking at the local disk, I see that it remains a file full of data They no longer serve me at all. To erase!