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Free Up Android Phone's Internal Storage

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How can I free up my internal storage in my Android phone?

My internal storage in my Xperia L is 75% full, and it says that almost 2.3 GB is consumed by my photos and videos but it is on the SD card. It makes my phone run slower.

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Your phone will install apps to the internal storage, not the SD card -- and if you have a lot of them, your internal storage space will be filled rather quickly. To free up some internal storage, delete the games and other apps that you don't use anymore. Deleting unused apps will also make your phone run faster.

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I go to take a picture and my phone is saying not enough space on SD card. To free up space delete unused files?

It says "Storage full, not enough space."

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If your phone is running out of storage, it means that all your photos, videos, and apps have taken up your storage space. To free up space, delete the photos, videos, and apps that you don't want anymore. Alternatively, you could move your pictures and videos to your computer to free up space on your phone without losing your files.

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How do I free up my internal storage from my Android?

My Android phone gives me a really annoying message that won't go away ..My internal storage and maybe my storage is low on space but I am not quite sure what it has to do with my images because I can not take any more pictures because of it. And when I try to take images it says the internal storage does not have enough space. What do I do? thank you

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When your internal storage is full, you can't take images anymore, because your phone doesn't have enough space to store the photos that you take. There are many ways to free up your internal storage, including:

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    Uninstalling unused apps.
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    Deleting pictures.
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    Deleting songs.
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    Deleting videos.
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    Clearing the browser cache and history.
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    Transferring your photos, songs, and videos to the PC.
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    Deleting the text messages.
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In order to perform the steps above on your phone and free up space, you can read the main article. Click on the title of this Q&A page or the link below the article summary to get there.

If you have any additional question, let us know in the Q&A section below.

See more questions like this: How can I clean my internal storage on my LG k7?

About phone low internal space?

Any software for removing system applications

This YouTube Tutorial shows you how to use the Debloater V3.90 Tool to remove system apps from your device. The awesome thing about this software is that you do not have to root your device before using the software.

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Can't free my Nokia XL and I really need help, don't know how to?

Don't know how to. Please guide me in accomplishing space on my phone

This Youtube Tutorial shows you how to correctly move apps to the SD card to free up space on the Nokia XL. This device has very limited storage so you will want to use apps that are cloud based, for instance, to upload your photos from the gallery and automatically delete them from phone storage. You will also want to run a cache cleaning app on a regular basis and at least once a week go into Applications Manager and manually one by one delete the cache and data of apps you use most frequently.

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How to delete internal apps apk files or free it up when I cannot access the internal directory?

Want to learn to root my phone, how to delete internal apps apk files or free it up when I cannot access the internal directory?

These are located in My Files within your app drawer. If you are unfamiliar with rooting then I advise you to watch several YouTube videos first. Unsuccessful rooting can brick your device rendering it useless forever.

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How can I Clear Storage from my HTC phone?

Have an HTC Boost Mobile Phone. I have 2.93GB/2.99GB. I have uninstalled all the unnecessary apps already. I have 51 files in my gallery that I don't want to lose. How can I clear storage? I don't want to delete any of my pictures.

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Use an app like Google Photos. Within the app, you can set it to sync with the cloud and delete the photos from the memory. They disappear but you can access them anytime within the Google Photos App or online at Google Photos. Then even after you have removed apps and images, put your phone into Recovery and choose Wipe Cache Partition and Clear Dalvik Cache. The phone will reboot in between your selections. This will delete further cache from your internal memory to free up storage.

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Does downloading app via PC then installing it to Android mobile save internal storage?

Does downloading app via PC then installing it to Android mobile save internal storage?

There is no difference between installing an App from a PC to your phone or installing directly to the phone. However, there is an easy method you can use to free up phone internal memory on your phone, by following the steps below:

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    On your home screen, tap on the 'Apps' icon.
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    Tap on 'Settings'.
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    Scroll down to the 'Device' section, and tap on 'Apps'.
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    Scroll through the list of your apps and select a large one.
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    On the app info page, tap on the 'Move to external storage' option
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    If your phone doesn't have an external storage, this option will be shown as 'Move to internal storage'.
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    Now the selected app is moved to the external storage
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    This will free up internal storage on your phone.
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    Perform this process for any large apps.
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If you need more help freeing up internal storage, let us know in the Q&A section below.

Nokia XL error- not enough storage space?

There is not enough storage space to complete this action. Please clear some space and try again. This is happening on Nokia XL.

Follow the tips posted above for the other Nokia Xl question. This device has very limited storage and you will have to clear the cache and data of apps on a regular basis.

Low storage on my Samsung concord phone?

I have this low storage icon that keeps popping up on my phone, I have deleted pictures and some apps, it is still there. I don't know what to get rid of

Reboot the phone. This often removes the message you are seeing after deleting items. You will want to use an app that clears off the cache on your device regularly. Also, delete old phone logs and test messages. These holds up internal memory on a device.

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My Xolo Q1000 Android phone storage is full because of unwanted files, cache, and a virus so I want to clean it all at once to make phone storage free?

Make my phone storage and internal memory free by cleaning all cache and a virus

If you have a virus on your device, hard reset it. You could try using an app like Malwarebytes to remove the virus however, that would not solve your cache problem. A total reset would remove all of it and you could then pick and choose what apps you want to reinstall.

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I am using Irix x1 phone, when I am editing in color note or image then within a minute I get full storage and the speed of the phone gets very slow?

How the clear phone storage permanently

Move as much as you can to the SD card. Clear the cache of the color note and gallery from within applications manager each time you use those apps.

When I open my mobile phone there's a message "not enough storage to run Viber" below the blue line is another message " try clearing storage space from your device and reopen Viber"

I tried to get rid of this message first so that I can try clearing the storage space. It keeps on appearing and preventing me from trying. What shall I do?

Reboot the phone and then go into your Applications Manager and clear the cache and data of all apps. Then put your phone into Recovery and choose Wipe Cache Partition. You can then try to load up Viber and should not see the message.

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Rooted phone with Custom ROM not allowing recovery reboot?

I'm trying to completely wipe the phone and install the factory ROM back onto it, but it is giving me some trouble.

First, check to see if your battery is charged to above 85%. Then connect the phone to the PC and see if you can put it into Recovery using ADB tools or whatever you used to initially put on the Custom ROM.

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May I ask a gentle question that those corrections that were in a box were real or not?

How did you make it correct by other people, is it by JS or HTML?

The images posted on the article were real and taken as they walked you through the process.

How can I free some space in Hisense U989 as only 3gb as available for use, but the phone has 8gb, how to delete data stored in the system as it occupied 5gb of internal storage?

Hisense u989 has 8gb internal storage, but on my phone, only 3gb is available as the rest is used by the system, help out I want to retain that 8gb internal storage. My phone has 8gb internal storage while only 3gb is available for use, the article specified that I should uninstall Apps, not in use and my phone is new and I have no other Apps excluding the ones that came with the phone. I have tried: I tried to uninstall some Apps but they did not free any required space. I also tried to restart and delete all data on my phone but nothing changed. I think it was caused by: I don't know, when I switched it on, it was like this, lower storage

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Constant telling me about storage device being full and I can't use the phone now?

WhatsApp is not working and phone storage is constantly telling me that it is full. Help me free my smartphone. How can I free my smartphone storage

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My Samsung Galaxy 5S has a message please tap of Storage then tap on Clear cache in the center of the screen?

I cannot power on or off or enter my password. I can adjust the volume of the sound and if I get a pop-up from an app - my Bible app - I can hit it and it will not show on the screen, but I can hear the music in the background. I have hit the back button - lower right corner and it will flip back one screen. I have hit the button in the lower left to try to close out anything that is open, but nothing happens. How do I get my phone to allow me to access it and use it? I did not see anything that covered the fact that I cannot access the phone at all by putting in my passcode. I have tried: Hitting the back button, trying to shut it off, tried to close other screens but cannot get passed the 'please tap on storage' sign. I think it was caused by: Had the phone in my pocket then got a call and tried to answer the call but then the screen posted this message

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