Tuesday, January 31, 2017

5 Steps to Gain Space on Your Android Device without stress

When I first tried to update my old Tecno android phone several years ago, I ran into an issue: I didn't have enough space available on my smartphone. I really wanted to update my OS, though, so something had to give. Helpfully, I could see how much storage space the
update required and just how much space was left on my phone. To do this, go into settings and select storage. Here you can see the total storage on your device and the available space, as well as which types of data are using the most space: applications, pictures and videos, audio, cached data, and miscellaneous files.
Here are five ways to clean up your Android smartphone or tablet:

1. Delete Unused Apps

First, take  inventory of your app drawer, flipping through screen after screen after screen. Like a physical drawer, you will see it filled to the brim with stuff: some useful; most forgotten and gathering digital dust. Sure, there were several apps that you used every day, but there are also  number of apps you hadn't touched in weeks or months, whether it was an abandoned game, an app you had reviewed and never used again, or something you had downloaded and promptly forgotten.
Purging those apps one by one will be tedious but worth it because it will  get a reasonable space

2. Move Photos and Videos

Next, since you havent cleared out quite enough room, you can moved most of your photos and videos to your computer. you also backed them up to the cloud, but I like to have backup for my backup. Additionally,Alternatively, you can simply swap out a full card with an empty one, but be sure to keep the unused memory card in a safe place. My smartphone had many old photos (I'd had the phone for a few years) as well as a ton of screenshots from past app reviews.

3. Clear the Cache

Checked your storage settings, you see that some space has be eaten up by cached data. You can delete this with one click if you have a new Android smartphone; doing so will remove data such as app preferences or old searches, but you won't lose important data such as game progress. Think of it like clearing the cache on your web browser. Depending on how long it's been since you cleared your device's cache, this could release a lot of space. 

4. Banish Bloatware

Bloatware has to one of the most frustrating aspects of owning an Android device that's not a Nexus device. These pesky pre-installed apps can't be removed unless your device is rooted. What you can do is roll back the app to its original version, stripping away any updates you've downloaded. This will save a small amount of storage. Make sure to disable automatic app updates as well.

5. Root Your Phone

Finally,  you may considered rooting your smartphone. In this case, rooting comes with two immediate benefits: killing bloatware AND getting immediate access to Android OS updates. Rooting is no small task though, and comes with its own pros and cons.so carefuller when doing this 

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