Android Space Saving Tips for You

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In this article, you will discover a few tips for saving space on your Android device.

If you install many Android apps and games, record many videos and take many photos (i.e. you are an active Android user), sooner or later your device's storage capacity will run low. 

Don't worry, though. That's not the end of the world because  I have prepared a few great Android space saving tips for you. 

Let's start!

Uninstall Unnecessary Apps

Do you use all the apps installed on your Android phone or tablet? I guess not. That's why you should take a look at the unused Android apps and games in your phone and tidy them up. You can uninstall unnecessary apps in two ways. 

You can use Easy Uninstaller (a great free app which I recommend) shown in my video below:

You can also uninstall apps without any third party apps. You can see how to do that in the video below:

Move Apps to SD Card

This is one of the "basic" Android space saving tips. Moving big apps from phone storage to SD storage will save you a lot of space and may make your phone respond faster. This is a good idea if you download many games or heavyweight apps which are often installed to the phone storage by default.

Insider's tip: Some apps (most of the default or in-built ones) cannot be moved to SD Storage, though. They include, for example, Facebook, Tweeter, eBay etc.

The easiest way to move apps to SD card is to use one of apps designed especially for that. One of such apps is App 2 SD (this is  a free app.) You can also use one of the more advanced apps, such as, Android Assistant which also offers many other useful features.  On the screenshots below, you can see how to use Android Assistant to move apps to SD storage.

Android Assistant tools: App 2 SD.
Android Assistant tools: App 2 SD and the list of movable apps.

Move Photos & Videos From Phone Storage

That's another invaluable Android space saving tip. If you take a lot of photos and record HD (or, worse, full HD) movies, you will soon run out of memory capacity. There are at least three things you can do:

  • You can transfer them to you computer.

  • You can move them to SD storage (or buy a bigger SD card if your SD storage capacity is also running  low).

  • You can move them to the cloud storage (as you can see in the screenshots below there are a few cloud options available by default in practically any Android device) To do that, go to the folder with photos or videos (Gallery), tap Share,  choose one of cloud storage options (e.g. Picasa or Dropbox),  select all or some of photos/videos, write a caption and Upload. Done!
Gallery and default storage options in my HTC One X.
Just click Share and...
select the files you want to move and click Next
Click Upload and you're done!

Last But Not Least, Monitor Your Device.

When the phone is not behaving the way we expect  (it's slow, unresponsive and so forth), it's usually because it's overloaded with tons of Android apps, games, photos and videos. However, this is not always the reason why our device behaves in such a  way. That's why before we do anything, we should check the memory level  of our device.  We can do this in two ways.

In the video below, I show how to check memory status  in my HTC One X:

Another way to monitor your Android phone memory level is to use DiskUsage app. This is a free app which will show you detailed usage of phone and SD storage. In the video below you can see the app and how it presents data usage on the phone:

Your Feedback Is Important

Did you like these tips? What are your Android space saving tips? Are they different from mine? Do you think something should be added to the list? How do these tips for saving space work for you?

Let me know what you think by either leaving a comment in the comment box below or submit your personal Android story and have it published as a webpage to this site.

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