Guidance To Increase Free Space on Any Android Device
Android devices are becoming more and more popular day by day, but all have different storage space, some comes with big space but some not, normally all manufacturer launch their Android devices many versions such as 8GB model, 16GB model, etc, and all version comes with different prices.
Recently Google announced the Google Nexus 7 tablet that comes with awesome specs and features like it runs the latest version of operating system the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, it’s 7-inch Android tablet that features 1280×800 resolution, it has with Tegra 3 quad-core CPD 12-core GPU, 1GB of RAM and more. It allows you to enjoy the video chat, it features NFC, power battery 4325 mAh and much more. Overall Google launched a nice tablet, ASUS manufactured the tablet, everything is nice just one thing made me sad, before the release of the tablet I thought Google will launch the tablet with biggest storage space but I was wrong, the tablet will come with just two versions, one is 8GB tablet and another is 16B model, however 16GB is bit better but when we take a look on the other model just 8GB storage space, it’s too low, even the tablet has no SD card slot that can increase the space.
Mostly people store a lot of files on their smartphones and tablets such as new movies, new apps, new games but 8GB model isn’t enough to make them happy for example if you love to play new games on your tablet but the game requires 1GB or 2GB space like recently Gameloft released the N.O.V.A 3 that requires 2GB of free storage space, it’s taking 20% space, so what you should do? You no need to worry as Android is open source OS and there are some easy ways that help you to increase the storage space of your Android device that you can apply on all Android devices.
Remove Unwanted Apps
Android smartphones and tablets offer different pre-installed apps, most of them you don’t use, so you should uninstall all unwanted apps to increase the space of your Android devices, but it’s important to note that you can’t uninstall any pre-installed app without rooting, rooting voids manufacturer’s limitations and enables you to uninstall the pre-installed apps, once you’ve a rooted device, simply head over to the Setting> Applications, there tap on “Manage applications” a menu will show up that allows you select the apps you want, select all apps then tap and hold on any app and then another menu will show up providing you the option of uninstall app. If you have installed any app that you don’t use from the Google Play, also uninstall it, do note that you no need to root the device to uninstall any Google Play app, go to Settings > Applications or Apps, this is for Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean devices, there tap on “Manage Applications” then tap on “Downloaded” tab, and select any app you want to delete, want another method? Google Play app store has been updated to the version 3.7.11, you can download it from here that lets you to install and uninstall apps directly from the browser, it’s more easy way to uninstall the Google app for anyone.
Remove Unwanted Old Pictures & Videos
All Android devices comes with a gallery app for your pictures and videos but as you know well that it also take the space of your device, remove them, to do so simple long press on any photo or video, a menu will show up with different options from there you can select all unwanted photos and videos, once you’ve deleted unwanted photos and videos, click on the garbage icon on the menu and it will delete them from your device, you’ll have more space, a easy space saver way for all Android devices.
When you download anything on the device, it will automatically save in a folder that you’ve selected, if you download and install any apk Android app it would keep the downloaded file, so you should delete the apk file after the installation of the app, so on your Android device launch the Downloads app and remove all unwanted files and apps, this method work on Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean devices.
Remove Unwanted Files With Android Apps
Like I mentioned in downloads all downloaded apps also take space after installation, do also note that when you uninstall any app, it will still leave its data and it also make logs and debug files, so you should also remove these files too. You can use an Android app named SD maid that will keep your Android device neat and clean, it will reclaim the space, it also scan the device and remove other temporary, incomplete downloaded files, and other unnecessary files, you can download and get complete detail about the app here, it’s very simple way to get rid of all unwanted files from the device.
Get Rid of Viruses That Take Space
Virus and malwares can’t only damage the device but also take space of the device, they spread unwanted files on the device, which means should have a Android Antivirus app to protect the device from viruses and recover the lost space, there are different antivirus apps are available on the Google Play such as Anti Spy and “NQ Mobile Security & Antivirus” App. You can use your desired app.
Save Data With Could Services
This option is for those of you use internet every time, they should store their data to the cloud services, the more you store data, the more you get free space, you can use any cloud service you like the most such as Sky Drive, Google Drive or Dropbox, but it will also take the time, first you’ll upload the file, when you’ll need to use the file, you’ll have to download it again, very lengthy procedure and not time saving.