Android runs out of storage space

Android runs out of storage space

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What to do if I run out of storage space?

If you ever find that your phone or tablet doesn't have enough space for new apps, photos or updates, here are some handy tips to free up space:

Delete apps you don't use: Review the apps installed on your device and delete those you haven't used recently. For social networks like Facebook or Twitter, consider accessing them through your internet browser. This way they will not take up space on your device and you will avoid having to update these apps.

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Uninstall unnecessary pre-installed apps: Many devices include applications such as video games or shopping apps from the factory that you may never use. Delete or disable these apps to free up space. You will not only gain space, but also fluidity in the operation of the device and greater privacy.

Delete images you don't need: Messaging apps like WhatsApp, Telegram or Instagram can fill your gallery with repeated or unnecessary images. Clean regularly.

Take advantage of cloud storage: Services like Google Photos or Amazon Photos (if you have Amazon Prime) offer free cloud storage space. Upload your files to the cloud and then delete them from your device to save space.

Once the files have been uploaded, you can delete them from the photo gallery or from the files app. Make sure you only delete the file stored on your phone or tablet and not the file uploaded to the cloud.

Restoring your device: If, after trying the options above, you are still having space issues, it may be necessary to restore your device to its factory state. This will delete all content, but may fix storage issues caused by accumulated update files that are not deleted properly.

Why do I have to restore instead of deleting files? Unfortunately, neither Android nor the manufacturers manage the update files well, that is, the logical thing is that after updating the system the files that have been downloaded or the previous files that are not necessary are deleted but this does not happen with each update The operating system takes up more and more space.

For example, I experienced this with a 64GB Realme Narzo 50A Prime, which, after several updates, had 55GB occupied by the system alone. When I restored the device and reinstalled my apps, the system took up only 12GB, freeing up a significant amount of space and allowing me to continue using the phone for several years. I don't know if it is a failure due to the manufacturer's incompetence or a deliberately added feature to force you to change devices every so often.

Before factory restoring, memorize or write down your Google password, you will need it to configure the device again.

Remember that, although these measures may require time and effort, they are essential to keep your device working optimally and protect your privacy.

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