3 Simple Things to Do When Your Device storage is Full
It’s the little things that bring us the most pleasure, like taking pictures, recording videos of our travels, downloading our favorite TV shows, and watching them when we don’t have internet access. But that joy can be snuffed out at any time by the appearance of the message “Your Device storage is full.” Technical Dost understands how frustrating and annoying it can be when this happens.
Fortunately, there are 3 simple steps between you and freedom from this situation. But first, we need to figure out what kind of thing is sending this signal. Warning: “Your Device Storage is full”.
1. When Your Device storage is full
If your phone is unable to read a microSD card and you are nearing the end of your storage space, your only option is to erase the contents. But how can you tell what is unnecessary and taking up space?
Using Google’s Files service is probably one of the more convenient options. It will automatically look for common space hogs, such as large media files, and delete them as you instruct. On the other hand, this gives Google unrestricted access to your phone’s contents.
For more experienced users, DiskUsage is a better option. It’s free and open-source, and it hasn’t been updated since late 2017, but you can get it for free.
- Download: Files by Google (Free)
- Download: Disk Usage (free)
2. How do I free up memory on my Android device?
In Android, “memory” refers to RAM rather than storage. (and in most other operating systems as well). When there aren’t too many programs installed, the Android operating system performs admirably. As a result, even when you aren’t using them, certain applications will run in the background if your phone memory is full.
i. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it
The first thing you should know about managing memory on Android is that you usually won’t need to do it unless you have an older phone or a phone with a limited budget.
ii. How much RAM do you need?
Android and Google Play Services will automatically consume up to 1.5 GB of RAM, and they will do so indefinitely even when not in use. A game like PUBG will take up more than 1 GB of space, and even if you have multiple tabs open in your browser at the same time, the same amount of space will be consumed.
- Determine which applications on your device are using the most memory.
- The file’s location varies depending on the version of Android you’re using:
- On your Android 6 Marshmallow or Nougat device, go to Settings > Memory.
- The memory area has been relocated to the Developer Options menu since the release of Android 8 Oreo. To see the developer options, go to Settings > About Phone, then tap the build number seven times. You will be able to see this once you have completed this. Then, go to the Memory setting by going to Settings > Advanced > Developer settings.
You’ll be able to see an average of how much RAM you’ve used in the previous day as well as the previous three hours when you get there. Select the Memory Used by Apps option to obtain detailed information about the applications that consume the most memory. This will help you find apps that use a lot of RAM and allow you to replace them with better-performing alternatives.
iii. Don’t Use Task Killer or RAM Booster
Because Android already does a good job of managing apps and memory, forcing apps to quit will merely disrupt what is already a smooth process. This will result in a slower startup of your applications the next time they are needed, as well as a waste of more processing and battery power.
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