How to Fix Insufficient Storage on Your Android Smartphone

How to Fix Insufficient Storage on Your Android Smartphone

Good day to you all!

Most times we have to uninstall a previous app in order to install the one we're in need of and this occurs as a result of insufficient memory.

However, we all know that Android Smartphones has been blessed with fast processors, RAM, and storage type working hand in hand to make everything shabby.

However, often with time, many of them slow down as more ‘Junk Files’ keeps getting stored in the form of cached data, unused files, and folders.

And Certainly, 80% of us make use of our cell phones close to 3,000 times daily, that's a lot of activity if you ask me; ranging from - Checking Mails, Music, Watching Videos, Games, Instant Messaging and the likes.

All these activities lead to the "Insufficient Storage" Prompt we get and it's due to low 2GB, 4GB or 8GB internal storage which is frustrating at times.

However, In the attempt to fix the annoying bug, you have been suggested to try many including
the following:


1. Use a large MicroSD card

2. Use USB OTG

3. Stream music, movies, and other content instead of downloading

4. Get rid of apps and app data

5. Clear your app cache [ Clean Master]

6. Delete old files

7. Delete old messages

8. Check settings in apps like Facebook

9. Limit the size of photos and videos

10. Back up your data in the cloud

11. Use a storage manager or cleaner

12. Most famous but not an option for many; is to – Perform a factory reset.

Personally, I agree with all the above suggestions, but today, let me introduce you to a simple practical method.

If you are addicted to using instant messaging apps like WhatsApp, telegram or other social media apps on your phone this method will prove to be very relevant to you.

An active WhatsApp user will be receiving and transferring a lot of video and photo content.

Clearing the cache of such an app is not enough. You need to do extra to remove some of your videos and photos saved in your WhatsApp’s application folder.

How to Remove your WhatsApp’s Video or Photo files

1. Open a File Manager app (Files / Xplore) on your Android phone.

2. Tap to open Internal Storage

3. Go through the list of folders and tap to open the WhatsApp folder Once the WhatsApp folder is opened.

You will be greeted with two or four folders: Shared trash Databases and Media

4. Click to open Media

5. Locate the WhatsApp Video or Images folders, and begin to delete the files you know you don’t need or better still delete everything.

You can try this method on any other app you use often that receives and sends video or image files.

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