Smartphones and tablets only have so much internal memory. If you’re running out of space for apps or data, there are a few quick tricks you can use to free up space and get back to using your Android device. All-In-One Toolbox, the best Android cleaner, is quite nice for this. All-In-One Toolbox covers both freeing up space on your Android system storage and SD card – the system storage space is for apps, while the SD card is for other data.
Move Apps to SD Card
Apps install to your Android device’s system storage by default, but you can move many of them to your SD Card through All-In-One Toolbox. This frees up space for more apps. Even on phones with no separate storage media – like the Galaxy Nexus – the phone’s internal storage is partitioned into a space for apps.
Most apps will work fine when moved to the SD card, but there are two catches:
You can only move apps to the SD card if the developer has added support for this to their app. (There are some other ways to move apps that don’t yet have support, but they’re more complicated.)
The SD card storage is disconnected from the phone when you connect it to your computer. Any apps installed on your SD card won’t be available while your phone’s storage is mounted on your computer. Apps that must remain in memory, such as live wallpapers, widgets, and launchers, should remain installed on the internal storage.
To get started, open the All-In-One Toolbox
Tap Toolbox > Apps to SD card to view your installed applications.
To view the apps that are taking up the most space and find the largest apps.
Select the app you want to move to your SD card.
On the App to SD card screen, tap the “Move to SD card” option to free up space on your system storage.
You can move multiple apps to the SD card at once by selecting all the app that can be moved.
Clear App Cache or Data
You can also clear an app’s cache or data from its details screen to free up space. Clearing the cache clears an application’s temporary files, while clearing data is more drastic. Clearing data will set your application back to its original state, deleting all your custom settings and data – for example, if I cleared data here, it would delete your saved notes.
To clear multiple app caches at once, go to All-In-One Toolbox > Clean
It may be obvious, but uninstalling apps is one of the best ways to free up space. If you don’t use an app much, go ahead and uninstall it. Even if you’ve purchased the app, you can restore from All-In-One Toolbox, or re-download it from Google Play. Sorting apps by their size is particularly useful when looking for apps to uninstall.
Clean your file folder
Use the file manager in All-In-One Toolbox tobrowse the files taking up space on your storage, delete or move them to free up space.
Tap the folders to zoom in and dig deeper. When you’ve found a file or folder you want to delete, long press the item and select Delete to delete the selected item.
If you’ve taken photos and haven’t yet removed them from your device, they may be taking up a good bit of room.
Tap the photos folder and long press the item, and select compress to zip it before upload. Once you have, tap the Send button upload your photos to email or other place you want to upload. This is also a good way to back up your photos.You can also get photos, videos, and other files off your device by connecting to computer.