Are you running out of storage space on your Android device? Are you unable to update your apps even after deleting a couple of them?
If you are an Android user, chances are you have faced this storage space issue one way or the other. As a result, you just can’t download or update an application. It could be such a pain at times but in this article, I will be sharing with you a quick fix that worked for me.
Now, I am sure I am not the first one to share this but out of excitement of finding this out completely on my own, I felt like why not share with you guys?
So, I have attached a couple of screenshots but then I will gladly walk you through the process.
It all started when I had an update notification that I have been trying to avoid for a while now.
The reason is I was running very low on storage space. Moreover, I hate and up until now the idea of regularly updating apps. Looks like this time around, I had to do something.
Insufficient Storage Space: Where Did All The Free Space Go?
300 MB was all I had available but I still went ahead to update the app. Of course, I was greeted with the message “You’re very low on storage”. I needed 235 MB worth of space before I could continue with the update.
Free up space using this simple easy trick
If you find yourself in the same situation, I suggest you do as follows:
- Click the link Settings>Storage circled in red
- Head over to your internal storage for a recap of the various category of items eating your space.
- Now scroll down to the option Cached data right under Other. Go ahead and tap that option.
- The message below pops up and hell yeah, click “OK”
Now, how much space is your Cached data using now? That’s some improvement, right? Your Google Play Store is happy and you must be elated as well.
One last thing is close the Play Store app then reopen it. You can finally update your application provided it does not exceed the available space. Thank you captain obvious!
And if after making use of this quick fix, you still find yourself running out of storage space, then you can begin to consider purchasing some very affordable SD cards to take some load off your internal memory.
See it’s that simple! Let me know in the comments if this also worked for you. I so want to hear from you.