How to Clean Your Android Smartphone or Tablet PC from Unnecessary Files and Apps

How to Clean Your Android Smartphone or Tablet PC from Unnecessary Files and Apps

How to Clean Your Android Smartphone or Tablet PC from Unnecessary Files and Apps

Hello everybody! In this artical you will read how to clean the system memory or free up some space for an Android smartphone or tablet PC, and clean the device from junk files. One of the widespread problems with Android devices is the lack of system memory. The problem is especially serious with low-budget models equipped with 4, 8 or 16 Gb of memory.

Your Android Smartphone

  • Clean Storage
  • Install Application
  • Clean Unnecessary Files
  • Update Android Version

installing another application, game or update

Such small amounts of memory are filled up very soon, and when installing another application, game or update, users see a notice that their device is running out of free space. I’d like to point out that I will show all methods for cleaning memory with the example of an Android smartphone. As there are many versions of Android, and some devices may have their own firmware, the appearance and menu items may differ abit.

However, you can find all of them in more or less the same locations. The usual symptoms of your device running out of memory are corresponding system messages or symbols appearing in the system tray. To make sure this is the actual cause of the problem.

not a glitch of another app:

• Go to Settings and find Memory, Storage or Storage and Backup (as in my case).

• Go there, and you will see the total memory amount in your device and how much of that memory is still free. You will also see what takes up your space. In my case, there’s enough memory. However, I’ll tell you how to clean it from junk files or free up some space.

The first step is to clean the cache. To do it:

• Go to Settings and find Memory, Storageor Storage and Backup (as in my case).

• Go there and select Cached Data or JunkFiles.

• Some versions of Android let you choose the type of junk files you are going to remove.

• As you can see, there are many of them.

• After that, Android will suggest to confirmyour decision to clean cache data. Now I’m going to say something trivial, but that’s a necessary thing to do. To free up more memory, uninstall the apps and games which you don’t need.

To do it:

• Go to Settings / Applications

• Select and remove the ones you don’t need or those that take up too much space… Don’t get upset when you have to uninstall some apps you don’t need now. You will always have the chance to have them back, even if you forget their names. The matter is that Google Play Market saves all Android applications you have ever installed.

To do it:

• Go to Google Play Market

• When you’re there, go to Menu / My apps and games / Library

• You’ll find all apps you have ever installed with the use of your Google account.

• Click on Install next to an application name if necessary. You should also clean the device gallery from unnecessary photos and videos. Modern smartphones have powerful cameras. The pictures and artical they create are quite big, which makes storing them all in your device unnecessary and even impossible.

That is why:

• To begin with, go to Gallery to view your photos and videos. Delete the ones you don’t need.

• If you want to have all of them or most of them, then transfer them to the computer. In one of my previous artical, I have tell you how to connect a smartphone to the computer.

• You can also use one of the many cloud services available now a days, such as Google Drive or Google Photo

• By the way, Google Photo has a very useful function to delete from your device the photos and videos which you have already uploaded into the cloud storage. To do it: Start Google Photo Go to Menu / SettingsSelect “Free up space” Confirm your choice. As a result, all pictures and videos already uploaded to your account at Google Photo server will be removed from your device.

If your device has got a memory card large enough for your needs, you can move your files or even applications there. But we will talk about it later. You can set up the camera on your smartphone or tablet PC so that it saves pictures and videos to the memory card instead of the system memory.

To do it:

• Start the camera

• Go to Settings

• and set SD card as priority location All the methods of cleaning memory that I have described are either built-in or standard. Sometimes one or two applications fill upthe internal memory of an Android device as they work. We begin with the two apps that most often cause this problem – Viber or WhatsApp.

The matter is that all photos, images or videos received or sent with Viber or WhatsApp are saved in your gadget’s memory. Logically, they tend to take up more and more space. What is interesting – removing an image or video from the messenger does not mean removing it from the smartphone memory. Viber media files are stored in the gadget memory – in the folder Viber/media/Viber Images or /Viber Videos To see how much memory it takes up, tap on it and hold.

After that, go to the folder Menu / Details Remember: if you delete the files from here – from the smartphone memory – they will not be shown in Viber anymore. The same is true about files sent or received in WhatsApp. The only difference is that they are stored in the folder WhatsApp / Media.

If you accidentally deleted Viber or WhatsApp files, it’s possible to restore them. If you are an active Internet user, your browser cache can also take a lot of space. I recommend cleaning it. Google Chrome, Yandex, MozillaFirefox, Opera, Microsoft Edge.

all methods of cleaning the memory

all methods of cleaning the memory

If you have used all methods of cleaning the memory but you feel there should be more free space, here are two more tricks which people don’t usually pay attention to. One: If you often use a navigator or GoogleMaps, your memory can be full of cached maps for offline use.

To delete them:

• Open Google Maps (It seems to be Android users’ favorite)

• Go to Menu / Offline maps

• You will see all saved offline maps there.

• Tap on the menu next to a map and select Delete. Two: Things are similar with streaming music services. For example: Google Music, BOOM, Yandex. Music, Deezer Music etc.

The point is that streaming service play listsare saved to your phone’s memory for offline use. Certainly, they also take up some space. To delete such offline playlists, for example,

in Google Music:

• Start the application

• Go to Menu / Settings / Clear cache. This way, everything will be removed. To remove only some of them:

• go to Menu / Settings / Music library / Playlists

• and delete the ones you don’t need one by one For the future, you can change the location where the application data will be saved: Menu / Settings / Storage. about downloading and listening to music on Android devices, and a brief review of Android music apps.

clean the memory of an Android smartphone or tablet PC

The last method to clean the memory of an Android smartphone or tablet PC from junk files is to use special cleaning applications. There are many such programs available. I’d like to point out the two of them: the most popular Clean Master and the one we know well from Windows – Ccleaner.

Clean Master has a user-friendly interface that anyone can understand. Besides, it is absolutely free, and you can get it at Play Market. The application scans the entire system: cookies, file manager, browsing history, cache and so on.

Just press one button to remove all junk files. As a result, your system will be optimized. You get more free space, and your phone works smoothly and quickly. You can also quickly close the running processes which you don’t need. In the menu, this function is called Phone Boost. This application can also give you a lot of information about your smartphone.

For example, about the memory size, and processor temperature. The higher it is, the slower your smartphone becomes. Though Ccleaner for Android is not as popular, it doesn’t need a special presentation. Almost everyone knows about its version for Windows.

This utility is very useful. Start it and click Analyze, and the program will show you the amount and type of data that can be removed to free up more space. Besides.

the program features:

• A convenient application manager

• A storage analyzer

• System information on your device

• and a cleaning scheduler. If your smartphone or tablet PC is totallyrun-down and full of junk files, and all the tricks I have shown in this video can’thelp you – then your choice should be to reset it to factory settings. To do it:

• Go to Settings / Storage and backup / Factory reset.

• Often (as in my case), this function is divided into two variants: Reset phone and Erase data Yet before you do it, make sure you have saved all important data – photos and videos, contacts, files and so on. That is all for now. Thankyou for reading, bye.

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