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You can do anything with your smartphone using certain applications but, it might happen after some time that something is there that go wrong. You find that your phone is no longer working properly. When you try to install a new app or update the previous one, you suddenly get a message that there’s insufficient storage available.
One of the reasons that you’re seeing this message on your Android phone could be that you’ve used up your device’s memory completely. The thing about this message is that you don’t get to know what exactly happened wrong. It just reports you that your phone’s storage capacity full, but you don’t get the answer to your “Why”. Sometimes it happens with some of the devices that even you’ve enough space available because you’re sure that you haven’t put the files on your phone that could lead you to get such messages.
Possible reason of getting such messages
When you have a phone with storage space of 16GB or 32 GB. But you’re not able to install more applications, not even the ones with small size. Your phone has a few apps, a bit of music, images and some videos. But you believe that you aren’t yet reached the maximum limit.
General tricks that would work to rectify this error
- Check available storage of your phone: In older Android phones, this storage-related error could be because of some storage malfunction. It’s not necessary that it’s the actual report. After checking the storage capacity, if you find that available space ismore than 15 megabytes, then storage is not the reason behind such error.• Delete unused applications and unnecessary media: If the error is genuine, quickly clean up your phone by removing unnecessary applications, which are hogging the most space. Deleting old emails, messages, images, music and other media that are no longer in use will replenish some storage capacity. If those files are important to you and you can’t delete them, then you can make their back upand store them on Google Drive.
- Reset apps’ caches: You can also clear the cache of individual applications. If you’ll do so, this resetting will clear the memory space of your phone.
- Use external storage devices: If space is tight, you can store some of the data to the external storage. External storage like micro SD card can provide breathing room to your device.
• Resetting the app store:If nothing is working, resetting the Google Play Store can be one of the options that would resolve such irrelevant errors. You just need to uninstall the updates of play store. This would work and will fix the storage issue with your Android phone.
If you want to squeeze out some more time with your current phone, you can follow the above tricks to fix the problem of insufficient storage and free up internal storage on your phone.