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    That 15GB phone may look like it has a lot of space, but after catching all those photos, syncing all that music, and downloading all those audiobooks, it could dwindle charming quickly. With so many files on your apparatus, how are you presumed to figure out which files are catching up the most space? We’ll show a couple of ways to resolve the storage on your Android device.

    analysis storage
    analysis storage

    How to View the Space Usage Using Android’s Settings

    There’s an option in Android’s settings that give some basic word about your storage, so you can analyze the slot without installing any third-party apps. To entry the settings, swipe down from the top of the screen to entry the notification center.

    swipe down
    swipe down

    Then, swipe down again on the notification center to access the “Quick Settings” screen. Tap the “Settings” icon in the upper-right edge.

    Settings
    Settings

    In the “Device” section, tap “Storage & USB”. (On some devices, this may be in a different area–on Samsung gear, for example, it may be under the “System” section).

    Storage & USB
    Storage & USB

    The “Internal storage” (or “Storage”) screen displays. The bulk of space used and the total space on the mechanism is listed at the top of the screen. The amount of space captured up by “Apps”, “Images”, “Videos”, and “Audio” is listed below that. You can tap on a class for more detailed information.

    NOTE: If your device has an external SD card, the instruction for that is filed at the end of the internal storage list.

    Internal storage
    Internal storage

    For example, since most of our cache is taken up by apps, we tapped on “Apps” to see which ones are taking up the most area. You’ll see a list of apps formed from largest to smallest. If there are any near the top of the list that you don’t use, you might revolve uninstalling them.

    To sort the list by name rather, tap the menu button (three vertical dots) in the upper-right corner of the cover and select “Sort by Name”.

    Sort
    Sort

    When notice “Images” from the “Internal Storage” screen, you can not only kind  the files and quality using the sort menu (three lines) but you can also reversal between List view and Grid view using the view food (three vertical dots).

    images
    images

    It looks like “Other” is also taking up a fair load of space, so let’s tap “Other” on the “Internal Storage” cover to see where that space is going. This will display all the files and folders on your gear.

    Other
    Other

    A warning displays saying that the full contents of the domestic storage will be visible. To continue, tap “Explore”.

    Explore
    Explore

    The entire contents of your device’s within storage will be listed. However, this will list folders by name rather than by size. Tap the three lines icon in the uppermost right-hand corner to re-order them by size, to see which folders take up the most space.

    Tap on a folder to drill down and view information about clear-cut files and subfolders.

    subfolders
    subfolders

    How to clean data easily

    You can use the most popular Android app to analyze your device storage using Files by Google app.

    Files by Google App Android to clean disk
    Files by Google App Android to clean disk

    How to View More Detailed Information with Device Storage Analyzer

    The “Storage & USB” settings may provide enough info for your purposes, but there are other options that add a more detailed graphical image of the storage on your devices. The Device Storage Analyzer app (known in the Google Play Store as “Storage Analyzer & Disk Usage”) is a popular prime  that’s free and grant you to view disk usage report for both the internal and external SD card cache on your device.

    We used a Samsung Galaxy Tab A to illustrate how to use the Device depot Analyzer app, but it works the same way on other Android phones and tablets.

    To install the app, search for it in the Play Store on your tools or on the web, choose it from the search decision, and then tap “Install”. You can also go directly to its Store page by clicking here.

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    install

    A “Drives” icon will come out  on your Home screen. Tap on the icon to open the app.

    drive
    drive

    The “Device’s Storages” tab act showing the “External Storage”, which is indeed the internal storage, not the external SD card storage. To view a report about the external SD card storage, tap on the “extSdCard” icon (on the right side in landscape mode or at the top in portrait mode).

    Device’s Storages
    Device’s Storages

    A graphical likeness of the external SD card in your device appears.

    external SD
    external SD

    The “Device’s Storages” tab only grants you to view an overall portrayal of the storage on your internal storage and external SD card storage. For more clue, first select the drive about which you want more precise information on the “Device’s Storages” tab, then tap the “File Categories” tab. Tap any of the groups in the list on the left for more report about the files of that type on the selected run.

    File Categories
    File Categories

    For example, we tapped on the “Images” group. On the internal storage, we have “Portable Network Graphic” (.png) and “JPEG Image” (.jpeg) images and they are brought together by those file types under the “Images” group.

    group
    group

    When we tap on the “Portable Network Graphic” group, all the “.png” files on the subjective storage are listed. You can sort the list different ways by tapping the plus icon in the lower-right corner and then knock the “Sort” icon.

    Sort
    Sort

    On the dialog box that displays, tap an option for arrange the files.

    dialog box
    dialog box

    You can view more information by tapping the info image to the right of the file name, by the date of the file.

    Additional information about the file, including its size, exhibit in a box at the top of the screen. If the file is an image, it displays below the box. If you want to delete this file, you can do so on this cover by tapping the menu icon (three vertical dots) in the upper-right corner of the net and then tapping “Delete”. You can also “Open” the file from this menu.

    menu
    menu

    Alternatively, you can delete a file by pressing and goods your finger down on the case until options display in the lower-left edge of the screen. Tap the “Delete” button to the delete the file. You can select and delete different  files, too–just press and hold on each file to select it. Selecting multiple files displays the number of files picked next to the left arrow. In either case, tap the left arrow to deselect all the files.

    To select all the files, tap the “Select All” icon.

    select all
    select all

    The “Drive Usage” tab displays the list on the drive you selected on the “Device’s Storages” tab. Tap on a folder to get more precise information about the subfolders within it.

    drive use
    drive use

    The subfolders within the selected folder display and the graphical graph on the right changes to echo those subfolders. You can keep knocking on subfolders to drill below to the file level. You can view clue about the files and select, sort, and delete the files the twin way described earlier.

    storage
    storage

    To access more right, tap the menu icon (three horizontal bars) on the upper-left edge  of the screen.

    In this  menu, you can c

    Option
    Option

    choose to group files and binder  “By type” or “By size” (in the free version of the app). The “Biggest Files” option shows a list of the 10 files taking up the most room on whichever drive is currently active on the “Device’s Storages” tab. On the list of vast files, you can select, sort, and delete files carbon way we discussed prior in this article.

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