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You’ve had your smartphone for a good few years now. So there’s a high chance that you’ve accumulated a catalogue of files you no longer need. Whether it’s music, videos, or a screenshot from 2017, they’re all taking up valuable storage space on your device. 

As tough as it may be (you never know when you may need said screenshot), we’re here to show you how to make some cuts, free up some space on your Samsung Galaxy, and finally bring your camera roll into the present:


How to free up space on your Samsung Galaxy Smartphone on the system level


  1. Open the Settings app. 
  2. Scroll down and tap on Battery and device care.
  3. Tap on Storage.
  4. Here you can see what categories of apps are taking up the most storage space, as well as get a picture of your overall storage capacity.
  5. Tap on one of the app categories.
  6. Choose a folder.
  7. Press and hold on a file.
  8. Tap checkbox to the left of the file to select it.
  9. Tap Move to trash at the bottom of the screen.

How to free up space on your Samsung Galaxy phone per-app


  1. Open the Settings app
  2. Scroll down and tap on Apps.
  3. Scroll through the list of your apps and pay attention to the amount of storage each is using.
  4. Tap on an app whose storage you wish to purge.
  5. Tap on Storage.
  6. Tap on Clear cache to delete temporary files and free up some space. 
  7. Tap on Clear data to delete all app files and clear up more space.

Make time to free up storage regularly and we promise, you’ll never not be able to take a picture of your Sunday brunch again!

Source: Android Central

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