How to manage storage on a Samsung Galaxy A phone

Phones come with a limited amount of internal storage. While some phones allow for storage expansion, others simply don’t. In both cases, you have to manage the memory because it directly affects the performance of your smartphone. If you’re having trouble managing storage on your phone, we’re here to help. This guide is specifically for Samsung Galaxy A series phones, but we also have a specific general guide for Android phones. That means let’s get in!

How to check the available disk space

Before deleting the data from your Galaxy A phone, you should be aware of the available storage space. To find out, you need to follow these steps.

Step 1: open that settings Menu.

Step 2: Tap on Battery and device care.

Step 3: Choose storage.

Step 4: This will open a page showing the available disk space and the disk space used.

Delete duplicate and large files

There are likely cases where you click the same topic multiple times or take screenshots without realizing it, which can end up taking up a significant chunk of your disk space. The same applies to large files such as videos, high-resolution images and downloads. Luckily, you don’t have to search for every file to perform the above tasks. This is how you can delete duplicate or large files.

Step 1: Go to the settings apartment

Step 2: Choose Battery and device care.

Step 3: Beat storage > duplicate files.

Step 4: Here you will find all duplicate files listed. Select the ones to delete by tapping check box > Extinguish.

Step 5: To delete large files instead, go back to storage screen and select Large files.

Step 6: Select the files you want to delete and select Extinguish.

Delete unnecessary apps and clear data

Applications have become much heavier and take up a large chunk of phone memory. It is important that users delete unused apps and clear the data of frequently used apps. Clearing an app’s data will erase all data and restore it to its original settings, so you may lose progress if the app is a game (but only if the data is on internal or external storage and not stored in the cloud). An app that requires credentials will require you to sign in again.

Directly next to it delete data option see the clear cache Possibility. Cached data consists of files, scripts, images, and other multimedia files that are stored on your device after you first open an app or website. This data is used to minimize the loading time of the app or website. Because the cache contains non-essential files, you are unlikely to lose important data. That makes it a good option for freeing up space on your Galaxy A device.

Follow these steps to find out the amount of memory used by a specific app (and then clear it).

Step 1: Go over there settings and tap applications.

Step 2: Select the app you want, then tap storage. You should see the storage space used by the app under the storage section.

Step 3: Beat delete data or clear cache depending on what you want to delete.

Uninstallation via the app drawer

You don’t have to dive into the settings menu to remove an app, and you can delete right from your app drawer (aka app tray).

Step 1: Swipe up to access the app drawer.

Step 2: Long press on the app to delete it – you’ll see a menu with a bunch of options.

Step 3: Choose Uninstall option and then tap OK.

Uninstall apps from the settings menu

That applications menu below settings can offer many uses, including the ability to sort by size, last used, and last updated. These options can help you decide which apps are best removed.

Step 1: open that settings app on your Galaxy A phone and tap applications.

Step 2: You can use the… Seek Function to find specific apps or tap filter Button to arrange your apps by name, size, last used or last updated. You can also view only enabled or disabled apps.

Step 3: Select the app to delete.

Step 4: Beat Uninstall and press OK for confirmation.

Put data in the cloud

One of the best storage management methods is to put data in the cloud. Putting information in the cloud means you can access it on a range of devices, no matter where you are, as long as you have internet access. Also, you are less likely to lose data backed up in the cloud. Samsung offers a proprietary data backup service called Samsung Cloud, so you don’t need a third-party app.

Step 1: Go over there settings and select Accounts and Backup.

Step 2: Beat backup data under the Samsung Cloud heading.

Step 3: Select the apps to back up, then press Secure now.

Using an external microSD card

Since most Samsung Galaxy A phones have an SD card slot, you can transfer data to external storage to free up space in your internal storage. You can also transfer apps to the SD card. That’s how it works.

Step 1: Open settings.

Step 2: Beat applications and select the app you want.

Step 3: Choose storage Change option and location of Internal to MicroSD.

Step 4: You will be prompted to move the app. Choose Moveand the process begins.

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