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There happened a huge changes in the smart phone world with in last 6 years. While HTC releasing their Dream Smart phone in 2008, none of us though that there will happen a big changes in this field. After that Many new Android OS and similar Smart Phone OS came and now we are at Lollipop version of Android. Millions of Android devices were sold all over the world. Variety and collection of application is the main reason behind the success of Android.
Every technologies or products have its own advantages and disadvantages. After migrating from traditional JAVA mobiles to Android, one of the important problem is the lack of storage. As java applications requite less than 1 MB space, we were able to install lot of applications and games. Whereas in Android, one of the biggest problem that are facing by low-end android device is the memory or storage issue. After installing some of the necessary applications like Whatsapp, Facebook and MX player, there will be no further space for other games and applications.
BSNL penta tablet. It contains Jellybean as Android version and also have all other features of android devices. But the problem is I can’t install more than 5 apps in it. I installed necessary apps like MX player, Whatsapp, Facebook and my favorite game Clash of Clans. After that there is only a few space. After these installation, whenever I try to install a new application or game, it shows “insufficient storage available” error message and the installation gets canceled.

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I have 8GB SD card. Still insufficient storage available

Many guys confused that why they are getting this error even though they have remaining storage space in their SD card. Let me clarify it. Almost all of the android devices have two types of storage available. Internal Storage and the external Storage. Internal Storage is the place where every necessary files needed for the working of your smart phone getting stored. For example the OS is getting stored on the internal storage. Almost all of the apps were also getting stored on your Internal Storage. Not only these apps, but also their cache and data were also getting stored in these internal storage Area.
External Storage is the place where Music, Pictures, and other files getting stored. If you are taking a photo using your Mobile, then it probably get stored in the secondary storage. So if you have 64GB external storage and 512 MB internal storage, there will be no use.
We are here with some of the advanced way to resolve  insufficient storage available problemon your low price mobile or tablet.


Resolve “insufficient storage available” problem easily


Uninstall unwanted apps

This is the important thing you should do if you are out of storage space. There will be many unwanted apps that are playing with your valuable storage are. First of all get rid of these apps and clean the storage. For deleting apps from your device,
  • Go to Settings
  • Apps
  • Choose Unwanted apps
  • Uninstall
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Keep in mind that never delete Apps like Play Store, Play Service as those are important ones.

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Clear the Cache

Cache means a temporary storage area. Think that you are browsing through a browser app. There will be chance for more cache as browsers are dealing with many types of images and other real world contents. There will be no issues for deleting the cache but you need to re download them while using the service again. For example, If you delete the cache of Facebook app, the user profiles and other icons get deleted from the internal storage and get downloaded again if you are visiting profiles again. To clear the cache
  • Go to Settings
  • Apps
  • Choose an app which have Cache [facebook, twitter, chrome etc have cache]
  • Clear cache
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Move apps from device to SD card

With the help of some applications, you can easily move apps that are installed in the device memory to the SD card. If you haven’t tried this yet, just make a try and see how much storage space you could save. Some apps on the app store require root permission to move apps to SD card and some others doesn’t require. You can try this app to move your apps directly to SD card without rooting your device.
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Move Pictures and Large files in Internal memory to the SD card

Once You remove the SD card, the whole contents like pictures you take, Downloaded files, received files etc comes under internal storage. So make a checking that whether you have large files inside your internal storage. If so move it to the SD card. Every time putting files in the SD card is more safe than putting it in the phone storage.
All the above recommendations are very effective against “insufficient storage available” problem of android device. Among them moving apps to SD card and Clearing cache are more important. Also if you have unwanted apps or games installed, get rid of them. Not only storage space but also background working apps took RAM memory and put your device very slow. Clearing the cache of your apps give some more storage space. There are also some cache cleaner apps in Play Store, which is more effective than manual Cache clearing, You can also try those apps and once cleared, uninstall them. If you know any other way to increase the storage space of android devices, please let us know. If you have some informative knowledge about this, we are happy to include it in this page.

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Gurjit Singh is Microsoft Certified IT Professional. He likes to write about Computer Network, WordPress, Blogging Tips, SEO, Make Money Online, Computer Tips and Creating Tech Tutorials.
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