How to get more or boost the storage on Android devices

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Whenever we start using an android device we generally face the problem of low storage. The Android Smartphone and tablets are not like traditional computers as you cannot simply unscrew the casing and easily upgrade the onboard storage. But however with Android there are some ways you can improve the physical storage and more importantly the management of your available space and below given are some tips which can help you get more storage on Android.


Using micro SD

The best way to get more storage on an Android device is to buy a micro SD card and insert it into your Smartphone or tablet. A decent 64GB micro SD card can be bought for as little as £30. Once you’ve done this you can go to Settings > Storage and assign what you want to be saved to your micro SD card in future can also move existing files. However the only issue with this option is that not all Android Smartphone and tablets have micro SD card slots.

Cloud storage

A really good and one of the best options for freeing up space on your Android is to embrace cloud storage on your Smartphone or tablet. Cloud storage is only really a viable option on your Android for storing images. All other files are either too big, or too small to make accessing them via a data connection worthwhile. However, if you download a cloud storage app such as Drop box to your Android device, you can set it to automatically back up all of your photos to the storage site. From here you simply need to double check that your pictures are saved on the cloud app and then delete the files from your Android Smartphone or tablet and it’s done.

The upside of cloud storage for the average user is that it will free up a lot of space whereas the down side is that you will need an internet connection to view all of your photos on your Android device.


Spotify a music streaming service is another good way of freeing up the space the mp3s take on your Android device. This music streaming services will offer 99% of the music you want to listen to and can be accessed either via a free service with adverts, or a paid for service for £10 a month with no adverts.

However an internet connection is required to play songs when using the free version of the app but you can download/save and play specific playlists when offline on the paid for version of the app. This obviously takes up space on your Android device, so you need to be careful not to download everything otherwise it just defeats the object of this scenario.

Google Music

This is similar to cloud storage. The initial benefit of Google Music is that once you install it on your traditional computer it can/will back up all of your excising music files free of charge which means you can then download the Google Music app on your Smartphone and stream music directly from the Google Music’s cloud storage and listen to all of the songs stored on your computer even when your computer is turned off. The down side to this is that is that the music is only accessible when you have access to the internet.

These are all the tips and tricks by which you can make good use of your android device’s memory.

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