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Fix insufficient storage available android phone

Last Updated on March 7, 2021 by Bestusefultips

When downloading apps or games from play store and see error message: insufficient storage available in your device. Most of all this type of error occurs with only 8 or 16 GB of storage devices. In currently available Android Smartphone have larger internal storage so not problem to install more apps. To fix insufficient storage available android phone error, you’ll need to clear app cache, delete unnecessary apps & junk files and remove duplicate photos & videos from gallery.

To download or update apps from play store, you’ll need more space on your android device. You can transfer data from internal storage to SD card on lollipop & marshmallow. Also uses Google Photos app to back up all photos and video to Google’s servers and after that delete it from your device’s storage. Below you can see various tricks to fix insufficient storage available android phone.

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How to fix insufficient storage available android phone / Google Pixel

Check out each one listed below methods to fix insufficient storage error on android phone when download or update apps.

Clear cache data on android phone:

You can clear app cache both individual and clear cache data of all apps at a time using below settings in your android device. When clear all unwanted apps and other unnecessary data and you’re still facing this insufficient storage available error, you’ll try to clear cache data on your android device.

1st Way: Clear cache data for all apps on android

Step 1: Go to Settings in your android device

Step 2: Under device menu, tap on Storage

Here you can view used data by apps, images, videos, audio, system, cache data and more.

Step 3: Tap on Cache data

fix insufficient storage available android phone

Step 4: Tap on OK

In latest Google Pixel and Pixel XL 7.1.2 devices, you can manage storage and manually free up space in your pixel device using below settings.

Free up space now on your Pixel XL phone

Settings > Device > Storage > Manage storage > Free up space now > Photos & videos / Download / App

Individually clear the app cache using phone settings in your android phone:

Before clear app cache in android device, first of all check which apps used more memory in your lollipop or marshmallow or nougat device. Also check sort by maximum use memory by apps in your device.

App sort by maximum use on Google Pixel XL

Settings > device > memory > Memory used by apps

Now clear app cache which used more storage in your device.

Step 1: Go to Settings

Step 2: Under device section, tap on Apps

Step 3: Select app want to clear cache

Step 4: Tap on storage

Clear app cache android device individually

Step 5: Tap on Clear cache

2nd Way: Remove unnecessary apps to fix insufficient storage available android

Step 1: Go to Settings

Step 2: Under device section, tap on Apps

Step 3: Select app want to uninstall

Uninstall apps to free storage on android phone

Step 4: Tap on Uninstall

3rd Way: Delete unnecessary media files of WhatsApp / Hike / Snapchat

In your android phone, you can daily send or receive images, videos, PDF files, Word files and more information’s on WhatsApp or Hike  etc. Remove that files from your android phone. You can see all files in your file manager app or download folder in pixel device.

For lollipop and marshmallow devices:

Internal storage > WhatsApp > Media > Images / Videos > Delete

For Google Pixel & Pixel XL devices:

Clear WhatsApp photos & videos to free up space on android

Download folder > Three horizontal lines > Images / Videos / Audio > WhatsApp / Hike > Select photos > Delete icon

4th Way: Remove photos and videos from your device

Download Google Photos app in your lollipop and marshmallow device. It will back up all your android device photos and videos. After that you can add any photos & videos on your device using this Google account.

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