How to Free Up Device Storage on Galaxy S10 Plus/S10/S10e/S9 Plus/S9

Last Updated on August 1, 2022 by Bestusefultips

Do you want to free up space on Samsung Galaxy devices? To free up space on Samsung Galaxy, you need to remove duplicate files, delete unused apps, move files to the SD card, clear app cache & data, remove unnecessary data (cached, residual, files), etc. Here’s how to free up device storage on Galaxy S10 Plus/Galaxy S10/Galaxy S10e/Galaxy S9 Plus/Galaxy S9.

How to Free Up Storage on Samsung Galaxy One UI

How to free up device storage on Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 plus

Clear Storage on Samsung Galaxy

Step 1: Go to Settings.

Step 2: Scroll down and tap on Device care/Battery and device care.

Step 3: Tap on Storage.

Step 4: Tap on Clean now.

Delete Recycle Bin on your Samsung One UI (4.1)

Step 1: Go to Settings.

Step 2: Scroll down and tap on Device care/Battery and device care.

Step 3: Tap on Storage.

Step 4: Scroll down and tap on Gallery in Recycle bin section.

Step 5: Tap on Three vertical dots at the top right corner.

Step 6: Tap on Empty.

Step 7: Select the Files you want to delete and tap on the Delete (Trash icon) at the bottom right corner.

Delete Duplicate Files on Samsung Galaxy

Step 1: Follow the above-given steps 1 to 3.

Step 2: Scroll down and tap on Duplicate files.

Step 3: Select the files and tap on the Delete icon at the bottom right corner.

Remove Large Files on Samsung Galaxy

Settings > Device care/Battery and device care > Storage > Large files > Select the files > Delete

Move Files to SD Card on Samsung Galaxy

Using my file app, you can move files to an SD card (Photos, videos, apps, and other data) on your Samsung Galaxy devices.

Clear App Cache and Data

Step 1: Go to Settings.

Step 2: Scroll down and tap on Apps.

Step 3: Select the App you want to clear cache & data.

Step 4: Tap on Storage.

Step 5: Tap on Clear cache (Remove temporary files).

Step 6: Tap on Clear data (Delete app data permanently).

Step 7: Tap on OK.

Remove Original Photos and Videos Already Backed Up if Using Google Photos

It will remove original photos and videos from your phone’s already backed-up device. You’ll still be able to view them on your Google account anytime.

Step 1: Open the Google Photo app.

Step 2: Tap on the Profile icon at the top right corner.

Step 3: Tap on Free up space.

Step 4: Tap on the Free up button at the bottom.

Read Also: How to Automatically Backup Photos and Videos on Google Photo

Change Camera Storage Location to SD Card on Samsung Galaxy

By default, captured photos and videos are stored in internal storage. So change camera storage location internal memory to SD card on Samsung Galaxy. First of all, insert a microSD card into your device.

Step 1: Open the Camera app on your Samsung device.

Step 2: Tap on the Settings gear icon.

Step 3: Tap on Storage location.

Step 4: Select an SD card.

Now free up internal storage from camera photos or video you captured.

Free Up Memory on Samsung Galaxy

Settings > Device care/Battery and device care > Memory > Clear now

Frequently Asked Question:

How Do I Free Up Internal Storage on my Samsung?

To free up internal storage on your Samsung Galaxy, open the My files app > Scroll down and tap on Internal storage > Select the option you want to delete (DCIM, Download, Movies, Music, New folder, Pictures, Ringtones,) > Select the files > Delete icon > Move to recycle bin. When all unnecessary files remove, you need to empty recycle bin (My files > Three vertical dots at the top right > Recycle bin > Three vertical dots > Empty > Empty recycle bin) to free up space.

How can I Make my S10 Plus faster?

To make your Samsung S10 Plus faster, go to Settings > Developer options at the bottom > Windows animation scale > Select Animation scale .5x. Also, set transitions animation scale and animator duration scale as 0.5x in your Samsung Galaxy devices.

How Do I Clear Space on my S10?

To clear space on your S10, going to Settings > Device care > Storage > Clean now. Also, delete unnecessary large files, duplicate files, and clear app cache & data to delete the app’s data from your Samsung Galaxy permanently.

End the list of possible solutions to free up device storage on Samsung Galaxy. Do you have any other tips you want to share? Tell us in below comment box. Stay and connect with us for the best Android tips.

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4 comments

  1. I have a galaxy s9, carrier is sprint, and I recently got a micro sd card for it. I had like 6 GB left of internal storage. After moving some of my pictures and music to the sd card, I noticed that there were new folders of my pictures in my gallery. A literal copy of my folder, with a tiny picture of an ad card on it, letting me know it’s the sd card folder. But when I tried to delete the images in my internal storage pictures folder, they also deleted in my sd card folder. I’m trying to keep files in the sd card and delete them off my internal storage. Is that possible?

  2. Hi
    I have Samsung S9 plus. My storage id full. I have deleted all the photos and videos but the storage shows photos and videos 30 GB. I cannot locate these photos and videos. Could you please help me to delete these photos.

    • First, restart your phone and check storage. If you still facing issues, go to the File Manager and find the folder related to photos and videos (.nomedia file). When you find the file, delete it from your device and restart your phone. Now, check to free up space on your phone. I hope one of these solutions work for you.

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