Just like other platforms, your Android smartphone uses a file system that is similar to disk-based file systems. It is a system that provides some options to save application data: application-specific storage, shared storage, preference, and database.
There are two types of physical storage locations provided by Android: external storage and internal storage. Internal storage is always available on all devices, a primary place for storage files including junk files.
Junk files are temporary files in your Android smartphone, created to allow your smartphone to perform a task such as browsing the internet, viewing images, and opening a document.
The most common types of junk files are temporary app files (used to install apps), cache files (temporary files by apps or systems like a log, videos, and photos on WhatsApp), unused files (junk files), thumbnail photos (placeholders for multimedia content in reduced file size), and trash files (recycle bin files like on a PC).
Besides unused files, there are also unused apps. Your Android smartphone provides a lot of room to install a lot of apps that are free to download from the Google Play Store. The problem comes when you realize that you have a vast number of unused apps and you don’t need them anymore. These apps will eat some part of your Android storage, downloading an update and installing it on your smartphone, leaving more temporary app files (junk files).
In order to free up the storage of your Android phone, you can read the ways in the next section.
(1)Clean Up Photos or Videos, (2)Clean Up Unused Files, (3)Clean Up Unused Apps, (4)Clean Up Various Junks
Clean Up Photos or Videos
One of the easiest ways to free up your Android storage is by using Google Photos. An awesome product from Google, Google Photos can be used to clean unused files on your Android.
You can activate auto sync first on Google Photos then choose important folders in your Android that you want to keep. Clean up some uploaded photos and videos that you don’t want to keep, they will be moved to the trash.
From the menu, choose Free Up to free up device space so all videos and photos that are already backed up safely to the cloud will be removed from the local storage of your Android.
Clean Up Unused Files
For cleaning up some unused files in your Android smartphone, you can use Files by Google. It is one of the best file management apps to help you back up files and also free up your Android storage with cleaning recommendations. Open Files and choose Clean then tap on Confirm and Free Up to free up the storage and remove unused files (junk files).
Another awesome thing about Files by Google is it allows you to see some unused apps on your Android phone so you can easily choose some of them to be removed or uninstalled.
Clean Up Unused Apps
Besides cleaning up some unused files, you also need to clean up some unused apps on your Android smartphone. The easiest way to do it is by using the Google Play Store.
From the main menu on Google Play Store on your Android, choose My Apps and Games, then choose Installed. In this part, choose Storage to see some installed apps on your Android. In order to free up the storage, choose some apps that are rarely used to remove them.
Clean Up Various Junks
The last easy way to clean up some various junk files in your Android smartphone and free up its storage is using All-in-One Tool. Install this app, open it and choose Clean to remove junk files, then clean all unused files to free up your Android SD card, ROM, or RAM space.
Some Android smartphone models these days already have an awesome feature for system optimizer or free-up storage. You can use this feature first to remove unused files on your Android smartphone. If this feature is deemed insufficient to clean up them, you can use the apps mentioned above to have a deep cleaning.
Removing and cleaning unused files on your Android smartphone is part of optimizing it. This can increase your smartphone performance and also make the use of its battery more efficient. You will feel more comfortable too using your Android smartphone daily.