Android may be the best mobile operating system in the world but it comes with a drawback that the OS consumes a lot of space on your smartphone/tablet’s storage. For budget phones with 512 MB or 1GB RAM, this can be problematic.
As the OS consumes plenty of storage space and as the users can’t install a lot of their favorite apps, they’ll need to follow some tips to increase internal memory of Android devices.
Don’t worry; I’ve shared some effective tips to free up the storage memory and a tutorial that will guide you in installing apps on MicroSD card.
I’ve successfully applied the tips to increase internal memory on mobile phones of my friends.
How to increase internal memory of Android Devices?
Delete unnecessary files
Well, your Android phone may be flooded with crap files, and you may not know it. These files consume unnecessary space on your Android phone. Hence, you’ll need to delete them. There are also cache files that occupy storage memory on your mobile phone. These files are generated by browsers to improve the website loading speed.
Some Android apps also create cache files. When you browse the internet, cookies are also saved to your browser which in turn saves them to the disk. To remove useless files, use DU Booster, Cleanmaster or the 360 Security apps.
Uninstall apps that you don’t use
Phone manufacturers always install the apps developed by their company in their smartphone or tablet. To know such apps, open the app manager tool of your phone. If you find apps that are not known to you or you’ve not used at all, remove the unwanted apps immediately.
The above two methods will increase the storage space of your Android smartphone or tablet. If you’re not satisfied with the free space available on your phone’s storage memory even after clearing cache files and removing unwanted apps, follow the below steps:
- Backup all the important data on your Android phone/tablet.
- Root your Android phone with Kingoroot or any other software.
- Download partition manager tool on your PC through this link and install it.
- Download Link2SD app for Android on your phone/tablet from this link and install it.
- Insert your MicroSD card into the card reader and plug the card reader into USB drive of your computer.
- Run the partition tool on your computer and open it.
- Now, right click on your card and choose the delete option.
- Once the tool formats the microSD card, right-click on it and select create option. Under the create option, select primary.
- Once you select primary, you’ll see a popup that boasts different file system. If your card’s max storage space is lower than 4GB, choose the FAT (file allocation table) format else choose the FAT32 option.
- Enter the size of the storage. You should also reserve some free space.
- Click on the done button with your mouse.
- Choose the free space that you had left in the above step. Right-click on it and select create. In create option, choose EXT2/EXT3 file system format.
- Tap on the OK option and tap on the apply button. The free space will now be formatted.
- Open the LiNk2SD app that you had downloaded and installed on your phone/tablet in step 4.
- Now select the EXT2/EXT3 file system that you had created in step 12.
- Click on the OK button. If the phone prompts to be restarted, then allow it to restart before you proceed further.
- When the app restarts when your phone reboots, choose the internal option from the top of the app.
- Now select every app that you see on this list. After selecting all the apps, select choose action from the options button/key. Now select “Create the link” option. Choose every option that you see in the list and then select create the link.
- Done !
To Increase RAM of your Android smartphone or tablet
- Download Swapper for Root app from this link and install it on your Android smartphone tablet.
- Open the app and enter any number of megabytes you want your RAM to be increased to.
- Click save button. This app would now create a swap file. This file behaves exactly similar to Windows paging files.
- Whether the root swapper app prompts you to restart the phone or not, make sure that you reboot your Android smartphone or tablet.