How to Free up space android devices

Android device Help & Support

Free up space

To download more apps and media, or help your device run better, you can clear space on your Android device.

You can see what’s using storage or memory, and then remove those files or apps.

  • Storage is where you keep data, like music and photos.
  • Memory is where you run programs, like apps and the Android system.
Note: Some of these steps work only on Android 9 and up. Learn how to check your Android version.

Check & free up storage

See what’s using storage

  1. Open your device’s Settings app.
  2. Tap Storage.
  3. Tap a category.

Free up storage

To pick from a list of photos, videos, and apps that you haven’t used recently:

  1. Open your device’s Settings app.
  2. Tap Storage.
  3. Tap Free up space.
  4. To pick something to delete, tap the empty box on the right. (If nothing is listed, tap Review recent items.)
  5. To delete the selected items, at the bottom, tap Free up.

To pick from all data:

  • Photos, videos & other media
  • Apps & app data
  • Files