The average person touches their phone 3,000 times a day, that is a lot of activity if you ask me. This could be from checking emails, instant messages, watching videos and listening to music, and many more.
You can expect many old folks including millennials fall within this category. We’re in the smart age, you can’t expect anything less.
It is fun until you start getting “insufficient storage” feedback simply because you are using a 4GB, 8GB or 16GB internal storage smartphone.
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You may have read a lot of guides on how to fix this including how recent post on how to fix insufficient storage on your Android device.
In our attempt to fix his annoying bug, you have been suggested to try many including the following:
1. Use a MicroSD card
2. Use USB OTG
3. Get rid of apps and app data
4. Clear your app cache
5. Stream music, movies, and other content
6. Delete old files
7. Delete old messages
8. Check settings in apps like Facebook
9. Limit the size of photos and videos
10. Back up your data in the cloud
11. Use a storage manager or cleaner
12. Most famous but not an option for many, is to – Perform a factory reset
I personally, I agree with all the above but today, let me introduce you to a simple practical method.
If you are addicted to using instant messaging apps like WhatsApp or social media apps on your phone this method will prove to be very relevant to you.
An active WhatsApp’s user will be receiving and transferring a lot of video and photo content. Clearing the cache of such an app is not enough. You need to do extra to remove some of your videos and photos saved in your WhatsApp’s application folder.
How to delete your WhatsApp’s Video or photo files
1. Select My Files on your Android phone
2. Tap to open Internal Storage
3. Go through the list of folders and tap to open the WhatsApp folder
Once the WhatsApp folder is opened. You will be greeted with two folders: 1. Databases and 2. Media
4. Click to open Media
5. Locate the Video or Images folders, and begin to delete the files you know you don’t need or better still delete everything.
You can try this method on any other app you use often that receives and sends video or image files.
Or you can simply uninstall WhatsApp from your Android device, and when you are registering it again and skip the backup.
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