“Storage Almost Full?” Try these quick fixes

universal-cell-phne-repair-kitTechnology is always making things smaller, faster, with larger memory, and larger storage. In the meantime, users keep filling testing technology to the limits. At some point, the latest cell phone will be slower, smaller, and will not have adequate storage.

Besides, cell phones now have a system warning message: “storage almost full.” What this means is that either the built-in memory or the secondary storage is almost full. In practical terms, if you have a 32GB memory on your cell phone, as well as a 126 GB secondary memory in a microSD card, the free space is less than 3 GB or 12 GB respectively.

There’s no need to go to a cell phone repair shop when you encounter this kind of warning message. Your cell phone will continue working, but it will slow down. After it slows down, you will have more notifications that your available space is shrinking fast. Of course, it can also be due to water damage, and you need to have it undergo a water damaged phone repair.

Temp Files

There are several reasons why your space is getting inadequate, and the first one is that temporary files are not being deleted. These temporary files include copies of running programs, as well as the data which have not been purged. Temporary files can be huge. The easiest way to delete a temporary file is to restart the device. Restarting the device will not only delete temporary files, but it will also clear up some memory problems due to zombie programs. Today’s apps create a lot of data, and these are written to the main storage or the microSD card, depending on where the owner sets it up. While the apps run, these temporary files keep piling up. The only way to purge these files is to restart the device. When the cell phone is restarted, the temp files are also deleted.

Temp files are made because there is not enough memory in the RAM for other programs. When an app needs to be in memory but no longer fits there, the operating system writes it to the storage. When it needs to be run as part of the app, the data in the storage is swapped back into memory, while other parts of memory are also written down to the fixed storage.

Although it is better to write the temporary files to the internal memory, sometimes this is no longer possible, and the app starts to get real slow.

Media Files

Today’s entertainment is all about large media files, specifically those which are kept in the memory, like those saved to your microSD card. Today’s media files are huge, with some video files larger than 5 GB each. These are not only those files which are downloaded to the phone to be watched later, but also videos which are recorded.

When you record and save a video and upload it online, the data has to be kept somewhere. This is usually also kept as a temporary file until it is stored properly. A 32 GB of free space, can be filled up by 6 HD videos. There is also the propensity for creating large playlists. These are also stored on the device.

Deleting media files is easy to do. You can always go to the File Manager and open the playlist library file. You can also navigate to the Music folder or the video folder. Take a look at the files on there and see if there is any file you don’t want to play anymore. It may take about 300 music files deleted to free up a gigabyte of free space. For videos, it can be anywhere from 5 video files to just one, to free 1 GB of space.

You can also check out the social media folders. Normally, files that you send or receive are also stored there. Just because you don’t know where the files are located, that you would no longer be able to delete the files. There are other ways to do it.

Deleting Apps

It is easier to delete files than you think. There are several ways to do it. One is through a system app which shows which apps are in memory and how large they are. The data is divided into the app size and the app data. You would need to browse through the list and decide which files you no longer need. You can stop the program or delete the apps. This will free up some space, but it might not be enough. It was suggested that if you have an app, that you check that it is shut down and not just hanging around in memory. When an app stays in the background, it eats up resources, like sound, processing time and memory. It also heats up the environment.

When running the cell phone and it starts to go slower, try to check the apps running. Turning some of them off might help recover some memory space. However, it would still be better to restart the cell phone.

Hardware Problem

There’s always the possibility of hardware issues or problem. If it keeps slowing down for no reason, bring your phone to a cell phone repair shop. The technicians there can run diagnostics on your phone to find out what is wrong. Even if you were using an iOS device, there are still iPhone repair shops near me. These would be places where you can have a tablet screen repair as well as solving memory problems.

READ: iPhone 4 Screen Replacement and Repair DIY

It’s always a good idea to find professional help when you are having problems with your cell phone.

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