Why free up storage space on your device?
If a device is very full, it can have more trouble performing basic functions smoothly.
How can you check your available storage amount?
While the process may vary depending on your device and platform, the general steps will be:
- Open the Settings app for your device
- Choose the General tab or section
- Look for Storage or Device Storage
- In this section, look for an Available storage total listed
How much storage needs to be available to improve performance?
That's a good question! This can vary greatly depending on your device's model, age, and other factors. In general, devices with 2 GB (gigabytes) or more of storage space available should encounter fewer performance issues due to insufficient storage.
How do you free up storage space?
If you see that your device has less than 2 GB of free storage space available, you may wish to delete (at least temporarily) any rarely used apps or unneeded files to create more space.
Note: While removing items to create space can help with many issues, data removal is often irreversible and we advise confirming with your device manufacturer before making any permanent changes.
Your device manufacturer may also have helpful tips on getting your device to run as efficiently as possible.