7 Ways to Free Up Space on Android Without Deleting Apps

Efficient ways to free up space on your Android device. Clear cache, delete downloads, use cloud storage, and more.

By Abhishek Chandel
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7 Ways to Free Up Space on Android Without Deleting Apps

7 Ways to Free Up Space on Android Without Deleting Apps

Are you tired of constantly running out of storage space on your Android device? Do you find yourself having to delete apps or photos just to make room for new ones? Well, you’re in luck!

In this blog post, we’ll explore 7 ways to free up space on your Android device without having to delete any apps. From clearing cache and junk files to using cloud storage, we’ve got you covered. So sit back, relax, and get ready to learn how to make the most of your Android storage space!

7 Ways to Free Up Space on Android Without Deleting Apps

1. Clear the App Cache

Over time, your apps build up temporary cache files that take up storage space. For example, cached media from a social media app or browsing data from a news app.

To clear this data:

1. First Install the 1Tap Cleaner app & launch it & as it opens up tap on the "Cache Cleaner" option.


2. Now you'll see a list of all installed apps here, you can clear the cache for specific apps if you want but if you want to clear the cache for all apps at once then tap on the Brush icon.

3. On the next screen, you'll see the total occupied cache size. To continue again tap on the Brush icon.

4. Now it'll ask for accessibility permission to work automatically for all apps. After allowing that again tap on the Brush icon.

5. Now at the bottom of your screen, you'll see that it'll start the process of clearing the cache for each app one by one. 

Doing this for apps like Facebook, X, Chrome, etc can free up hundreds of MBs in one go!

2. Delete Downloads from Streaming Apps

Streaming apps like Netflix, Spotify, and podcast players cache downloaded content. Delete these downloads to open up space.

  • Open the app and go to Settings or Downloads.

  • Select the downloaded content and choose Delete.

  • This will remove cached movies, songs, episodes, etc you're done with.

When you need the app again, simply reinstall it and your data is restored. Offloading unused games, tools, etc frees up space without losing their data.

3. Empty the Trash

When you delete files on your Android, they get stored in the trash folder temporarily. Remember to empty it.

1. Open the File Manager app & Go to Trash.

2. Select the flies & tap on "Delete all." This permanently removes files you've deleted already.

4. Clear Browser Cache

Over time, your browser cache and downloads like PDFs, images, etc can build up and eat storage.

To delete these:

  • Open Chrome and tap the 3 dots icon.

  • Go to Settings > Privacy > Clear browsing data.

  • Select "Cached images and files" & Tap Clear data.

This will wipe all unneeded browser data and gain back space.

5. Remove Unused Themes

Themes on your Android device can include wallpaper, icons, sounds and other assets that consume space.

To remove themes:

1. Go to Settings > Themes & tap on "My stuff".

2. Tap on any unused themes & Choose Delete.


Deleting old themes you don't use will clear up room on your phone.

6. Find and Remove Large Media Files

Sometimes a few very large files like videos eat up storage space. For this Files by Google is one of the best apps. 

1. After installing the files app launch the app & now on the homepage it'll give recommendations for deleting large files. Tap on that option.


2. Select any huge files you no longer need.

3. Then tap on the Move to Trash button at the bottom.

4. After that Tap on the Hamburger icon on the home page & tap on the trash option & delete trashed files from here.

7. Move Photos and Videos to the Cloud

Media files like photos and videos consume huge chunks of storage. To free up space, backup these files to the cloud rather than storing them locally.

Cloud services like Google Photos offer 15GB of free storage for media. Simply install the app and set it to automatically back up phone images. Then you can delete local copies to open up GBs of space!


To wrap it up, freeing up space on your Android device doesn’t have to mean deleting your favorite apps. By following the 7 tips we’ve shared in this blog post, you can easily clear out cache and junk files, get rid of downloads from streaming apps, move your photos and videos to the cloud, clear out your browser cache and downloads, remove any unused themes, and make use of cloud storage to keep your device running smoothly. These simple yet effective steps will help you make the most of your Android’s storage space and enjoy a faster, more efficient device.

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