How to free up memory space on my Android and iOS mobile phone without deleting anything?

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One of the essential problems when it comes to getting a new phone is hers memory and storage capacity. Since, depending on its use, which is almost always a mix of work, education and personal use, a lot of skill may be required.

Running out of storage space slow down the operating system of the device, increasing the user's discomfort while using the mobile phone. There are several alternatives to solve this type of situation, which we will evaluate in the course of the article.



Free up space on your smartphone

However, i phones Android or iOS they reach a point where you either delete the stored information or you simply won't be able to receive anything anymore. A quite uncomfortable and difficult to digest situation.

Analysis of your memory usage

The first thing you should knowing is a what is due il memory problem on your mobile device. To do this, you can go to the settings panel of your Android or iOS and explore the storage section.

This way, you will be able to know, firsthand, how much space your photos, music, applications or other types of downloaded files can take up that could take up more space.

I need it, I don't need it

Now is the time to do some in-depth exploration on your mobile - do you really need all that amount of photos? Did you download a heavy file that you only used once? Are there any WhatsApp groups that are constantly active, but the content doesn't attract the slightest attention to you?

If the answer is no, then you should start clearing those chats and lightening the burden of your phone.



Check your gallery

Many people tend to have, without realizing it, the same photos or videos repeated over and over in their gallery. This is not absolutely necessary. Start selecting and deleting them from both the main gallery and the recycle bin.

Cheats and cache history

Another aspect that can be important when freeing up space on your Android or iOS Smartphone is related to cache data.

These elements are widely used by browsers and social media applications to speed up loading times.

Even if it's not too much to have them at times they might take up a lot more space than they should. Therefore, it is not bad to remove them after some time.

The same goes for your browser history: how long have you not deleted it? You've probably never thought about it. It is another alternative to reduce the amount of space occupied in the phone memory.

Heavy files and low-use applications

There are applications that remain installed on your smartphone and you probably don't even remember them, you have been trying to find out what they are for some time and you have not been able to find an explanation.

Maybe it's time to think about eliminating them, especially if their weight is significant enough to hinder the installation of applications or the download of files that could be much more useful.

WhatsApp data

Returning to the topic of multimedia content on your Android or iOS: through the WhatsApp application you can share many photos, videos, gifs, documents, links, contacts, audio, voice notes and many other files. AND even if not everything is displayed on the phone, they take up space.


Enter the "Settings" panel of the application, click on the "Data and storage" section and then access the "Storage usage" section.


Then, all chats will be displayed, as well as the total weight of each of them. When you select a chat, the number of messages and content sent and received will be displayed. At the bottom of the menu, you will find the “Free up space” option, where you can decide what type of file to delete.


Using the cloud

Another interesting alternative to partially delete content that may take up a lot of space on your Android or iOS, is the use of information clouds, in which you can save all your files, photos and videos. You can download them for timely use and delete them again.

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