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Fix “Insufficient Storage Available” Error | Increase Android Internal Memory

2016-10-13 17:22:26 Posted by Tracy King to Partition Manager

Summary:
Having “Insufficient Storage Available” error on your Android phone or having low space issue on Android devices? This article will show you how to simply increase Android internal memory and expand Android storage space with ease. Follow recommended methods in this article to fix insufficient storage available error on your Android phone with ease now.

Insufficient storage available on Android.

Are you having insufficient storage available error on your Android phone? Thinking that your Android phone can no longer meet your demand of big storage space to saving more wonderful data such as photos or videos? Here in this article, we’ll show you several methods showed as below to help you fix “insufficient storage available” error on your Android phone and extend Android internal storage space with ease. 

Method 1. Extend Android storage space with memory card
   Step 1. Partition memory card
   Step 2. Increase Android internal memory by Link2SD
Method 2. Clean up useless apps, history or caches to increase Android internal memory
Method 3. Transfer data to Cloud storage or PC to extend Android storage space
Method 4. Expand Android storage with USB OTG
Method 5. Increase Android internal memory with Terminal Emulator/INT2EXT/Mounts2SD apps

If you are not quite familiar with Android phone management jobs, Method 1, 2, 3 shall be your top choices. Now you may selectively choose any one offered methods to fix “Insufficient Storage Available” error and expend Android storage space with a faster running speed.

Method 1. Extend Android storage space with memory card
Expand Android internal memory

Adding memory card into Android phone will surely help to expend Android storage space. According to follow below steps, you’ll get new way to borrow space from memory card and increase internal memory space on Android phone.

Just follow below 2 steps to extend Android internal memory space with a new memory card now. You may select a memory card with wanted space such as 32GB or 64GB etc to add to your present Android phone internal memory.

Step 1. Partition memory card

  • Free download partition manager software - EaseUS Partition Master on your PC and connect the memory card which you want to add to Android with your PC;
  • Launch EaseUS Partition Master and all drives including memory card connected to PC will show up in its window;
  • Right-click memory card which may show as disk(removable etc) and select Delete all partitions.

Delete partitions on SD card to add space to Android internal memory.

The memory card will become unallocated and then you need to create a new partition.

  • Right-click unallocated space in memory card and select Create partition, set partition as Primary and specify its file system and size.

You need to create 2 partitions - a Fat32 primary partition and an Ext2/3/4 primary partition on the SD card.

Create second partitions on SD card to increase Android internal storage.

  • Click Apply to keep these two create partitions (FAT32 + Ext2) on SD card.

Step 2. Increase Android internal memory by Link2SD

After creating needed partitions in the memory card, you can then add the second Ext2/3/4 partition to increase internal storage space on Android phone with the help of Link2SD. Here are the details:

  • Insert memory card to Android phone and download Link2SD app on Android phone;
  • Do remember to root the phone in advance so to allow Link2SD to get access to your phone.
  • Run Link2SD and select the file system of your SD card’s second partition: Ext2, Ext3 or Ext4 and click OK;
  • Reboot device and run Link2SD again, click Settings > Check the autolink to move apps upon installation;

Use Link2SD to extend Android internal memory.

  • If you already have some apps, select Create link.
  • Check memory and select Storage Info to see the current internal memory status.

Increase Android internal storage space with Link2SD.

Now that the second partition have be added into Android as internal memory and you can save and install as many apps and files as you want.

Method 2. Clean up useless apps, history or caches to increase Android internal memory

Sometimes, Android apps will take up quite a lot space in Android phones with browsing history and caches. As time goes by, every app on users’ phone will filled with cached files. Therefore, cleaning up useless apps, history or caches will surely save more useful space and extend Android internal memory.

1. Delete or clear useless apps history
Go to Settings > Tab Apps > Choose useless apps or unwanted app and select Uninstall or Clear Data.

Delete or clear app data to increase Android storage space.

2. Clean up app history or caches
Go to Settings > Storage > Click Cached data > You’ll receive a message showing "This will clear cached data for all apps", click OK.

Clean up app caches to increase Android memory space.

You may also try to delete some useless programs to release some space. But some programs may take very little free space. You may try Method 3 to transfer important data to Cloud or PC so to save Android memory space.

Method 3. Transfer data to Cloud storage or PC to extend Android internal storage

If you have a Cloud account such as Google Drive for your Android phone, it will be a good way to save Android phone storage space by transferring data to Cloud storage. Wonderful photos, videos or other files can be upload to Cloud so to save more free space on Android.

If you don’t have a Cloud account, you may choose PC or tablets or other external storage device to save internal memory on android phone. You can try to export unusual used data to PC manually or apply Android data recovery software to PC and delete them on your phone.

If you don’t want to move your Android data or files out and save in Cloud or PC, you can also try to add memory so to increase internal memory on Android with USB OTG. Detail steps will be listed in Step 4.

Method 4. Expand Android storage space with USB OTG

USB OTG allows users to plug in peripheral such as storage devices - USB etc and add more space for Android phones. 
If you don’t know whether your phone support USB OTG or not, you can download USB OTG Checker app to test. 
USB OTG will help you to increase Android internal storage space by adding an external hard drive or USB drive etc to phone with OTG adapter. 

Extend Android storage space with USB OTG.

Method 5. Increase Android internal memory with Terminal Emulator/INT2EXT/Mounts2SD apps

Other known apps such as Terminal Emulator, INT2EXT or Mounts2SD can also help to add SD card space to Android phone so to increase Android internal memory with ease. You may selectively try anyone of these apps and apply to increase your Android internal storage space then.