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Fix 'Insufficient Storage Available' Error | Increase Android Internal Memory

Updated on Dec 05, 2018 by Tracy King to Partition Manager

When your Android phone shows with 'Insufficient Storage Available' or has low space, you'll need to increase the Android internal memory. You can follow to increase Android internal memory space with provided 5 methods on this page now.
Extend Android storage space with memory card
Step 1. Partition memory card
Step 2. Increase Android internal memory by Link2SD
Clean up useless apps, history or caches to increase Android internal memory
Transfer data to Cloud storage or PC to extend Android storage space
Expand Android storage with USB OTG
Increase Android internal memory with Terminal Emulator/INT2EXT/Mounts2SD apps

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 for big storage space for saving more wonderful data such as photos or videos? Here in this article, you'll find several methods showed to fix "insufficient storage available" error on your Android phone and extend Android internal storage space with ease. 

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

Adding memory card into an Android phone will surely help to expend Android storage space. According to follow below steps, you'll get a new way to borrow space from memory card and increase internal memory space on an 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 enough space such as 32GB or 64GB etc to add to your present Android phone internal memory.

1. Partition memory card

  • Download and install partition manager software - EaseUS Partition Master for free on your PC and connect the memory card which you want to add space to Android internal memory with your PC.
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 Windows 10 is supported

The memory card will become unallocated and then you need to create 2 partitions - a Fat32 primary partition and an Ext2/3/4 primary partition on the SD card.


Step 1: Launch EaseUS Parition Master

On the main window, right-click on the unallocated space on your hard drive or external storage device and select "Create".

Create partition on unallocated space

Step 2: Adjust the new partition size, file system, label, etc.

Set the size, partition label, drive letter, file system, etc. for the new partition and click "OK" to continue.

Set up new partition

Step 3: Confirm to create a new partition

Click on the "Execute Operation" button and confirm to create a new partition by clicking "Apply".

Confirm and keep all changes

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 has been 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 of space in Android phones with browsing history and caches. As time goes by, every app on users' phone will be 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 a PC or tablets or other external storage devices to save internal memory on the Android phone. You can try to export rarely used data 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 peripherals such as storage devices - USB etc and add more space to Android phones. 
If you don't know whether your phone supports 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. Use Terminal Emulator/INT2EXT/Mounts2SD apps for help

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