The memory is filled with Android, although there is nothing there: why and what to do

Almost every user of smartphones on Android faced the problem when the phone’s memory is filled, seeing the appropriate warning in the notification curtain. This problem can prove itself on any smartphone, whether Samsung, Huawei and Xiaomi, no one is safe, but especially at the risk zone with 8 and 16 GB of internal memory. It happens that the memory is filled, although there is nothing there, it introduces users confusion. Therefore, there are so many people who are looking for information on how to clean the memory on the phone and what to do for this.

When the smartphone writes “memory is filled”, everyone begins to look for personal files and delete them. Photos, music, video fall under the distribution. But even after removing hundreds of photographs, it turns out that the internal memory of the phone is filled and was released quite a bit. This is a common problem, everyone needs to know how to clean the memory of the phone and what you need to have for this. But initially you need to understand the most common reasons for its appearance.

  • files in the download folder;
  • huge application cache;
  • many installed programs;
  • using software from unknown sources;
  • browser download files;
  • systemic failure;
  • hidden files;
  • files are stored on internal memory, not a card.

Sometimes users do not even realize that the files were uploaded in the system, they are pressed for download from the site, several gigabytes are pumped and all these files are placed in the “loading” folder. The user can forget about these files, and finding them without a file manager is not so simple, they are not displayed in the gallery.

A common cause of warning is that the phone has a small size of a constant memory. The user sets the memory card, but the files still continue to be saved in the smartphone. You need to find out how to transfer your files from the phone to the memory card and thereby solve the problem.

How to find out what takes place in Android memory

To decide what to do with filled memory, it is initially necessary to determine the cause of the problem. In this case, to study the data that will consume a place in the system. The first thing the user is thinking is to go into the smartphone settings and open the tool for analyzing the space. This is the right solution, if you enter this setting, you can see which files occupy the most space. If this tool shows that most of the place in memory is taken by photo and video, then the reader can quickly guess how to free memory on the phone. you just need to delete unnecessary photos and videos.

But it happens that this tool shows incorrect data or does not display memory workload at all. In this case, most of the free space occupies “another”, which is included in this section, the user does not know. Here, without specialized software, it will not work to do. For example, you can use the free Diskusage application, which is freely downloaded with Google Play. There are already much more opportunities and tools here.

In the application, the user will see a convenient diagram of files, and will also be able to look at information about how much space this or that file occupies in memory. In a matter of seconds, it will be possible to find out which files are taken away the most place. This will give the most complete performance why the phone memory is filled and give an impetus to correct the problem. Depending on the type of files, and, as a rule, it is a cache of certain applications, they can be removed and released. The program even sees hidden files, so you can see everything that is in memory.

Important: the program does not display system files, the deletion of which can harm the system, the user will not be able to cause any harm to his smartphone.

We transfer files to flash card

But, let’s start with the solution of this issue for those devices that support SD cards. Want to know how to move files to Android? There is nothing easier. In order not to fill out the memory, you can save all possible files for a flash card. To do this, indicate this opportunity in the settings:

This list can be continued for a long time. Particular attention should be paid to such applications that work with “heavy” files. For example, image editors, video or audio. When you save files on a memory card, create there (if this is not done automatically) a folder for each application. Then problems with a crowded memory of your device can be avoided.

This method of cleaning the device’s memory cannot be used for system files. This can cause problems with the performance of the gadget and even to its failure.

Moving files from the memory of the device to the card is the easiest to use the file manager. There are a lot of applications of this category in Play Market. The most popular today is ES conductor.

Many consider this manager the best for Android and this is not in vain. With it, you can simultaneously move several folders and files, it is possible to save the APK fals of the installed applications and much more.

How to move files to Android using ES conductor:

  • To do this, they need to be highlighted (prolonged press on one file),
  • Call the menu (button “”)
  • Find the item “move to”
  • In the proposed list you need to select “SDCARD”

How to move files to Android using PC

Synchronization of the device with a computer has many advantages. You can exchange files and keep the free memory at the required level. For example, you can “pour” new chapters of audiobooks, music albums or videos before going to work. This procedure can be carried out every time you need to update to measure such files.

Connecting a smartphone or tablet on Android to a computer is very easy. It is enough to connect these devices using a USB cable. You do not need to download any programs or drivers for this. Modern operating systems of computers can easily determine the type of connected device. You can enter his memory with the help of standard conductors.

Today you can use a more modern solution. Airdroid. With it, you can exchange files with your PC remotely. Being outside your home, you can download a music album or a film from your media text and listen to it. No wires are needed for this. Only a stable Internet is needed. To which should be connected by both PC and mobile device.

Setting such synchronization using this service is very simple. Thanks to the friendly Inteus of the Program, even one who has never had the opportunity to exchange his files at a distance before this day.

#2. Through the settings menu

In Android, through the settings menu, you can view all active (t.e. currently working) applications, and some of them (which are not needed). Close! Due to this, you can save a bit of RAM.

It is done quite simply. First open the Android settings section “Applications”.

After going to the “Workers” tab: a list of working applications should appear. Next, just see which of them the most consumes memory and close those that you do not use. Below is an example on the screen (on Android 5.0), as for 2 clicks, ~ 100 MB of RAM was released.

Example of RAM release / Android 5.0 / clickable

On Android 8.0, by the way, there is even a more convenient tab: “Settings/memory/memory/use of memory with applications” (see. screenshot below).

Use of memory with applications (Android 8.0) /clickable

It presents all the applications that used RAM in the last 3, 6, 12 hours (moreover, the list can be sorted from more to smaller). Having read this list, you can quickly evaluate what it would be worth closing (for example, if you do not have enough memory. then, probably, you should not keep 2 browsers workers, 2 software for tracking weather, etc.).

#3. With special. Applications for acceleration

I can’t help but note that now there are hundreds of different applications to optimize and accelerate the work of the phone (tablet, and other. devices on Android). One of the main functions of these devices: release of RAM, deleting temporary and garbage files, cleaning the cache, etc.D.

I have already had a note on this topic on the blog (link below).


10 best applications for accelerating and cleaning Android from garbage. https: //

For example, the AMC Cleaner application for 2-3 clicks with a finger on the screen can not only release RAM, but also clean the device from garbage, optimize the load on the CPU (due to which reduce its temperature). The screenshots are given below.

In addition, by the way, AMC Cleaner allows you to find various doubles and not used pictures, photos, music, etc. Files. Sometimes, speech can go to gigabytes!

Cleaning repeated and unnecessary pictures / AMC Cleaner

By the way, there are enough analogues of the same AMC Cleaner. Very good functionality in another application from this category: Clean Master (very famous program, more than 100 million. users around the world!).

Allows you to quickly put things in order on the phone: increase safety, remove garbage, cool CP, etc. The screenshots of the work are presented below.

Do I need to clean the RAM

I have at least two significant reasons for this, which are true and in your attitude too:

  • Firstly, Android knows very well when RAM is overwhelmed, and simply unloads running processes, freeing up for new. That is, everything happens automatically and does not require your intervention.
  • Secondly, the longer the smartphone works without rebooting, the more stable it works because during this time all processes are debugged, many of which begin to consume less RAM.

The second reason may seem very strange, but you can verify this yourself:

RAM cleaning. manipulation is extremely ineffective

I assure you that after loading you will see how the consumption of RAM increases. This is due to the fact that the smartphone that has just been “cleansed” needs to start all the processes again to establish the correct operation of the smartphone. In my case, before rebooting, the system occupied 2 GB, and applications. about 600 MB. After rebooting, the system began to occupy 3 GB, and applications. almost 700 MB.

Yes, this increase is temporary. As soon as the smartphone launches all the processes and tasks needed for it for proper work, the consumption will decrease again. But what is the point of cleaning and freeing anything then? It is logical that no. Smartphones processes today are arranged like gas. They do not need a compulsory user intervention. They can unload others to take their place, independently.

Removing old downloads

Few people think about how much garbage accumulates in the “loading” folder or where you moved files from it.

You can clean the memory yourself or with the help of applications, which are a lot in Google Play. It is best to use the Google Files application. It will analyze all your folders and offer options for reducing the volume of excess material. You just have to agree.

Loading is often stored a lot of superfluous.

If you do not want to install additional applications, just go to the “loading” folder and see what you can delete there. Often there are a lot of videos, pictures and APK files that are no longer needed and which can be safely deleted.

Using SD cards

This advice will be in the spirit of the captain of evidence. I am against memory cards on the phone, but if they do not cause you hostility and fear for the safety of the data that I talked about earlier, you can not clean the storehouse, but simply expand it.

If the latest Android version is installed on your phone, you can use the Adoptable Storage function to turn the SD card into expanding the internal memory of the phone. Next, you will not need to manually move applications and data to the SD card. However, this function is disabled on some devices, for example, it was not on Samsung Galaxy phone to Android 9 Pie.

You only need to choose a good memory card. It will be cheaper in the end.

No matter what option you choose, you must buy a Microsd card with a high reading and recording speed. The main thing, remember that even the fastest memory cards work more slowly than the internal memory. So think about whether you should use this way to expand your memory.

How to clear the memory of Android phone (5 simple and effective methods)

Good day!

This statement is fair not only for computers, but also for tablets, phones and in general any other devices.

Over time, even if you do not have the cheapest device, the volume of free memory can come to an end. Well, what, videos and photos at various events, toys, music and other things “do” their job.

In this note, I will give several simple, but sufficiently effective methods of cleaning memory (I think the note can be useful to all not sophisticated users of Android smartphones, tablets, etc.).

To help!

Google Play analogs or what can be used. if Play does not work.

Simple effective ways to clean the phone’s memory

Analysis of the occupied place. looking for “culprits”

The first thing to start the solution to this issue is to see which catalogs and files occupy the most memory (as you know: optimization should start with the place where the most loss).

In principle, if you have a modern version of Android, then you can see the settings in the settings in the section/internal memory section of what and how much it takes (see. Example on the screenshot below).

You can also use a application. DISK USAGE/Drill analyzer (link to Google Play).

The application builds a very visual diagram by which you can quickly navigate where the main memory “gone”. By the way, catalogs in this analyzer are sorted by their size (see. An example below).

By and large, finding the catalog (and), which takes the most space. you can just go into it and remove all the “extra”. Due to such a simple “thing”, you can quickly and immediately “expand” the disk space on the phone.

Cleaning memory from garbage, cache, temporary and repeated files

A large number of space can take various temporary files, cache programs, installation files of applications and other “garbage” files (especially if you have never cleaned them). The easiest and easier to find and delete them is to use special. Applications.

For example, AMC Security looks very worthy in this regard. One of the main advantages of the application: good and fast cleaning of the smartphone’s memory from excess garbage in just 1 click! Cm. screenshots below.

477 MB for cleaning! Continue (work with AMC)

I also add that in AMC Cleaner, in addition to cleaning, there is additional. Useful “pieces”:

  • control over the battery (battery). for example, you can stop those applications that consume the main charge of the battery;
  • module to accelerate the smartphone as a whole (and during games in particular);
  • the ability to block unwanted calls/SMS;
  • Module to protect confidential and private data.

Also, if we are talking about applications to clean memory, one cannot fail to mention CCleaner (one of the most famous utilities for cleaning Windows is now available for Android).

Using the application is very simple: first click the “Analyze” button. Next, mark with checkmarks what can be removed, and VU-a-la-the memory is cleaned. Example on the screenshot above.

Using cloud discs for photos and videos

Dozens of gigabytes can take photos and video files (perhaps this category of files most often causes a lack of memory. ).

And in this regard, one of the best solutions is to start using cloud discs (Yandex Disk, cloud. Google, Dropbox, etc. disc.) that allow you to store an almost unlimited number of files.

In this regard, I like the Yandex Disk best:

  • for a photo, unlimited space;
  • You can get access to files with both PC and from the phone;
  • It is easy to configure so that all photos from the smartphone automatically move to the cloud disk;
  • You can quickly share the files (or show them) with friends and acquaintances. just throw them a link to the folder allowed for viewing;
  • completely in Russian.

You can learn more about how to set up and use Yandex Disk from my previous article (link to it below).

To help!

Yandex disc: how to use it, download and download files, photo. instructions.

Removing unused games and applications

Even if you yourself did not load and did not install any games. I still recommend watching the list of applications carefully.

The fact is that often a dozen games are pre.installed (from the manufacturer) on the smartphone. over, this “good” can occupy 1-2 (or more) GB of memory (so, in fact, it was in my case. ).


By the way, note that many applications on the smartphone are “duplicated”, for example, you probably have several cards, reference books, etc.D. Part of this can also be removed.

To help!

How to delete the application with Android (in t.h. and that when the removal of which errors occur). see. Instructions

Installation of an additional larger SD card for media files

If you have a slot for a microSD card (and it is on most modern smartphones), then you can significantly increase the amount of free memory by replacing your old memory card with a new one.

Many believe that this pleasure is quite expensive, however, such a “trifle” can be ordered in Chinese online stores at very democratic prices.

Installation of Microsd Cards on 128 GB in smartphone

Now on sale the most popular cards are 16 ÷ 256 GB. As you can see on the screen below, orders for the same aliexpress are calculated by tens of thousands and 99.9% of positive reviews of positive.

Android memory cleaning apps

Given the fact that in modern smartphones the firmware already includes a pre.installed “cleaner”, the need for applications is simply absent. But if there is still a desire to try another application, then it can be downloaded from Google Play (pay attention! On the territory of the Google app store is blocked. Therefore, use VPN or install directly from the Play Market on your mobile device by request “Clean” or “Cleaner”).

If everything that could be deleted has already deleted, but the phone still does not have enough free space on the phone, it is worth considering the option of resetting a mobile device to factory settings. Make Hard Reset. This function is completely “reset” the phone.

The method is radical. All information will be extended, so if there are any important data on the device, you should transfer it to another medium: to a computer or flash drive.

How to delete all data from Android phone:

In memory increase on Android device

If the release of the place on the smartphone is difficult, then you can go in a different way, namely, increase the amount of memory. This can be done in several ways:

  • Buy a memory card. Modern memory cards have volume up to 1 TB (1000 GB). This is a lot or 256 GB for 2000, will not hit the wallet much, but will greatly make life easier;
  • Use cloud storages. Unlike the previous option, the functionality will partially suffer, since it is much easier to interact with memory cards. But the “cloud” also has pluses. All materials loaded there will always be available from all devices connected to it. You can use several services at once: Google Drive, Yandex disc, Samsung Cloud. And most importantly. it’s free.

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The easiest and fastest way to clear the memory of the phone

As we have already found out at the beginning of the article, the memory on the phone can be different (internal constant, operational and external-boiled).

Devices with the Android operating system almost constantly use RAM and internal memory. You can quickly and simply clean it with standard means and resort to the help of software. The device will work much faster if it has enough RAM and it as much as possible. If the internal memory is almost not free, then the smartphone will often begin to give out system errors, arbitrarily restart, hang and show low performance.

Users who still do not know how to clean the phone, you need to use the following means:

  • Own functionality of the device;
  • software designed for a mobile device;
  • Personal computer;
  • Online services-cloud storages.

Any of the proposed methods can be considered quite fast, simple and effective in order to clear the memory of the Android phone.

How to clear the internal memory on Android

To increase the productivity of the device, you need to clean not only the internal memory, but also the RAM.

To check the condition and clean the RAM, you must:

  • Activate the system key located on the left or right.
  • See a list of open applications in the opening window.
  • View the volume of the completed RAM.
  • Press on a cross on the display and clean the RAM engaged in applications.

The system memory used by the operating system, this way cannot be cleaned.

If there is no desire and opportunity to understand the wisdom of programs, you can manually carry out the procedure, after which the device will work much faster. Manual cleaning methods include:

  • cleaning the cache of applications and browser;
  • removal of messages;
  • removal of applications that have not been used for a long time;
  • Cleaning the phone from files stored on it.

Manual cleaning of Android phone memory takes more time than automatic, but gives comparable results.

Message deletion in Android

Message deleting is relevant if the device is used for several years, and the number of text content is calculated by thousands of files. Cleaning the phone from messages is performed as follows:

  • Transition to the “message” application from the desktop.
  • With a finger one of the messages.
  • In the menu that opens, activate the item “Select All”.
  • Activate the action “Delete”.

Removing applications in Android

Unnecessary applications occupying a place can be removed through the operating system menu or on the desktop if the device has a proprietary firmware. For this, the application icon is clamped and eliminated from the desktop.

Tip: If there is a full menu in the shell of the Android, removal from the desktop will not lead to the liquidation of the application. To delete the program, you need to go to the menu and already clamp the icon there and put it in the basket.

File deletion in Android

An internal drive can also be cleaned using a file manager. a standard program that is on any Android device. The removal algorithm may differ on devices of different manufacturers, but in general, the actions must be performed the same.

On most devices, the algorithm of actions is as follows:

  • Open your phone table see applications icons.
  • Find the application “Files” and go into it.
  • Categories of files will appear in the window that opens, information about the amount of occupied memory.
  • Choose a category.
  • In the file opened list, mark those that need to delete or activate the “Select All” command.
  • Delete files.

We transfer the applications to the memory card, PC or cloud

  • To transfer files to the card, you need to resort to the File Explorer application. Just start the application, find the files in the phone’s memory, mark them and indicate the place of the future location.
  • To transfer files to PC. just connect the phone by using the USB cable to the computer and copy the files like from a flash drive.
  • To transfer files to the cloud-install the Google Disk application, enter data from the Google account (shut up), then click on the “Download” key and select those files that you want to download into the cloud. After the data loading to the cloud. they can be removed from a mobile phone.

We clean the memory automatically by Android means and applications. Removal of cache and garbage in a browser.

Cache in a mobile device is an intermediate buffer containing information to which the user can contact in the near future. The cache allows you to save time on computing processes, provides quick access and increases performance. But, if the file cache accumulates, it begins to slow down the system, occupying a lot of space in memory.

  • Open the device settings menu.
  • Find the section “All applications”.
  • Open the application manager.
  • Alternately open each of the programs in the list and activate the “Clean Cache” key.

Cleaning the phone accumulated in the browser is performed in the following way:

  • Go to the browser.
  • Open the menu located on the side.
  • Activate the command “Clean history”.
  • Set the necessary settings: what to remove and for what period of time.
  • Activate the “Delete Data” command.

How to clean the external (memory cards) phone memory

External memory also needs to be periodically cleaned. Cleaning can be soft (manual selective deleting files) or radical (full formatting (deleting all files) from a memory card). Consider each method in more detail.

Manual file deletion

The most effective in manual cleaning is to delete the most “heavy” files, as a rule. these are videos, audio files or photos of high resolution. To remove them, you need to go to the gallery and sort all files in size, and then delete the most “heavy”.

Tip: If you cannot sort files in their size in the galleries of your mobile device, use the file manager. For example Total Commander.

Formatting of the external memory of the device

Files from the external drive can be deleted by performing full formatting.

The formatting process consists of the following steps:

  • Transition to Android settings.
  • Search and transition to the “Memory” section.
  • The choice of the “Disable SD card” command.
  • Go out of the settings.
  • Go into the settings again.
  • Find and activate the “Cleaning Memo Card” command.

We download applications and files immediately to the memory card from the Internet

You can learn to download applications immediately to the memory card as follows:

  • Go to “Settings”.
  • Open memory section.
  • Find a subsection with approximate names: “main memory” or “default memory”.
  • Mark the item “Memo Card”.

Do I need to clean the cache

Cache is useful data that is not necessary to delete

See for yourself. Cache is small data fragments that applications or sites save on the device in order to have quick access to certain files or sections. In fact, they play the role of anchors for which software clings in order to work faster. The cache allows the applications not to upload data again, but how to get it out of quick memory.

So almost all applications work and the system itself. You think that 2 GB that Telegram occupies is bad? No, he just keeps the photos and videos that you watched in memory. Because of this, they do not load again when you open them again. And Google Chrome? Recently, a function appeared in the browser, which precisely due to the cache increases the speed of loading web pages. It is called Back and Forward Cache, and reduces the opening time of previously open sites. In general, cool.

No, of course, not all the data stored in memory are equally useful. But it is definitely not worth using specialized utilities to remove them. Experts analyzed the most popular memory cleaning applications on Android and came to the conclusion that most of them are not what they give out themselves.

Memory cleaning applications

In memory, the most part is useless and even dangerous

Here are just a few examples of how to clean your memory deceive you:

  • The abundance of advertising. Their main goal is not to help you get rid of extra files, but to banally show you advertising and make money.
  • Excessive privileges. Most of the memory cleaning applications request even those privileges that they do not need in fact.
  • Access to network connections. Strange, but such applications are very often engaged in intercepting traffic, which users send by Wi-Fi network. To protect it, read this instruction.
  • Spy signs. Some applications generally monitor the user, controlling SMS messages, calls and many other aspects of private life.

How to clean the cache on Android

Sometimes cleaning is really required, but it is better to conduct it with legal methods approved by Google.

Android has a cache cleaning tool. I will explain the example of Google Play, since it most often needs such a procedure:

The removal of the application cache is unlikely to make an old smartphone in a flagmanly fast

These manipulations will allow you to clean the data and updates accumulated by the service, and in most cases they return to the smartphone the former level of speed. The fact is that some updates and files slow down both the catalog and Android itself. But remember that most often this is not a panacea, but it is still worth trying.

How to clear RAM on android without any App PC & Root

How to clean a smartphone memory

The second method of cleaning Android is to remove unnecessary and unnecessary data from memory like installation files of applications, the same photos, etc.D.

Google Files defines unnecessary files automatically and offers them to delete

These two ways are really able to help you contain a smartphone storage clean and order, not allowing left.handed data to prevent the stable work of Android. Do not think that any third-party developers were smarter than Google and came up with a more effective solution than she herself.