3 Ways to Fix “Insufficient Storage Space” Error on Android

Smartphone apps are getting more smarter with every passing day. It's only obvious that you'd want to explore all the new apps which make their way to the Google Play Store.

3 Ways to Fix “Insufficient Storage Space” Error on Android

Having said that, there's one problem we all have faced while installing or updating apps on our phone. Yes, we are talking about the "Insufficient space on the device" error.

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So, here are a few ways to fix this problem and download apps without any niggles.

3 Ways to Fix “Insufficient Storage Space” Error on Android

Clear the cache memory

Every app stores the most frequently used information in a temporary memory often referred as a cache. So, to free some space on your phone, try clearing the cache memory of all the apps individually.

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To clear the cache memory, head straight to Settings > storage > phone storage (or could be internal storage, used space) > apps. Now check for the apps which are consuming large amounts of memory and clear the cache. This should allow you to install the app without any errors.

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3 Ways to Fix “Insufficient Storage Space” Error on Android

Get rid of Google Play Service updates

If you're still facing issues while installing apps, try uninstalling the Google Play Service update.

To do this, go to Settings > storage > phone storage (or could be internal storage, used space) > apps > Google Play services. Then click on the Uninstall updates. Do note that you just have to uninstall the updates, not the app itself.

3 Ways to Fix “Insufficient Storage Space” Error on Android

Move data to SD card

Generally, all the apps are downloaded and installed in your phone's memory. So, if you run out of space on your phone, try moving few apps to SD card to make some room for new apps.

For moving apps to SD card, go to Settings > apps, tap on the app you intend to move to SD card to land into the App info page. You'll see MOVE TO SD CARD option on scrolling down in the app info page. Click on it and you are good to go. Do note that sometimes the 'move to SD card' option is greyed out to indicate that it cannot be moved to SD card.

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