8 Simple Steps To Fix Insufficient Storage Available On Android

If you are unable to store any more data on your device, it is because your memory has been completely occupied or the device has less internal memory. Not to worry folks all you have to follow 8 simple steps carefully and your problems will be solved. There will be no need for you to root your device also.

But all users have to be careful and load less amount of apps, music, video and pictures if internal memory storage capacity is less on android device. Stay tune to GizBot for more updates!

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Development Kit

Download and Install Java Development Kit from Oracle's website. Users have a wide variety of choice for Windows 7/8 (approximately 87 MB).


Download and Install Android SDK from Google's website. We prefer the recommended Windows Installer.


Run Command Prompt with Administrator Privileges on Windows 7 or Windows 8 OS. [Start Menu -> type in cmd -> Right click the Command Prompt -> Run as Administrator. The UAC will prompt you with a dialog which you should click as ‘Yes']


If you have installed the latest version of Android SDK (SDK Manager Revision 16 or later), then type in following commands on cmd: cd C:Program Files (x86)Androidandroid-sdkplatform-tools


On your Android phone/tablet, go to Settings -> Applications -> Development and enable USB Debugging. Once done, connect the phone/tablet to your laptop/desktop via USB cable.


Execute following commands (highlighted in blue only) in sequence [ adb shell pm getInstallLocation ] You would get an output as: 0[auto]. In Android, Install Location has 3 values.

0[auto] - Let the system decide the best location

1[internal] - Install the application on internal device storage. This means any internal storage provided with your device

2[external] - Install the application on external media. This means any SD, microSD cards attached to your device.

Choose Allocation

So let's change the default location to 2[external]. Input these codes in cmd [ adb shell pm setInstallLocation 2 ] This will change the default installation location to SD card of all the applications that you install henceforth. What about those that are already installed on device storage? We sure you were unable to move all of them to SD card earlier. You can give it a try now! Alternatively, you can download an application Apps2SD and manually move them to SD card.


Disable USB debugging on your phone/tablet. Close the Command Prompt and enjoy!

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