That “Storage Full” notification on my Android really creeps me out. If you share the same OCD, then this article will be your savior.
See, we mostly blame our photos and videos for eating up most of the storage. But the truth is, when you run a device for longer, it starts storing unnecessary data, temporary files, cache memory, residual files, etc.
These unwanted files do no good in boosting the Android performance. In fact, the phone will slow down, and the applications will keep crashing due to the full storage.
But don’t worry. As I say, there is always a way out. Let me show you how to remove system data from Android and optimize your phone performance.
4 Ways of Deleting Android Data with Zero Hassle
Honestly, removing system data from your device is no big deal. You don’t need any Laptop connection or programming code to get rid of those files. I am giving you four hacks to get this job done:
1. Clear Cache Memory
Do you have a default system cleaner installed on your phone? The app will notify you to clean up the cache memory daily or weekly.
In the updated Androids, you need no extra application. The Android auto-cleans the cache and residual files.
You can also download a similar application from the Play Store. But from my experience, these apps do not work that smoothly. Hence, I always suggest manual cache cleaning.
Here is how to do that:
- Go to Settings.
- Tap on Apps.
- Click on each app from the list and navigate to Clear Cache.
- Select OK.
Deleting cache memory definitely frees up some space. But in most cases, it is negligible. So, you better try the other hacks from this article if cleaning cache memory does not solve the problem.
2. App Data Also Takes Up Some Space
Trust me. App data weighs more than the cache memory. The social media apps alone make up the majority of the storage. So, cleaning these larger files from specific apps will make enough space in your Android.
To remove App data:
- First, open Settings.
- Go to Apps.
- Click on any app and look for Clear Data.
- Tap on it and select OK.
Remember, clearing app data will remove the existing account and relevant information. You have to log into the application again. Besides, uninstall any unused apps from your device to make more space available.
3. Sometimes Resetting The Phone Is The Only Way Out
The two techniques above, are more than enough to remove your system data and make storage space. But if your Android is an attention seeker, you might have to walk an extra mile.
I’d recommend you update the device first. Systems with Android 12 and above can take care of the unwanted data by themselves.
Next, go to My Files and open Others or Logs. Select all and hit delete. These are residual files that are of no use. (Are there any secure folders that you cannot delete? Just follow this hack to fix the issue.) If none of these hacks are working for you, I am sorry, but factory reset is your only option. The simplest way to factory reset your device is this:
- Go to Settings.
- Open System.
- Look for the Factory Reset option.
- Hit “Okay.”
Do not forget to back up any important files on your phone. You can’t access anything once the factory reset is finished. Follow these hacks to copy files to android data folder.
My Final Thoughts
See, removing system data is no big deal. In most cases, deleting cache and app memory does the magic. But yes, consider the factory as your last option. Users sometimes delete crucial system files by mistake. In such a scenario, your apps will keep crashing even when there is enough storage available.