In this tutorial, you will learn how to:
• View available storage
• Free up storage
• Remove unused apps
• Clear app data
• Add storage
• Format an SD Card
View available storage
1. Swipe down from the Notification bar
with two fingers, then select the Settings icon
2. Select Storage. Available storage will be listed under THIS DEVICE. Select the THIS DEVICE drop-down, then select SD CARD to view available memory card space.
Free up storage
From the Storage screen, select the desired storage location
. Navigate to, then select and hold the desired content
. Select the Delete icon
.Note: You will be prompted to select OK to confirm.
Remove unused apps
From the Settings screen, select Apps > See all apps > desired app. From here, you may UNINSTALL or FORCE STOP the app.
Clear app data
From the Apps & notifications screen, select See all apps > desired app > Storage & cache > CLEAR STORAGE or CLEAR CACHE.
Purchase an SD card
or download a cloud storage app from the Play Store app
Note: To mount an SD card, from the home screen swipe down from the Notification bar with two fingers, then select the Settings icon > Storage > SD Card > MOUNT. To unmount your memory card, from the Storage screen, the Eject icon. For information on storing data to a memory/microSD card, visit the Backup & Restore with a Memory Card tutorial.
Format an SD card
1. When you insert an SD card for the first time, it is recommended that you format it on your phone. From the home screen swipe down from the Notification bar
with two fingers, then select the Settings icon.
> THIS DEVICE drop-down
> SD CARD
Note: Formatting your SD card will erase all files on the card and the card will be formatted for use on your phone. Make sure you backup your files to another location before formatting your SD card.
2. Select the Menu icon
> FORMAT SD CARD