If your mobile has started to go slower than usual, it is time to take action on the matter. It can be due to different causes and one of the most frequent is having the internal storage of the terminal completely full.
The device, whether it is newer or older, will take longer to react if it is full of applications and files. You have to be especially careful with photos and videos, which accumulate indiscriminately and almost without realizing it. When you want to delete these files there are already tons of GB piling up in the corners.
Obviously, not all files are expendable. Thus, it is not possible to delete everything at once, since there will be content that may be valuable or that you directly want to keep for any reason.
To recover the speed of the terminal, the following advice should be followed:
Uninstall Unused Apps
It is essential to review all the applications that are installed and which of them are used. Those that are not needed, and more so if they occupy a large space, must be uninstalled. In addition, you have to know that it is not worth removing the icons from the menu, since they will continue to occupy space on the phone.
Delete Unwanted Photos and Videos
The mobile gallery is filled with photos and videos without us noticing. So that the terminal is not affected by this overdose of files, it should be cleaned every so often, so the process will be more agile.
All videos or photos that are not wanted – screenshots, repeated photos, memes or short videos that are not useful – must be permanently deleted. Therefore, you will have to go to the gallery trash to get rid of all the files forever.
Another good option that will prevent the gallery from filling up is to disable the option to automatically save photos and videos received by WhatsApp. To do this, you only have to access the app’s Settings , go to Chats and deactivate it.
Delete Downloaded Movies and Series
Streaming platforms offer the possibility of downloading episodes or movies to be able to watch them during a trip or when there is no Internet connection. These large files are stored on the mobile and, if they have already been viewed, they must be deleted so that they do not take up unnecessary space.
Use Google’s ‘Files Go’
Android users can download Google’s Files Go app, which is completely free and secure, to analyze the terminal and obtain the best solutions to improve performance and manage files. In this sense, the application allows you to delete applications or manage all kinds of junk files.
Format Your Smartphone
It is the last option and the most radical of all. Absolutely all files and applications on the phone will be deleted. It is best to make a backup of all saved data, just in case.
It is a huge sacrifice that must be thought through very well. Although of course, the smartphone will look like it just came out of the box.