If you’ve encountered the message “insufficient storage available” on your Android smartphone or tablet, it’s not too difficult to figure out what the issue is. Constantly downloading and updating stuff can take its toll on your device’s memory, but thankfully there are steps you can take to solve this problem fairly easily, as we are about to show you.
First of all, if you receive the message “insufficient storage available”, there’s no need to panic and immediately start deleting some apps, pictures, or music files. If you’ve still got some space on your device, the problem can be fixed fairly easily, but you first need to understands why it occurred.
The error appears after you move large amounts of media files from the physical storage of your Android phone or tablet to a microSD card, and it is caused by the cache not being erased properly.
What you will need to do in order to fix this is download a free app which takes about 2MB of space (this is why we said earlier that you still need some space available on your device). If you’re having trouble installing even something of this size, you can go ahead and delete something like a photo or two, or a song you’re tired of listening to.
If you’ve got enough space on your device, go to the Google Play Store and download an app called App Cache Cleaner – 1Tap Clean.
After the app has been installed on your phone or tablet, all you have to do is open it and allow it to scan your device for your app’s stored cache.
After this process is complete, you can go ahead and either clear caches individually by clicking on the Recycle Bin-like icon next to them, or delete all the app’s caches by clicking the Clear button at the bottom of the screen.
The process we’ve outlined above should create enough free space on your Android device, so you can now download the app or update you were trying to install when you got the “insufficient storage available” error message in the first place. The annoying error shouldn’t appear anymore.