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How to Manage the Storage Space on an Android Nougat Tablet

Android Tablet

Managing Storage Space

Nougat is the latest version of the Android operating system that offers the users with many improved features. One of the best aspects about Android Nougat is the option to manage the storage available on the device. Navigate to Settings > Storage and there you can find the Manage Storage option, which will let you free up available space in a tablet.

Open the Manage Storage tab and you can see two toggle switches; one switch is to enable Smart Storage and the second switch helps to Free up Space. Enabling the Smart Storage feature on the tablet will automatically remove the photos and videos from the device each 30, 60 or 90 days. Do not worry, as Android will remove them when storage percentage reaches low in the device only if the photos and videos have been backed up in Google Photos, which is the cloud storage. If you own an Android device, then you can make storage management easy via the Nougat settings.

For the second method, navigate to Settings > Storage > Manage Storage and you can find the toggle switch to Free up Space. Tap on the option in the overflow menu of Storage section and you can see the list of items, which may consume storage space. The list will include photos, videos, downloads and applications installed on the Android tablet.

If you tap on individual apps, you can clear Cached Data of the app to free up storage on the Android tablet. If a social network app is what you choose to clear the Cached Data, the said app will start new without notifications in it and with less file space. Alternatively, you can delete the app by dragging it to the top of the screen and dropping them on the Uninstall pop-up.

While you free up storage space, ensure to eject the SD Card from the Portable Storage section on the Storage menu. Once you have freed the storage you can Mount the SD Card back and continue using the tablet with more space. If you have sufficient storage on the refurbished tablet, then you put the device to better use without needing to bother about storage management.