Sometimes Android phones just don’t come with enough internal memory. This can get really annoying, as your device will constantly remind you that you are running low on internal storage. When your Android devices internal storage is low, your entire device will see performance slow downs. These include overall slow downs, hangs and may even result in preventing new apps from being installed.
Owners of HTC devices like the Chacha and owners of the Samsung Galaxy Mini often come accross this problem. If your android device has less than 250mb of internal storage, you are also likely to come across this problem. Even when you have a high capacity external memory, filling up your internal storage will slow things down. Thankfully, there is a way to fix this issue. However, your device must be rooted for this to work.
Please note, steps may slightly differ between Android devices.
You will need the following:
A desktop or laptop computer
A rooted android device
a memory card
Link2SD installed on your Android device
The Minitool Partition Wizard Software
Follow these steps:
1. Connect your Android device to your computer and enter data storage mode.
2. Back up your existing files, just in case. Move them from the memory card to your computer so they can be easily recovered.
3. Format your memory card.
4. Open the Minitool Partition Wizard
5. Browse to find your SD card, then right click on it and choose to move/resize.
6. This will open up a new window with a slider. Move the slider left. This will create empty space on your memory card. Click OK to proceed.
7. An unallocated partition will now exist on your memory card. Right click on this area, and choose ‘create’.
8. Label the partition using your desired name.
9. Use the following parameters:
Create As - primary
Drive letter - any
File system - FAT32
Cluster size - default
10. Select Okay to proceed. Then click the Apply button on the top left corner.
11. After the changes have been completed, remove your phone from your PC.
12. Use your phone to navigate to the Google Play store or whatever app store you use. Then download Link2SD and install it.
12. Run Link2SD. It will ask for permissions, so choose ‘allow’.
13. The app will then build a list of the apps on your device. When this is finished, it asks you to choose a partition type. Choose FAT32. You will then be asked to reboot your device in order to mount the new partition.
14. After restarting, re-open Link2SD.
15. You should be asked for super user permissions and to then select the partition type again.
16. The app will then show the list of apps installed on your device. Press the menu button and then select multiselect. Select all the checkboxes so they are all marked. Some apps won’t be marked as these apps cannot be moved. Some apps like Facebook should not be checked as irregularities can occur.
17. Press the ‘action’ button. A list will appear. Select ‘move to SD card’.
18. The apps will be moved to the SD card.
19. You will be sent back to the apps list. Choose the action button again, but instead select ‘create link’. Check all three of the options on the pop up, then select OK.
20. The links should be created, and your memory problems should be no more.