How to manage and efficiently use 16 GB internal free storage space

Having 16GB internal free storage space on your phone is more than enough. To be honest, I see know reason why 16 GB of free storage space shouldn't be enough, as I sometimes see people around me complain about 16 GB free storage space not enough for them.
Few years back, most of the smartphones made then didn't support 16GB free storage space, as most phones comes with 4, 6 ,8, or 10GB and yet people still manage it.

So why now? When you have 16GB free storage space and yet you still complain a lot, despite with a microSD support for your smartphone. The reason for all this is because of the misuse of the 16GB free storage.
Most people tend to use it anyhow all because it's 16GB, occupying the free storage space with irrelevant and unuseful files and data, including heavy apps. They make use of it the way they see it because 16GB is a jackpot, really a lot of free storage.

As at that, even if you the type who occupies your phone with high resolution pictures, videos and the likes, why not make use of other storage spaces like SD storage, cloud storage, online storage space by using them efficiently and not anyhow.
Having 16GB internal free storage space is like getting a free ride and exploring every city in your country. But still even if it's still not enough to some. I will be sharing with you tips on how to manage and use 16GB internal free storage space efficiently.
Here's how to manage and live when your phone has 16GB internal free storage space.

Identify the problem

You need to identify and know what exactly is taking so much space on your phone which makes you lament all the time saying, 16GB free storage space isn't enough. Media files can really occupy a large amount of storage space, especially when the quality of the files are high, the more space it takes. In this case videos are more of the high resolution, but images and music takes vital space too.
Apps also in this case could occupy from megabytes to gigabytes hence, make it impossible to manage the 16GB internal free storage you have on your phone.
So in this case the best thing to do first is to limit the resolution or quality of media files ( video, images, music) . Making use of apps like Spotify enables you to choose exactly the quality of audio which is downloaded. Most Camera apps and software permits you to change the size and resolution of images. Have it in mind that, the lower the resolution or number of pixels, the less storage space it takes.
Google Play makes it generally easy to understand how large files are, as you can also find out on your Android. There are some UIs ( User Interface Services) which makes viewing files easy. You can easily see files if you navigate to Settings > Apps on your Android phone. While others may need you to download an additional file Explorer such as ES File Explorer, which is useful in helping manage all kinds of files.

Therefore try not to use high resolution for your videos such as 4K has its resolution is Ultra high, hence taking so much free storage space on your phone. The same goes for your music and pictures, try to always use a minimal pixel or resolution quality which won't take so much of your free storage space and will still be so much good when viewed.

NOTE: though when the resolution of any media file is high it makes it look very good like 4k video, and images especially but takes so much space. So instead there are other resolution which are normal and aren't of low quality too which can be used and won't take much storage space. Endeavor to always use this type as they can still always look perfect.

MicroSD Usage

This is an effective storage item also as some Android and smartphones made now supports a MicroSD storage space. Your microSD could also be a backup, as you can store certain kinds of files there, such as images, music, videos, including some app data too. Though you have to keep it in mind that not all Android/ smartphone supports them.
This can be done on your Android phone constantly by navigating to Settings > Storage and tapping Transfer data to SD card.(process is similar irrespective of the type of Android phone you using).
Data of individual apps can also be moved to your SD card on your Android phone by navigating yo Settings> Apps> click on insert app name > move o SD card. Not all apps supports this, but making use of this also save quite a good storage space on your device.

NOTE: MicroSD doesn't work like a normal storage although this will change on some devices running the Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Of course if you get to buy a 16 or 64 BG SD card, that won't be the exact amount when inserted. For example a 16GB SD card is always not up to 16 as it is always 14.
Try to buy the size of what you really need. Don't go buying a huge GB SD card. Though MicroSD card is mostly used for images, videos, audio but images can be stored in the cloud storage, and probably an MP3 for your music. But still even if all you use your SD card for is for saving videos and music, buying a huge GB SD card won't be needed.

Cloud Free Storage

The cloud is a much larger space out of your phone which comes in extremely large sizes. Nowadays cloud services are everywhere, and can contain different types of files and data as much as possible.
Though there are disadvantages to using cloud storage. Like concerns over privacy and security and also the danger when your chosen cloud company suddenly doesn't exist anymore.

Google Photos can be used since Google is reliable and to me, one of the best currently, at least better than some other cloud storage which could keep your heart rate beating fast all the time, because you afraid of what might happen next. Google photos provides an unlimited photo storage for files for specific sizes, but not small sizes too. Google photos is really a wonderful service for those who have a challenge concerning minimal storage space, though it doesn't seem like it can't fail as far as security is concerned.
Drop box is also another good and better cloud service, in fact I make use of this too.

NOTE: What'sapp on the other hand happens to add more to your free storage space. How? Because all of the files which you send and receive is being stored in your devices memory, as such fills up in no time. What'sapp can be automatically backup this contents to Google drive since the latest What'sapp supports this feature.
Which means that you can delete from your device every now and then, or assign the folder which stores all the content on your device to be backed up into Google Photos.
To do this navigate to Google Settings, select Google photos backup> Choose folders to backup and select Whatsapp images and videos( to access this, you must install the Google photos). Once you have done this, your Whatsapp files have been backed up, and you can remove them from your device respectively. You can later access them again from your Google Drive or Google photos app. We all make use of Whatsapp, it's now an everyday thing for every one of us, so to avoid files occupying your devices storage endeavor to do this. On this I will be sharing tips on the best cloud storage devices you can make use of. So remember to check by always.

More Tips

Just try as much as possible to efficiently use and manage your free storage space sensibly. Don't install apps you know you don't need. Go for lighter apps which would do the same the heavy apps would. Assign backups automatically to files you want to keep and remember to delete them from your device once you have backed them up. Like I said earlier on, 16GB internal free storage space whether on your device or on SD card doesn't give you same 16GB of usable storage space.

Kindly let's know your opinion in the comments, if you have any tips on managing a not enough storage space. Registered & Protected 

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