How to Massively Increase Free Space on Android

03/10/2011

Link2SD for Android 620x387 How to Massively Increase Free Space on Android

I have had a few requests recently to write an easy-to-follow tutorial explaining how to increase internal storage space on Android devices. This is the second of my two-part tutorial on how to do this.

First of all, you will need to partition you SD Card - this is what part one of this tutorial explained.

After you have a partitioned SD Card ready, the first thing you need to do is download an application from the Android Market. It is called Link2SD and allows applications and application data to be moved to the ext partition of a device running any version of Android if rooted.

 How to Massively Increase Free Space on AndroidOnce you have installed Link2SD, accepted conditions, granted root permissions, etc, you will be presented with this screen. To begin with, you will probably want to move multiple applications to your SD Card; to do this, do the following:

1. Click the ‘menu’ button on your device.

2. Select ‘Multi-select’.

3. Tick all the applications you wish to move to external storage – these should be the applications that use a great deal of storage, but bear in mind that widgets attached to the apps will be rendered unusable if they are run from the SD Card.

4. Click ‘menu’ on your device again.

5. Select the ‘Move to SD card’ option.

6. Patiently wait for the operation to complete.

That’s you done! If you want to move single applications to the SD Card, click on the app from the main screen and select ‘Move to SD card’.

I managed to save 40MBs of space on my HTC Desire by using this method. How much space did you save? Please, comment below.

© Graham Macphee 2011

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