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How To Fix "Insufficient Storage Available" Message On Samsung Galaxy S6

How To Fix "Insufficient Storage Available" Message On Samsung Galaxy S6

After Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 during the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona, Spain several months ago, the phones are now available around the world. With the new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 completely redesigned, one main drawback is that you can’t expand the storage of the Galaxy S6 the standard way like with past Galaxy models. Since the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge have a set storage space you could see a message saying “Insufficient Storage Available” when downloading apps or taking pictures.
The first option to fix Galaxy S6 “Insufficient Storage Available” message would be to learn how to alternatively add more memory to Galaxy S6. Another recommendation would be to delete unwanted images and unused apps on your Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge. After you have cleared space on your Galaxy S6 and you still see the “Insufficient Storage Available” error during updates or when installing apps, you should go to Settings and find Storage listed under System. Doing this will let you see if you still need to create more space on the Galaxy S6 or not. The following is a guide on how to help solve the problem using different solutions.
How to fix the Galaxy S6 “Insufficient Storage Available” for apps and pictures problem with these solutions:

  • If the Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge has its internal storage full you can move the files to a different location. Go to Apps > My Files > Local storage > Device storage and select the files and folders you want to move by ticking the boxes next to them. Then you can select an alternative location to send these images and files, it’s recommended to send these files to your cloud account to be safe.
  • But for those that notice the internal storage isn’t full on your Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge and you still see the error message, then it’s suggested to delete your cache. Turn off the Galaxy S6. Then press and hold the PowerVolume up, and Home buttons at the same time. After you see the Samsung logo with blue recovery text at the top let go of these buttons. The Recovery menu will come up and you can use the Volume down button to scroll down and choose wipe cache partition then press Power to select it. After that is completed, use the Volume buttons to highlight reboot system now and Power to select it and when the Galaxy S6 restarts your problem should be gone. Read this if you want a more detailed guide on how to clear the cache on the Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge.


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