When you first get your hands on an Amazon Fire tablet, one of the first things you’ll notice is the limited amount of storage space. The base model only comes with 8GB, and even the 32GB model isn’t exactly generous when it comes to storage.
Fortunately, there are a few ways you can make the most of the storage space on your Fire tablet.
Here are a few tips:
1. Use the cloud
One of the best things about Amazon’s ecosystem is the extensive use of the cloud. Amazon offers unlimited cloud storage for all your Amazon content, including books, movies, TV shows, and apps.
This means you can keep all your Amazon content in the cloud and only download it when you need it. This frees up a lot of space on your tablet, and you don’t have to worry about losing anything if you need to factory reset your tablet.
2. Move apps to the SD card
If you have an Amazon Fire tablet with an SD card slot, you can use it to expand the storage space on your tablet.
Simply insert a microSD card into the slot and then go to Settings > Storage. Here, you’ll see the option to move apps to the SD card.
Not all apps can be moved to the SD card, but many popular apps, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, can. This is a great way to free up space on your tablet’s internal storage.
3. Delete unused apps
One of the quickest ways to free up space on your tablet is to delete any apps you’re not using.
To do this, go to Settings > Apps and swipe left to right to see the list of all your installed apps. Tap on an app and then tap the Uninstall button.
4. Use compressed files
If you have files that you need to keep on your tablet but don’t need to access often, you can compress them to save space.
To do this, open the Files app and navigate to the file you want to compress. Tap on the file and then tap the More options button (three vertical dots). Tap the Compress option.
The file will be compressed and saved in the ZIP format. You can then delete the original file to save even more space.
5. Clear the cache
If your tablet is running low on storage space, one of the first things you should do is clear the cache.
The cache is a temporary storage area where apps and websites store data. This data is meant to be temporary, but it can often build up and take up a lot of space.
To clear the cache, go to Settings > Apps and tap on the app you want to clear the cache for. Tap the Storage option and then tap the Clear Cache button.
You can also clear the cache for all apps by going to Settings > Storage and tapping the Clear Cache button.
following these tips, you can make the most of the limited storage space on your Amazon Fire tablet.