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5 Ways to Delete Other Files on a Samsung Cellphone for More Spacious Storage

Gadgetren – As you use it in daily life, the data stored on a device will generally increase with application installation files, videos, images, audio, and documents.

Therefore, cleaning the internal storage media is one of the important routine things to do. Deleting applications or data that is not used includes steps that can be taken.

On smartphones made by Samsung, deleting other files is also something that can be done easily. Storage for these files, moreover, often takes up a very large portion of memory space.

Other files are a category of storage files that contain various kinds of data from applications installed on the device. It includes items such as system files, cache data, and temporary files that don’t generally fall into other categories of storage.

To clean other files from Samsung devices, we need to delete or manage data from installed applications. This includes the WhatsApp database and media, Secure Folder storage, Gallery’s trash can, and cache.

1. Deleting the WhatsApp Database

  • Open the app My Files.
  • Enter to Internal Storage.
  • Find and open the named folder WhatsApp.
  • Enter the folder Databases.
  • Delete all files in that folder.
  • Leave the most recent files if you still want to be just in case.

The contents of the Databases folder are WhatsApp backup files. We can use it to restore the application when we experience problems or need to move the account to another device. It’s just that as you use it, the data can fill up storage.

Deleting the contents of the WhatsApp Databases folder can also reduce other file storage categories. It’s just that the location can vary for each Android version. We can, for example, find it directly in Internal Storage > WhatsApp or Internal Storage > Android > media > com.whatsapp > WhatsApp.

2. Manage WhatsApp Media

  • Reopen the folder WhatsApp using the My Files application.
  • Enter the folder Media.
  • Check all the folders in it one by one.
  • Delete data such as photos, videos, or voice recordings that are not needed.
  • Move data to external memory or upload to cloud storage if still needed.

The swelling of other file storage is also heavily influenced by the large amount of media data received or sent via instant messaging applications such as WhatsApp. To empty it, we also properly manage the data.

3. Manage Secure Folder Storage

  • Open Secure Folder.
  • Enter to Gallery.
  • Delete unnecessary photos and videos.
  • Don’t forget to empty the trash (see below if you can’t).
  • Enter to My Files.
  • Delete unused files.

Secure Folder data storage will also be entered as other files. By deleting files, photos, and videos stored in it, we can also free up memory space so that it can be used for other needs.

4. Empty the Samsung Gallery Trash

  • Open the app Gallery.
  • Tap Menu (hamburger icon) in the lower right corner.
  • Select Recycle bin or Trash.
  • Tap More options (three dot icon) in the top right corner if needed.
  • Click Empty.
  • Wait for the system to empty the trash storage.

When we delete a photo or video from the Gallery, the file will not disappear immediately but is stored in the trash for up to 30 days in case it can be recovered. It’s just that it can make other files bigger if allowed to continue to accumulate.

Emptying the Gallery trash can is an alternative if the internal storage media is too crowded. However, we need to be a little careful because if the photos or videos stored in it are deleted, they cannot be recovered.

5. Clear App Cache

  • Open Settings.
  • Enter the menu Apps.
  • Find and select the app you want to clean.
  • Tap Storage.
  • Select an option Clear Cache.

We underline a little, not all data in other file categories can be simply deleted because sometimes it is still needed by the related application. In fact most will be reproduced if deleted to achieve that goal.

We in this case can only reduce it by doing some of the above. If it really feels too tight, then we can delete the application data, uninstall it, or do a factory reset as the final step.

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