The Easiest Way to Clean 'Others' for Slow Android Phones

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Cleaning the 'Others' that fill the Android phone memory can be done to expand the storage space. (Photo: (doc. Samsung))
Cleaning the 'Others' that fill the Android phone memory can be done to expand the storage space.

Memory management on mobile phones is very important, especially for phones with small storage space. Important note. Because this is related to the performance of the phone.

The memory management system on Android phones categorizes memory usage based on the type of data, ranging from Applications, Games, Pictures, Videos, Documents, to Others.

Files with the Others category are a collection of files that cannot be specifically categorized into existing categories. Files that are included in the Others category are sometimes files that are no longer needed.

Data in the Others Category

There are several types of data that are usually included in the Others category, these data are:

1. Application Data

Application data is probably the most common cause of the explosion of the Others category. This usually includes downloaded files, failed OTA patches, server backup files, and more.

Also, streaming apps sometimes don't work and forget to clear cache data, which will take up space on Android phone storage.

2. Backup Failure

Google allows users to choose to back up smartphone content to the cloud, either Google Drive or other cloud platforms.

Keeping smartphone apps synced to the cloud has a number of benefits, among which the user will have a copy of the data even after deleting it or when the phone is damaged and the memory cannot be accessed.

Password storage, application file backups, free disk space, file sharing, and other features are available through cloud providers. However, daily upgrades and some functions may cause this service to not function properly.

While most things like this can be resolved immediately, there could be a possibility that the backup process failed on the user's phone and the file was not received by the backup service, as reported by Fixwill.

3. Temporary Data and Cache

Users' web pages, applications, and games are constantly connected to the web, and download large amounts of data in text, image, and video formats.

User files, advertisements, content and many other things may be included in the process.

The development of Android technology makes data that does not need to be cleaned to keep the internal memory roomy.

However, there are times when the data is stored, such as in a web browser. If the user does not delete the web content, your browser's storage will quickly become full of this kind of data.

If the user checks storage management in the Settings section, these temporary data and cached data will appear as others respectively.

How to Clean 'Others' On Android

Users can clean files that are in the Others category directly from the device. Here's how to clean 'others' on a Samsung Android phone:
  1. Go to Settings or Settings.
  2. Select Storage, under Device Care on Samsung phones.
  3. In the list there will be an 'Others' storage option along with the space consumed.
  4. Choose Others
  5. Click Clean Up
As a note, the display on each phone may differ depending on the type of phone and the version of the operating system used.

Reporting from Nerndschalk, there are a number of third-party applications that can facilitate the cleaning process, including Amaze File Manager, Ghost Commander, Disk Usage, Storage Analyzer & Disk Usage, and File Manager.

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