Unlike most Android smartphones, Google Pixel doesn’t let you expand the storage. But, there are a couple of ways through which you can free up some extra storage on your smartphone.
These days even 256GB of storage turns out to be too little let alone 32GB. The key to managing storage on smartphone lies in the double-checking of priority from time to time. Luckily, Google Pixel keeps you updated about what’s been lying as useless on your device recently. Hence, removing the crap becomes a bit more straightforward.
How to Free Up Extra Space on Google Pixel and Pixel XL
How to Delete Unused Apps and Old Downloads on Google Pixel/Pixel XL
One of the best ways to free up storage is to remove the unused apps. Pixel lets you know which files have not been used in 30 days. You can easily delete those untouched files.
Step #1. Just swipe down on the notification shade in order to open the notification drawer. Then, tap on the Settings icon.
Step #2. Next, you need to scroll down and tap on Storage.
Step #3. Now, tap on three-dot menu button at the top right. Then, tap on Free up space.
Step #4. Next, you have to select the items you want to remove.
Step #5. Tap on Free up at the bottom right corner.
How to Delete Photos and Videos in Google Photos on Pixel/Pixel XL
Google allows you to delete the photos which have been stored in Google Photos with ease.
Step #1. Launch Google Photos on your smartphone.
Step #2. Next, you have to open the side menu. Just tap on three-line menu bar or swipe in from the left. Then, tap on “Free up space”.
Step #3. Once the app has tabulated photos stored in the cloud, you need to tap on Remove to get rid of them from your device.
You can still access these photos or videos as they will remain available in Google Photos. To download them again, tap on their greyed out version in Google Photos and then tap on Download.
Now, press the back button to check out the extra space you have on your smartphone. Whenever you feel like freeing some storage on your device, you can repeat these steps to get rid of the unwanted stuff easily.
Pixel/Pixel XL smartphones are touted to have the best cameras in the industry. Some even argue that its camera quality is better than that of iPhone 7/7 Plus. With this stunning camera, you must be snapping a lot of cool selfies and pics on Pixel. As there is unlimited storage for photos, folks don’t have to worry about storing their captured moments.