Monday, April 1, 2013

App Review: Phone Storage Cleanup

With Windows Phones coming out in budget friendly configurations, internal memory is beginning to become an issue.  The biggest culprit to this memory is the monstrous "Other" folder. This folder grows to 1/2 to 2/3 of your total memory and contains a buffer storage for all your Apps.

Since Microsoft has been nice enough to include SD storage as an option in Windows Phone 8, most users are too concerned with running out of that precious internal storage, but that first time you try and install a game or App and get the dreaded "Not Enough Space" error, you'll need to know what to try.

Phone Storage Cleanup is a great starting point for anyone needing to recover that precious space. A quick click of the start button will begin loading your available storage with dummy files. These dummy files fill up all the available storage space including some of that in the "Other" folder. Once this is complete, you press the delete button and remove all the temporary files. This clears the memory and your available memory will increase.

Overall, the App does the perfect job and is simple to use. It is a free download and can be found in the Windows Store. It is definitely worth a look for those that have a huge "Other" file, and might even be worth keeping on your device full time if you play many games.

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  1. I'm trying it now, hope it doesn't mess up my 920...

  2. Thanks for review, it was excellent and very informative.
    thank you :)