Although you have an SD card that has at least 8 GiB of free space, you are wondering why you keep seeing this error message. The reason is very simple: there are two main divisions of memory on your android device. You are already familiar with the SD card memory but you may not be aware of the built-in memory of your phone or tablet. This is the part of your memory where most apps are installed. It can get filled up rather fast. When this happens, you will see that error message. Here are some simple things you can do to solve this problem.
Clear the Apps Cache
The first thing you need to do is to go to the Settings, choose Apps then go to the Downloaded section. You will see a Menu button at the upper right section. Choose ‘sort by size’. Tap on any of the apps and you will see the data and the cache. You can clear out the cache to free up space. However, your app may load a little slower the next time to try to use it. In addition, you may save yourself time by downloading and using the App Cache Cleaner. This app will help you free up more space at once.
Move Apps to Your Micro SD Card
Second, you should push some of the apps installed in the internal memory unto your SD card. Open Settings > Apps and then
sort by size. Tap on the big apps and look out for a button labeled ‘Move to SD card’. If this button is raised, you can move the app to your SD card immediately. But if it is grayed out, you will need to leave the app where it is. The only major reason why you should not move apps to your SD card is if you want to use the app while your phone is plugged into your car or your computer for data transfer, charging or to play your multimedia files.
Uninstall Some Apps
Next, you can uninstall any apps that you don’t use often. If you need them at a later date, you can easily download them again when you have a good data connection. Some of the apps you can conveniently remove include those shopping apps which you hardly ever remember to use at the store, the games you rarely play, individual credit card apps, and restaurant ordering apps.
Those are some of the ways to solve the “insufficient storage available” error. With these simple tips, you can free up space in the internal memory of your device and install any new apps or upgrade important apps anytime you need to do so.