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How to free up space on Android by archiving apps?

How to free up space on Android by archiving apps?

The Android mobile operating system is equipped with a little-known feature that aims to reduce the space occupied on the smartphone. It can be accessed from the Play Store settings, and is intended to archive rarely used apps. It does not allow you to delete the entire application, but rather allows you to keep its saved data and settings. A feature that will revolutionize the daily lives of Android smartphone owners who lack storage space on their devices.

How to archive apps on Android

To use this feature and obtain storage capacity on the smartphone, it will be necessary to browse the Google Play Store settings. Heres how to do it:

  • Open the Play Store app
  • Click on your profile picture, located at the top right of the screen
  • In the menu that opens, click Settings
  • In the new window, drag down the General tab
  • Click Archive apps automatically; The button in front of the text should now change from gray to blue.

Android application archiving.

Following these steps enables the AutoArchive feature. Rarely used apps will be automatically archived.

Restore archived application

Once the AutoArchive Apps feature is activated, it is possible to go back to the list of apps affected by the process. Moreover, through this menu the user will be able to restore the applications of his choice. Heres how to do it:

  • Open the Play Store app
  • Click on your profile picture in the upper right corner of the screen
  • In the menu that appears, select App and device management
  • In the new window that opens, touch the “Management” tab at the top of the screen
  • Apply the search filter labeled Archived(Applications).
  • To remove an application from the archive, click the Restore button.

Restore an archived app on Android

Restore an archived app on Android.

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