How to Free Up Storage on a Fire TV Stick or any Fire TV Device

You’re trying to install another app on your Amazon Fire TV Device but it is running too low on space. This occurrence is the result of not enough space free on your device. This prevents you from downloading any more applications. This storage issue happens if you install too many apps, the apps storing cache more than what it actually takes, etc.

A workaround to this issue is only to free up storage on your device. You can do this by clearing the huge amount of cache accumulated in certain apps, clearing an app’s data, or even uninstalling it completely from your device. Since this is by far the only solution to free up storage on your Amazon Fire TV Device, we’ll discuss the steps to free up the storage.

How to Free Up Storage on a Fire TV Stick or any Fire TV Device

Steps to Free Up Storage on a Fire TV Stick or any Fire TV Device

There are 3 ways you can get more space on your Amazon Fire TV Device – clearing the cache, clearing the data or uninstalling the application as a whole from your device. We’ll discuss how to do these three methods in the following steps:

    1. First, check if you’re actually low on storage. To do this, go to Settings > My Fire TV > About > Storage.
    2. This will show you how much space is free on your device. Proceed with the remaining steps if the settings prove you’re really low on storage.
    3. Go to the Home section of your device by pressing the “Home” button on your remote
    4. Now, go to Settings > Applications > Manage Applications.
    5. Here, you’ll see the list of all the downloaded applications.
    6. Use up and down on your remote to scroll through the apps. When an application is highlighted, you’ll see its storage details on the right side of the screen.
      • The “Size” shows the total data consumed by the particular application
      • “Application” shows how much data is taken only by the application itself.
      • “Data” refers to the amount of space taken up by the application’s internal functions. This can be image, videos, etc downloaded within the application.
      • “Cache” is the temporarily stored data by the application.
    7. To free up space:
      • Locate the apps with the most cache data consumed. Select it and clear its cache
      • Locate the apps you don’t use much. Select it and clear its data
      • Locate the apps you never use or don’t need anymore. Select it and delete/uninstall the application completely.
    8. Repeat the process until you can sort out enough storage for whatever reason it may be.

To ensure the smooth working of the device, you should always leave free a part of your device’s storage. This ensures that the software doesn’t get into a puzzle when it carries out the functions. Freeing up the storage will also help in a less likely chance for application to crash or data to corrupt. That said, follows the steps carefully and ensure you do not put a lot upon your device. Still, if the problem doesn’t solve, you can fix any issue by resetting back to factory settings.

If you have any queries regarding this, the comment section always available for you.

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