Category Archives: storage

Understanding Android Photo Storage and Backup Options

android-photosOne of the main uses for an android Tablet or phone is for taking photos.

However because the storage space on phones and tablets is limited they can quickly use up all of your available storage space.

In this tutorial we will look at how you can manage your photos to ensure that they don’t get lost if you lose your phone/tablet, or if it breaks.

In addition we look at how to ensure that they don’t use all of your storage space, but at the same time they are easily accessible.

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How to Transfer Files From Android to PC Using USB Cable

transfer-files-usbThe easiest way of transferring files from Android to or from your Windows PC or laptop is to use a USB cable.

Using a USB cable you can transfer files:

  • To and from Android internal and external storage and your PC/laptop
  • Between the internal and external storage on the Android tablet or phone.
  • Transfer files from one Android device to another Android device e.g from phone to tablet

To transfer files plug the USB cable (micro usb ) into your android device, and the other end into a USB port on your PC.

Note: Works with Windows XP,Vista, Windows 7,8,10

  1. Locate your drives and devices on your PC.The android device appears as a portable hard drive. In my case it shows as nexus 7.

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How to Use Google Drive on Android

Android tablets and phones come with limited storage space when compared to PCs, and so using some form of external storage is

Some tablets have a micro SD card slot which allows you to add physical external storage.

However all tablets and phones can be configured to use cloud storage like Google Drive.

There are many cloud storage providers, and most provide a free limited storage allowance which can easily be expanded as required.

All Google accounts come with a free 15GB storage allowance on Google drive.

Because you really need a Google account to access the Google Play store, then using Google drive cloud storage is the most obvious and easiest choice.

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Android File System and Directory Structure Explained

Android-file-systemMost people are familiar with the file layout on Windows and are happy navigating the Windows file System.

Windows uses a drive letter for each physical drive or partition.e.g. C: drive

Note: A Physical drive will have at least 1 partition but can have more than one. This is true for both Windows and Android. Continue reading

Understanding and Managing Android Storage

android storage

One of the common problems encountered with Android tablets and phones is the lack of storage space.

Android devices come with Internal storage i.e. an Internal hard disk.

This is usually between 4-32GB depending on your device. Continue reading