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Fix Android App Installation Error (insufficient storage available) – Tips to Solve

With increase in number of Apps and data on your device and the device sizes being fixed the error of “Insufficient Storage Error” is becoming common with many users while installing Apps. If you are getting this error do check your Device Storage Data available and if you are having sufficient Storage space but still getting this Error follow these simple steps and get rid of the message and you can install the apps easily without any hassle.

This message often pops up when you Download or Transfer large size media files and Install Apps of large size on your android device.

Note: Check the Storage in Settings on your Android device and make sure that sufficient data is available. If no data is available you need to delete some Music, Videos, Photos or Uninstall some Apps to release some space.

How to fix Android App Installation Error – Insufficient Storage Available:

  1. Download and install the App Cache Cleaner – 1Tap Clean from Play Store
  2. It is a 2MB App so i don’t think your device will show the error in installing this app as well
    now all you have to do is launch the app
  3. It will automatically calculate the Cache Size of all the applications on your device and show you the list on your device
  4. After the Cache sizes are calculated you will get an option to either Clear cache of all the apps at once by clicking on the Clear button on the bottom of the screenhow to fix insufficient storage space available on android devices
  5. Or clear each Apps Cache separately by clicking on the Dust Bin icon seen on the right side of Each App Name
  6. You can see that considerable amount of space is being freed and now you can go through with your installations
  7. To make sure that your Cache does not get piled up again you can even Schedule Reminders to clear your cache to remind you when the Cache reaches a certain amount of size or to remind you in certain time interval, which is very easy as seen in the image below.how to fix insufficient storage space available reminder in android
  8. You can also schedule the App to “Auto Clear All Cache” at certain interval of time by clicking on the 3 dot icon on right side top of screen > Settings > Scroll down and click on “Auto Clear Interval” and set the desired time limit for Auto clearing cache in scheduled intervals.

Clearing Cache is the best way to clear memory as Cache is the temporary storage (caching) of web documents, such as HTML pages and images, to reduce bandwidth usage, server load, and perceived lag. A cached file stores copies of documents passing through it.

7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. Heskey

    June 16, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    My phone is a Lenovo A7000 and its a kit-kat version
    No matter how small the app is, the bug still appears, even though my internal still has 200 MB and SD Card 1 GB

  2. Aman Singh

    May 19, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    my phone is samsung galaxy s4 it is rooted an i’ve installed cyanogenmod 12 based on lolipop it was going well but then one day i tried to install apk of sbgame hacker and it says out of space .
    and till now i am getting this error whenever i try to install any kind of apk file but i can install any app from play store but it is not allowing to install apk files please help . anyone ?

  3. Huzaifa

    January 24, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    Now fixed after a long time

  4. mustang

    November 2, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    I HAVE TRIED ALL THE PROCESS YOU CLEARLY STATED, IT DIDNT WORK, I HAVE 1GB INTERNAL SPACE AND 13GB SD, I STILL HAVE THE INSUFFICIENT STORAGE SPACE ERROR, I TRIED INSTALLING TO SD, SAME ERROR, EVEN WHEN I TRY TO UPDATE. I TRIED ROOTING BUT IT WONT ROOT. PLEASE I’M GETTING FRUSTRATED ALREADY, ANY REAL HELP PLSSSS.

    MY DEVICE IS AN LG L7O DUAL

  5. declan

    June 23, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    This has been figured out, it’s not the app cache at fault with 4.4.2 really.

    Duplicate entrys of directories are made in /data/app-lib

    The lower numbered duplicate directory has to be deleted to clear the problem. Android can’t handle it correctly thus throwing the error, “insufficient storage available”

    Check an app called insufixer…

  6. Jonny

    May 29, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    Cache is not the main culprit in the insufficient storage issue. Even the geeks have no solution as we can all see from Google searches. Cache cleaning IS NOT the solution! If you are rooted and are comfy with reinstalling your ROM fresh. That is the solution.

  7. Bob B

    March 28, 2014 at 6:46 am

    Your tip may help SOME times, but this will not eliminate “Insufficient Storage Error” all the time, this screw up happens mostly when trying to use app to send files or apps to your external SD, and thus will begin a moment of frustration( those who have experienced this know what I mean) So,I just want you to know that this will not always take care of this SOB “error”

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