How to free up memory on Moto G and Moto X

By | July 18, 2014


The Moto G and Moto X are two of the best pocket friendly Android smartphones, offering great performance, value and design. However if they have a weakness it’s in their lack of a memory card slot. This can be a issue basically on the Motorola Moto G, the affordable version of Android which has just 8 GB of storage, and only around 5 GB free to the user. On the Moto G storage really is at a premium, as it can get filled up very quickly.

If your memory is draining out so quickly then this post might help, yes, it is possible to free up some memory without deleting any app or file on your Motorola device by clearing the cache. The cache is an section in your phone where OS and the apps store data temporarily so that they can fetch it more quickly compared to SD card. It grows over time, and covers up the free memory space on devices with limited storage.

There are  two effective ways to delete the cache memory, however the first method is quite simple and easy to follow.

How to free up memory on Moto G and Moto X

Method 1: Clear the cache

Clearing the cache on Moto X and Moto G using the device’s inbuilt option is very easy, just go to Settings> Storage, there you will see how all the apps and system are consuming the memory. Scroll right down to the bottom to find a section called ‘cache’. It will show the memory it is consuming. Tap on it, and click OK.

Here it won’t completely wipe memory from your device, grom here you will just get the idea how much data is waste that you can delete without losing any important file or document.

Method 2: Use Clean Master to delete Cache and other waste files

To get started with the process you should have the app called “Clean Master”, Click on the download link to get it from Play Store directly.

Launch Clean Master from the app menu on your Moto X or Moto G and tap Junk Files. The app will now take little time to calculate how much space is being used not only by the cache, but by unused files and folders such as the remnants of uninstalled apps.

There are three categories you will see, the first one will be Memory Boost, you might left it checked or you can uncheck if you don’t want to boost up the memory.

The next is Cache junk. This shows the contents of the cache, and what is in it. Leave all of this ticked.

If you want to move further, then there will be the next menu labeled “Residual Junk Files”, this is the waste of after uninstalling any app on your device, this is also safe to delete.

If you want to delete all large files and waste data from your phone then, the Clean master app can help you out, you just need to tap the Advance option to scan the memory usage. Here you need to be careful before going to delete that because you cannot undo the action once it has gone.


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