Your struggle with insufficient storage space may end soon

These days, SD card slots are very uncommon on new phones. Especially flagship phones like the iPhone 13 and Samsung Galaxy S22 series. Yes, you can go for a larger stock storage capacity, but these phones are more expensive. In order to store your videos and photos, manufacturers make you use cloud services. But you can not install apps on the cloud, so if you want a new app and do not have space for it, you have to free some storage on your phone.If you have an Android phone and you are constantly trying to free up space for your next favorite app, well, your struggle may soon be over. Google announced that it has started working on a new Android feature called “App Archiving” that has the potential to solve the problem of insufficient storage space (via Neowin).

App Archiving works by archiving unused or unwanted apps that you currently have on your phone. It does not uninstall these apps; it only archives them on your phone in an Android package named “Archived APK.” When you decide that you need these apps again, your phone will simply restore them with all of your data in them. According to Google, the App Archiving feature will be able to free up 60% of storage space for apps.

Currently, the App Archiving feature is only available for developers. But the good news is that you will not have to wait long to use this function, either. In a blog post, Google said that it will release the App Archiving feature for customers later this year. So if you’re constantly trying to free up space, and you do not want to spend money on a phone with a bigger storage capacity, your struggle will soon be over.

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