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The Fix: Three ways to increase storage on your Android phone
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The Fix: Three ways to increase storage on your Android phone

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Running out of space on your smartphone? Not to fret. We've got three ways to carve out some storage breathing room.

[MUSIC] Most Android phones include storage expansion via a micro SD card slot. But sometimes you need more than that. I'm gonna show you three alternative ways to increase your storage capacity. The first option is to use a micro USB flash drive like this one. You can get it for about 40 bucks for 64 gigabytes. Once you have it loaded with content, download a file manager like ES File Explorer. Plug the drive into your device, then at ES File Explorer navigate to local, then USB 1002, which is usually the name of the USB port on your device. Now you can access all that extra content. [MUSIC] Another option is to use a WiFi storage device like the RavPower here. The thought being is that you can wirelessly access your content, and you don't have to be physically connected to your Smartphone in order to do so. You can find one for about 40 or 50 bucks. First, insert and SD card that you've already loaded up with content, download the custom app called rat file hub. Once the WiFiis turned on and the WiFi light is blowing go to your phone's WiFi setting and find the device. Now open the app, tap home you should see a folder with your content in it. Open the content, and you can easily stream it wirelessly to your phone or tablet. One extra bonus, if you connect your phone, the Drive will charge its battery. Lastly, the cheapest way to extend your device's storage is to use a Cloudbased service like Google Drive. Dropbox or Box. Box is probably my favorite because its interface is so simple. Once its setup, which really entails a quick download and [UNKNOWN] It's incredibly easily to upload and download files. Just tap the plus button, select File and hit Upload. [MUSIC] Downloading is just as easy. Just select the file, tap More Options, select Download, and then select the folder you wanna save it in and click OK. Those are three ways to save files, access files and consume media when you run out of room on your Android device. [MUSIC]

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