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6 Methods To Increase Internal Storage of any Android Phone

Written by Hassan Abbas

Increase the internal storage space of the Android device using simples. Avoid the insufficient storage available message and increase memory using these 6 methods. Nowadays the Android phone comes with a large devastating internal memory. That’s why these phones are very smooth as well as fast in performance. But there was a time when the Android smartphones used to come with a low internal memory of 250-450 megabytes.

Moreover, due to such limited memory, there is always a problem while installing a new app. One way is to delete any of the pre-installed apps so as to carve out some space for a new one. But this method is not so effective. Increasing the internal memory can be the only solution for this. Furthermore, you must have noticed that with the increase in apps the performance and smoothness of any phone decrease. This is because the internal memory of your phone cannot withstand the plenty of loaded apps in it.

Furthermore, you can partition your external memory card and use some of its space for internal memory. Besides, different techniques are available for partitioning a memory card. Out of which we have listed some easy and basic six methods. Use any of these methods to increase your phone’s memory.

  • Your phone must be ROOTED. This is essential for all the mentioned methods.
  • Backup all the contents of the memory card on your computer as everything gets wiped out.
  • Charge your phone at least up to 60% so as to decrease the risk of interruption during the process.

Procedure to Increase Internal Storage:

Method 1: Using Clockworkmod (CWM) Recovery

Increase Internal Storage CWM recovery



Link2SD Android app.


1: Download and install the Link2SD app from the link given above on your phone.

2: Now completely switch off your phone until it vibrates. You need to enter into CWM recovery mode. For doing so, you may use an appropriate key combination.

Note: Touch won’t work here in recovery mode. So use Volume keys for navigation and power/home button for selection.

3: Navigate to the advanced option and select it. On the next screen select the partition SD card option.

4: Next select the ext size. Note that this size should be less than your memory card size. Select swap size as zero.

5: Wait for a few minutes to complete the partitioning SD card process.

6: After successful partitioning of SD card select +++++go back+++++ and then select

  • Reboot System Now.

7: Start your phone. Install the Link2SD app in it.

8: Launch the app and grant Superuser permissions.

9: A popup window will appear to choose file system of your second partition. Select Ext2 format.

10: The app will then ask to reboot your device. So reboot.

11: After rebooting, launch the Link2SD app again. On the top you’ll find the filter option. Click on it & choose on internal. This will show you all the apps present on the internal memory.

12: Now click the option key and select multi select option. Then select all the apps.

13: Again click on option and select Create link option.

14: Next tick all the three options i.e. Link application file, Link dalvik cache file, Link library files. Then ok.

15: Wait few minutes to create a link for this partition.

16: After completing everything as mentioned above click ok.

Now in order to link every new app that you will download to this partition, select options and then auto-link. Every newly downloaded app from the Play store will get saved in this partition.

Finally, you’ve successfully increased your phone’s internal memory. You can see the memory status from link2sd->options->storage info.

Note: Do not remove/replace the memory card as it may corrupt the apps.

Method 2: Using The Mini Tool Partition Wizard

Mini Tool Partition Wizard


Mini Tool Partition Wizard.

Link2SD Android app.


1: First of all, download and install the Mini Tool Partition Wizard software from the given link on your computer.

2: Then remove the memory card from your phone and insert it in the card reader.

3: Connect your memory card reader to the computer.

Note: Do not use the USB cable to build a connection between phone and computer.

4: Launch the Mini Tool Partition Wizard software on the computer. It’ll show all your disk drives along with the memory card which you’ve just connected.

5: Now right-click on the memory card and select delete. (Note: This will format your SD card completely so make sure you’ve backed up everything before doing this ).

The memory card will then show unallocated space.

6: Right-click on memory card showing unallocated space and select create. A popup window will appear.

7: To create an option select primary and in file system select FAT32 (since I use a 4GB memory card here).


If your memory card size is less than 2GB then select the FAT file system. If your memory card more than 2GB, then you should select the FAT32 file system.

8: Select the partition size of your memory card for storing data and click OK. Here I select 1.5GB.

9: Then select the unallocated space and right-click on it and select Create.

10: Again in the popup window select primary in creating an option. Choose Ext2 in File system option and click ok.

11: On the top left corner of Mini Tool Partition Wizard software you’ll find an Apply button. Select it.

12: A popup window will appear. Click on Yes option.

13: As soon as you click on it the partition process will start. Wait for the process to finish.

14: After successful completion of the process you’ll get a message on your window screen. Now copy all the data back into a memory card and insert it in your phone. Then restart your phone and follow the s 7 to 16 of method 1.

That’s all! You have successfully increased your phone’s internal memory. You can check the same from settings->storage.

Method 3: Using Terminal Emulator App

This method can be performed without involving the Link2SD app.

Terminal Emulator App


Terminal Emulator App.


1: Firstly make a partition of your SD card using Mini Tool Partition Wizard software (refer s 1 to 14 of method 2).

2: Then download and install Terminal Emulator App in your phone from the link given above.

3: Launch the app.

4: Type this command in it and press enter:

$ su

This will grant Superuser permissions.

5: On the next line type the following command and press enter:

#a2sd xdata

6: As soon as you type this command & press enter, the app will ask you whether to continue with the process or not.

So type y as the next command in the app.

7: Now the app asks to reboot your phone. Again type y as the next command to restart the phone.

That’s it. You have successfully increased your phones internal memory. You may check the same from menu->settings->storage.

If you wish to undo the process and revert the phone back the way it was before, follow these:

1: Enter these commands one after another and press enter.


2: Then type next command:

#a2sd noxdata

3: The app will ask to reboot your phone. So press y as the next command and press enter.

After rebooting the phone will revert back to the state it was before. Thus you can increase your device internal memory with the Terminal Emulator app.

Method 4: Using INT2EXT

Remove internal Storage Using INT2EXT


INT2EXT4+ (for new ROMs)

INT2EXT+ (for older ROMs)


1: Download the INT2EXT4+ zip file on your computer in a specific folder. Remember not to extract it.

2: Power off your phone completely until it vibrates. You need to enter into CWM recovery mode. For doing so, you may use an appropriate key combination.

Note: Touch won’t work here in recovery mode. So use Volume keys for navigation and power/home button for selection.

3: Navigate to the Advanced option and select it. On the next screen select the partition SD card option.

4: Next select the ext size. Note that this size should be less than your memory card size. Select swap size as zero.

5: The partitioning SD card process will begin. Wait for a few minutes to complete it.

6: After successful completion of the process, select ++++go back++++ then navigate to the mount and storage option and select it. On the next screen select the mount USB storage option.

7: Now connect your phone to PC and copy the downloaded INT2EXT4+ zip file as it is without extracting on your SD card.

8: Again go back and navigate to the mount and storage option and this time selects the mount/system option.

9: Return back to the main menu and select the install zip from sdcard option. But, on the next screen, select choose from sdcard. And This will show all the contents present on your memory card. So to navigate to the INT2EXT4+ zip file and select it to start the installation process.

That’s all the process completes here. You need to now restart your phone by navigating to the reboot system now option located on the recovery mode itself. You can verify the increase in your phone’s internal memory from menu->settings->storage.

Method 5: Using Mounts2SD app

Mounts2SD app Internal storage


Mounts2SD App.


1: Download and install the Mounts2SD app on your phone.

2: Launch the app and grant Superuser permissions.

3: As soon as you all the Superuser requests the configuration message will popup.

4: Just click on the Configure Busybox.

5: Be patient and calm down until it completes. A green colored tick mark will confirm the completion.

6: Next click on the Install Script option.

7: Once it completes.

8: Click on Configure and tick all these options: Applications, Data, Dalvik cache, Cache.

9: Scroll further down and tick the Disable Safe mode option.

10: Now exit the app and restart your phone.

11: After rebooting, launch the app again.

Voila! Your phone’s internal memory is increased.

Note: If you see any kind of error or warning in your notifications due to this app, then don’t panic as it is caused by swap. Just a boot can blow away the error.

Method 6: Using S2E App

Using S2E App


S2E Android App


1: Download and install S2E app on your phone from the given link.

2: Launch the app and grant Superuser permissions.

3: Now press the menu key and enter the settings option.

4: Next tick the first two options: Mount as ext4 & Set read buffer.

5: Restart your phone after performing everything as mentioned above.

6: After rebooting, launch the app again.

7: Tick all those options.

This will move all the apps and their data to an external sdcard.

8: Make a final reboot to complete the process.

All Done! You’ve successfully increased your phone’s internal memory. Just do not remove your external memory card as it may corrupt or damage the apps.


If you still face any problem then let us know in the comment section below!

I’ll be glad to help you. Take care! 🙂

Also Read: Guide on How to Install TWRP Recovery on Realme 5 Pro

About the author

Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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