Why ‘Error downloading “App”. There is insufficient space on the device‘ appears?
How to fix ‘Error downloading “App”. There is insufficient space on the device‘
- Go to your phone’s Settings >> Apps. And pick some apps that occupy huge space. You just have to move those big apps to SD Card. Ooops! Forgot to say that, you would need an SD Card inserted inside your Android Device. (If you don’t have an SD card, see the next paragraph titled ‘What if you don’t have an SD card?’).
- Select an app and tap on it. Now tap on Move to SD Card. See the below screenshot. Here, I was moving Candy Crush Saga that generally occupies huge space. After moving those apps to Memory Card, you will find space to install more apps.
- Remember, few system apps won’t show ‘Move to SD Card”, therefore you cannot move those apps to SD Card.
- Warning: You should not move those apps to SD Card that generally keep themselves open always such as Viber, Facebook Messenger, Whats App, Skype, Fring, etc. Because, after you move apps to SD Card, those apps will not be able to open themselves when you restart your Android device. But, in order to get real-time notifications from those apps, you shouldn’t move them to SD Card. If you want to get real-time notification from a particular app, then don’t move it. Other apps or games will not show any problem after you move them. You should consider moving all games, web browsers and other big apps, which occupy lots of space, to SD card.
What if you don’t have an SD card?
If you don’t have an SD card, you should follow the previous procedure first, then instead of ‘Moving to SD Card’, you might consider to:
- Clear data (shown in the above screenshot)
- Clear cache (just below the ‘cache’ shown in the above screenshot)
Remember, by clearing data or cache, the particular app might lose data. Google Chrome, for example, will lose all history, settings, search history, saved passwords, etc. It will seem as if the app is installed for the first time in the device, if you choose to ‘clear data’. Clearing cache also causes data lose. Candy Crush Saga, for example, will lose all settings, including preferences and Facebook connection, and game progress. However, reconnecting with the Facebook might bring you where you were last time.