When you first get your phone, one of the things you may least worry about is how much storage space you have left. You were careful enough to buy a phone with enough storage space for your files, but, you added so many things to your phone that it’s starting to act a little on the slow side. You think it might be a low storage problem, but you’re not too sure.
The good news is that checking to see how much memory you have left on your Samsung Galaxy S21 is a very beginner-friendly process. When a phone has a lot of features, even finding the simplest info can be challenging. So let’s see how you can see how much storage space your phone has and see if that’s the culprit of your phone’s performance issues.
How to Check How Much Storage Your Galaxy S21 Has
To see how many videos and pictures your phone can store, you’ll need to go into your phone’s Settings. If you didn’t already create a shortcut for the Settings app, you could access it by swiping up from the bottom of your display. When you see all your available apps. Look for the Settings app.
In Settings, swipe down until you see the Battery and Device Care option.
You’re going to see options at the bottom, but tap on Storage; it should be the middle option.
At the top, you’ll see how much storage your phone has left. Your phone will show you in percentage how much internal storage you’ve used so far. Below, you’ll see a bar, that depending on the files you have on your phone, will consist of various colors. Those colors are to help you see what kind of files are taking up storage. For example, Videos will be in purple, Audio in blue, Documents in brown, Trash in grey, and so on. If you want to see the exact file taking up space, tap on the arrow pointing right to the side of the storage amount being used.
You won’t see any information on an SD card because you already know that the SD card option was cut out from the S21 lineup. You can count on a 128GB memory limit. If you take good care of your phone and only have what you need on your phone, 128GB is more than enough storage. If you swipe all the way down while you’re in Storage, you can see your duplicate files and the large files you might want to erase to free up some space. It’ll also show you your unused apps.
Checking to see how much storage space you have left on your S21 is easy. The hard part may be what you might need to erase if you’re close to reaching the limit. Various file manager apps can help you with that, such as Google Files. It’ll help you uninstall apps you don’t use anymore and easily erase junk files that only take up valuable space.
This doesn’t tell you how much storage you have left as Samsung removed the feature it only tells you how much storage you have used.