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How to Clean Storage on Huawei Mate 20 / Mate 20 Pro

Running short on space? Here is how to clean storage and reclaim data capacity on your Huawei Mate 20 / Mate 20 Pro. New Mate flagship is being shipped with 128GB base storage and while that might seem a lot, it can easily get filled up in this day and age of high-res photos and videos. Further, it is difficult for users who rely on dual SIM functionality to sacrifice the extra SIM slot for memory expansion. To curb this issue of space, our guide will help in clearing out old junk and grant you more free space for further content.

While photos, videos and user data does contribute towards a large proportion of space occupied, there is also significant underlying junk data present as well. This junk data is mainly cache files which were generated to speed up performance. Unfortunately, some apps, don’t delete these files after they are done using it and that leads to accumulation. Gladly enough, to curb this, you can use built-in Clean Storage utility on the Huawei Mate 20 / Mate 20 Pro to delete them and free space.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro

NOTE: This post is part of our series of Huawei Mate 20 / Mate 20 Pro tips and tricks. For more such tips, check out our Mate 20 Pro Features section.

How to Clean Storage on Huawei Mate 20 / Mate 20 Pro

This procedure utilizes Huawei Mate 20 / Mate 20 Pro’s / EMUI’s built-in storage cleaning utility to clear out space, users don’t need to resort to third-party solutions.

Step 1 – Open the Settings app. You can do it by locating the shortcut on your home-screen or by simply scrolling down the notification panel and tapping on the Gear icon located at the top-right.

Step 2 – Tap on the Storage section, it should be near the bottom of the screen. If not visible, search for Storage through the search functionality and tap on the first result.

Step 3 – Within this menu, there should be a Storage Cleaner button located on the bottom, click it.

Step 4 – Now, there should be a big Clean button located in the middle which you can tap to get rid of unnecessary cache and system files. Further, there are also options for deep clean. These options would suggest deleting things from user data rather than sticking with just the system, definitely handy when you have piled up loads of unnecessary files yourself.

That’s pretty much it! After this, your device should feel a bit snappier thanks to opened up memory along with newly found free space that is ready to be filled.

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