[Fixed] Error Downloading There is Insufficient Space on the Device

Recently I faced an error while downloading an application from the Google play store. The error was Error Downloading “App name” There is Insufficient Space on the Device. But I had enough storage on my SD card as well as in internal memory.

After doing some research, I found that lack of working space can cause the “Insufficient Storage Available” problem. There are various possible causes for the lack of sufficient working storage.

Android system reserves a certain amount of storage for inbuilt apps like Messenger and Contacts so that these apps won’t run out of storage while running. So if you have an internal memory of less than 200 MB then you will definitely face this error. So in this case you should try to moving some apps to your SD card to free up internal storage.

If that’s not possible then try to uninstall apps that you don’t use frequently. Also, try to disable some google apps likes Google plus and Google drive if you don’t use them.

If you are having an internal memory of more than 250MB and still facing this error then follow the below methods to fix there is insufficient space on the device.

Ways to fix Insufficient Space Error

  • By Uninstalling Google Play Services Updates
  • Clearing Cached Data
  • Remove Junk Files

Uninstalling Google Play Services Updates

This is the most efficient solution to fix this problem. This error has been seen in the latest version of google play services, so by uninstalling updates of google play services this problem can be easily fixed.
  • Launch the Settings app on your phone.
  • Now looks for Applications, this is where you will get a list of all apps installed on your device.
  • In Applications look for Google Play Services and select it.

Uninstall Google Play Service Updates

  • Click on Uninstall Updates. This will reset the Google Play Service to its default factory version.
  • Now we need to update Google Play Store to its latest version. We can do this by installing the APK file.

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  • Download and install the latest version of Play Store APK from APKMirror.
  • This will get rid of Error Downloading, There is Insufficient Space on the Device error.

Clearing Cached Data

Most of the apps save tons of junk data temporarily, which could sometimes overlap the internal memory usage, and because of this, you can face error messages while downloading and updating apps. This is also the most common troubleshooting method to fix any kind of bug in your android device. So Clearing cached data may help in solving this error.
  • Launch the Settings app on your phone.
  • Now select Storage and click on Cached data
  • Now it will display a warning as shown below:

  • Tap Ok and it will delete all the temporary junk files.
Note – If you can’t find Cached data option then you need to manually clear cache for all apps.

Remove Junk Files

If none of above methods worked then it might be possible that you have lots of junk files on your device. To clean these junk files we can use third-party applications like DU Speed booster or Clean Master.

  • First of all download Phone cleaner apk file and install it. This way it won’t show insufficient space error.
  • Once installed, launch the app.
  • Now tap on the Junk Cleaner option, the app will automatically start scanning for junk files.
  • Wait until the scanning gets completed.
  • Make sure the app is not deleting any useful files, if so, uncheck them. Once verified click on the clean junk option.
This process will delete all the junk data from your Android device and free some storage. This will definitely fix the “Error downloading there is insufficient space on the Device” problem.


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