How to Free Up Storage Space on Amazon Fire TV Stick

All Firesticks come with 8GB of internal storage, but you can only use around 5.7GB of that. This limited storage space can quickly fill up with apps and movies, causing your Firestick to slow down and hinder its functionality. If you're facing a storage full problem on your Fire TV Stick, here's how you can free up space and optimize its performance.

Check Your Storage Space

Before you start freeing up space, it's important to know how much storage space is left on your Firestick. You can check this by going to Fire TV settings > My Fire TV > About and then selecting Storage. Firestick will display a notification if there is less than 500MB of storage left. Ideally, you should have at least 1.5GB of free storage for optimal performance.

Uninstall Unused Apps

Apps are usually the main culprits when it comes to low storage on Firestick. To uninstall apps that you don't use, go to Fire TV Settings from the home screen, select “Applications,” and then choose “Manage Installed Applications.” From there, you can easily remove any apps that you no longer need or have found better alternatives for. Simply click on the app you want to remove, select “Uninstall,” and confirm the action.

Delete Large Apps with Easy Uninstaller

To make a significant impact on freeing up storage space, it's essential to delete large apps that take up a significant amount of storage on your Firestick. The Easy Uninstaller app can help you identify and uninstall these large apps. Although not available on the Amazon App store, you can sideload it using the downloader app. Once installed, you can sort the installed apps by size and easily uninstall the ones taking up the most space.

Clear Data and Cache

If you still want to use certain apps that take up a lot of space, clearing their data and cache can be a better option. Clearing data will remove all associated data with the app, while clearing the cache will delete unnecessary data that is saved to access and run the app faster. To clear data and cache, go to Fire TV Settings > Applications > Manage Installed Apps, select the app you want to delete the data or cache of, and click on the respective options.

Remove Large Files with SDMaid Pro

To delete large files and folders that are taking up storage space on your Firestick, you can use the SDMaid Pro app. While any file manager app can help with this task, SDMaid Pro stands out due to its ability to analyze storage space. After sideloading the app using the downloader app, you can scan your storage and identify large files or folders. Additionally, you can utilize other features of the app, such as system cleaner, duplicates remover, and app cleaner, to further optimize your storage.

Use Clean Master for Firestick

Another useful app for cleaning junk files on your Firestick is Clean Master. It helps maintain Firestick performance by removing cache and temporary files, deleted app files, and fragmented files. To install Clean Master, use the downloader app to sideload it and then run the app to clean up your Firestick's storage space.

Reset Your Firestick

If you want to completely start fresh and delete everything on your internal storage, you can reset your Firestick. This will remove all apps, files, passwords, settings, and options, requiring you to reconfigure the device from scratch. To reset your Firestick, go to Fire TV settings > My Fire TV and select Reset to Factory Defaults. Please note that this process can take up to 10 minutes.

By following these steps, you can effectively free up storage space on your Amazon Fire TV Stick and improve its performance. Remember, it's essential to install only the apps you need and regularly clean up any junk files to keep your Firestick running smoothly.