Internal storage (ROM): Google Nexus 9

Learn how to view free space and free up storage on the Google Nexus 9.




Clear storage regularly

Clear storage at least once per week. Check the available internal device storage. It must be over 150 MB for your device. The Android system cannot work properly if the internal device storage is below 150 MB. If under 150 MB, use the following tips to clear more storage:


  • Delete unnecessary text messages (SMS) and picture messages (MMS).
  • Transfer pictures and media to a computer, and remove it from the phone memory.
  • Clear the browser cache, cookies, or history.
  • Clear Facebook app cache.
  • Delete the call logs.


Manage applications

  1. Press the Menu key.
  2. Tap System settings.
  3. Scroll to DEVICE, then tap Apps.
  4. If necessary, touch the screen and slide left to view the ALL screen.
  5. To sort apps from largest ROM users to lowest, press the Menu key, and then tap Sort by size. The apps using the most ROM are now listed at the top of the list.
  6. Select the application you want to uninstall.
  7. Tap Uninstall.
  8. Tap OK to confirm.


View free storage space

  1. Press the Menu key.
  2. Tap System settings.
  3. Scroll down to 'DEVICE,' then tap Storage.
  4. Under 'INTERNAL STORAGE,' view the Available value.