How to Review the Storage Stats on Your Android Tablet

By Dan Gookin

Storage is something you need to pay attention to on any device. You can see how much storage space is available on your Android tablet; follow these steps:

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Choose the Storage & USB item.

    On some Samsung tablets, this item is called Storage, and it might be found on the General tab in the Settings app.
    You see a screen. It details information about storage space on the tablet’s internal storage and, if available, the microSD card.

Tap the storage item or tap a storage category, if listed, to view details on how the storage is used or to launch an associated app. For example, tap the Apps item to see a list of running apps. Choose Videos to view videos stored on the tablet.

  • Things that consume the most storage space are videos, music, and pictures, in that order.
  • To see how much storage space is unoccupied, refer to the Available item.
  • Don’t feel gypped if the Total Space value is far less than the stated capacity of your Android tablet. For example, your tablet may have 32GB of storage but the Storage screen reports on 29.85GB of total space. The missing space is considered overhead, as are several gigabytes taken by the government for tax purposes.