Sometimes freeing up at least some space in the smartphone’s memory can be quite problematic. For those who don’t want to delete apps to do this, Google has introduced a new feature that allows the Android operating system to compress rarely used software files without having to completely remove the software.
According to Google, AutoArchive allows users to free up to 60% of the storage space used by applications. This saves all user data associated with the software.
In order to be able to use the function, the user must make the appropriate selection. If he tries to install an application and there is no space in the device’s memory, he will be asked to turn on automatic archiving, after which a significant amount of memory will be freed by compressing some programs.
We are talking about software that has not been used for a long time. Users who want to reuse archived applications must undo the unarchiving process.
It is known that not all applications can be archived, only those implemented in app bundle format. Google hopes that the new feature will be widely used by owners of budget gadgets with limited storage.