Snapchat is known for photos and videos that disappear after a certain period of time, but even though they disappear from being viewed on the server, it doesn’t mean that it’s not taking up room on your device. Some users have reported getting a “disk is full” message when they try to use the app.
Delete the cache in order to free up space on Snapchat. Tap the gear icon in My Profile to open Settings>Scroll down and tap “Clear Cache”>Tap “Clear All” on iOS or tap “Continue” on Android. Uninstalling and installing the app again will also remove the cache. Use any third-party software like iFree up to clean your phone’s cache.
In this article, we’ll take a look at Snapchat storage and how to free up space when you get an error message.
Is There A Limit To Snapchat Storage?
Snapchat itself doesn’t seem to have any limits on storage.
There’s never really anything saved, so there’s nothing taking up storage. Most of the time, the issue is due to the app cache, which needs to be cleared out from time to time.
Also, when you clear your app cache, you’ll find that your app will run faster and more efficiently. This means quicker loading of snaps and messages.
Why Is Snapchat Saying I Have No Storage?
If you are getting an error on Snapchat saying that you have no storage, then it’s time to clear out the cache. The app’s cache can fill up fairly quickly, especially if you are on it a lot.
Not only will this affect Snapchat itself, but it will also have an effect on how the other apps on your phone are running.
Take some time every now and then to clear out the cache on all of your apps. You might even want to go into your phone settings and clear out the cache and data from there as well.
How Do You Free Up Space On Snapchat?
While you can’t save anything to Snapchat that will take up storage space, the browser data and cache do clog up the memory area.
In order to free up space on Snapchat, you’ll need to clear the browser data and cache from time to time.
1. Clear the Cache through the App
- Open the app.
- Swipe down on the screen to open your Snapchat home screen.
- Tap on the gear icon located in the upper right corner of the screen. This will take you to your settings.
- Scroll down the list and tap “Clear Cache,” which is located under “Account Actions” near the bottom of the settings menu.
- Tap on “Clear Browser Cache” and “Confirm.” This will cause any Snapchat cache on your device to be deleted. It does not affect saved chats, conversations, or stories. This is basically the same as deleting your cookies and browser history on your computer.
- Tap on “Clear Memories Cache” and “Confirm.” This will remove data stored on your device from Snapchat memories. However, this will not affect your memories.
- You will be prompted to restart Snapchat, tap “Okay,” and then check to see if you still get a storage error.
2. Reinstall the App
If you don’t want to mess around with the settings, you can simply uninstall and then reinstall the Snapchat app. That will clear the cache as well.
3. Use Third-Party Cleaning Apps
This is yet another simple way to get rid of the cache files that are taking up your device’s precious space. There are many free safe apps like iFree up that will help you clear the cache on your phone, not just in Snapchat, so your device should be able to run smoother and faster.
What Takes Up The Most Storage On Snapchat?
The thing that is probably taking up the most storage on your Snapchat app is the data from the snaps or stories that you are looking at.
Every time you view a story/snap, some of the data is downloaded to the app’s cache, which means that it’s taking up storage on your phone.
How To Make Snapchat Take Up Less Storage?
The Snapchat app itself is the size that it is. There’s no way to change or compress it, but you can make it take up less storage by taking the time to delete cache from time to time.
Can You Run Out Of Storage On Snapchat?
As we mentioned, Snapchat itself doesn’t limit storage because there is no storage, per se.
However, the device storage can be affected by the information passed through the app, depending on how often you use it and for how long. Therefore, it’s a good idea to get into the habit of clearing the cache from time to time so that you don’t end up getting a “memory error” issue.
Some users report getting a memory error issue from time to time when they are looking at or trying to post snaps on Snapchat.
This is a very common issue that can easily be fixed by clearing the cache from time to time. This will ensure that the memory stays clear and that your app and your device continue to run efficiently.
I’ve been working with technology in one way or the other all my life. After graduating from university, I worked as a sales consultant for Verizon for a few years. Now I am a technical support engineer by day and write articles on my own blog here in my spare time to help others if they have any issues with their devices.