We all have a ton of apps on our phone, some more than others. However, like most people, there is a chance that at the end of the day, there are only a handful of apps that we might use on a day-to-day basis, while there might be others that we use once in a while. This means that there are a lot of apps sitting our devices that are taking up precious storage.
It seems that Google is aware of the problem that some users have managing their storage, and now it has been reported that there is a new feature in the Google Play Store in which Android users are being sent notifications reminding them that they can uninstall unused apps to help free up storage on their phones.
Tapping on the alert will bring up a list of apps that the user has not opened in a while, suggesting that maybe they don’t need those apps anymore and can safely uninstall them. At the moment it is unclear as to what could trigger the notification, and how long an app needs to be unused for before it is considered unnecessary.
This is not a new or groundbreaking feature per se. iOS users have long enjoyed the feature where there is an option for users to offload unused apps automatically. We’re not sure if the feature is live for everyone, but do keep an eye out for it if this sounds like something you might be interested in.