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How Do I Increase Memory on My Samsung TV? (Insufficient storage space)

I was recently facing an issue with my Samsung TV – it was running out of storage space and I was becoming increasingly frustrated as I was unable to access new apps and games. After some research and testing, I am here to share what I discovered about increasing the memory on my Samsung TV.

Samsung TVs come with built-in memory. For most models, the memory is part of the TV’s circuit board, so you can’t upgrade it without a professional’s help. Still, you can free up some storage space or add external memory.

Tips:

  • To increase memory on a Samsung TV, you can either free up space on the internal memory or add an external one.
  • To check the TV’s storage capacity and usage, go to the Apps tab for newer versions of the Smart Hub, or to the Tools tab for older versions.
  • To free up some storage space, delete some apps from the Options menu.
  • To add external storage, plug in a Samsung USB flash drive and format it as device storage.
  • If you’re having trouble connecting to the memory, try restarting the TV or clearing the memory cache.

How Do I Increase Memory on My Samsung TV?

One of the best parts about using a Samsung TV is getting to explore all the apps and features it offers. However, since the TV has limited storage, you simply can’t install all the apps. After installing a few apps, your TV notifies you that it’s out of space.

This can be incredibly frustrating. You can’t add any more features or download new movies. Once your TV’s internal storage fills up, it can get quite laggy.

However, don’t worry, there are a few tips you can try out to add a little more storage to your TV.

Figuring Out Your Storage Limitations

The first step you want to take is to figure out your storage limitations. Before you start editing your data, you should know how much space you have and what is using it up. To do this, you have to find your TV memory menu.

Depending on your version of the Smart Hub, this process is slightly different.

Using the Apps Tab

This process applies to newer versions of the Smart Hub.

  1. Find and click the Smart Hub button on your remote control
  2. Navigate to the Apps tab
  3. Go to the More Apps icon on the bottom of the screen
  4. A storage bar should appear in the bottom right corner

The bar that appears shows you your TV’s storage capacity and how much space you used up.

Using the Tools Tab

If your version of the Smart Hub is a little older, you may have to use this method.

  1. Find and click the Tools button on your remote control
  2. Navigate to the Settings menu
  3. Click on the About Smart Hub tab
  4. Your device details should appear

The details include your device’s storage capacity and your memory usage.

Deciding on the Best Course of Action

After you figure out your storage situation, you can then decide on the best course of action. Depending on what you’re trying to do, there are a few paths you can take.

Freeing up Storage Space

If all you need is a little extra space to download a new app, you can free up some of your storage. To do this, you have to delete some of the data on your Samsung TV.

  1. Click on the Smart Hub button on your remote control
  2. Go to the Options menu
  3. Find the Delete icon
  4. Select any apps that want to delete

This is a fast and simple way to free up some room for new apps. 

Adding External Storage

Sometimes you can’t find any app that you’re willing to let go of. Moreover, choosing between apps on a Samsung TV can be difficult. So, instead of choosing, you can add external storage.

To do this, you need a USB flash drive. It’s best that you get a Samsung flash drive to ensure there are no compatibility issues. Before you plug in your drive, backup all your data because you’ll have to format it.

  1. Plug in your USB flash drive
  2. Click on the Smart Hub button on your remote control
  3. Go to the Settings menu
  4. Select Storage & Reset
  5. Find your flash drive
  6. Select Format as Device Storage

This process can take a few minutes, but once you’re done, you have extra memory. Your Samsung TV should be able to use the flash drive to install new apps and files.

Figuring Out Memory Errors

Sometimes, when you check your storage after a ‘Memory full’ error, you find out you have plenty of space. This happens when your TV is having trouble connecting to its memory. A quick restart should take care of this issue.

However, if the restart didn’t solve the problem, you can try clearing your memory cache.

  1. Click on the Smart Hub button on your remote control
  2. Go to the Settings menu
  3. Select the Apps icon
  4. Find System Apps
  5. Choose an app that takes up a lot of storage
  6. Select Clear Cache

You can do this for as many apps as you like. When you’re done, restart your TV and try to download your new app.

Wrapping Up

Running out of storage on a Samsung TV is a frustrating experience. So, you may find yourself asking, how do I increase memory on My Samsung TV? To do that, you can free up space on the internal memory or add an external one.

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