Owners of TECNO Android smartphones with very low internal storage (low memory) space constantly run into a situation when an update is available for an app, e.g. WhatsApp, they get a “Insufficient Storage Available” error when attempting to install the update.
Here is a straightforward solution to this problem. When you get a prompt to download an update for a specific app, once inside Google Play Store, follow these steps:
1. Tap on the app that you want to update. You will see two options: “Update”; and “Uninstall”.
2. Select “Uninstall”, and all previous updates to the app will be uninstalled. This frees up space on your phone.
3. Now, tap “Update”. It will download and install the current update, and you are good.
The above procedure should work for any Android smartphone that throws up the same memory error when attempting an app update.
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