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Free Up Phone Space with Samsung Cloud

Delete synced images from phone Gallery in Samsung Cloud

If you have your Gallery images and videos synced to Samsung Cloud, there is a special trick to free up storage space on your phone. You can delete the pictures and videos directly from your phone's storage, but keep the files in Samsung Cloud. This way, you'll have more storage space on your phone, but the files will be safe and sound in Samsung Cloud if you ever need them.

Free Up Phone Space

When files from your Gallery are synced with Samsung Cloud, two file versions are created: a local file on your phone and another one saved to Samsung Cloud. Here's how to delete the local version on your phone, but still have a copy saved on the cloud:

From Settings, search for and select Samsung Cloud. Touch GALLERY, and then touch Free up phone space. To confirm, touch DELETE. Synced images and videos will be deleted from internal storage, but you'll see them in Gallery since they're still available in Samsung Cloud.

Delete items synced to Samsung Cloud from internal phone storage

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