Google's Game-Changing Auto-Archive Feature Revolutionizes App Management

Jun, 2023 - by CMI

Find Google’s innovative auto-archive functionality to declutter devices and streamline app management, saving users time and storage space while getting a more efficient and user-friendly experience.

Google has launched a new feature that promises to reduce the need for users to uninstall apps to free up storage space on their phones. The feature is called "auto-archive," and it allows users to automatically remove apps that haven't been used in a while but still preserve the app's data and settings.

The auto-archive feature works by identifying apps that haven't been opened in a certain amount of time, typically 90 days, and are taking up a significant amount of storage space. The user can then choose to enable auto-archive for those apps, which will move the app to an archive folder and delete its icon from the home screen. However, the app's data and settings will still be preserved in the app library in case the user wants to access them later. The new feature will be available on Android phones running version 11 or higher, and it can be accessed by going to Settings > Apps & Notifications > App Info > Auto-archived apps. Users can then enable or disable auto-archive for individual apps or all apps at once.

Google says that auto-archive is a helpful solution for users who have limited storage on their devices or who don't want to spend time manually deleting apps. It can also be useful for users who want to declutter their home screens without losing their app data. The auto-archive feature is part of Google's ongoing efforts to help users manage their digital lives more easily. Last year, the company introduced a feature that allows users to easily find and delete files that they no longer need, such as screenshots or memes.

Overall, the auto-archive feature is a useful addition to Android's app management tools, and it could help many users avoid the hassle of constantly uninstalling and reinstalling apps to manage their device's storage.