So many app options exist.

Such limited internal storage space.

This is a potential issue with your Samsung television.

Fortunately, you can quickly erase its memory.

And you may even enlarge it if you choose.

Not certain?

Fear not. I am here to help you.

Continue to read to learn:

  • Seven simple ways to clean the memory on your Samsung TV.
  • One method for removing preinstalled apps from your Samsung television.
  • External memory expansion options for your Samsung television.
  • And much more…

Why is the memory on my Samsung television full?

Your Samsung television displays the message “memory full” because it has reached its maximum storage capacity. The memory of your television contains several file formats. Apps, cache and data, and OS upgrades are included. To clean its memory, uninstall any unused applications. Additionally, you can expand its memory using an external storage device.

Memory full: seven remedies for Samsung TVs

1: Remove the applications you’re not using.

You have experienced the “Insufficient storage space” issue from Samsung.

Which gets you here…

You’ve arrived to the right location. I’d be delighted to assist.

And now for the very first step you must take…

Uninstall the applications you no longer employ.

Because let’s face it. You probably do not use the majority of the apps on your Samsung television.

And Samsung televisions typically have little storage space. On average, their televisions feature between 2 and 8 GB of storage space.

The method of removing apps is straightforward. But it’ll differ every TV model.

Therefore, I have included instructions for Samsung televisions from 2015 to 2022.

2017-2022 Samsung television models

  1. Press the Home button on the remote for your Samsung TV.
  2. Choose Apps. It consists of four tiny circles.
  3. On the Applications screen, choose Settings.
  4. Select the application that you wish to uninstall.
  5. Select Delete.

Then, repeat steps 4 and 5 for each app you wish to uninstall.

2016 Samsung TV models

  1. Click the Home button on your Samsung TV’s remote control.
  2. Choose Apps.
  3. Choose My applications.
  4. Select Options by scrolling down and clicking on it.
  5. Select the Remove option.
  6. Choose the application you wish to delete.
  7. Select Delete.

2015 Samsung TV models

  1. Tap the Smart Hub button on your remote.
  2. Select Apps.
  3. Choose My applications.
  4. Select the app you wish to uninstall.
  5. Press and hold the Enter button on your remote.
  6. Select Delete.

2: Delete your Samsung TV’s factory-installed applications.

“I attempted to uninstall an application, but the delete option is disabled.”

You are attempting to remove a preinstalled application.

These are apps included with your Samsung television.

Examples include:

Plus a handful of Samsung-made photo and video viewing applications. In addition to perusing the web.

Samsung earns money from these applications. Therefore, they would prefer that people not delete them.

However, a workaround exists. However, you must enter Samsung’s developer mode.

How to switch to developer mode on a Samsung TV

  1. Grab the Samsung TV remote and press the Home button.
  2. Select the Apps option after locating it.
  3. Press 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 on the remote’s number pad.
  4. Toggle the Developer mode to the On position.
  5. Click Accept.

You will receive a confirmation notice that your TV is in developer mode. It will then request a restart. Simply press and hold the Power button on your remote.

After your Samsung television has restarted, you can uninstall the preinstalled applications.

How to uninstall pre-installed Samsung TV applications

  1. Select Apps from the home screen menu.
  2. Ensure that “Develop Mode” appears at the top of the screen.
  3. Choose Settings.
  4. Select the application you wish to delete.
  5. Scroll down and click on Deep Link Test.
  6. On the pop-up message box, click Cancel.
  7. Up the page and click Delete.
  8. Select Delete once more to confirm.

Then, repeat steps 4 through 8 to eliminate additional apps.

Now I see that the steps can be somewhat complicated.

So here is a video guide to further assist you:

3: Remove the Samsung TV’s app cache

All Samsung TV applications store temporary files known as cache.

These files help your applications load more quickly.

For example, Netflix cached files include:

  • Your history of searches.
  • Videos recently viewed
  • Titles or genres you have viewed.

However, while cache can undoubtedly reduce loading times…

These files also occupy space in the internal memory of your Samsung television.

So you should periodically clear them.

Only Samsung TVs manufactured between 2020 and 2022 have the ability to clear the app cache.

Here are the procedures required to erase an application’s cache:

  1. Press the Home button on your Samsung television’s remote.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Click the Support link after locating it.
  4. Choose the Device Maintenance option.
  5. Choose Manage storage
  6. Select an application and click View Details.
  7. Choose Clear Cache.
  8. Select Close.

Repeat steps 6 through 8 for each app.

4: Delete your Samsung TV’s app data

Even after clearing the app’s cache, do you still lack memory?

Consider erasing all application data as well.

App data differs in that it comprises persistent files.

These are your downloaded videos for offline viewing on streaming apps.

Included in app data are your account details. In addition to all software updates that you installed.

Deleted data effectively resets your applications. They will restore to their original state upon installation.

The steps are comparable to clearing the app’s cache:

  1. Press the Home button on your Samsung TV’s remote control.
  2. Click the Settings icon.
  3. Select Support by scrolling down and selecting it.
  4. Click Device Maintenance.
  5. Click the Storage Management button.
  6. Select an application, then click View Details.
  7. Select Empty Data.
  8. Select the Exit button.

5: Utilize an external storage medium

You may simply enhance the storage capacity of laptops by upgrading their HDD or SSD.

This is not possible on your Samsung television.

You must instead utilize external storage devices such as flash drives.

These devices are fantastic since you can simply plug them in. Samsung televisions typically offer multiple USB ports.

And they are reasonably priced. Typically, their price ranges from $15 to $50. Based on their capacity.

Now, if you intend to use a flash drive, you must format it.

You may do so using your Samsung television:

  1. Connect your flash drive to one of the USB ports on your Samsung television.
  2. Press the Home button on your Samsung TV’s remote control.
  3. Choose Settings.
  4. Scroll down and click Storage and Reset.
  5. Choose your flash drive from the list provided.
  6. Select the Device Storage Format option.

6: Use an external streaming player

In addition to external storage devices, consider using streaming players.

For example, Roku boxes are compatible with Samsung smart TVs. And it is among the greatest streaming players available.

Roku players offer storage capacities of up to 1 GB. Therefore, they can store more than 100 channels.

Amazon’s Fire TV Stick may also be considered as an alternative to Roku.

All of these streaming players are reasonably priced. Their costs range from $30 and $99.

They are also incredibly simple to install. Simply insert them into the HDMI port on your Samsung TV. Then, connect them to an electrical outlet.

And if you’re having trouble deciding?

7: Reset your Samsung television’s Smart Hub.

Resetting the Smart Hub is another method of freeing up memory.

Samsung’s clever and user-friendly menu system is Smart Hub. It is what facilitates easy access to apps and games. And even access the Internet.

Resetting the Smart Hub includes the following actions:

  • Smart Hub settings.
  • Accounts saved on your television.
  • Applications preinstalled and downloaded.

Now, the reset procedure will vary slightly based on the Samsung TV model you have.

2020-2022 Samsung television models

  1. Select Home on the remote.
  2. Select Support by scrolling down and clicking on it.
  3. Select Device Care.
  4. Select Self Diagnosis from the menu.
  5. Select Reset Smart Hub by navigating to it.
  6. If your TV doesn’t have a PIN, enter 0000.

2016 through 2019 Samsung televisions

  1. Press the Home button on your Samsung remote control.
  2. Select the Options icon.
  3. Choose Support.
  4. Select Self Diagnosis by navigating to it.
  5. Find the Reset Smart Hub button and click it.
  6. Enter your PIN or the number 0000.

2015 Samsung TV models

  1. Tap the Menu button on your remote control.
  2. Click on Smart Hub after navigating to it.
  3. Click the option Reset Smart Hub.

Reset the factory settings on your Samsung TV

If a memory full error persists after rebooting the Smart Hub…

Then you should maybe conduct a factory reset on your Samsung television.

This action will erase all of your TV settings. This also disconnects the television from your Samsung account.

Hence, a factory reset is always the final resort.

Again, I will provide instructions for several Samsung TVs.

2017-2022 Samsung television models

  1. Press the Home button on the TV remote.
  2. Click the Configuration icon.
  3. Choose General.
  4. Down the page, click Reset.
  5. Enter the PIN or 0000 for your TV.

2016 Samsung TV models

  1. Tap the Home button on the remote control.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Choose Support.
  4. Click the Self Diagnosis link after locating it.
  5. Choose Reset.
  6. Enter your PIN. If none, enter 0000.
  7. Check the Yes box to confirm the reset.

2015 Samsung TV models

  1. Tap the Menu button on your remote control.
  2. Select Support by scrolling down and selecting it.
  3. Choose Self-Diagnosis.
  4. Click Reset.
  5. If a PIN is available, enter it. If none, press 0000.

Click the Yes button to continue with the reset.

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