How to Fix Critically Low Storage Problem on Firestick [2024]


This is the step-by-step guide on how to fix critically low storage problems on Firestick, Fire TV, Fire TV 4K Max, & Fire TV Cube.

The latest version of Fire TV 4K Max device storage is a total of 8 GB of which you can only use around 5.5 GB and the remaining is occupied by its OS.

All Amazon Fire TV devices have a common problem with Low storage that it sometimes gets so annoying when it gets critically low.

We’ve mentioned at least 4 ways to fix critically low storage problems that FireStick users have to face. You can either clear cache, uninstall unused apps, factory reset your FireStick, etc.

4 Ways to Fix Critically Low Storage Problems on Firestick

You can try these methods one by one and check which is suitable for your Firestick device. These methods are:

Solution 1: Clear App Cache

It is the most common and easy method to free some space on your Fire TV device. This method can release some space without losing any app or Data.

Follow these steps to Clear the App cache.

Step 1: Turn on your Firestick device


Step 2: From the Home, go to the Settings


Step 3: Click Application


Step 4: Select Manage Application


Step 5: Choose any app from the list and click it


Step 6: Select Clear Cache and click to clear the particular app’s cache.


Note: Repeat steps 5 & 6 to clear the multiple apps cache of your choice

Solution 2: Uninstall Unused Apps

If you have tried clearing App Caches and still facing Low Storage problems you can try Uninstallation of Unused apps.

Sometimes there are many apps that are not in our frequent use. So you can uninstall/ Delete those apps to free some space.

Follow the steps below:

Step 1: Select whichever app you want to remove and uninstall. (I am removing One Player as an example in the screenshot). Click on the app.


Step 2: Select Uninstall


Step 3: Select Uninstall one more time


This is it! You have successfully uninstalled unwanted apps from your FireStick TV device.

Solution 3: Add Extra Storage


This is the alternative method to resolve your low storage problem by adding an extra storage (Flash/USB) drive.

All you need is an adaptor or OTG Cable which you can get from the Amazon Store (for $5.97) and a USB Flash drive which comes in various sizes. (eg. 32GB for $5.85 and up to 2TB for $30.99)


Once you connect an OTG adapter to the Firestick and plug in the USB drive, go to Settings My Fire TV > USB drive > Format to Internal Storage. When formatting is complete, click OK.

Solution 4: Factory Reset

If you have tried all the above methods but still didn’t get better results then this is the final method that will Definitely resolve your Low storage problem on Firestick.

However, a Factory reset will refresh your Firestick device and you will lose all the apps and data of your device.

Before applying a Factory reset you should unplug extra storage (if added) so that your flash drive data won’t be lost.

Follow the steps to Factory reset your Firestick device:

Step 1: From the settings options, select My Fire TV


Step 2: Select the option Reset to Factory Defaults


Step 3: Select Reset and the below screen will appear while the FireStick TV resets.


Step 4: The TV will now reboot; the following screen will appear.


Step 5: You will now be required to connect to WiFiDo that. This Login screen will appear after that.


You have successfully reset your FireTV device. Now your Fire TV device is as good as new.

Other Related Topics

You can check other Firestick-related issues and fix them easily now. These are:


All Firestick users are facing the Low storage problem as it comes with a very limited storage capacity with a Maximum of 8GB storage.

You can Fix Critically Low Storage problems on Firestick with several methods including clearing the app cache, Deleting unused apps, Extra Storage, and resetting the Firestick device.

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