How to Get Internal Memory Storage Space in Android Programmatically?
Every device has an internal memory where it can store files and applications. The internal memory of devices can vary anywhere between 4 GB to 512GB. As internal memory gets filled up with a stack of files and applications, the available space decreases. Developers, to save internal memory, design few applications so that they stay compressed when not running and expand once triggered. Now, if available space is less than the expanded version of a triggered application, the device might hang up, or the application might never open in the device.
So, to run such applications efficiently, it is necessary to keep track of internal memory. In this article, we will show you how you could get real-time information about internal memory.
Step by Step Implementation
Step 1: Create a New Project in Android Studio
To create a new project in Android Studio please refer to How to Create/Start a New Project in Android Studio. We demonstrated the application in Kotlin, so make sure you select Kotlin as the primary language while creating a New Project.
Step 2: Working with the activity_main.xml file
Navigate to the app > res > layout > activity_main.xml and add the below code to that file. Below is the code for the activity_main.xml file. Add a TextView in the layout to display the info.
Step 3: Working with the MainActivity.kt file
Go to the MainActivity.kt file and refer to the following code. Below is the code for the MainActivity.kt file. Comments are added inside the code to understand the code in more detail.
You can see that when the application opens, the information regarding the internal memory is displayed.