However, this has an explanation and we are going to show you where this situation comes from, in addition to teaching you to free your memory. That is why we have to master from beginning to end the memory in MIUI, given that the customization layer created by the Chinese brand has a series of peculiarities that offer us information that will be very useful to us. If you launch a Xiaomi mobile, you may not detect the error, but as the months go by it will end up arriving.

Understanding memory

To echo everything that occupies storage in Xiaomi, we have from the first version of MIUI 12 a section where it details us even graphically everything that is occupying the space of the mobile phone. To check it on our smartphone we have to follow a very simple process. We start by accessing the settings and touching the first section called About the phone. Next we will see a block called Storage in which will be all the information that we share with you.

If we do not know what each of these sections is due to, do not worry, because we are going to explain what each one of them houses.

  • Others: the first section is the most confusing of Xiaomi, where temporary elements accumulate and everything that does not fit into another category.
  • Applications and data: storage occupied by the apps that the system brings or those installed by us and their corresponding data.
  • Images: the photos we take with our mobile phone or that are shared with us through different social media.
  • Audio: musical tones, downloaded music or audios that can come from WhatsApp among other apps.
  • Video: recordings and filming that we have made with the mobile, in addition to those that we receive.
  • APKs: files that contain applications that we have installed or that we have not installed but downloaded.
  • Documents: elements in PDF, Word or derivative format that have information.
  • System: both Android and MIUI are housed within this section.

All this is what makes up the busy storage of the mobile phone that we have in hand. It is calculated in the upper part, where we can see from what is available to us to what is no longer available, also adding in all this space the storage of an SD card if we use it.

As you can see, the section called others does not have too much helplessness for the system, since it does not contain memories, necessary information and we do not even know in detail what it is composed of. However, it is one of the elements that occupy the most memory in Xiaomi, in some cases reaching 4 GB and 5 GB or exceeding them, causing there is no space for what is really important.

Delete ‘others’ on Xiaomi

Since we have already seen that there is nothing of value in the section that Xiaomi dedicates to this in its memory, we can proceed to erase it without risk. For this we have several things to do, with the intention of recovering that lost memory.

Use the cleaner

From this storage section we have the option of touching at the bottom on delete, to quickly go to the cleaner that Xiaomi integrates in MIUI. If this is not enough, we can continue to go down, to enter the direct access to the deep clean and then also eliminate the temporary contents that the most basic cleaner can bypass.

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Out of cache

At the end of the storage menu we also have the option that allows us to see the details of all the applications, which helps me to identify in order which apps have a greater occupied space. In the culprits we will have to touch, to clear its cache.

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Unnecessary MIUI files

The Xiaomi layer accumulates elements that do not appear anywhere and these are stored specifically in a section of the system. To get rid of them we have to make use of the file manager that all Xiaomi, Redmi and Poco smartphones have. Once inside, we select the folder at the top and we will see all the storage that makes up the mobile.

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We will have to touch on the folder called MIUI, and then access the one called ‘debut_log’ and delete all the elements, which are not needed by the system at all.

Reset the mobile

If we want to end that annoying memory extra that has nothing, the most effective without a doubt is to leave it at the factory. First we have to take the photos and videos, in addition to the files. To achieve this and not leave anything in memory, we will do it through a Hard Reset that is more forceful:

  • We turn off the device by pressing and holding the power button.
  • Now we press the volume up and the power button at the same time until we see the Xiaomi logo.
  • We will move with the volume up and down keys, we accept with the power button.
  • Select the Wipe Data / Wipe Data option.
  • Finally we select Restart and then Reboot System Now.

Do not erase what you should not

Now that we know everything that can occupy storage on our Xiaomi mobile and we know the steps to follow to enter the sewers of MIUI, we must be careful. The price of deleting something that we should not be very high and we only have to get rid of what we are very sure that it will not mean something serious.

What does the Xiaomi “Others” section have and how to delete it?

We do not only mean to be able to spoil the mobile, but to delete a folder that contained important multimedia files. Therefore, we recommend not deleting anything unless we know what the cleaning tools that we have shown you do and only let ourselves be guided by experts. We can’t let him space occupied by “Others” in our Xiaomi we generate confusion.

Prevents ‘Others’ from filling up

The best solution to this problem is prevention and for this we only have to take a few quick aspects into account. The first of all is not to download apps at all costs. Although we install them later, as they generate a series of temporary files on the mobile that take a while to leave, even if we run the cleaner through the system.

We must also be careful with the amount of files we store, since all of them slow down the system and are accompanied by temporary microelements that end up in space. The more we occupy the mobile, the more that strange MIUI content will grow and the more it will cost us to get rid of it.