If I clear my gallery data, will I lose all of my albums? My gallery has been taking up a lot of data to the point that I have little data left. If I clear it, will all my albums be deleted?


  • i am pretty sure your pictures are consuming more than 401 MB disk space. furthermore pictures are not stored in apps private directory. therefore you can safely delete gallery app data, that won't delete pictures from storage
    – alecxs
    Commented Apr 3, 2021 at 23:23
  • Switch to a different gallery app. If you see that your albums are visible in a different Gallery app too, than the albums are app-independent.
    – Firelord
    Commented Apr 4, 2021 at 8:24
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    Does this answer your question? Is it safe to clear data for gallery? Commented Apr 4, 2021 at 9:34

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Data store by the gallery apps are thumbnails it generates to preview the pictures and videos. The Gallery app can be considered as a movie theater where you go to watch a movie (in your case, viewing picture and videos in your phone). If its goes bankrupt (in your case deleting its data), it won't stop you from going to another movie theater.

Furthermore, if you delete the Gallery app's data, next time you opens it, the thumbnails will be recreated. When you navigate inside inside the folder thumbnails, more thumbnails will be recreated to preview their content. That's what increases its size.

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