How to Fix “Install Failed Insufficient Storage” errors?

It’s possible that you’ll encounter the following error when trying to run your app on Android emulator:

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adb: failed to install <path_to_your_apk>/app.apk: Failure [INSTALL_FAILED_INSUFFICIENT_STORAGE]

Android Debug Bridge (adb) is a command line utility that allows your to communicate with an Android device. This includes installation of apps when you run them in Android Studio.

This error can happen when trying to run your apps on emulator that is configured with low internal storage size or when the internal storage is full. You can fix this issue easily by either of these steps:

  • Uninstall previous apps installed on the emulator to make room for the new app.
  • Increase the internal storage size of your emulator via AVD Manager.