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 your Android emulator:

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 you 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 an emulator that’s configured with a low internal storage size or when the internal storage is full. You can fix this issue by doing one of the following:

  • 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.