Memory & SD card: LG Optimus F6

Learn how to use the task manager, view free space, and free up memory and storage on the LG Optimus F6 and sd card. Find out more on this page:

 

Internal memory (RAM)

Internal storage (ROM)

SD card

 

 

Internal memory (RAM)

Manage memory

To manage the internal memory, follow these steps:

 

Restart device regularly

Note: You should restart your phone at least once per day.

  1. Press and hold the Power key.
  2. Tap Power off and restart.


Reduce memory use
Note: If your phone is running slowly, then you can reduce the amount of memory it is using.

  • Reduce your RAM clear period
    1. From any screen, press and hold the Home key.
    2. Tap Apps.
    3. Tap Task Manager.
    4. Tap the Menu key, and then tap Settings.
    5. If necessary, select the Auto clear RAM check box.
    6. Tap Auto clear period.
    7. Select a more frequent auto clear period.
  • Remove widgets (Animated widgets and widgets that update information use the most memory)
    1. From the Home screen, touch and hold on the widget you want to remove.
    2. Slide the widget over Remove and release your finger.
  • Replace a Live wallpaper
    1. From any Home screen, touch and hold on the screen.
    2. Tap Wallpapers.
    3. Perform one of the following actions:
      • Use a photo
        1. Tap the Gallery thumbnail.
        2. Navigate to and select the desired photo.
        3. If necessary, crop the photo by moving and adjusting the blue border.
        4. Tap OK.
        5. If prompted to add this image to the lock screen, select the desired option.
      • Use a default wallpaper
        1. Touch the row of wallpaper thumbnails and slide left to view more.
        2. Select the desired wallpaper.


Manage applications
Note: Manage your applications to keep your device running smoothly.

  • Research and monitor new applications that you install.
    • Read Play Store application reviews before installing. Not all applications run smoothly on phones. Read customer reviews before downloading an application to see if it has a history of not working properly.
    • If your device starts having problems after installing an application, consider uninstalling the application.
  • Keep applications updated:
    1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
    2. Scroll to and tap Play Store.
    3. Tap the Menu key, and then tap My apps.
      Note: To keep your apps automatically updated, tap the Menu key, tap Settings, and then tap Auto-update apps to select your preference.
    4. Perform one of the following actions:
      • Tap Update [x] to update all applications with updates available.
      • Select an individual application, and then tap Update to update.
  • Uninstall third-party applications
  • Clear application cache and data
  • Clear recent applications
    1. From any screen, press and hold the Home key.
    2. To close an individual application, touch the preview from the list and slide it to the right.
    3. To close all recent applications, tap Clear all.
  • Never install a third-party Task Manager or Battery Manager
    • These applications interfere with how Android works

 

 

Task manager

A task manager can view running apps and close them. To use the task manager, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Scroll to and tap Task Manager.
  3. Choose one of the following options:
    • To stop an application individually, tap Stop next to the application name.
    • To stop all running applications, tap Stop all.
  4. Tap the Menu key, and then tap Settings.
  5. To automatically clear your RAM:
    1. Select the Auto clear RAM check box.
    2. Tap Auto clear period and select the desired interval.
  6. To prevent automatic clearing of RAM, clear the Auto clear RAM check box.

 

 

View free memory

To view the amount of free internal memory, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap System settings.
  3. Scroll to 'DEVICE,' and then tap Apps.
  4. Touch the screen and slide left to view the 'RUNNING' screen.
  5. View the RAM 'free' value in the lower-right corner.

 

 

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Internal storage (ROM)

Manage storage

To manage the internal storage space, follow these steps:

 

Clear storage regularly

Note: Clear storage at least once per week.


Adjust memory storage settings
Follow these tips to prevent your ROM storage from quickly filling up.

  • Set text and multimedia message limits to delete messages automatically
    Note: The default is 200 text and 20 picture messages. You may use this setting to start with, and decrease it if you continue to have problems.
    1. From any Home screen, tap Messaging.
    2. Tap the Menu key, and then tap Settings.
    3. Tap Storage.
    4. Tap Text message limit.
    5. Enter a lower value.
    6. Tap OK.
    7. Tap Multimedia message limit.
    8. Enter a lower value.
    9. Tap OK.
  • Change Gmail synchronization setting to every three days
    1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
    2. Scroll to and tap Gmail.
    3. Tap the Menu key, and then tap Settings.
    4. Tap the email address you want to edit.
    5. Tap Days of mail to sync.
    6. Touch the number wheel and slide down to select 3.
    7. Tap OK.
  • Change Email storage location to SD card.
    Note: You must be logged in to your Email account.
    1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
    2. Tap System settings.
    3. Scroll down to 'PERSONAL,' and then tap Accounts & sync.
    4. Tap Email.
    5. Tap Email Settings.
    6. Tap General settings.
    7. Tap Storage.
    8. Tap SD card.


Manage applications   
Monitor new applications that you install

  • Consider uninstall apps using large amounts of ROM.
    1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
    2. Tap System settings.
    3. Scroll to 'DEVICE,' and then tap Apps.
    4. If necessary, touch the screen and slide left to view the 'ALL' screen.
    5. To sort apps from largest ROM users to lowest, tap the Menu key and then tap Sort by size.
      Note: The apps using the most ROM are now listed at the top of the list.
    6. Select the application you want to uninstall.
    7. Tap Uninstall.
    8. Tap OK to confirm.

 

 

View free storage space

To view the amount of free internal storage, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap System settings.
  3. Scroll down to 'DEVICE,' and then tap Storage.
  4. Under 'INTERNAL STORAGE,' view the Available value.

 

 

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SD card

Format SD card

Formatting the SD card deletes all data on it. You may wish to format the SD card if you want to delete the files, if files or apps on the SD card are not working, or if the SD card is not working.

 

To format the SD card while inserted in the device, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap System settings.
  3. Scroll down to 'DEVICE,' and then tap Storage.
  4. Scroll down to, and then tap Erase SD card.
  5. Tap Erase SD card again.
    Note: If you set a pattern lock or password, you may need to enter it.
  6. Tap Erase everything to confirm.
  7. If necessary, take a picture in order to test the device. Many devices only take photos if a properly formatted SD card is inserted.

 

 

Insert/remove SD card

To insert or remove the SD card, follow these steps:

 

Insert

  1. Power the phone off.
  2. Remove the back cover using the notch located at the bottom of the phone.
  3. Insert the memory card into the slot with the gold contacts facing down.

 

Remove

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap System settings.
  3. Scroll down to 'DEVICE,' and then tap Storage.
  4. Tap Unmount SD card, and then tap OK.
  5. Power the phone off.
  6. Remove the back cover using the notch located at the bottom of the phone.
  7. Gently slide the memory card to the left, out of the slot.

 

 

Open or delete files using a computer

To open or delete files on the SD card using a computer, follow these steps:

 

  1. Connect the device to a computer using the USB cable.
  2. When prompted, tap Media sync (MTP).
  3. On your PC computer, an 'AutoPlay' window will appear. Click Open device to view files using Windows Explorer.
  4. Double-click SD card.
  5. Navigate to and open the folder containing files you want to access.
  6. Open or delete the desired files.
    Note: To delete, select the file, press Ctrl + D, and then click Yes.
  7. When finished, safely disconnect the phone from the computer.

 

 

Open or delete files using the device

To open or delete files on the SD card using the device, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap File Manager.
  3. If necessary, tap the Local tab.
  4. Tap external_SD.
  5. Navigate to and open the file you want to access.
  6. To delete the file, tap Delete, and then tap Yes.

 

 

Set default memory storage

By default, the device stores data on either the SD card or internal storage depending on the application. To set the default memory storage to another location, follow these steps:


Camera

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Camera.
  3. Tap Setting.
  4. Touch the Settings menu and slide up.
  5. Tap Storage.
  6. Select one of the following:
    • SD card
    • Internal storage

 

Browser

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Browser.
  3. Tap the Menu key, and then tap Settings.
  4. Tap Advanced.
  5. Tap Storage.
  6. Select one of the following:
    • Internal storage
    • SD card

 

 

Transfer files between computer & SD card

To transfer files and pictures between the computer and SD card, follow these steps:


  1. Connect the device to a computer using the USB cable.
  2. When prompted, tap Media sync (MTP).
  3. On your PC computer, an 'AutoPlay' window will appear. Click Open device to view files using Windows Explorer.
  4. Double-click SD card.
  5. Navigate to and open the desired folder.
  6. Drag and drop the files from your computer into your phone's SD card.
  7. When finished, safely disconnect the phone from the computer.

 

 

Transfer files between internal storage & SD card

To transfer files and pictures between the internal storage and SD card, follow these steps:


  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap File Manager.
  3. If necessary, tap the Local tab.
  4. Select from the following:
    • external_SD
    • sdcard0
  5. Navigate to the desired files or folders.
  6. Tap the Menu key, and then tap Copy.
  7. Select the check boxes for files you want to copy.
  8. Tap Copy. You are redirected to the File Manager index and 'Copy to' appears in the upper-left corner.
  9. Select from the following:
    • external_SD
    • sdcard0
  10. Navigate to where you want to copy the files, and then tap Paste.

 

 

View free SD card space

To view the amount of free SD card storage, follow these steps:


  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap System settings.
  3. Scroll down to 'DEVICE,' and then tap Storage.
  4. Scroll down to 'SD CARD,' and view the Available information.

 

 

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