Memory & SD card: Samsung Tab 2 10.1

Learn how to use the task manager, view free space, and free up memory and storage on the Samsung Tab 2 10.1 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 Restart.


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

  • Remove widgets (Animated widgets and widgets that update information use the most memory)
    1. From the desired Home screen, touch and hold on the widget.
    2. Drag the widget over the Trash can icon and release your finger.
  • Replace a Live wallpaper
    1. From any Home screen, tap and hold a blank spot and then tap Set wallpaper.
    2. Tap Home screen.
      Note: Tap Home and lock screen if you set a Live wallpaper to the lock screen.
    3. Tap either Gallery or Wallpapers.
    4. Follow the prompts to set a new wallpaper that replaces the current Live 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 (See below: 'Uninstall third-party applications.'
  • Keep applications updated
    1. From any Home screen, tap the Apps icon.
    2. 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 the check box.
    4. Choose one of the following options:
      • Tap Update [xx] to update all applications with updates available.
      • Tap an individual application and then tap Update to update a single application.
  • Uninstall third-party applications (see 'Uninstall App')
  • Clear application cache and data (see 'Clear app cache and data')
  • 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 the up arrow at the bottom of the screen to open the Mini Apps toolbar.
  2. Tap the Task Manager.
  3. Choose from the following options:
    Close active applications
    • To close active applictions, tap the Active applications tab and then tap End next to the desired application.
      • Tap End all to close all active applications.

        Uninstall applications

    • To uninstall applications, tap the expand arrow in the top-left.
    • Tap the Downloaded tab and then tap Uninstall next to the desired application.

        Clear RAM

    • To clear RAM, first save any necessary data.
    • Tap the RAM manager tab and then tap Clear memory.

        View available memory

    • To view your memory card and internal memory's available storage, tap the expand arrow in the top-left.
    • Tap the Storage tab.

Help

    • Tap the expand arrow in the top-left.
    • Tap the Help tab to read about the RAM manager and how to extend battery life.

 

 

View free memory

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

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Apps icon.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Application manager.
  4. Swipe left to the RUNNING screen.
  5. View the used value at bottom-left.

 

 

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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.

  • Check the available internal device storage (see 'View free storage space' below).
    It must be over 150 MB for your device. The Android system cannot work properly if the internal device storage is below 150 MB. If under 150 MB, use the following tips to clear more storage:
    • Delete unnecessary text messages (SMS) and picture messages (MMS).
    • Transfer pictures and media to a computer to remove them from the phone memory.
    • Clear the browser cache, cookies, or history.
    • Clear Facebook app cache.
    • Manage applications. See section below.
    • Delete the call logs.

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 the Apps icon.
    2. Tap Messaging.
    3. Tap the Menu key and then tap Settings.
    4. Tap Text message limit and then set the desired limit. Tap OK.
    5. Tap Multimedia message limit and then set the desired limit. Tap OK.
  • Change Gmail synchronization setting to every three days
    1. From any Home screen, tap the Apps icon.
    2. Tap Gmail.
    3. Tap the Menu key and then tap Settings.
    4. Tap your email address.
    5. Tap Days of mail to sync.
    6. Swipe down until 3 is selected.
    7. Tap OK.

Manage applications

Monitor new applications that you install.

  • If your device starts having problems after installing an application, consider uninstalling the application.
  • Consider uninstalling apps using large amounts of ROM.
    1. From any Home screen, tap the Apps icon.
    2. Tap Settings.
    3. Tap Application manager.
    4. If necessary, swipe left or right to the All screen or the Downloaded screen.
    5. To sort apps from largest users of ROM to lowest, tap the Menu key and then tap Sort by size. The apps using the most ROM are now listed at the top of the list.
    6. Tap the desired application to be uninstalled.Note: Uninstalling an app will delete the app.
    7. Tap Uninstall and then tap OK.

See also: Memory management: Android

 

 

View free storage space

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

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Apps icon.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Storage.
  4. Under 'Device memory,' view the Available space value. The available space is also represented by the dark region of the bar graph.

 

 

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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 Apps icon.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Storage.
  4. Under 'SD card,' tap Format SD card.
  5. Tap Format SD card again to confirm. Follow any additional prompts.

 

 

Insert / remove SD card

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

 

  1. Remove the cover from the microSD card slot on the side of the device.
  2. Line up the card with the gold strips facing down. (1)
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  3. Firmly press the card into the slot until you hear a click and the card stays inserted. (2)
  4. To remove the card, firmly press the card into the slot and release it. The card should pop partially out.

 

 

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 tablet to your computer using the USB cable.
  2. Tap Massstorage.
  3. Tap Mount.
  4. Tap OK.
  5. On the computer, a Removable Disk window appears. Click Open folder to view files using Windows Explorer.
  6. Navigate to the file you want to delete.
  7. Press the Delete key on the computer keyboard.
  8. Tap Yes to confirm.

 

 

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 the Menu key.
  2. Tap My files.
  3. Tap external_sd.
    • Note: The memory card may have a different name.
  4. Navigate to the file you wish to delete.
  5. Tap the Menu key.
  6. Tap Delete.
  7. Tap Confirm deletions.

 

 

Set default memory storage

Changing the default memory location is not supported

  • All camera photos save to the device memory.
  • All other media files save to the memory card. All applications save to the device memory.

 

 

Transfer files between computer & SD card

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

  1. Connect the tablet to your computer using the USB cable.
  2. Tap Massstorage.
  3. Tap Mount.
  4. Tap OK.
  5. On the computer, a Removable Disk window appears. Click Open folder to view files using Windows Explorer.
  6. Navigate to a file on your memory card.
  7. Copy the file.
  8. Paste the file to a folder on your computer.
  9. On your tablet, tap Turn off.
  10. Disconnect your tablet.

 

 

Transfer files between internal storage & SD card

We're sorry, but this may not be a supported feature on your device model.

 

 

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 Settings.
  3. Tap SD card and phone storage.
  4. Under External SD card, view the Available space listed.

 

 

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