Memory & SD card: Motorola Moto X

Learn how to use the task manager, view free space, and free up memory and storage on the Motorola Moto X 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 the device regularly

You should restart the phone at least once a day:

 

  1. Press and hold the Power key.
  2. Touch Restart.

 

Reduce memory use

Prevent the memory from being filled as quickly:

  • If the device is slow, remove the widgets from Home screens (especially ones that update with information or have animation).
  • If you are using live wallpaper and the device is slow, turn off the live wallpaper.
    Note: These things can both drain your battery faster and make your device run slower, or cause crashes in all apps.
Manage applications

Keep managing any applications that you install to keep the system running properly:

  • If you notice the device having some problems and you installed apps in the past few days, then uninstall all the new apps.
  • Keep your apps updated. Open the Play Store while you have a data connection, and it will check for updates.
  • Read reviews of your apps in the Play Store. Not all apps work well with all phones. Read the customer reviews to see if other people complain about the app not working.
  • Manage or remove apps that run in the background. Background apps use up device resources.
  • Task and battery managers:
    • Android 4.0 and later include a task manager you can use to close running apps. Open the recent apps screen, and manage your apps listed.
    • Never install third-party task managers, battery managers, or apps that close and end running processes. They interfere with how Android works.
      Note: If you have installed a task manager, then uninstall it.

 

 

Task manager

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

 

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View free memory

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

 

  1. From the Home screen, tap the Apps tray.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Storage.
  4. View the device memory.

 

 

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Internal storage (ROM)

Manage storage

To manage the internal storage space, follow these steps:

 

Clear storage regularly

Clear the storage at least once a week:

Note: Refer to your user manual for instructions.

 

  • Check the available internal device storage. It must be over 150 MB for Android 4.0+.
    Note: If it is less, the Android system cannot work properly. You must clear more storage and delete more apps using the following tips.
  • Delete unnecessary text messages (SMS) and picture messages (MMS).
  • Transfer pictures and media to a computer, and remove it from the phone memory.
  • Clear the browser cache, cookies, or history.
  • Clear Facebook app cache.
  • Manage applications. See section below.
  • Delete the call logs.

 

Set the device to manage some memory

Prevent the storage from being filled as quickly:

  • Set the text message limit 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.
  • Change the setting for email synchronization to download only for the past three days.

 

Manage applications

Keep managing any applications that you install to keep the system running properly:

  • If you notice the device having some problems and you installed apps in the past few days, then uninstall all the new apps. Most device problems are actually caused by app errors.
  • View other applications that are using storage or memory:

 

View free storage space

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

 

  1. From the Home screen, tap the Apps tray.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Storage.
  4. View the device memory.

 

 

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SD card

Format SD card

This feature is not available on this device.

 

 

Insert / remove SD card

This feature is not available on this device.

 

 

Open or delete files using a computer

This feature is not available on this device.

 

 

Open or delete files using the device

This feature is not available on this device.

 

 

Set default memory storage

This feature is not available on this device.

 

 

Transfer files between computer & SD card

This feature is not available on this device.

 

 

Transfer files between internal storage & SD card

This feature is not available on this device.

 

 

View free SD card space

This feature is not available on this device.

 

 

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