Memory & SD card: LG Optimus T

Learn how to use the task manager, view free space, and free up memory and storage on the LG Optimus T 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 (if available) or Power Off.
  3. If necessary, press the Power key to turn the device back on.

 

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.
  • Remove all unused Home screens:
    • Pinch the Home screen.
    • On the grid of Home screens, drag unused screens to the trash.
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.
    1. Restart the phone.
    2. In Settings, go to Apps or Application manager, and then Running.
    3. Examine the list of apps running in the background. View applications that are running in memory, and either:

 

 

Task manager

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

We're sorry, but this feature is not available for this device.

 

 

 

View free memory

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

 

  1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap SD Card & Phone storage.
  4. Under Internal phone storage, view the Available space listed.

 

 

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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 25 MB for all versions up to Android 3.1 or 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:

        When in Manage Applications settings, press Menu. Some devices may require you select All first to view all applications.

        Touch Sort by size.

        For apps that take up a lot of space, clear the application cache and data.

        For apps that continue to use a lot of your storage space, uninstall them by touching the app name, then Uninstall.

    Move some apps to the SD card or storage partition.

    Note: Do not move: live wallpaper, widget apps, apps that use the notification bar, or apps that synchronize online. Some apps may not work correctly from SD card. Move unstable apps back to internal memory or upgrade to a new SD card (class 6 or above).

 

 

View free storage space

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

  1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap SD Card & Phone storage.
  4. Under Internal phone storage, view the Available space listed.

 

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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 the Home screen, press the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap SD card & phone storage.
  4. Tap Unmount SD card.
  5. Tap Format SD card.

 

 

Insert / remove SD card

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

 

  1. Insert your fingernail under the back cover of the phone.
  2. Lift the cover off of the phone.
  3. Slide the memory card slot cover up in the direction of the arrow to open.
  4. Lift up the memory card cover.
  5. Insert the memory card with gold contacts facing down.
  6. Close the memory card cover slide down to lock it into place.

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To remove

 

  1. Slide the memory card slot cover up in the direction of the arrow to open.
  2. Lift up the memory card holder.
  3. Slide the memory card out.
  4. Replace the memory card holder.
  5. Replace the back cover of the phone.

 

 

 

 

 

Open or delete files using a computer

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

 

  1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap SD card & phone storage.
  4. Tap to select (turn on) the Mass storage only check box.
  5. Connect the device to your computer using the USB cable.
  6. Tap Turn on USB storage.
  7. Tap OK.
  8. On the computer, when the Removable Disk window appears, click Open folder to view files using Windows Explorer.
  9. Click OK.
  10. When you are done accessing files, double-click the Safely Remove Hardware icon.
  11. Select USB Mass Storage Device.
  12. Click Stop.
  13. Select USB Mass Storage Device.
  14. Click OK.
  15. On your phone, tap Turn off USB mass storage.
  16. Disconnect your phone from the computer.

 

  1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap SD card & phone storage.
  4. Tap to select (turn on) the Mass storage only check box.
  5. Connect the device to your computer using the USB cable.
  6. Tap Turn on USB storage.
  7. Tap OK.
  8. On the computer, when the Removable Disk window appears, click Open folder to view files using Windows Explorer.
  9. Click OK.
  10. Click the file that you want to delete.
  11. Press the Delete key on the computer keyboard,
  12. When you are done deleting files, double-click the Safely Remove Hardware icon.
  13. Select USB Mass Storage Device.
  14. Click Stop.
  15. Select USB Mass Storage Device.
  16. Click OK.
  17. On your phone, tap Turn off USB mass storage.
  18. Disconnect your 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 the Home screen, tap the Applications tab.
  2. Tap Gallery.
  3. Navigate to the desired file.
  4. Tap the file to view it.

 

  1. From the Home screen, tap the Applications tab.
  2. Tap Gallery.
  3. Navigate to the folder with the file you want to delete.
  4. Touch and hold the file.
  5. Tap Delete.
  6. Tap Confirm Delete.

 

 

Set default memory storage

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

 

Note: All media saves to the memory card. All applications from Play Store 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. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap SD card & phone storage.
  4. Tap to select (turn on) the Mass storage only check box.
  5. Connect the device to your computer using the USB cable.
  6. Tap Turn on USB storage.
  7. Tap OK.
  8. On the computer when the Removable Disk window appears, click Open folder to view files using Windows Explorer.
  9. Click OK.
  10. Copy and paste or drag and drop the file to a folder on your phone’s memory card.
  11. When you are done moving files, double-click the Safely Remove Hardware icon.
  12. Select USB Mass Storage Device.
  13. Click Stop.
  14. Select USB Mass Storage Device.
  15. Click OK.
  16. On your phone, tap Turn off USB mass storage.
  17. Disconnect your 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:

 

We're sorry, but this feature is not available for this device.

 

 

View free SD card space

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

 

  1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap SD card & phone storage.
  4. Under SD card, view Total space and Available space.

 

 

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