Internal storage (ROM): Samsung Galaxy S II

Learn how to view free space and free up storage on the Samsung Galaxy S II.

 

 

 

 

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.

  • 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.
  • 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 Menu key.
    2. Tap Settings.
    3. Tap the More tab.
    4. Tap Application manager.
    5. If necessary, swipe left or right to the All screen or the Downloaded screen.
    6. 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.
    7. Tap the desired application to be uninstalled.
      Note: Uninstalling an app will delete the app.
    8. 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 Menu key.
  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.