Internal memory (RAM): T-Mobile myTouch 4G

Learn how to use the task manager and free up memory on the T-Mobile myTouch 4G .





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. Touch Restart (if available) or Power Off.
  3. If necessary, press the Power key to turn the device back on.

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

  • If the device is slow, remove the widgets from Home screens (especially ones that update with information orhave 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.

Note: These things can both drain your battery faster and make your device run slower, or cause crashes in all apps.

Manage applications

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

  • 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:


  1. From the Home Screen, tap the App Drawer.
  2. Scroll to and tap Task Manager




View free memory


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


  1. From the Home Screen, press Menu Menu Icon.png
  2. Touch Settings
  3. Touch Applications
  4. Touch Manage Applications
  5. Touch Running Services
  6. Free internal memory will display at the bottom of the screen