Learn how to use the task manager and free up memory on the Google Nexus 4.
To manage the internal memory, follow these steps:
Restart device regularly
Note: You should restart your phone at least once per day.
- Press and hold the Power key.
- 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)
- From the desired Home screen, touch and hold on the widget.
- Drag the widget over the word Remove and release your finger.
- Replace a Live wallpaper
- From any Home screen, touch and hold on a spot with no icons.
- Tap Wallpapers.
- Tap the desired stock image or tap Pick image to select a camera photo.
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
- From any Home screen, tap the Apps icon.
- Tap Play Store.
- 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.
- 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')
- Clear recent applications
- From any Home screen, tap the Recent Apps icon in the bottom right.
- To close a recent application, touch an application from the list and drag it to the right.
- Never install a third-party Task Manager or Battery Manager
- These applications interfere with how Android works
A task manager can view running apps and close them. To use the task manager, follow these steps:
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