Internal memory (RAM): BlackBerry Bold 9700

Learn how to use the task manager and free up memory on the BlackBerry Bold 9700.

 

 

 

 

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 until the device indicates it is shutting down.
  2. Press the Power key to turn the device back on.


Manage applications

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

  • Research and monitor new applications that you install
    • Read BlackBerry World 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
    1. From any Home screen, tap All
    2. Tap the BlackBerry World icon.
    3. Scroll to and tap My World.
    4. Choose from the following:
      • Tap Upgrade all to apply all available updates.
      • Tap the desired application, then tap Upgrade.

  • Uninstall third-party applications (see 'Uninstall App')

  • Clear recent applications
    1. On the Home screen, press and hold the Alt key.
    2. While holding the Alt key, tap the Back Arrow to scroll through open applications.
    3. Highlight the desired application and release the Alt key to bring that application to the front of the screen.
    4. To close the application, press the Menu key and select Close.

 

  • Never install a third-party Task Manager or Battery Manager
    • These applications interfere with how BlackBerry works

 

 

Task manager

 

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

 

  1. On the Home screen, press and hold the Alt key.
  2. While holding the Alt key, tap the Back Arrow to scroll through open applications.
  3. Highlight the desired application and release the Alt key to bring that application to the front of the screen.
  4. To close the application, press the Menu key and select Close.

 

 

 

View free memory

 

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

 

  1. From the Home screen, select Options.
  2. Scroll to and select Device.
  3. Scroll to and select Device and Status Information.
  4. View the Free Memory.