Internal memory (RAM): Samsung Galaxy Tab 3

Learn how to use the task manager and free up memory on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3.




Manage memory


Restart device regularly

You should restart your phone at least once per day.


Reduce memory use

Animated widgets and widgets that update information use the most memory. If your phone is running slow, you can reduce the amount of memory it is using:

  • Replace a live wallpaper
  • Remove widgets


Manage apps to keep your device running smoothly

  • Use Manage apps to update apps, clear app cache and data, recent apps, and uninstall an app.
  • Never install a third-party Task Manager or Battery Manager. These apps interfere with how device software works.
  • Research and monitor new apps that you install.
    • Read app reviews before installing. Not all apps run smoothly on phones. Read customer reviews before downloading an app to see if it has a history of not working properly.
    • If your device starts having problems after installing an app, consider uninstalling the app. (See the Task manager section below.)


Task manager

A task manager can view running apps and close them.


  1. From any Home screen, tap the up arrow at the bottom of the screen to open the Mini Apps toolbar.
  2. Tap the  Task Manager .
  3. Choose from the following options:
    Close active applications
    • To close active applictions, tap the  Active applications  tab and then tap  End  next to the desired application.
      • Tap  End all  to close all active applications.

Uninstall applications

    • To uninstall applications, tap the expand arrow in the top-left.
    • Tap the  Downloaded  tab and then tap  Uninstall  next to the desired application.

  Clear RAM

    • To clear RAM, first save any necessary data.
    • Tap the  RAM manager  tab and then tap  Clear memory .

View available memory

    • To view your memory card and internal memory's available storage, tap the expand arrow in the top-left.
    • Tap the  Storage  tab.


  • Tap the expand arrow in the top-left.
  • Tap the Help tab to read about the RAM manager and how to extend battery life.


View free memory

  1. From any Home screen, tap the  Apps icon.
  2. Tap  Settings .
  3. Tap  Application manager .
  4. Swipe left to the  RUNNING  screen.
  5. View the used value at bottom-left.