Internal memory (RAM): Samsung Galaxy Tab S

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




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
  • Remove unused Home screens


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 Manage apps.)


Task manager

A task manager can view running apps and close them.


  1. From any home screen, tap the Recent apps key.
  2. Tap Close all to close all open apps.
  3. Tap Task manager.
  4. It defaults to the Active applications screen:
    • Tap End to close an individual app
    • Tap End all to close all.
  5. Tap Downloaded to view the downloaded apps:
    • Tap Uninstall to uninstall any downloaded app.
    • Tap the List by to view downloaded apps by:
      • Size
      • Name
      • Order of download
      • Frequency of use
      • Least recently used
  6. Tap RAM manager:
    • Under 'RAM STATUS,' view the amount of RAM remaining.
    • Under 'RAM MANAGER,' read about the RAM manager.
    • Tap Clear memory to free up memory.
  7. Tap Storage to view remaining internal and SD card storage.


View free memory

  1. From any home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Select the General tab.
  4. Under 'DEVICE MANAGER,' tap Application manager.
  5. Swipe left to the RUNNING screen.
  6. View the used and free values at the bottom left under RAM.