Manage memory for your Windows Phone

Managing your memory can help avoid issues with your device. Our two best tips to make sure your device runs smooth:


  • Keep your device software fresh by using the latest software version.
  • Turn your device off and on once a day.
  • Windows Mobile devices set the text message limit to delete messages automatically.
  • Change the setting for email synchronization to download only for the past three days.


Clear your memory

If you need help performing any step, check the how-to guides for your device on the Phones page.


To clear memory:

  • Delete the call logs.
  • Delete unnecessary text, picture, and video messages.
  • Clear the browser history.
  • Close apps—see the section lower in the page. If you notice issues after you recently installed an app, uninstall that app.