Memory & SD card: Google Nexus 4

Learn how to use the task manager, view free space, and free up memory and storage on the Google Nexus 4 and sd card. Find out more on this page.

 

Internal memory (RAM)

Internal storage (ROM)

SD card

 

 

Internal memory (RAM)

Manage memory

To manage the internal memory, follow these steps:

 

  1. If the device is slow, remove the widgets from Home screens (especially ones that update with information or have animation).
  2. If you are using live wallpaper and the device is slow, turn off the live wallpaper.
  3. Remove all unused Home screens:
    • Pinch the Home screen.
    • On the grid of Home screens, drag unused screens to the trash.

 

 

Task manager

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View free memory

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

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the All apps AllAppsicon.jpgicon.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Storage.
  4. View phone storage.

 

 

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Internal storage (ROM)

Manage storage

To manage the internal storage space, follow these steps:

 

Note: Refer to your user manual for instructions.

 

  1. Check the available internal device storage. It must be over 25 MB for all versions up to Android 3.1 or over 150 MB for Android 4.0+.
    Note: If it is less, the Android system cannot work properly. You must clear more storage and delete more apps using the following tips.
  2. Delete unnecessary text messages (SMS) and picture messages (MMS).
  3. Transfer pictures and media to a computer, and remove it from the phone memory.
  4. Clear the browser cache, cookies, or history.
  5. Clear Facebook app cache.
  6. Manage applications. See section below.
  7. Delete the call logs.

 

 

View free storage space

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

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the All apps AllAppsicon.jpgicon.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Storage.
  4. View phone storage.

 

 

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SD card

Format SD card

Formatting the SD card deletes all data on it. You may wish to format the SD card if you want to delete the files, if files or apps on the SD card are not working, or if the SD card is not working.

 

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Insert / remove SD card

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Open or delete files using a computer

To open or delete files on the SD card using a computer, follow these steps:

 

  1. Connect the phone to your computer using the USB cable.
  2. On your phone, tap Media sync (MTP).
  3. On the computer, navigate to and open the phone’s disk drive.
  4. Navigate to and delete the desired file(s).
  5. When finished, safely disconnect the phone from the computer.

 

 

Open or delete files using the device

To open or delete files on the SD card using the device, follow these steps:

 

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Set default memory storage

By default, the device stores data on the [SD card or internal storage]. To set the default memory storage to another location, follow these steps:

 

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Transfer files between computer & SD card

To transfer files and pictures between the computer and SD card, follow these steps:

 

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Transfer files between internal storage & SD card

To transfer files and pictures between the internal storage and SD card, follow these steps:

 

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View free SD card space

To view the amount of free SD card storage, follow these steps:

 

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