Memory & SD card: HTC Sensation 4G

Learn how to use the task manager, view free space, and free up memory and storage on the HTC Sensation 4G 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

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

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Applications icon.
  2. Scroll to and tap Task Manager.

 

 

View free memory

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

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Scroll to and tap Storage.
  4. View Available space for the SD card and Internal storage.

 

 

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Internal storage (ROM)

Manage storage

To manage the internal storage space, follow these steps:

 

  • 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.
  • Delete unnecessary text messages (SMS) and picture messages (MMS).
  • Transfer pictures and media to a computer, and remove it from the phone memory.
  • Clear the browser cache, cookies, or history.
  • Clear Facebook app cache.
  • Manage applications. See section below.
  • 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 Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Scroll to and tap Storage.
  4. View Available space for the SD card and Internal 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.

 

To format the SD card while inserted in the device, follow these steps:

 

  1. Back up data on the storage or SD card, if desired.
  2. Plug the device into a computer with a USB cable.
  3. From the Notification bar, verify that Disk Drive or Mass Storage mode are selected.
  4. On the computer Start menu, navigate to Computer or My Computer.
  5. Find the Removable disk located under devices with removable storage.
  6. Right-click the removable disk.
  7. Click Format.
  8. Verify the file system is set at FAT32 and Quick Format is selected.
  9. Click Start.
  10. Wait a few minutes for the computer to format the SD card.
    Note: If errors appear during this process, the SD card is likely defective.

 

 

Insert / remove SD card

To insert or remove the SD card, follow these steps:

 

  1. Press the battery cover release on the bottom of your phone and then lift the back cover up and toward the top of the phone to remove it.
  2. Gently press the memory card into the slot until it clicks.

 

 

Open or delete files using the device

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

Music files

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Applications icon.
  2. Scroll to and tap Music.
  3. Tap the Library icon.
  4. Tap the All Songs (music notes) icon.
  5. Scroll to and touch and hold the desired song file.
  6. Tap Delete.
  7. Tap OK.


Photo and video files

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Applications icon.
  2. Scroll to and tap Gallery.
  3. Tap one of the following options:
    • Camera shots
    • All photos
    • All videos
    • Other
  4. Scroll to and touch and hold the desired file.
  5. Tap Delete.
  6. Tap OK.

 

 

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 included USB cord to the phone, then to your computer.
  2. On your phone, a Choose a connection type message appears.
  3. Tap Disk drive.
  4. Tap Done.
    Note: Some applications in use may be stopped or may not be available until you disconnect USB storage.
  5. On a Windows computer, a Removable Disk window appears. Double-click Open folder to view files using Windows Explorer.
  6. On a Mac OS X computer, double-click the virtual drive icon that appears on the desktop.
  7. On the computer, double-click the desired folder to access your phone’s files.
  8. On a Windows computer, when you are finished, click on the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the system tray in the lower right-hand corner of your computer desktop.
  9. Click Safely Remove USB Mass storage Device.
  10. On a Mac OS X computer, when you are finished, drag and drop the virtual drive icon into the Trash/Eject.
  11. Disconnect the USB cord from your computer and then from your phone.

 

 

Open or delete files using the device

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

 

Music files

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Applications icon.
  2. Scroll to and tap Music.
  3. Tap the Library icon.
  4. Tap the All Songs (music notes) icon.
  5. Scroll to and touch and hold the desired song file.
  6. Tap Delete.
  7. Tap OK.

 


Photo and video files

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Applications icon.
  2. Scroll to and tap Gallery.
  3. Tap one of the following options:
    • Camera shots
    • All photos
    • All videos
    • Other
  4. Scroll to and touch and hold the desired file.
  5. Tap Delete.
  6. Tap OK.

 

 

Set default memory storage

We’re sorry, but this feature is not available on your device.

 

 

Transfer files between computer & SD card

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


  1. Connect the included USB cord to the phone, then to your computer.
  2. On your phone, a Choose a connection type message appears.
  3. Tap Disk drive.
  4. Tap Done.
    Note: Some applications in use may be stopped or may not be available until you disconnect USB storage.
  5. On a Windows computer, a Removable Disk window appears. Double-clickOpen folder to view files using Windows Explorer. On a Mac OS X computer, double-click the virtual drive icon that appears on the desktop.
  6. On the computer, double-click the desired folder to access your phone’s files.
  7. Drag and drop the file from your computer into the memory card folder.
  8. On a Windows computer, when you are finished, click on the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the system tray in the lower right-hand corner of your computer desktop.
  9. Click Safely Remove USB Mass storage Device.
  10. On a Mac OS X computer, when you are finished, drag and drop the virtual drive icon into the Trash/Eject.
  11. Disconnect the USB cord from your computer and then from your phone.

Transfer files between internal storage & SD card

We’re sorry, but this feature is not available on your device.

 

 

View free SD card space

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


  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Storage.
  4. View Total space and Available for the memory card.

 

 

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