Memory & SD card: T-Mobile Sparq

Learn how to use the task manager, view free space, and free up memory and storage on the T-Mobile Sparq 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:

 

You should restart the phone at least once a day:

 

  1. Press and hold the Power key.
  2. Touch Restart (if available) or Power Off.
  3. If necessary, press the Power key to turn the device back on.

 

 

Task manager

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

 

We're sorry, but this feature is not available for this device.

 

 

View free memory

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

 

  1. From the Home screen, select the Menu icon.
  2. Scroll to and select Contacts.
  3. Select Options.
  4. Scroll to and select More.
  5. Scroll to and select Memory status.
  6. View Memory status.

 

 

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Internal storage (ROM)

Manage storage

To manage the internal storage space, follow these steps:

 

  • Set the text message limit to delete messages automatically.
    Note: The default is 200 text and 20 picture messages. You may use this setting to start with, and decrease it if you continue to have problems.
  • Change the setting for email synchronization to download only for the past three days.

 

 

View free storage space

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

 

  1. From the Home screen, select the Menu icon.
  2. Scroll to and select Contacts.
  3. Select Options.
  4. Scroll to and select More.
  5. Scroll to and select Memory status.
  6. View Memory status.

 

 

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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. Plug the device into a computer with a USB cable.
  2. On the computer Start menu, navigate to Computer or My Computer.
  3. Find the Removable disk located under devices with removable storage.

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  4. Right-click the removable disk.
  5. Click Format.

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  6. Verify the file system is set at FAT32 and Quick Format is selected.

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  7. Click Start.
  8. 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. Remove the back cover using the notch located on the top edge of the phone.
  2. Push the memory card into the memory card slot, as shown, until it clicks into place.

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To remove the memory card, follow these steps;

  1. Remove the back cover using the notch located on the top edge of the phone.
  2. Push the memory card into the memory card slot until it clicks.
  3. Pull the memory card out of the memory card slot.

 

 

Open or delete files using a computer

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

 

  1. Connect a USB cord to your phone, then to a computer.
  2. Select Mass storage.
  3. On the computer, navigate to and open the phone’s disk drive.
  4. Click to open the desired folder(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:

 

  1. From the Home screen, select the Menu icon.
  2. Scroll to and select File mgr.
  3. Scroll to and select Memory card.

 

 

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:

 

  1. From the Home screen, select the Menu icon.
  2. Scroll to and select Camera.
  3. Select Camera.
  4. Select the Menu icon.
  5. Holding the phone in landscape view, scroll right to Storage.
  6. Select Phone or Memory card.

 

 

Transfer files between computer & SD card

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

 

  1. Connect a USB cord to your phone, then to a computer.
  2. Select Mass storage.
  3. On the computer, navigate to and open the phone’s disk drive.
  4. Locate and copy the desired file(s) on the computer.
  5. Paste the files in the desired location on the phone’s disk drive.
  6. When finished, safely disconnect the phone from the computer.

 

 

Transfer files between internal storage & SD card

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

 

  1. From the Home screen, select the Menu icon.
  2. Scroll to and select File mgr.
  3. Scroll to and select Phone.
  4. Locate the file you want to move.
  5. Select Options.
  6. Scroll to and select Copy to memory card or Move to memory card.

 

 

View free SD card space

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

 

  1. From the Home screen, select the Menu icon.
  2. Scroll to and select File mgr.
  3. Scroll to and select Memory status.
  4. Scroll left and right to view Phone memory or Card memory.

 

 

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