Memory & SD card: HTC Flyer

Learn how to use the task manager, view free space, and free up memory and storage on the HTC Flyer 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:

 

 

Restart the device regularly

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.

 

Reduce memory use

Prevent the memory from being filled as quickly:

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


Note:
These things can both drain your battery faster and make your device run slower, or cause crashes in all apps.

Manage applications

Keep managing any applications that you install to keep the system running properly:

  • If you notice the device having some problems and you installed apps in the past few days, then uninstall all the new apps.
  • Keep your apps updated. Open the Play Store while you have a data connection, and it will check for updates.
  • Read reviews of your apps in the Play Store. Not all apps work well with all phones. Read the customer reviews to see if other people complain about the app not working.
  • Manage or remove apps that run in the background. Background apps use up device resources.
    1. Restart the phone.
    2. In Settings, go to Apps or Application manager, and then Running.
    3. Examine the list of apps running in the background. View applications that are running in memory, and either:
  • Task and battery managers:
    • Android 4.0 and later include a task manager you can use to close running apps. Open the recent apps screen, and manage your apps listed.
      Note: Some older devices include a pre-installed task manager, which you can access from the applications menu.
    • Most Android phones can manage applications from the Settings menu.
    • Never install third-party task managers, battery managers, or apps that close and end running processes. They interfere with how Android works.
      Note: If you have installed a task manager, then uninstall it.

 

 

 

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 applications.jpg icon.
  2. Scroll to and tap Task Manager.
  3. Tap the Menu menu.png key.
  4. Tap Advanced.
  5. Tap one of the following options:
    • Unknown sources
    • Manage applications
    • Running services
    • Development
    • Storage use
    • Start automatically
    • Notifications
  6. View application information or make the changes you want.

 

 

View free memory

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Internal storage (ROM)

Manage storage

To manage the internal storage space, follow these steps:

Clear storage regularly

Clear the storage at least once a week:

Note: Refer to your user manual for instructions.

  • 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.

 

Set the device to manage some memory

Prevent the storage from being filled as quickly:

 

  • 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.

 

Manage applications

Keep managing any applications that you install to keep the system running properly:

 

  • If you notice the device having some problems and you installed apps in the past few days, then uninstall all the new apps. Most device problems are actually caused by app errors.
  • View other applications that are using storage or memory:
    1. When in Manage Applications settings, press Menu. Some devices may require you select All first to view all applications.
    2. Touch Sort by size.
    3. For apps that take up a lot of space, clear the application cache and data.
    4. For apps that continue to use a lot of your storage space, uninstall them by touching the app name, then Uninstall.
  • Move some apps to the SD card or storage partition.
    Note: Do not move: live wallpaper, widget apps, apps that use the notification bar, or apps that synchronize online. Some apps may not work correctly from SD card. Move unstable apps back to internal memory or upgrade to a new SD card (class 6 or above).

 

For continuing problems

If storage issues continue after all steps above are complete, troubleshoot with Manage internal memory (RAM) on Android.

 

 

View free storage space

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

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu menu.png key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Scroll to and tap Storage.
  4. Under Internal storage, view Available space.

 

 

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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. [Steps - Base on DOC-20738]

 

 

Insert / remove SD card

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

 

  1. With your thumbs, push the top cover out to remove it.

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  2. Insert or remove the SD card:
    • Insert: Insert the memory card into its slow with its golden contacts facing down.Gently press the card in until it clicks into place.
    • Remove: Gently press the memory card in and then release. The card will pop slightly out of the slot.

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  3. Align the teeth underneath the top cover with the notches on the tablet.

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  4. Gently press down on the cover with your thumbs, then push it in until it clicks and locks into place.

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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:

 

Windows computer

  1. Plug the small end of the USB cable into the USB/charging port on your tablet.
  2. Plug the large end of the USB cable into the USB port of your computer.
  3. On your tablet, a Choose a connection type message appears.
  4. Tap Disk drive.
  5. Tap Done.
    • Note: Some applications in use may be stopped or may not be available until you disconnect USB storage.
  6. On your computer, click Start and then click My Computer to view your computer’s folders and files.
  7. Under Devices with Removable Storage, find two items labeled Removable Disk. One allows access to the files in the tablet’s internal storage, and the other allows access to the files on the tablet’s memory card (if available). If no memory card is installed, only one Removable Disk item will be present.
  8. Double-click the memory card’s Removable Disk item to access the memory card’s folders and files.
  9. To delete the files:
    1. Right-click the file you want to delete.
    2. Select Delete.
    3. Select Yes.
  10. 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.
  11. Click Safely Remove USB Mass Storage Device - Drives.
  12. Disconnect the USB cord from your computer and then from your tablet.

Macintosh computer

For Macintosh computers running Mac OS X 10.5 or later, you need Android File Transfer to access and transfer files between your Mac and an Android device running Android 3.0 or later.To download Android File Transfer, browse to www.android.com/filetransfer on your Macintosh computer. Click Download Now. When the download completes, double-click the Android File Transfer virtual disk on the Mac desktop. In the installer window, drag the Android File Transfer character to the Applications folder icon.

  1. Plug the small end of the USB cable into the USB/charging port on your tablet.
  2. Plug the large end of the USB cable into the USB port of your computer.
  3. On your tablet, a Choose a connection type message appears.
  4. Tap Disk drive.
  5. Tap Done.
    • Note: Some applications in use may be stopped or may not be available until you disconnect USB storage.
  6. On your computer, double-click Android File Transfer to open it the first time (subsequently it opens automatically).
  7. If prompted, click Open.
  8. Two virtual drive icons will appear on the desktop. The icon labeled HTC Tablet allows access to the files in the tablet’s internal storage. The other icon (labeled No Name unless you previously changed its name) allows access to the files on the memory card (if present). If no memory card is installed, only the HTC Tablet virtual drive will be present.
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  9. Double-click the memory card’s virtual drive icon to access the memory card’s folders and files.
  10. To delete the files, drag and drop the file you want to delete into the Trash.
  11. When you are finished, drag and drop the two virtual drive icons into the Trash/Eject.
  12. Disconnect the USB cord from your computer and then from your tablet.

 

 

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 applications.jpg icon.
  2. Scroll to and tap Music.
  3. Tap the All Songs (music notes) icon.
  4. Scroll to and touch and hold the desired song file.
  5. Tap Delete.
  6. Tap OK.

 

Photo and video files

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

 

Other

  1. Navigate to the folder with the file(s) you want to delete.
  2. Tap the Trash can icon.
  3. Tap each file you want to delete.
  4. Tap Delete.

 

 

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:

 

Photos and videos

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Applications applications.jpg icon.
  2. Scroll to and tap Camcorder or Camera.
  3. Tap the Menu menu.png key.
  4. Tap Storage.
  5. Tap one of the following options:
    • Storage card
    • Internal storage

Audio clips

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Applications applications.jpg icon.
  2. Scroll to and tap Voice Recorder.
  3. Tap the Menu menu.png key.
  4. Tap Storage.
  5. Tap one of the following options:
    • Tablet storage
    • SD card
  6. Tap OK.

 

 

Transfer files between computer & SD card

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

 

Windows computer

  1. Plug the small end of the USB cable into the USB/charging port on your tablet.
  2. Plug the large end of the USB cable into the USB port of your computer.
  3. On your tablet, a Choose a connection type message appears.
  4. Tap Disk drive.
  5. Tap Done.
    • Note: Some applications in use may be stopped or may not be available until you disconnect USB storage.
  6. On your computer, click Start and then click My Computer to view your computer’s folders and files.
  7. Under Devices with Removable Storage, find two items labeled Removable Disk. One allows access to the files in the tablet’s internal storage, and the other allows access to thefiles on the tablet’s memory card (if available). If no memory card is installed, only one Removable Disk item will be present.
  8. Double-click the memory card’s Removable Disk item to view the memory card’s folders and files.
  9. Drag and drop the folders or files from the card onto your computer desktop or into another folder on the computer.
  10. 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.
  11. Click Safely Remove USB Mass Storage Device - Drives.
  12. Disconnect the USB cord from your computer and then from your tablet.

 

Macintosh computer

For Macintosh computers running Mac OS X 10.5 or later, you need Android File Transfer to access and transfer files between your Mac and an Android device running Android 3.0 or later.To download Android FileTransfer, browse to www.android.com/filetransfer on your Macintosh computer. Click Download Now. When the download completes, double-click the Android File Transfer virtual disk on the Mac desktop. In the installer window, drag the Android File Transfer character to the Applications folder icon.

  1. Plug the small end of the USB cable into the USB/charging port on your tablet.
  2. Plug the large end of the USB cable into the USB port of your computer.
  3. On your tablet, a Choose a connection type message appears.
  4. Tap Disk drive.
  5. Tap Done.
    • Note: Some applications in use may be stopped or may not be available until you disconnect USB storage.
  6. On your computer, double-click Android File Transfer to open it the first time (subsequently it opens automatically).
  7. If prompted, click Open.
  8. Two virtual drive icons will appear on the desktop. The icon labeled HTC Tablet allows access to the files in the tablet’s internal storage. The other icon (labeled No Name unless you previously changed its name) allows access to the files on the memory card (if present). If no memory card is installed, only the HTC Tablet virtual drive will be present.
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  9. Double-click the memory card’s virtual drive icon to view the card’s folders and files.
  10. Drag and drop any folders or files from the memory card onto your computer desktop or into another folder on the computer.
  11. When you are finished, drag and drop the two virtual drive icons into the Trash/Eject.
  12. Disconnect the USB cord from your computer and then from your tablet.

 

 

Transfer files between internal storage & SD card

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

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu menu.png key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Scroll to and tap Applications.
  4. Tap Manage applications.
  5. Tap the Downloaded tab.
  6. Tap the application you want to move to the memory card.
  7. Tap Move to SD card.

 

 

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 menu.png key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Scroll to and tap Storage.
  4. Under SD card, view the Total space and the Available space.

 

 

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