Memory & SD card: T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide

Learn how to use the task manager, view free space, and free up memory and storage on the T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide 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:

 

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 orhave 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.

 

 

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, press the Menu key.
  2. Touch Settings.
  3. Touch SD & Phone storage.
  4. Under Internal phone storage, view the Available space listed.

 

 

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Internal storage (ROM)

Manage storage

To manage the internal storage space, follow these steps:

 

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)

 

 

View free storage space

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

 

  1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.
  2. Touch Settings.
  3. Touch SD & Phone storage.
  4. Under Internal phone storage, view the Available space listed.

 

 

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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. If the memory card is not in the device, insert the memory card.
  2. Connect the device to your computer using the included USB cable.
  3. If you need to back up files, copy the files on the memory card to a computer.
  4. On the computer, click the Start button.
  5. Click My Computer.
  6. Right-click Removable Storage or Removable Disk.
  7. If needed, select the application to verify it is for the device memory.
  8. Click Format….
  9. In the File system drop-down menu, select FAT32.
  10. Click Start.
  11. Read the warning.
  12. Click Ok.
  13. Once the format is complete, disconnect the device from the USB cable.
  14. From the Home screen, touch the All programs button.
  15. Touch Music. Opening the music player sets up the basic file structure for the device, so that it adds folders for your music and other types of files.
  16. To restore data to the memory card, copy files from the computer to the memory card.

 

 

Insert / remove SD card

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

 

  1. Insert your fingernail under the back cover to the right of the USB port.
  2. Lift the cover off of the phone.

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  3. Insert the memory card with gold contacts facing down.

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  4. Push in the memory card until it clicks into place.
  5. Replace the back cover and snap into place.

To remove

  1. Insert your fingernail under the back cover to the right of the USB port.
  2. Lift the cover off of the phone.

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  3. Push the memory card into the phone until it releases.
  4. Replace the back cover and snap into place.

 

 

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 device to your computer using the USB cable.
  2. From the Home screen, touch the top of the screen and drag down to display the notifications window.
  3. Touch Disk Drive / Select to change USB connection type.
  4. Touch Disk drive.
  5. Touch Done.
  6. On the computer when the Removable Disk window appears, click Open folder to view files using Windows Explorer.
  7. Click OK.
  8. When you are done accessing files, click the Safely Remove Hardware icon.
  9. Click Safely remove Mass Storage Device.
  10. Disconnect the device 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, touch the All programs button.
  2. Touch the Gallery icon.
  3. Touch Camera shots.
  4. Touch the file to view it.

 

 

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:

 

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

 

 

Transfer files between computer & SD card

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

 

  1. Connect the device to your computer using the USB cable.
  2. From the Home screen, touch the top of the screen and drag down to display the notifications window.
  3. Touch Disk Drive / Select to change USB connection type.
  4. Touch Disk drive.
  5. Touch Done.
  6. On the computer when the Removable Disk window appears, click Open folder to view files using Windows Explorer.
  7. Click OK.
  8. Copy and paste or drag and drop the file to a folder on your computer,
  9. When you are done moving files, click the Safely Remove Hardware icon.

10.  Click Safely remove Mass Storage Device.

11.  Disconnect the device 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:

 

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

 

 

View free SD card space

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

 

  1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.
  2. Touch Settings.
  3. Touch and slide the menu upward.
  4. Touch SD card & phone storage.
  5. Under SD card, view Available space.

 

 

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