Memory & SD card: Samsung Sidekick 4G

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

 

  • 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:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap Applications.
  2. Scroll to and tap Task Manager.
  3. Tap the Active applications tab.
  4. Scroll to the desired application.
  5. Tap Exit.

 

 

View free memory

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

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu sk4Gmenu.png key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Scroll to and tap Storage.
  4. View Available space for the SD card, for USB storage, and for Device 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.

 

 

View free storage space

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

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu sk4Gmenu.png key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Scroll to and tap Storage.
  4. View Available space for the SD card, for USB storage, and for Device memory.

 

 

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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.

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  4. On the computer Start menu, navigate to Computer or My Computer.
  5. Find the Removable disk located under devices with removable storage.

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  6. Right-click the removable disk.
  7. Click Format.

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

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  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. Remove the battery cover by placing your fingernail in the release latch opening and lifting the cover off the device.

 

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  2.  Align the memory card with the gold contacts facing down.

  3.  Slide the memory card into the memory card slot until it clicks into place.

 

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  4.  Press the back cover onto the phone until it snaps into place.

 

Remove

 

To remove the memory card, follow these steps;

  1. Remove the battery cover by placing your fingernail in the release latch opening and lifting the cover off the device.
  2. Push the memory card in until it clicks and pops out slightly.
  3. Slide the memory card out of the memory card slot.
  4. Press the back cover onto the phone until it snaps 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. From any Home screen, press the Menu sk4Gmenu.png key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Applications.
  4. Tap USB settings.
  5. Tap Mass storage.
  6. Connect the included USB cord to the device, then to your computer.

SK4Gcharge.png   7.  On your device, a USB connected message appears.  8.  Tap Connect USB storage.

  • Note: Someapplications in use may be stopped or may not be available until you disconnect USB storage.

  9.  Click OK.

  10. On your computer, a Portable Device window appears. Click Open folder to view files using Windows Explorer.

 

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  11. Click OK.

  12. On the computer, double click the desired folder to access your device’s files.

  13. Right click the file you want to delete and select Delete.

  14. Select Yes.

  15. When you are finished, click on the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the lower right-hand corner of your computer screen.

  16. Click Safely Remove USB Mass storage Device.

 

 

Open or delete files using the device

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

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Files.
  3. Navigate to and touch and hold the file you would like to delete.
  4. Tap Delete.

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  1. Navigate to the folder with the file(s) you would like to delete.
  2. Press the Menu sk4Gmenu.png key.
  3. Tap Delete.
  4. Select the files you would like to delete.
  5. 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:

 

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

 

 

Transfer files between computer & SD card

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

 

  1. From any Home screen, press the Menu sk4Gmenu.png key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Applications.
  4. Tap USB settings.
  5. Tap Mass storage.
  6. Connect the included USB cord to the device, then to your computer.

SK4Gcharge.png   7.  On your device, a USB connected message appears.  8.  Tap Connect USB storage.

  • Note: Some applications in use may be stopped or may not be available until you disconnect USB storage.

  8.  Tap OK.

  9.  On your computer, a Portable Device window appears. Click Open folder to view files using Windows Explorer.

 

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10. Click OK.

11. On the computer, double click the desired folder to access your device’s files.

12. Drag and drop the file from your computer into the memory card folder.

13. When you are finished, click on the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the lower right-hand corner of your computer screen.

14. Click Safely Remove USB Mass storage Device.

 

 

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 on yourparticular device model.

 

View free SD card space

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

 

  1. From any Home screen, press the Menu sk4Gmenu.png key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap SD card and phone storage.
  4. View total space and available space on the SD card.

 

 

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