Memory & SD card: Samsung Galaxy S 4G T959v

Learn how to use the task manager, view free space, and free up memory and storage on the Samsung Galaxy S 4G T959v 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.

 

 

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 SD card and phone storage.
  4. View Available space.

 

 

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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. Tap Applications.
  4. Tap Manage  applications.
  5. Tap the All tab.
  6. Scroll to and tap Gallery.
  7. View 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.

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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:

 

Insert

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  1. Lift the back cover using the notch located on the  bottom-edge of the device.
  2. memory_card1.jpgSlide the memory card into the memory card slot.

Remove

  1. Lift the back cover using the notch located on the bottom-edge of the device.
  2. Push the memory card in, it will click and eject 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, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Applications.
  4. Tap USB settings.
  5. Tap Mass storage.
  6. Connect the USB cord to the phone, then to a computer.                                              S4G24.jpg
  7. Tap Connect storage to PC.
  8. Tap OK.
  9. On the computer, select the desired option and folder.
  10. When finished, tap Disconnect storage from PC on the phone and safely disconnect the USB cord 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 any Home screen, tap the Applications key.
  2. Tap Files.
  3. Select the file you would like to access.

 

 

Set default memory storage

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. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Applications.
  4. Tap USB settings.
  5. Tap Mass storage.
  6. Connect the USB cord to the phone, then to a computer.
  7. Tap Connect storage to PC.
  8. Tap OK.
  9. On the computer, select the desired folder location on the device.
  10. Drag and drop the desired file from the computer into the desired folder on the device.
  11. When finished, tap Disconnect storage from PC on the phone and safely disconnect the  USB cord from the computer.

 

 

Transfer files between internal storage & SD card

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 any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Scroll to and tap SD card and phone storage.
  4. Under SD card, view the Available space.

 

 

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