Memory & SD card: BlackBerry Curve 8520

Learn how to use the task manager, view free space, and free up memory and storage on the BlackBerry Curve 8520 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:

 

  1. Restart the device regularly.
  2. Use the task manager to close running programs. (See below)

 

 

Task manager

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

 

  1. On the Home screen, press and hold the Alt key.
  2. While holding the Alt key, tap the Back Arrow to scroll through open applications.
  3. Highlight the desired application and release the Alt key to bring that application to the front of the screen.
  4. To close the application, press the Menu key and select Close.

 

 

View free memory

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

 

  1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.
  2. Scroll to and select the Settings icon.
  3. Scroll to and select the Options icon.
  4. Scroll to and select Memory.
  5. View Free Space under the different headings.

 

 

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Internal storage (ROM)

Manage storage

To manage the internal storage space, follow these steps:

 

  1. Check the available internal device memory. It is recommended to keep at least 5 MB of memory free.
  2. Delete the call logs.
  3. Clear deleted text messages (SMS) and picture messages (MMS).
  4. Clear the browser cache, cookies, or history.
  5. Clear search history.
  6. Store data on SD cards.
  7. Remove contacts that are not needed.
  8. Uninstall unneeded applications.
  9. See Memory management: BlackBerry for more information.

 

 

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. Scroll to and select the Settings icon.
  3. Scroll to and select the Options icon.
  4. Scroll to and select Memory.
  5. View Free Space under the different headings.

 

 

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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. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.
  2. Scroll to and select Settings.
  3. Scroll to and select Options.
  4. Scroll to and select Memory.
  5. Press the Menu key.
  6. Scroll to and select Format.
  7. Scroll to and select Yes to complete the format of the memory card.

 

 

Insert / remove SD card

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

 

  1. Remove the back cover.
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  2. Insert or remove the SD card with the gold contacts facing down.
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  3. Replace the back cover.
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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:

 

  1. Connect the small end of your USB cable to your device and the large end of the cable to your computer.
  2. On your computer, open the BlackBerry Desktop Manager application.
  3. Click the Media icon.
  4. Under Media Manager, click Launch.
  5. Under My Devices, click BlackBerry 8520 PIN [Your device PIN] [Media Card]
  6. Click the file you want to delete.
  7. Press the Delete key on the computer keyboard.
  8. Click Yes.

 

 

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, press the Menu key.
  2. Scroll to and select the Media icon.
  3. Scroll to and select the Pictures icon.
  4. Scroll to and select Picture Folders.
    • The visible pictures are in the Media Card\BlackBerry\pictures folder.
  5. Scroll to the picture you want to delete.
  6. Press the Menu key.
  7. Scroll to and select Delete.
  8. Scroll to and select Delete to confirm.

 

 

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, press the Camera key on the side of the phone.
  2. Press the Menu key.
  3. Scroll to and select Options.
  4. Edit the Store Pictures option.
  5. Press the Menu button.
  6. Scroll to and select Save.

 

 

Transfer files between computer & SD card

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

 

  1. Connect the small end of your USB cable to your device and the large end of the cable to your computer.
  2. On your computer, open the BlackBerry Desktop Manager application.
  3. Click the Media icon.
  4. Under Media Manager, click Launch.
  5. Under My Devices, click BlackBerry 8520 PIN [Your device PIN] [Media Card].
  6. Browse to the folder where you want to save the file.
  7. In the top part of the window, browse to the file that you want to move.
  8. Click Copy Down.
    The Copy Files window appears.
  9. Select one of the following methods to copy the files to your device:
    • Convert for optimal playback: To automatically convert the files to the optimal format and size for your device.
    • Copy with no conversion: To copy the files with the existing format and size.
    • Advanced conversion options: To select a destination format and size.
  10. Click OK.

 

 

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, press the Menu key.
  2. Scroll to and select the Media icon.
  3. Scroll to and select the Pictures icon.
  4. Scroll to and select Picture Folders.
  5. Scroll to and select Device Memory.
  6. Scroll to the file that you want to move.
  7. Press the Menu key.
  8. Scroll to and select Move.
  9. Browse to the top of the file structure. This is the ‘Media Card\BlackBerry\pictures’ folder.
  10. Press the Menu key.
  11. Scroll to and select Move here.

 

 

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. Scroll to and select the Settings icon.
  3. Scroll to and select the Options icon.
  4. Scroll to and select Memory.
  5. Scroll to ‘Media Card’ to view Total Space and Free Space.

 

 

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