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Conserving the Internal Memory on a Blackberry

Conserving the internal memory on a BlackBerry is important as the device can only run applications when there is space to do so. Although many so called tech experts will encourage the owner of a BlackBerry to purchase a MicroSD card, this optional extra will only allow you to store pictures, movies, music and other files but will not actually enhance the usage of applications on the smartphone. To check exactly how much internal memory a BlackBerry has go to Options – Status and then check the ‘File Free’ and ‘File Total’ tabs. Always remember that in order for your BlackBerry to be in good working order it is imperative that you manage the usage of internal memory. Steps taken to do so include:

Only install applications that you will use

The main problem with applications is that there are so many available and many people tend to load up their BlackBerries with all the latest games and gimmicks in order to keep themselves amused. Additionally, many BlackBerry users keep old and forgotten applications installed on their devices, long after the time that they actually made use of them. In order to conserve your device’s internal memory, be practical with the applications that you store on the phone. Uninstall anything that is no longer worthwhile to you. For people who find it difficult to lose any of their apps. don’t despair! One solution is to install apps through BlackBerry App World; it will then be possible to store apps on a MicroSD card through the phone’s archiving function, thus keeping the internal memory freed up on the phone itself. Be careful not to delete any applications that are needed for the phone’s operation!

Clear the browser cache

Heavy users of a BlackBerry will build up a drain on the internal memory – every page that you navigate on the smartphone will leave an information packet that adds to the depletion of the phone’s internal memory. Some pages will be visited more than others and these particular sites leave an imprint on the phone, essential for quicker load time when next visiting. The more frequently you use your BlackBerry browser, the more likely your internal memory will be markedly decreased. Access the Content Cache, Pushed Content and Cookies Cache by using the BlackBerry key and clear these functions; it is important to carry out this process on a regular basis.

Keep your inbox address book well managed

It is so easy to grow an enormous contact list on a BlackBerry. Many numbers may never be used and people that you have contacted in the past may now be no longer in your current circle of friends and associates. Take time to clean up your inbox address book and only keep the contact details of anyone who is relevant to your daily and business activities. Unused information can be stored elsewhere if you feel that it may come in handy at a later stage.

Delete unused pictures, old email and random media

Many people find it useful to actually delete unused files and messages in a methodical manner. If you reply to emails, then delete received messages once answered to, you will find that your internal memory will be kept under control simply and easily. Any old pictures or music files that are no longer useful to you should similarly be wiped; it can even be a good idea to get rid of any old and unused ring tones and phone themes as well. A MicroSD card or desktop can be used to store excessive information, which can be reinstalled on the BlackBerry at a later time, if desired.

Phone call logs and old SMS messages

Be sure to clear out the call log on a BlackBerry and regularly take the time to delete any old SMS messages as well. It can be surprising how much extraneous information can build up on a smartphone, and a periodic clean out is a necessity in order to preserve much needed internal memory. The event log and temp memory should also be emptied on a regular basis.

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