How to store data on a smartphone

Blackberry suggests how to make the most of available storage space

September 7, 2009

Blackberry suggests how to make the most of available storage space

Emails, applications, music, and photos are what use the greatest portion of available storage on smartphones.

There are a number of storage options for these files. Learning a few tools will help to maximise the space available on a smartphone so you don’t have to deleting old content does not have to be the only option when new information.

Here are some methods to free up space on a BlackBerry smartphone:

•    Use a microSD card:
Use a microSD card to extend the memory available on a smartphone for storing media files such as songs, ring tones, videos, or pictures.

•    Change the default location for saving photos and videos:
Check where pictures and media are being stored, and change the location from device memory to the microSD card if necessary.

•    Change allocated media memory:
BlackBerry Media Sync is a programme that allows the user to automatically sync media files on a BlackBerry smartphone with files in Windows Media or iTunes folders. One of its features is to control the space that media can take on the device.

•    Clean up browser cookies and cache:
Clearing out the Internet browser’s cache and cookies can free up valuable space for other applications and data.

•    Delete data from a media card:
Users should remember to regularly clear out unwanted data such as ring tones, movies or pictures from a microSD card. When deleting or modifying a lot of data at once, it may be faster to plug the device into a computer using a USB cable. This will allow you to use the computer’s file explorer to view and modify the files on the BlackBerry smartphone and the microSD card.