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Storage Settings

The Storage settings menu lets you manage internal and optional installed SD card (not included) storage on your phone.

Storage Settings Overview

The storage settings menu allows you to configure the following options:

Storage Device

Description

More options options icon > Storage settings > Internal storage

  • Total space: View the total space/free space in your phone’s memory.
  • Available space: The amount of storage space currently available.
  • System memory: The minimum amount of storage space required to run the system.
  • Used space: The amount of storage space currently being used.
  • Other: e space used by app data, downloaded files, and Android system files.
  • Cached data: The amount of data currently cached.
  • Explore: Launch My Files to view content stored on your device.

SD card

Note: This category is available only if an optional SD card is installed.

  • Format: Delete all data on the SD card.
  • Unmount: Unmount the SD card to safely remove it.

Access Storage Settings

  1. From home, tap Apps all apps icon > Settings settings app icon > Device maintenance device mantenance settings icon.

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  2. Tap Storage.

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  3. View memory usage for the different types of information stored in your phone’s memory. Tap an item for more information.

Note: Tap Clean now to free up storage space by removing unneeded files.

microSD Card

A microSD memory card is an optional accessory (not included) that allows you to store images, videos, music, documents, and other data on your phone.

For information about inserting or removing optional SD cards, see SD Card.

Important: You can damage a microSD card by improper installation. Please be careful when inserting, removing, or handling it.

Note: To improve performance and reliability with High-definition video recording and playback, it is recommended you use a memory card (SD Card) that is both rated as at least a Class 10 and provides a high read speed.

View microSD Card Memory

Use the following procedure to view memory usage information for an optional installed microSD card (not included).

  1. From home, tap Apps all apps icon > Settings settings app icon > Device maintenance device mantenance settings icon.

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  2. Tap SD card.
  • The total and available memory space will be displayed.

Format a microSD Card

Formatting a microSD card permanently removes all files stored on the card.

  1. From home, tap Apps all apps icon > Settings settings app icon > Device maintenance device mantenance settings icon.

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  2. Tap Storage.
  3. Tap More options options icon > Storage settings.
  4. Under Portable storage, tap your SD card, and then tap Format > Format.

Note: Formatting erases all the data on an installed microSD card, after which the files CANNOT be retrieved. To prevent the loss of important data, please check the contents before you format the card.

Unmount a microSD Card

When you need to remove an optional installed microSD card, you must unmount the card first to prevent corrupting the data stored on it or damaging the card.

  1. From home, tap Apps all apps icon > Settings settings app icon > Device maintenance device mantenance settings icon.

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  2. Tap Storage.
  3. Tap More options options icon > Storage settings.
  4. Under Portable storage, tap your SD card, and then tap Unmount.

Mount a microSD Card

When you install an optional memory card, it is automatically mounted (connected to the device) and prepared for use. However, should you unmount the card without removing it from the device, you need to mount it before it can be accessed.

  1. From home, tap Apps all apps icon > Settings settings app icon > Device maintenance device mantenance settings icon.

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  2. Tap Storage.
  3. Tap More options options icon > Storage settings.
  4. Under Portable storage, tap your SD card, and then tap Mount.