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How to monitor and optimize memory Blackberry 3

Posted by freeappsblackberry on December 2, 2009

Log MaidMonitoring available memory

To see the approximate amount of available flash memory on the BlackBerry smartphone, complete the following steps.

  1. On the Home screen, open Options.
  2. Select Status.
  • The File Free field shows the approximate amount of available flash memory available for data. If you want to make sure that this value is as accurate as possible, restart the BlackBerry smartphone to initiate a full garbage collection. For instructions, see KB02141.
  • The File Total field shows the amount of available flash memory after loading the wireless transceiver, operating system, and basic applications.

To see the approximate amount of occupied flash memory on the BlackBerry smartphone, complete the following steps.

  1. On the Home screen, open Options.
  2. Select Status.
  3. Display the menu and select Database Sizes.

What is considered low flash memory?

The BlackBerry smartphone’s Java® operating system has a complex and dynamic way of determining exactly how much available flash memory it should have before starting the Low Memory Manager application. To determine if it has low flash memory, the BlackBerry smartphone takes into account a number of factors, such as the BlackBerry smartphone hardware model, the operating system version, the number of installed applications, the frequency at which BlackBerry smartphone user data is added and removed, and so on. Generally speaking, the more the BlackBerry smartphone is used, the more memory the operating system sets aside for normal, efficient operation.

Note: When the BlackBerry smartphone has determined that is has low flash memory, it automatically starts the Low Memory Manager application, which reclaims memory.

The File Free field shows 0

When the File Free field shows 0, it most likely means that the BlackBerry smartphone is full of data. The BlackBerry smartphone determines that it has low flash memory and performs more extensive garbage collections in order to make room for any new data. However, even when the BlackBerry smartphone is full of data, it is designed to operate properly. The Low Memory Manager application starts recovering flash memory when data is added that requires additional flash memory.

How the Low Memory Manager application works

The Low Memory Manager application works to recover flash memory by removing old and unimportant data; when the Low Memory Manager application is running, it does not affect the regular operation of the BlackBerry smartphone, so you are not aware that it is running. The Low Memory Manager application makes requests to all applications on the BlackBerry smartphone to recover memory. However, third-party applications must be specifically designed to interact with the Low Memory Manager application.

The Low Memory Manager application makes requests of the applications on the BlackBerry smartphone in the following order:

  1. The Low Memory Manager application first asks all applications to remove low priority data (for example, transitory data such as browser caches).  If step 1 does not recover enough free flash memory for normal operation, the Low Memory Manager application asks the applications to remove medium priority data (for example, very old messages, cached map data, and out-of-date calendar entries).
  2. If step 1 and 2 do not recover enough flash memory, the Low Memory Manager application prompts the Messages application to remove email messages starting with those that are the least frequently accessed.

How to maximize free space

It is a good idea to take active measures to maximize the BlackBerry smartphone’s available flash memory, and thus, prolong the time before the operating system starts the Low Memory Manager application.

The following are suggestions on how to maximize available flash memory on the BlackBerry smartphone.

Use a media card

Media cards are especially useful for BlackBerry smartphone users who want to store media files like songs, pictures, videos, voice notes, and ring tones, or who want to store pictures they take with the built-in cameras. Built-in video cameras on BlackBerry smartphones require a media card to function.

To make sure the built-in camera is set up to save picture files on the media card, complete the following steps:

  1. Install the media card in the BlackBerry smartphone. For more information see KB12882.
  2. Open the Camera application.
  3. Display the menu and select Options.
  4. Set the Store Pictures field to On Media Card. You can also change the Folder setting to the particular folder in which you want to save pictures.

Remove unnecessary items

Removing features and applications that are underused increases the available flash memory on the BlackBerry smartphone.

  • Use the Setup Wizard application to remove languages that you do not use from the BlackBerry smartphone. Removing languages is highly recommended because it is one of the most significant ways to increase available flash memory.

To remove languages from the BlackBerry smartphone, complete the following steps.

  1. On the Home screen, open Setup Wizard.
  2. Select Languages.
  3. Select the language you want to use on the BlackBerry smartphone and click Next. The BlackBerry smartphone deletes all languages that you do not select.
  • Remove underused applications.

To remove applications from the BlackBerry smartphone, complete the following steps.

  1. On the Home screen, open Options.
  2. Select Advanced Options.
  3. Select Applications. The BlackBerry smartphone takes time to build a comprehensive list of the installed applications.
  4. Highlight the application you want to delete, display the menu and select Delete.
  • Minimize the number of contacts stored in the Address Book on the BlackBerry smartphone.

One way to minimize the number of contacts stored in the Address Book is to use the remote address lookup feature when you need to send an email message rather than store company contacts in the Address Book. You can use this feature if your BlackBerry smartphone uses BlackBerry® Device Software version 4.0 and later and one of BlackBerry® Enterprise Server version 3.5 for Microsoft® Exchange or BlackBerry® Enterprise Server version 2.2 or later for IBM® Lotus® Domino®.

Delete old items

The BlackBerry smartphone user can delete old and unused items and also adjust settings so that the BlackBerry smartphone deletes old items as part of its regular routine maintenance.

  • Delete Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) messages that are no longer needed. Because MMS messages can contain large media files and cannot be stored on a media card, MMS messages can use a lot of flash memory. If you do not want to delete the media files in an MMS message, open the MMS message and save the media files on the media card before you delete the MMS message.
  • Change the Keep Messages setting on the BlackBerry smartphone to reduce the number of old messages using flash memory.

To change the Keep Messages setting, complete the following steps.

  1. On the Home screen, open Messages.
  2. Display the menu and select Options.
  3. Select General Options.
  4. Set the Keep Messages field to either 15 Days or 30 Days.
  • Change the Keep Appointments setting to reduce the number of old calendar events using flash memory.

To change the Keep Appointments setting, complete the following steps.

  1. On the Home screen, open Calendar.
  2. Display the menu and select Options.
  3. Select General Options.
  4. Set the Keep Appointments field to either 15 Days or 30 Days.

Note: Email messages and appointments are only removed from the BlackBerry smartphone. The email messaging application and the appointment application the BlackBerry smartphone is associated with will retain the email messages and appointments that are removed from the BlackBerry smartphone after the time period that is specified.

  • Clear the browser cache often.

To clear the browser cache, complete the following steps:

  1. On the Home screen, open Browser.
  2. Display the menu and select Options.
  3. Select Cache Operations.
  4. Select Clear for Content Cache. (You can increase the amount of flash memory by also selecting Clear for Pushed Content.)

Adjust settings for optimal storage efficiency

Adjust the following settings for optimal storage efficiency on your BlackBerry smartphone:

  • In BlackBerry® Desktop Software, set messages to stop being forwarded to the BlackBerry smartphone when it is cradled.

To adjust this setting complete these steps.

  1. In BlackBerry® Desktop Manager, open Email Settings.
  2. Check the check box beside Disable message redirection while your device is connected.
  • Set messages to prompt you when deleting an email message on the BlackBerry smartphone. The prompt allows you to choose to either delete the message on the BlackBerry smartphone only or on the BlackBerry smartphone and the messaging server, which deletes the email message on both the BlackBerry smartphone and the email application with which it is associated.

To adjust this setting on the BlackBerry smartphone, complete the following steps:

  1. On the Home screen, open Messages.
  2. Display the menu and select Options.
  3. Select Email Reconciliation.
  4. Select Prompt for the Delete On setting. (You can also select Handheld rather than Prompt, which will delete messages on the BlackBerry smartphone without a prompt, when you choose to delete messages.)

Note: If you position the cursor on a date field in the email messages list on the BlackBerry smartphone and select Delete Prior, you will only delete the messages on the BlackBerry smartphone no matter what the setting is in the Delete On field, which leaves the email messages saved in the email application with which the BlackBerry smartphone is associated.

  • Flash memory is used to download and display email messages on the BlackBerry smartphone. Set the Auto More option to No to make sure that only the sections of the email message that you want to read on the BlackBerry smartphone are downloaded, displayed, and thus, stored in flash memory. By setting the Auto More option to No, the BlackBerry smartphone displays approximately the first 2 KB of an email message; you can display more of the email message by selecting More on the menu.

Note: If the Auto More option is set to Yes, scrolling automatically displays more of the email message. Be aware that you may be dowloading large email messages by scrolling through an email message on the BlackBerry smartphone.

Note: The size of the entire email message is displayed at the bottom of the email message screen. Average messages are usually no larger than 2 KB.

By setting the Auto More option to No, you can make sure the flash memory is not unnecessarily used on the BlackBerry smartphone by disallowing the automatic download option.

To set the Auto More option to No, complete the following steps:

  1. On the Home screen, open Messages.
  2. Display the menu and select Options.
  3. Select General Options.
  4. In the Auto More field, select No.

Caution: The More All option on the menu gives you the choice of downloading the entire email message at once, no matter how the Auto More setting is configured.

The More All option should be used with caution since the BlackBerry smartphone uses flash memory to store email messages that have been displayed.

  • For BlackBerry smartphones running BlackBerry Device Software version 3.8 or 4.0, set the BlackBerry smartphone to allow content compression. Although content compression causes the BlackBerry smartphone to work harder (thus, using more battery power), it will make sure that email messages use the least amount of flash memory that is possible.

To set the BlackBerry smartphone to allow content compression, complete the following steps:

  1. On the Home screen, open Options.
  2. Select Security Options.
  3. Select General Settings.
  4. Set the Content Compression field to Enabled.

Reference: Blackberry website, various forum discussion

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