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Learn how to view free space and free up storage on the LG K40.




Adjust storage settings

  • Set text and multimedia message limits to delete messages automatically. The default is 200 text and 20 picture messages. You can use this setting to start with and then decrease it as necessary.
  • Change Gmail synchronization setting to every three days:
    1. From the apps list, tap Google > Gmail.
    2. Tap the Menu icon with three lines, then tap Settings.
    3. Tap your email address.
    4. Tap Days of mail to sync.
    5. Swipe down until 3 is selected, then tap OK.


Clear storage regularly

  • Clear storage at least once per week.
  • Check the available internal device storage. It must be over 150 MB.
  • The Android system cannot work properly if the internal device storage is below 150 MB. If under 150 MB, use the following tips to clear more storage:
    • Delete unnecessary text messages (SMS) and picture messages (MMS).
    • Transfer pictures and media to a computer to remove them from the phone memory.
    • Clear the browser cache, cookies, or history.
    • Clear Facebook app cache.
    • Manage applications. See section below.
    • Delete the call logs.
    • Use the built-in Free up space app
      1. From the apps list, tap Settings > General > Storage.
      2. Tap Internal Storage > Free up space.


Manage applications

Monitor new applications that you install.


  • If your device starts having problems after installing an application, consider uninstalling the application.
  • Consider uninstalling apps using large amounts of ROM.
    1. From the apps screen, tap Settings > General > Apps & notifications.
    2. Tap App info to view a list of apps currently installed
    3. Tap the drop down arrow to select the following:
      • All apps
      • Installed apps
      • Disabled apps
    4. Tap the desired application to uninstall. Uninstalling an app will delete the app.
    5. Tap Uninstall, then tap OK.


View free storage space

  1. From the apps list, tap Settings > General > Storage.
  2. View the values under 'Internal storage' and 'SD Card.'
  3. Tap Internal Storage to see a breakdown of how your memory is being used.

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