Learn how to use the task manager and free up memory on the Samsung Galaxy Avant.

Manage memory

Restart device regularly

You should restart your phone at least once per day.

  1. Press and hold the Power key.
  2. Tap Restart.

Reduce memory use

Animated widgets and widgets that update information use the most memory. If your phone is running slow, you can reduce the amount of memory it is using:

  • Replace a live wallpaper
  • Remove widgets
  • Remove unused home screens
  • Uninstall third-party applications
  • Clear app cache and data

Manage apps to keep your device running smoothly

  • Use Manage apps to update apps, clear app cache and data, recent apps, and uninstall an app.
  • Never install a third-party Task Manager or Battery Manager. These apps interfere with how device software works.
  • Research and monitor new apps that you install.
    • Read app reviews before installing. Not all apps run smoothly on phones. Read customer reviews before downloading an app to see if it has a history of not working properly.
    • If your device starts having problems after installing an app, consider uninstalling the app. (See Manage apps.)

Task manager

A task manager can view running apps and close them.

  1. Tap the Recent Apps key.
  2. Tap Task Manager.
  3. A list of active applications appears.
  4. Tap End to close an app.
  5. Tap End all to close all apps.

View free memory

  1. From any home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Under APPLICATIONS, tap Application manager.
  4. Swipe right to the RUNNING screen.
  5. View the free value.