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Learn how to use the task manager and free up memory on the Samsung Galaxy J7 Star.

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

  • The built-in clean storage option assists in keeping the memory at optimal levels.
  • 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.

Clean memory

  1. From the Home screen, swipe up on an empty spot to open the Apps tray.
  2. Tap Settings > Device maintenance > Memory > CLEAN NOW.
  3. The device automatically cleans the memory in use.

Clean storage

  1. From the Home screen, swipe up on an empty spot to open the Apps tray.
  2. Tap Settings > Device maintenance > Storage > CLEAN NOW.
  3. The device automatically cleans the storage in use.

Turn off Wallpaper motion

  1. From the Home screen, swipe up on an empty spot to open the Apps tray.
  2. Tap Settings > Wallpapers and themes > Wallpapers.
  3. Tap the desired image, then tap Home screen.
  4. Set a new wallpaper, uncheck the Motion effect, then tap SET WALLPAPER.

Remove Widgets

  1. From the desired Home screen, touch and hold the widget.
  2. Once the App menu opens, tap Remove.

Manage apps to keep your device running smoothly

  • Update apps, clear app cache and data, and uninstall apps that are causing issues.
  • Never install a third-party task or battery manager. These 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.

Task manager

A task manager can view running apps and close them.

  1. From any home screen tap the Recent apps key, located in the bottom left corner.
  2. Running apps wil appear in carousel form.
  3. Swipe right on an app to close or tap the X.

View free memory

  1. From the Home screen, swipe up on an empty spot to open the Apps tray.
  2. Tap Settings > Device maintenance > Memory.
  3. View the Available space value.

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