Your emails, applications, music, and photos are what make your BlackBerry® smartphone yours. How can you best make use of storage options for these files? Learning a few handy tricks will help you to maximise the space available on your smartphone so you don’t have to delete a favourite song or pic to free up space for a new one.
Here are some tips and tricks on how to free up space on your BlackBerry smartphone:
- Use a microSD card: Use a microSD card to extend the memory available on your BlackBerry smartphone for storing media files such as songs, ring tones, videos, or pictures.
- Change the default location for saving photos and videos: Check where you are storing your pictures and media, and change the location from device memory to the microSD card if necessary.
- Change allocated media memory: BlackBerry® Media Sync is a programme that allows you to automatically sync media files on your BlackBerry smartphone with files in your Windows® Media or iTunes® folders. You can download it from: http://na.blackberry.com/eng/services/media/mediasync.jsp. One of its features is to control the space that media can take on your BlackBerry smartphone, and even give you a random playlist if the number of files you want to load onto your BlackBerry smartphone exceeds the space available.
- Clean up browser cookies and cache: Clearing out the Internet browser’s cache and cookies can free up valuable space for other applications and data.
- Delete data from a media card: Remember to regularly clear out unwanted data such as ring tones, movies or pictures from your microSD card. If you wish to delete or modify a lot of data at once, it may be faster to plug your BlackBerry smartphone into a computer using a USB cable. This will allow you to use your computer’s file explorer to view and modify the files on the BlackBerry smartphone and the microSD card.