BlackBerry Tips: BlackBerry Memory Management Video

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BlackBerry memory management tips

As you can tell from our Zumobi hands-on impressions post, the mobile widget application can be quite the memory hog by BlackBerry standards (highly understandable considering what it provides) and has been a little troublesome for members of the BlackBerry Nation rocking, ahem, less-than-new devices. However, our friends at Zumobi aren’t ones to rest in times of need, and have put together a video of handy memory management tips so your BlackBerry is running clean and your Zoomspace is quick.

Check out the video above (compiled partially from tips offered right here on BlackBerry Cool), but make sure to post your own memory management tip in the comments. Special thanks to the lovely Beth for compiling the video!

  • Steve

    You can also go under Options, Security Options, then go into General Settings and turn on password protection, as well as Content protection (it will prompt you to set it if you don’t). Set the password, then back all the way out to the home screen, then go back into Options, then Security Options, and then you should see a “Memory Cleaning” entry. Enter that and you can clear some storage space by pressing the menu key, and selecting “Clean Now”. It doesn’t clearn a TON of storage, but some. it clears: Address book cache, Certificate Search, Certificate Status Manager, Clipboard, Content Protection Cache, Encrypted Messages, Key Store, and PGP Key Search. You can even add an icon for it back on the main home screen and set it to automatically clean when holstered. Once you are done you can go back in and remove the password, but it also removes the memory cleaning feature. In the above video it explains how to remove Preloaded pictures, but on my 8310 they are all locked and can’t be removed.

  • Steve

    You can also go under Options, Security Options, then go into General Settings and turn on password protection, as well as Content protection (it will prompt you to set it if you don’t). Set the password, then back all the way out to the home screen, then go back into Options, then Security Options, and then you should see a “Memory Cleaning” entry. Enter that and you can clear some storage space by pressing the menu key, and selecting “Clean Now”. It doesn’t clearn a TON of storage, but some. it clears: Address book cache, Certificate Search, Certificate Status Manager, Clipboard, Content Protection Cache, Encrypted Messages, Key Store, and PGP Key Search. You can even add an icon for it back on the main home screen and set it to automatically clean when holstered. Once you are done you can go back in and remove the password, but it also removes the memory cleaning feature. In the above video it explains how to remove Preloaded pictures, but on my 8310 they are all locked and can’t be removed.

  • BBBoy

    Too little too late. Zumobi will never see the light of day on my berry again. Awful, awful software.

  • BBBoy

    Too little too late. Zumobi will never see the light of day on my berry again. Awful, awful software.

  • Louis

    @bbboy. Amen. it only lasted an hour on my pearl before I decided it wasn’t worth it.

  • Louis

    @bbboy. Amen. it only lasted an hour on my pearl before I decided it wasn’t worth it.

  • Louis

    @bbboy. Amen. it only lasted an hour on my pearl before I decided it wasn’t worth it.

  • Kevin Heald

    Love a tip video that tells me to delete things on my BB that I would like to keep. Here’s an idea…write good software that doesnt hog memory AND releases it (this plagues all sorts of apps).

  • Kevin Heald

    Love a tip video that tells me to delete things on my BB that I would like to keep. Here’s an idea…write good software that doesnt hog memory AND releases it (this plagues all sorts of apps).

  • Gary Teal

    I don’t know how BBerry manages memory at all. But this all sounds like a discussion of storage. I realize there’s not a disk drive in there, but put it this simple way: why would it take longer to read incoming email just because you’ve saved a year of messages? And I don’t know about defragging or whether there’s a recommended outer limit on storage use (80%?), but I’m with the guy above: do larger memory chips just let you slow the thing down even more? Or do they give you extra room to store good stuff?

  • Gary Teal

    I don’t know how BBerry manages memory at all. But this all sounds like a discussion of storage. I realize there’s not a disk drive in there, but put it this simple way: why would it take longer to read incoming email just because you’ve saved a year of messages? And I don’t know about defragging or whether there’s a recommended outer limit on storage use (80%?), but I’m with the guy above: do larger memory chips just let you slow the thing down even more? Or do they give you extra room to store good stuff?