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How do you manage your 9700
I am sure this thread must have been raised in the past but for the sake of all the new users like me, pls share your experience and suggestions on how to manage bold 9700 especially those with OS 6.
1.what apps are necessary and important to load?
2. how can we have a better browsing experience
3. how can we manage memory issues
just simple list of do's and don'ts
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08-15-2012, 09:11 AM #2
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1) Apps are a personal thing. I am usually reticent to recommending apps as what I use many may find a waste. That said, if we knew a little about what you want to get from your 9700 it might be easier to point you in the right direction.
2) The browser is what it is. There is only so much you can really expect from it.
3) Memory management for me starts and ends with shrinking the OS. That is removing all the things from the OS I will never use (games, languages, fonts, etc...) After that I simply do not stress over memory. The device is designed to manage memory and it does so very well.
One caveat here: If you are a person that never deletes emails, SMS / Text messages those databases can get large in a hurry. I find making regular backups and then clearing those messages from the device to be very helpful.
All of this is quite generic I know but with a little more info from you I am sure we can get you where you want your device to be.
Last edited by amazinglygraceless; 08-15-2012 at 09:12 AM. Reason: clarity
- 08-15-2012, 01:22 PM #3
I don't have much to add, the advice above is pretty solid.
The only bit of info I can give you is with regards to the browser.
Alternatively, you could try using the mobile version of websites whenever possible.
Lastly, if all else fails, I keep Opera on my phone just in case I need to view a webpage that the default browser can't.
08-15-2012, 03:14 PM #4
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First and foremost, there is absolutely no way to enjoy os6 on a 9700 without shrinking down the os first. With a properly shrunk os an nothing installed yet, you should have about 100mb of application storage, which is a fair amount to enjoy os6. Secondly, put nothing on device memory you dont have to. Have a media card and put absolutely everything you can on it. Regularly skim through the file folders on the device and remove any bloat, namely from appworld folders that mainly cache stuff to load faster. This folder can contain upwards of 5mb.
On to the meat..
1. Put what you want on it, I dont worry about what I put as long as you got your permissions set right and are aware of available storage. Just keep an eye on things and if an app is behaving weirdly, I just delete it. I have low tolerances for badly written apps that dont work right.
2. Get used to it. After a while, you will get the hang of how many pages your browser can handle. In the end, its not tabs that directly affect performance, its really the total amount of memory the browser uses. 4 mobile tabs of crackberry forums or cnet is fine. Just one of a desktop site is usually enough. You can also press the escape key to stop loading a page when its loaded enough already. Dont open anymore tabs, or open them in opera mini, an alternative browser from app world that renders awful but you still get the meat of the page. With this browser, you can have infinite amount of tabs open.
3. I used to pay attention to memory leaks, but now i dont. Ive noticed application storage rarely falls below 20mb, and ram fluctuates a lot but in the end it never gives me problems with my current setup. To feel better about it, just pull the battery before bedtime and just wake to a fresh device in the morning.
Last edited by apengue1; 08-15-2012 at 03:17 PM.