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Troubleshoot issues related to low internal memory on your BlackBerry Curve 8330

Last Updated: Nov 15, 2013

This article helps you troubleshoot low internal memory issues on your BlackBerry Curve 8330.

You may have low internal memory issues if your device is:
  • Displaying low memory error messages
  • Unable to install applications
  • Freezing or unresponsive

These steps help identify and resolve the underlying cause. After completing each step, test to see if the issue is fixed. If not, continue to the next step.

Low memory issues arise when you have too many applications on your BlackBerry® Curve™ 8330 or when you need to clear your browser cache.

  1. Verify your BlackBerry Curve 8330 has available memory.

    1. From the home screen, press the Menu key.
    2. Scroll to Options, and press the trackpad.
    3. Scroll to Status, and press the trackpad. Available internal memory is displayed .
    4. Press the Back key.
    5. Scroll to Media Card, and press the trackpad. Available external memory is displayed.
    6. If your memory usage is near capacity, follow the steps below to free up memory.

  2. Close background applications.

    Sprint recommends that you close background applications when you are done using them. It helps free up internal memory and can improve device performance.

    Close background applications.

    Note: Four applications display even when they are closed: Browser, Call Log, Home Screen, and Messages.

  3. Uninstall unused applications.

    Sprint recommends that you uninstall unused applications when possible. It helps free up internal memory and can improve device performance.

    Uninstall an application.

    Note: Some applications come pre-installed on your BlackBerry Curve 8330 and can't be uninstalled.

  4. Clear the browser cache.

    Sprint recommends that you clear the browser cache occasionally. Clearing the browser cache will delete saved webpages and other temporary files, which helps free up internal memory and can improve device performance.

    Clear the browser cache.

  5. Perform a soft reset.

    A soft reset deletes any temporary files and can potentially free up internal memory.

    1. Press and hold the Power key to turn your BlackBerry Curve 8330 off.
    2. Remove the battery. After 30 seconds, reinsert the battery.
    3. Press and hold the Power key to turn your BlackBerry Curve 8330 back on.
    4. Test your device to see if the issue is resolved.

Note: To optimize device performance, be sure your BlackBerry Curve 8330 is running the most recent device software. Upgrade the device software.

If you're still having issues, try our community pages for BlackBerry devices or make an appointment at a nearby Sprint Repair center for more help.

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