Samsung Phone: Optimise, Clean storage and Memory

Last Update Date : Dec 19. 2019

Samsung Device Care lets you boost your device performance as well as clear up some storage space on your device. It provides an overview of your battery, storage, RAM, and security. You can also automatically optimize your phone for faster, better performance.


Note: This feature was previously called Device maintenance.

Quick OptimizationClick to Expand


The Quick Optimization feature improves your phone's performance by identifying apps that use excessive battery power. It also clears away unneeded items from memory, deletes unnecessary files, and closes apps running in the background.


To optimize your phone follow these directions: From Settings, swipe to and touch Device care. Touch Optimize now, and then touch Done.

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Optimize Battery and Use Power Saving ModesClick to Expand

Battery is your phone's lifeline. There are several ways you can change the battery settings to optimize your phone's battery life.


From Settings, swipe to and touch Device care. Touch Battery. Here you will see a brief overview of your battery usage.


To save battery power, you can use the different power saving modes. Touch Power mode and then select from the following options:


High performance: Maximum screen brightness and resolution. Uses more battery.


  • Optimized: Get the recommended balance of performance and battery life.


  • Medium power saving: Extended battery life by limiting some functions.


  • Maximum power saving: Save as much battery as possible.You can also access more battery options by touching More Options and then touching Settings. Touch Battery usage to get a detailed report about your usage record.
Clean StorageClick to Expand

If you are worried about your phone being overloaded with unnecessary residual files, it's about time you clear out your storage. Happy cleaning!


From Settings, swipe to and touch Device care. Touch Storage, and then touch CLEAN NOW to free up storage space. This will delete unnecessary data, such as cached, residual, and advertisement files.

Back up Pictures and Videos by using Google Photos


Google Photos supports free, unlimited storage for high-quality (great visual quality at reduced file size) and free 15GB to account storage for original(full resolution that counts against your quota) based on upload size for photos and videos. We recommend to backup and sync your photo, video contents usually by using this Google Photos.

1 On apps screen, select Google Photos. (Device screenshots may differ by your software version.)
2 Activate Back up & sync option. Please note you need to sign in Google Account to back up and sync.
3 After that select upload size for photos and videos through settings.
4 Select files to back up to your cloud storage and tap Archive.
5 If you finished to back up files, you can delete same files saved on your device to secure device storage through Delete from device. Any pictures or videos backed up already to cloud storage will be safe even the files from device are deleted.

Back up and restore data by using Samsung Cloud


You can manage the content that you want to store securely in Samsung Cloud and keep your personal information, app data, and settings safe on your device.  Please back up data like Music, Apps, Documents, Contacts etc and access it later.  (For this, you must register and sign in to your account to back up or restore data.)

1 On the Settings screen, tap Settings > Cloud and accounts (Device screenshots may differ by your software version.)
2 Tap Samsung Cloud
3 Tap Backup settings
4 Select data for which back up required and then Tap Backup Now
Clean MemoryClick to Expand

Is your phone getting glitchy and slow? It's time you clean up your phone's memory to improve its performance.


From Settings, swipe to and touch Device care. Touch Memory, and then touch CLEAN NOW to free up memory by stopping background apps.

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