What is Device Care and how do I use it?

Device Care is the optimisation function on Galaxy devices running Android 9.0.


On devices running Android 8.0 and Android 7.0, you can find the optimisation function under Settings > Device Maintenance. Please note that the options available for optimisation will differ by model and operating system.


If your device is running Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) and below, you can optimise performance using Smart Manager.

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Device Care is a useful feature that allows you to optimise your device performance. You can find Device Care by going to Settings > Device Care


When you open Device Care, your phone will run a diagnostic and give you a score out of 100. This will check for ways the device can be optimised such as removing unnecessary cached files or closing unused apps running in the background.


Click 'Optimise Now' to optimise your device and clear up space.


Under 'Optimise Now' you will see another four buttons for Battery, Storage, Memory and Security. Click on each of these to find additional optimisation and performance options.


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