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Use Smart Manager on Your Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0

The Smart Manager application lets you manage your device's battery life, storage, RAM usage, and security all in one place.

Add the Smart Manager Widget

You can access the Smart Manager through an application or a widget. To access the Smart Manager application, from the Home screen, touch Apps > Smart Manager.

To add the Smart Manager widget to a Home screen:

  1. Touch and hold a Home screen, and then touch Widgets at the bottom of the screen.

  2. Touch and hold the Smart Manager widget, position it on an available screen, and release it.

  3. Touch Back to exit the edit mode.

  4. You now have easy access to the Smart Manager application through the Smart Manager widget.

Access the Smart Manager

Smart Manager functions are available through both a widget and an application.

Access the Widget

  1. Swipe to the Home screen containing the Smart Manager widget.

  2. The Smart Manager widget displays your device's Battery life, available Storage, RAM usage, and Security status.

  3. Touch CLEAN ALL to quickly clear the RAM status and delete Unnecessary data stored on your device.

Access the Application

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.

  2. Touch Smart Manager.

  3. The Smart Manager application displays your device's Battery life, available Storage, RAM usage, and Device security status.  

  4. Touch CLEAN ALL to quickly clear the RAM status and delete Unnecessary data stored on your device.

Manage Battery Life

  1. Open either the Smart Manager widget or application using the instructions in the Access the Smart Manager section above. 

  2. Touch Battery in the Smart Manager application or widget.

  3. The Battery screen displays the percentage of battery power remaining and how long you might expect that power to last.

  • Touch BATTERY USAGE to see which processes have been running since your device was last fully charged.

  • Touch Power saving mode or Ultra power saving mode to set your device to conserve battery power.

  • Touch DETAIL to view applications that have used an abnormal amount of battery power while the screen has been turned off.

Manage Storage

  1. Open either the Smart Manager widget or application using the instructions in the Access the Smart Manager section above. 

  2. Touch Storage in the Smart Manager widget or application.

  3. Review the information about your device's used and available system storage. 

    • Touch DELETE to delete Unnecessary data stored on your device.

    • Touch DETAIL under User data to view and delete unused files and applications on your device.

  4. Touch DETAIL next to the chart for a more detailed breakdown of your device's Total space, Available space, System memory, Used space, Cached data, and Miscellaneous files.

Manage RAM

RAM is the memory location your device temporarily loads information into when executing an application or using other device functions. If the RAM status indicator is full, clearing the RAM on your device will improve your device's performance.

  1. Open the Smart Manager widget or application using the instructions in the Access the Smart Manager section above.

  2. Touch RAM in the Smart Manager widget or application.  

  3. The RAM screen displays the percentage of RAM remaining and which Background apps are currently using RAM. Touch END to close a single application, or touch END ALL to close all running applications. You should save any information you might need before closing each application. 

Manage Device Security

  1. Open the Smart Manager widget or application using the instructions in the Access the Smart Manager section above.

  2. Touch Device security in the Smart Manager widget or application.

  3. Review the information about your device's security status and any unauthorized system changes. Touch the slider to turn KNOX active protection on.  

  4. Review the terms and conditions, mark the checkbox to agree, and touch RESTART NOW to restart your device with KNOX active protection running.

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