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Accessing the Application Manager on Your Galaxy Tab A (SM-T280)

The Application manager is a simple app that offers quick memory management. You can view and exit apps running on your device. You can uninstall apps you have downloaded. You can even free up system resources and view the amount of free space available on your device.

Application Manager

Because this device can be configured with system software not provided by or supported by Google or any other company, end-users operate these devices at their own risk.

Use Application manager settings to manage your downloaded and preloaded apps.

  1. To access Application manager, from the Home screen, touch Apps > Settings > Applications.

       

  2. Touch Application manager.

       

Memory Usage

See how memory is being used by Downloaded or Running apps.

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps > Settings > Applications.

       

  2. Touch Application manager.

       

       

  3. Swipe across the screen to display Downloaded, SD card, Running, Disabled (This tab only appears if you have disabled an app on the Apps list), or All to display memory usage for that category of apps.

       

Downloaded Apps

Displays apps you have downloaded onto your device.

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps > Settings > Applications.

       

  2. Touch Application manager.

       

       

  3. Swipe across the screen to display DOWNLOADED to view a list of all the downloaded apps on your device.

       

       

  4. To switch the order of the DOWNLOADED list, touch More > Sort by size.

       

       

  5. To reset all of your app preferences, touch More > Reset app preferences.

       

       

  6. Touch an app to view and update information about the app, including memory usage, default settings, and permissions. The following options are displayed:

       

    • FORCE STOP: Stop an app that is misbehaving. Restart your device if stopping an app, process, or service causes your device to stop working correctly.
    • INSTALL/UNINSTALL: Delete the app from the device or uninstall updates made to apps that cannot be deleted.
    • DISABLE: Disable apps that cannot be deleted.
    • MOVE TO SD CARD: Move the app to an optional SD card (if installed) to free up space on your tablet.
    • CLEAR DATA: Clear app data from memory.
    • CLEAR CACHE: Clear an app’s temporary memory storage.
    • CLEAR DEFAULTS: Clear an app’s customization.
    • Permissions: View information about the app’s access to your device and data.

Running Services

View and control services running on your device.

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps > Settings > Applications.

       

  2. Touch Application manager.

       

       

  3. Swipe across the screen to display RUNNING to view a list of running services. All the apps that are currently running on the device display.

       

       

  4. Touch SHOW CACHED PROCESSES to display all the cached processes that are running.

       

       

  5. Touch SHOW SERVICES IN USE to switch back.

       

       

  6. Touch an app to view app information. The following options are displayed:

       

    • STOP: Stops the app from running on the device. This is usually done prior to uninstalling the app. (Not all services can be stopped. Stopping services may have undesirable consequences on the app or Android System.)

         

    • REPORT: Report failure and other app information.

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