How to Free up Space on a BlackBerry Curve

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How to Free up Space on a BlackBerry Curve
The BlackBerry Curve can only hold so much information. (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

The BlackBerry Curve smartphone comes with between 64 MB and 128MB of internal storage space, depending on the exact model of Curve. This means that after a few applications, files or pictures, the device can start to fill up and no longer run at its peak capacity. Deleting applications and images, or moving the images to the memory card, is the best way to quickly free up some space on the device.

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    Delete Applications

  1. 1

    Press the "Menu" key on the BlackBerry, which has the BlackBerry logo on it. This will bring up a list of all your applications. Scroll down to, and select, "Options."

  2. 2

    Scroll to "Advanced Options" and select it, then select "Applications" at the top of the next menu. After a few seconds, the device will build a list of installed applications.

  3. 3

    Locate an application that you no longer want or need. Highlight the application and press the "Menu" key. Select "Delete" from the pop-up menu, and then choose "Delete" again to confirm your selection. The BlackBerry will pause for a moment, and then ask if you want to restart the device. Choose "No" for now."

  4. 4

    Repeat the process for every application that you want to remove. If you don't see a "Delete" option listed in the pop-up menu, it means that this is a required application which you cannot remove. Many BlackBerry devices come with several unnecessary fonts installed, so feel free to remove them if you don't care about reading non-English text.

  5. 5

    Choose "Yes," instead of "No," to restart the device once you have deleted the last application that you want to get rid of. You can also manually restart the device at any time be removing and reinserting the battery. The extra memory created by removing these applications will not be available until you restart the BlackBerry.

    Delete or Move Pictures

  1. 1

    Press the camera key on the side of the device to launch the camera program. You can also choose the "Camera" option from the main application list.

  2. 2

    Press the "Menu" button to bring up the pop-up menu and choose "View Pictures." Once the pictures appear, if the text at the very top of the screen does not say "Device Memory," scroll down to "Device Memory" and select it.

  3. 3

    Scroll down to the picture that you want to move or delete. Press the "Menu" button to open up the pop-up menu.

  4. 4

    Choose "Delete" to erase the image. You will have to select "Delete" a second time to confirm your selection. Choose "Move" to move the picture to an installed memory card. You will have to choose "Up" to access the memory card, then scroll down to the bottom of the screen, which may already contain images if they were already present on the card, and press in on the trackball.

Tips and warnings

  • If your Curve is saving images to the system memory, you can change that option so that new pictures are automatically saved to the memory card. While in the camera mode, press the "Menu" button and choose "Options." Scroll down to "Store Pictures" and choose "Memory Card."

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