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How To Manage Applications (Apps) On Samsung Galaxy S4 [Tutorial]

If you’re an owner of the new Samsung Galaxy S4 with 16GB internal memory, then you know how important it is to manage the apps you installed on your phone. Application management is more than just keeping them running without errors. It is more on how to ensure they eat up just the right amount of data, RAM and do not interfere with other processes or services. Here are some of the things you can do to better manage your apps.

Learn About The App Before You Install It

There are good apps, there are also bad apps. As much as Google does not want ‘spam’ apps be uploaded on its servers and offered from the Play Store, some developers just know the ins and outs that’s why there are still thousands of useless apps out there. More often we are fooled because they were named after popular applications but thanks to millions of Play Store users who leave reviews. We have the best way to know if the app is good or not by simply reading feedbacks.

Also, it is advisable that before you install an app, you take a minute of your time reading about its developer. Google made it a point to place the developer’s name underneath each app in the Play Store. You can simply click on it and read whatever information is available. A quick search on the search engine could also provide some information. More often, reputable developers send out press releases to promote their products; that’s one way to determine if they are legit or not.

Keep Your Apps Updated

Android apps aren’t always compatible with your device, or at least, some of the functionality are messed up. That’s why developers roll out updates to fix those issues. It is always advisable to find updates of the apps installed on your phone so bugs would be fixed and problems prevented. Here’s how you do it using the Galaxy S4:

1. From any Home screen, tap the Apps icon.

2. Tap Play Store.

3. Tap the Menu key and then tap My Apps.

Note: To keep your apps automatically updated, tap the Menu key, tap Settings, and then tap Auto-update apps to select the Check box.

4. Choose one of the following options:

Tap Update [x] to update all applications with updates available.

Tap an individual application and then tap Update to update a single application.

Clear Recent Applications

Tapping the Home button only minimizes the application in your Galaxy S4 but it continues to run in the background eating up RAM. Here’s how you can close them:

1. From any screen, press and hold the Home key.

2. To close an individual recent application, touch an application from the list and drag it to the right.

3. To close all of your recent applications, tap the Clear all icon.

Clear App Cache and Data

Clearing an application’s cache and data often solves problem as it resets it to its original state, however, you would also lose your settings, login information, or saved games. So, be careful which app you want the cache and data cleared before following the steps below.

1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.

2. Tap Settings.

3. Tap the More tab.

4. Tap Application manager.

5. If necessary, swipe left or right to the appropriate screen:

Downloaded
Running
All

6. Tap the desired application

7. Tap Clear data and then tap OK.

8. Tap Clear cache.

Uninstall Unused Apps

Everything that runs in your Galaxy S4 eats up storage space and RAM so it is advisable you uninstall applications you don’t use anymore. Here’s how you uninstall an application:

1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.

2. Tap Settings.

3. Tap the More tab.

4. Tap Application manager.

5. If necessary, swipe right to the Downloaded screen.

6. Tap the desired application.

7. Tap Uninstall and then tap OK.

Are you having problem with any application in your phone and don’t know what to do to fix it? Post your questions here, or email us at help@sebertech.com.

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  1. when i lock samsung s3 mobile the time gets stop and whn i unlock time stats.

    for example when i lock the mobile then was 10:10 when i unlock the mobile after 15 min still the time is 10:10 please help me with this issue...

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