How to Manage Galaxy S20 Internal Memory Usage

This context will walk you through the basics of memory management on the new Samsung Galaxy flagship smartphones. Here’s a quick walkthrough on how to manage the Galaxy S20 internal memory usage.

The new Samsung Galaxy S20 is packed with 12 gigabytes of internal memory and 128 gigabytes of external storage expandable to 1 terabyte via microSD card. In other words, this phone has a lot of storage space for you to store various types of files and apps. 

Nonetheless, it’s storage capacity is limited and thus will sooner or later become fully occupied. When that moment comes, you will need to free up space by deleting old and unwanted content that have used up a certain amount of the overall storage.  

Read on to learn how to manage the internal storage of your galaxy s20 to ensure smooth and optimum performance.

Easy steps to View and Manage Internal Memory Usage on Galaxy S20

Time Needed : 5 minutes

The steps I mapped out below are depicting the standard process of accessing the memory folder wherein you can find more details on what uses how much of your phone’s storage. This is where you should go whenever your device starts to show performance-related issues. And here’s how it works.

  1. Swipe up from the Home screen.

    Doing so will let you view and access your apps.

    manage galaxy s20 internal memory - open apps

  2. From the Apps screen, tap Settings.

    The Settings menu consisting various sub-items and options will show up next.
    These items basically comprises the key features and services for you to manage.

    manage galaxy s20 internal memory - access settings

  3. Scroll down to and select Device care.

    A new screen wherein you can configure battery, storage and memory settings will open.

    manage galaxy s20 internal memory - device care settings

  4. Tap Memory to continue.

    Memory-related information including the available storage space as well as apps that are using the phone’s internal storage is displayed.

    manage galaxy s20 internal memory - memory settings

  5. Tap on the Apps not used recently.

    This will pull up a list of the apps that are installed on  your phone but aren’t used recently.
    You can tap on the Clean now button to instigate instant memory clearing.
    To view more information on how much storage space each of these apps are utilizing, just tap on the individual application.
    There is also a summary of the overall storage space an app consumes. This information is displayed next to the name of each app. 

    manage galaxy s20 internal memory - background apps

  • Android 10, One UI 2.0 and up
  • Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus, Galaxy Ultra

To free up space, you can delete all apps that are no longer useful. This is often needed if the device is already starting to show performance issues such as sluggishness, random freezes and system crashes.

Although the said symptoms are typically appearing after several months or years of regular use, there are also some factors that can trigger the same symptoms to manifest earlier than expected. And this is likewise when the need to manage your phone’s internal storage arises. 

Aside from deleting apps, other files including old messages, photos, videos and audio files also consume a certain amount of the overall internal memory and so you also have to manage them from time to time.

And that covers everything in this tutorial. Please keep posted for more comprehensive tutorials, tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your new Samsung galaxy s20 smartphone. 

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One Comment

  1. Sorry, but my S20 has none of the categories are list, or show in your pics. Perhaps your information is outdated and the newer S20 models have changed their category listing. In any case, this tutorial was worse than useless. Sorry. (Although, “A” for effort.)

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