Cleaning memory

By default, your BlackBerry smartphone continually cleans temporary memory to remove sensitive data that is no longer being used.

Your smartphone can perform the following additional cleaning actions:

  • overwrite memory
  • periodically run the memory cleaning application, which causes applications to empty any caches, free memory, and automatically overwrite the freed memory

Your smartphone performs additional cleaning actions during any of the following situations:

  • you turn on encryption
  • a third-party application that you have downloaded registers with the memory cleaning application

You can set the memory cleaning application to run when you insert your smartphone into the holster or when your smartphone remains idle for a specified period of time. You can also manually run the memory cleaning application on your smartphone, and turn on or turn off memory cleaning.

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