Android and the RAM management: Who empties, makes it wrong

Many smartphone owners fret over a full memory. Some users install app killer or RAM management apps to free up memory. But is a manual RAM management in Android really make sense?

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What is RAM?

In the smartphone, as well as in each computer, you have several memory types. These are different speeds, different expensive and are used differently. Your internal memory is slow, cheap and store data permanently even without power supply. There are therefore the apps and their data, as well as photos or videos.

The RAM (Random Access Memory) is more expensive but much faster than the internal memory. But he forgets all without power. In RAM (also known as RAM) are loaded when the operating system startup apps, wallpapers and background processes for quick access. It serves as a kind of apps the work surface on which they store volatile data that are required during use.

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Android RAM full: reason to panic?

After a while the memory is full with the applications you use most often. After that he must be partially emptied so that new applications can start. This makes your Android system completely automatic - you have to do nothing.

Why does the idea to empty the occupied RAM in Android manually has been established, according to this logic is actually absurd. Because emptied RAM would mean that you constantly have to download apps from scratch. That would take time and power and thus even adversely affect the battery life.

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Full RAM nothing is also bad and it is even desired. Since Android has its roots in Linux or Unix world, provides the Linux kernel to the rules for the management of memory. And these follow the philosophy "Free memory is wasted memory",

Free memory is wasted memory

If you turn on your phone and have launched some apps, all of these applications will be available in memory. Changes your after using an app to the home screen and few picks later to the app, it loads almost immediately. This is because that it is present in the working memory in a form with which the phone processor to operate immediately.

But would a task killer app or a more economical RAM management in the background constantly close processes, you would have every time to wait very long until Facebook or WhatsApp finally start again. Such RAM management itself can transform powerful smartphones like Samsung Galaxy S7 (test) in a lame duck, as you can see in the following video:

Empty Android RAM: When is it useful?

As many smart phone manufacturers, at least "Clean-up buttons" have built into the overview of open apps, seems something to be truth to the rumor. But in reality, it is useful only in rare cases, to close an app to free up RAM in Android.

So in everyday life, it is not advisable to quit an app, or even to clear the entire memory. Nevertheless, there is a situation that requires clear actions: An application has crashed or is not working as it should. This can be a browser that displays display errors or works only very hakelig. These can be constant load failure on Facebook or Twitter. The symptoms can make very diverse. A strong heating of the smartphones for no apparent reason may indicate a crashed app.

Only in such cases it is at all meaningful to strangle the app in question, so to force an exit. Sometimes enough for it to wipe the app in the multitasking view. This is often a placebo function, although removed from the app launcher, but not stopped the app.

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Android: View RAM usage and stop apps

When the wiping an app did not help, then you have to pursue a harder line and manually terminate an app. Going into the settings. can also be seen there, whether apps may take up too much RAM and thus are a candidate for the next smartphone plaster.

To view the occupied RAM so you must go into the settings in your phone. Seek out the entry applications, or apps, and goes there to Active. This view can be found since Android marshmallow in a separate entry that carries the simple title storage in the main plane of the settings.

You see in this view statistics on memory usage in the last hours. Depending on your smartphone, the detailed display of the apps hidden behind another menu item.

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To really quit apps, you would have to go to the app info. This reached your usually by your selects the entry of the app in the overview. There you will find then force a Stop button. (Whether the app then immediately starts again, often beyond your control.)

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Typed there on each entry to identify the biggest memory hog of your system. If the problem with the app still, even a restart of the smartphone can help.

Android RAM release: Uninstall memory hog

The above list shows how much memory consumes an app. This value may well be an indication that an app uses too much resources. For the same purpose, there may be but alternatives. Moreover, it lends itself to, among other things, to remove apps that you no longer use your long or occur you suspicious.

So go in the settings in Apps or Application Manager and find the app in question. then uninstall the app - if it is as easy to uninstall. If that does not work, you must use "elevation" revoke. These rights granted your best when you install the app.

Go into Settings > (General) > safety > Device administrators and removed the hook in the suspicious app. After that, you can uninstall the application in question.

For more tips on how to uninstall apps that occupy RAM, you will find in our detailed article "Remove Android Virus: To delete your malware or adware",

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Android RAM Management: Conclusion

You have to empty your memory? No!

Only when your smartphone is noticeable slow, you need to intervene. As a rule, Android is able to manage the RAM optimal. Emptying the overview open apps may serve your order engine, but with RAM efficiency nothing to do.

And that's not even bad, because a well-functioning, automated management is the fastest and most efficient thing you can wish you. So on Android Let the memory management and the operating system leaves you to enjoy your smartphone.