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    Default LG G3 Keep or close all apps in the background?

    Especially after 6-9 apps.

    Didn't found any good answer about that, only debates.

    Any good suggestion?

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    Default Re: Keep or close all apps in the background?

    Quick answer is: don't worry about it. Let the system manage it on its own. See these articles for more info:

    RAM: What it is, how it's used, and why you shouldn't care | Android Central
    [Guide] RAM and Android
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    Default Re: Keep or close all apps in the background?

    I'm thinking about it because my phone sometimes tends to redraw the home screen which is really annoying and I think it's because of the way too many apps on the background.

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    Default Re: Keep or close all apps in the background?

    When does it redraw the homescreen? If you just exited out of a big app (like a complex game), it may be that the launcher app had to be closed by the system in order to make room for the game. Once you exit out of the game, the launcher reopens, which means it has to redraw.
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    Default Re: Keep or close all apps in the background?

    No big apps, only tumblr Facebook or chrome or this forum app.

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    Default Re: Keep or close all apps in the background?

    Do you have any Developer Options turned on? Specifically, the one that kills apps as soon as you leave it?

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    Default Re: Keep or close all apps in the background?

    I have developer options but I haven't changed anything there - yet.

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    Default Re: Keep or close all apps in the background?

    How much free RAM is usually available? It would be unusual for a device with at least 2 GB RAM to run low.

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    Default Re: Keep or close all apps in the background?

    Last time when it happened I only had the photos app open nothing else and pressed the home screen.

    Now I'm having 400mb free but I have 4-5 apps running, like Photos, Chrome, Whatsapp, AC Forums, Facebook messenger but it's not happening now.

    But it already happened to me a few times.

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    Default Re: Keep or close all apps in the background?

    If you have a lot of apps "open" and some of those apps are syncing in the background, your phone, no matter how much ram, will be slow to address your request. Only sync the apps you MUST have. FB messenger is a huge resource hog.

    You can clear open apps all you wish. The only downside is that the phone has to open the app again....basically starting over...losing where you were at...such as you were on page 11 and clearing the app will start you back at page 1.

    They say to let android manage the apps. That's fine if your multitasking between apps all the time. There's no problem with that as android does a good job at shuffling resources. But clearing apps, does in fact, make your phone run smoother but only until you start opening apps again. With that said, B. Diddy has steered you in the right direction by saying let android manage them.

    Your home screen redraw is most likely from an app your using. If the game (or app) your playing/using is using Open GL for it's graphics, your home screen might redraw here and there as it has to switch graphics drivers. It happens on all phones. Even the iPhone....I know cause I have one. But most likely it's FB. FB loves to take over your phone.
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    Default Re: Keep or close all apps in the background?

    Quote Originally Posted by B. Diddy View Post
    Quick answer is: don't worry about it. Let the system manage it on its own. See these articles for more info:

    RAM: What it is, how it's used, and why you shouldn't care | Android Central
    [Guide] RAM and Android
    This is a terrific article that everyone should read to educate themselves with.
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