1. samsungalaxys4act's Avatar
    Well my Samsung Galaxy S4 Active consumes approxmently 1GB out of 1.8GB when I press the "Free RAM" button...my friend's Samsung Note II uses only 700Mb...when he press the "Free RAM" button of course...any advice/thoughts?
    04-28-2014 01:56 PM
  2. Uselessbass's Avatar
    Go into application manager then check the 'running apps' there u can see what's using the ram up

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    04-28-2014 02:51 PM
  3. samsungalaxys4act's Avatar
    Yeah sure I know that! I have minimized the number of pages in my home page an deleted all the widgets...my friend though has many pages and weather widgets etc
    04-28-2014 03:19 PM
  4. neonworm's Avatar
    Don't worry about the RAM usage unless your phone is having performance issues.
    04-28-2014 03:20 PM
  5. samsungalaxys4act's Avatar
    Ok but it's weird that doesnt free much memory when I press the button...I have also a couple of "free ram" apps like cache cleaner and Advanced Task Manager...maybe they affect the phone
    04-28-2014 03:34 PM
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    Oh how did you attach the screenshot as a comment? Because you wrote it through Taptalk?
    04-28-2014 03:38 PM
  7. neonworm's Avatar
    First of all, don't use task killers. They will actually slow your phone down, and reduce your battery life. And second, Android is designed to use more RAM. Free RAM is wasted RAM. I can explain it in more detail if you want me to
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    04-28-2014 03:40 PM
  8. samsungalaxys4act's Avatar
    Of course I want and thank you for that! Am a new adroid user! iOS is so much easier than Android
    04-28-2014 03:53 PM
  9. samsungalaxys4act's Avatar
    But the Cache Cleaner really helps...I can delete cache and junk files
    04-28-2014 03:55 PM
  10. neonworm's Avatar
    Of course I want and thank you for that! Am a new adroid user! iOS is so much easier than Android
    Android keeps temporary data for apps. This helps the app load faster, and increases the speed, because it doesn't have to load it into memory again. It also keeps the apps running, so when you open it, it doesn't have to start all over again. Android also figures out which apps you use the most, and keeps those apps in memory.
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    04-28-2014 04:56 PM
  11. neonworm's Avatar
    Here is an article that explains it more in-depth: http://www.androidcentral.com/ram-wh...-shouldnt-care
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    04-28-2014 04:58 PM
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    Oh how did you attach the screenshot as a comment? Because you wrote it through Taptalk?
    Yes Tapatalk rocks if u haven't used it before I recommend it

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    04-28-2014 07:14 PM
  13. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    The only time you should be clearing RAM is when you start to see performance issues. Even then, a restart does wonders.

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    04-28-2014 07:19 PM
  14. samsungalaxys4act's Avatar
    Yes Tapatalk rocks if u haven't used it before I recommend it

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    Ok...thank you

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    04-29-2014 08:49 AM
  15. samsungalaxys4act's Avatar
    The only time you should be clearing RAM is when you start to see performance issues. Even then, a restart does wonders.

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    Thanks for the advice

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    04-29-2014 08:50 AM
  16. samsungalaxys4act's Avatar
    Here is an article that explains it more in-depth: http://www.androidcentral.com/ram-wh...-shouldnt-care
    Great article and really helpful...but what about caches and junk files...I have an app that clears my phone from all these useless files...is it unnecessary?

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    04-29-2014 09:04 AM
  17. neonworm's Avatar
    Great article and really helpful...but what about caches and junk files...I have an app that clears my phone from all these useless files...is it unnecessary?

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    That should be fine.

    Sent from my out-of-this-world Galaxy S3
    04-29-2014 09:07 AM
  18. samsungalaxys4act's Avatar
    That should be fine.

    Sent from my out-of-this-world Galaxy S3
    Alright! Thanks for the help!

    Posted from my Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
    04-29-2014 09:12 AM
  19. neonworm's Avatar
    Alright! Thanks for the help!

    Posted from my Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
    Glad to help

    Sent from my out-of-this-world Galaxy S3
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    04-29-2014 09:33 AM
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    Glad to help

    Sent from my out-of-this-world Galaxy S3


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    04-29-2014 09:42 AM
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    Sent from my GT-I9295 using Tapatalk
    I dont know why I sent this
    04-29-2014 09:44 AM

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