1. Alex Wetzel's Avatar
    Is this option necessary for something like the note 4? I keep it checked and have no problems.

    Posted from the one and only Note 4
    11-15-2015 05:46 PM
  2. Josiah23's Avatar
    I have mine checked on my S5 and use to on my old S4 that I no longer own, but haven't noticed any difference. I would say it's not necessary, but if you want to keep it you can, this option of course reduces redraws. You may not find any difference since you have a top notch high end phone.
    11-15-2015 06:02 PM
  3. Javier P's Avatar
    It shouldn't be necessary in a phone like the Note 4. Have you noticed redraws with the aggressive desktop switch off?
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    11-15-2015 06:07 PM
  4. Alex Wetzel's Avatar
    It shouldn't be necessary in a phone like the Note 4. Have you noticed redraws with the aggressive desktop switch off?
    Yes, but they're few and far between

    Posted from the one and only Note 4
    11-15-2015 06:18 PM
  5. Javier P's Avatar
    I noticed a big difference with my old Moto G 2013 (1gb). I think the Note 4 comes with 3gb of RAM so that's enough. But as Josiah said, keep it on if you want. It won't hurt and could help with those occasional redraws, specially if you use Chrome a lot.
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    11-15-2015 06:26 PM
  6. Alex Wetzel's Avatar
    I noticed a big difference with my old Moto G 2013 (1gb). I think the Note 4 comes with 3gb of RAM so that's enough. But as Josiah said, keep it on if you want. It won't hurt and could help with those occasional redraws, specially if you use Chrome a lot.
    Yes I do use Chrome as my default browser, but I don't see any noticible performance issues from doing so.

    Posted from the one and only Note 4
    11-15-2015 07:05 PM
  7. Josiah23's Avatar
    You probably won't notice any performance issues since the beast has 3GB of ram so therefore aggressive desktop is not necessary.
    11-15-2015 07:17 PM
  8. Alex Wetzel's Avatar
    You probably won't notice any performance issues since the beast has 3GB of ram so therefore aggressive desktop is not necessary.
    But I'm on 5.0.1 right now, and I'm lucky if I can get more than a few apps to stay in RAM, would having this option checked have anything to do with this? I checked the application manager and there's a service called "Nova launcher" that only takes a few hundred megabytes of RAM

    Posted from the one and only Note 4
    11-15-2015 07:32 PM
  9. Josiah23's Avatar
    Hmm, are you using heavy, battery consuming apps/games? With that much memory you shouldn't have that problem, but checking aggressive desktop does actually add an extra service, but I'm not 100% if it has anything to do with apps not staying in RAM.
    11-15-2015 07:56 PM
  10. Alex Wetzel's Avatar
    Hmm, are you using heavy, battery consuming apps/games? With that much memory you shouldn't have that problem, but checking aggressive desktop does actually add an extra service, but I'm not 100% if it has anything to do with apps not staying in RAM.
    I actually don't have any games on my phone at the moment, just your usual everyday apps (Facebook, Instagram, snapchat, flipboard, etc...)

    Posted from the one and only Note 4
    11-15-2015 08:02 PM
  11. Javier P's Avatar
    I just checked and the aggressive desktop option adds just 56mb in my running apps list. Of course, that number could be different depending on how heavy your launcher setup is.
    11-15-2015 08:03 PM
  12. Josiah23's Avatar
    I just checked and the aggressive desktop option adds just 56mb in my running apps list. Of course, that number could be different depending on how heavy your launcher setup is.
    Mine adds 31mb :/
    11-15-2015 08:06 PM
  13. Alex Wetzel's Avatar
    Mine adds 150 MB!!

    Posted from the one and only Note 4
    11-15-2015 08:13 PM
  14. Josiah23's Avatar
    With those apps listed Non really take up massive RAM (except Facebook) sometimes Facebook can have its days where it wants to kill your battery but besides Facebook, I'm not seeing a problem.
    11-15-2015 08:23 PM
  15. Alex Wetzel's Avatar
    With those apps listed Non really take up massive RAM (except Facebook) sometimes Facebook can have its days where it wants to kill your battery but besides Facebook, I'm not seeing a problem.
    I have other apps beside the ones I mentioned that I use on a daily basis, but none that are resource hogs

    Posted from the one and only Note 4
    11-15-2015 08:31 PM
  16. Alex Wetzel's Avatar
    With those apps listed Non really take up massive RAM (except Facebook) sometimes Facebook can have its days where it wants to kill your battery but besides Facebook, I'm not seeing a problem.
    And yes, Facebook does have its moments from time to time lol

    Posted from the one and only Note 4
    11-15-2015 08:32 PM

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