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    What's the difference between "Data" & "memory "?.
    09-25-2018 06:03 AM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    1. You can't "drain" memory. You can use it, but the next time you turn the phone on, it;s all still there. (I suppose, if you want to get technical, after 50 years, some of it may go bad, so that would be "draining".)

    2. Data is information. What you probably mean is "mobile data". That's the amount you're allowed to transfer (a total of up and down) per month. Memory is RAM - Random Access Memory. It's where programs (apps) are actually located when they run. (As opposed to storage, which is where they, and data that remains, like your contacts, the score of the game you're playing, etc., are located from one time you turn the phone on to the next. That's the amount given for the phone - like a phone with 32GB of storage [sometimes called memory] - but memory - as far as the computer industry uses it - is memory that clears when you turn the phone off, storage is like the hard drive in a computer - the information in it stays when you turn the phone off.)
    09-25-2018 12:43 PM

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