1. Snothy's Avatar
    I just bought my nexus 4 like 4 days ago, my last phone was Samsung Galaxy Ace. So Nexus 4 has 2 GB ram, but when i do heavy multitasking, then i close the apps it went from 500ram used to 700, next day to 900 and next day to 1.3gb ram used without any apps running. I rebooted it and now its barely using 400 with facebook and skype running. Why does this happen?
    10-06-2013 04:20 AM
  2. Aquila's Avatar
    10-06-2013 04:28 AM
  3. PcNy's Avatar
    I don't think closing apps in mutlitasking pane works the same way as task killers do.
    Am I wrong?
    10-06-2013 12:21 PM
  4. Aquila's Avatar
    Right, that's more akin to closing a window than to force stopping a process.

    XT1060. Through spacetime.
    10-06-2013 01:46 PM
  5. anon(847090)'s Avatar
    I will say this again. "Unused RAM is wasted RAM." used ram will never degrade performance or use battery.

    In-fact it improves performance and save battery a bit.

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    I don't think closing apps in mutlitasking pane works the same way as task killers do.
    Am I wrong?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eI4ZEhlsX-Y
    10-06-2013 03:25 PM
  6. PcNy's Avatar
    I will say this again. "Unused RAM is wasted RAM." used ram will never degrade performance or use battery.

    In-fact it improves performance and save battery a bit.

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    So I should not swipe close apps in recent apps tab ?
    10-07-2013 09:19 AM
  7. anon(847090)'s Avatar
    So I should not swipe close apps in recent apps tab ?
    its up to you. don't close regularly used app.
    10-07-2013 12:01 PM
  8. fernandezhjr's Avatar
    So I should not swipe close apps in recent apps tab ?
    The recent apps menu is just temporary shortcuts created for quickly toggling between apps. Swiping them out does not upload them from memory.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 4
    10-07-2013 12:40 PM
  9. PcNy's Avatar
    The recent apps menu is just temporary shortcuts created for quickly toggling between apps. Swiping them out does not upload them from memory.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 4
    but in video, it does?
    10-07-2013 12:56 PM
  10. anon(847090)'s Avatar
    The recent apps menu is just temporary shortcuts created for quickly toggling between apps. Swiping them out does not upload them from memory.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 4
    you are wrong.. check the video i posted
    10-07-2013 12:58 PM
  11. fernandezhjr's Avatar
    you are wrong.. check the video i posted
    I can swipe away an app from the recent menus and then go check in my Watchdog app and memory is still allocated to the app I swiped away. I have to forcefully stop it.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 4
    10-07-2013 01:17 PM
  12. anon(847090)'s Avatar
    I can swipe away an app from the recent menus and then go check in my Watchdog app and memory is still allocated to the app I swiped away. I have to forcefully stop it.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 4
    seriously i wouldn't use task manager. that's the worst you can install on a Nexus with lot of negative side effects.
    if you are rooted use Greenify. best app ever..

    back to your point. like mentioned in the video some app clear it from the memory after closing from recent list
    but some app(service apps) will have some footprint even after closing apps (Task killer will have a big negative effects on these kind of apps.)
    10-07-2013 01:28 PM
  13. fernandezhjr's Avatar
    Ok, this article makes sense. I have noticed different behavior with different apps. Notably, some apps do close out, while others remain in the background and some switch to services.

    http://www.howtogeek.com/169549/what...ent-apps-list/

    The video appears to explain it the same. Not all apps are completely closed. And he mentions the switching to services. I notice some apps just stay in the background. Also, at the end of the video he states swiping them "pretty much" frees all memory. From what I see, it is less than what he implies, but I'm sure this would be dependent on what type of apps one typically runs.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 4
    10-07-2013 01:30 PM
  14. fernandezhjr's Avatar
    seriously i wouldn't use task manager. that's the worst you can install on a Nexus with lot of negative side effects.
    if you are rooted use Greenify. best app ever..

    back to your point. like mentioned in the video some app clear it from the memory after closing from recent list
    but some app(service apps) will have some footprint even after closing apps (Task killer will have a big negative effects on these kind of apps.)
    Watchdog is not a typical task manager. It monitors for misbehaving apps and alerts me when one is misbehaving so I can forcefully close it. It rarely happens, but it does happen.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 4
    10-07-2013 01:57 PM
  15. mrsmumbles's Avatar
    I notice battery improvement when I swipe away recently used apps. Not using N4, but with my two other phones right now. I've been doing that for a month or so and it does seem to help.

    Sent from my C5170 via Tapatalk 2
    11-09-2013 09:53 AM

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