1. chatscc's Avatar
    Whenever I switch between apps, they reload as if starting again. This happens even if I switch just for a split second, especially with Facebook. Also whenever I click the home button, the icons and widgets take 4-5 seconds to show up. I don't get it. Just bought this phone. My nexus 7 (2012) has the same amount of RAM i.e. 1 GB and never had this problem. Can anyone please explain or provide a solution.

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    09-21-2014 02:02 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Does this persist after rebooting the phone? Go to Settings>Apps>Running--is there any app that takes up a lot of RAM?

    Do you have any Developer Options turned on? Go to Settings>Developer Options​, and make sure the "Don't Keep Activities" is not checked. Also make sure you don't have any task killer apps installed.
    09-21-2014 02:13 PM
  3. chatscc's Avatar
    Does this persist after rebooting the phone? Go to Settings>Apps>Running--is there any app that takes up a lot of RAM?

    Do you have any Developer Options turned on? Go to Settings>Developer Options​, and make sure the "Don't Keep Activities" is not checked. Also make sure you don't have any task killer apps installed.
    Yes, the problem persists after a reboot too. And no task killer apps installed. I had already checked the developer option. Any other solution and why never did this happen on my Nexus?

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    09-21-2014 02:17 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Not sure. The low RAM threshold might be set differently on the Moto G, such that it will close out an app sooner than on the Nexus 7. Can you compare your performance side by side with anyone else with a G?
    09-21-2014 02:20 PM
  5. chatscc's Avatar
    Not sure. The low RAM threshold might be set differently on the Moto G, such that it will close out an app sooner than on the Nexus 7. Can you compare your performance side by side with anyone else with a G?
    I'll get back to you.
    I just saw that many apps keep restarting in the 'running' tab in the apps section in settings.
    Is this normal?

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    09-21-2014 02:21 PM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    That's normal. The system will automatically start up apps to fill up RAM, depending on usage patterns.
    09-21-2014 02:30 PM
  7. chatscc's Avatar
    I have checked on one of my friends' G. No problem seen to be there. Also I would like to mention that the problem is not regular. It is inconsistent.
    Does the home screen a.k.a launcher also gets closed if the RAM is full?

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    09-27-2014 02:42 AM
  8. chatscc's Avatar
    Got this answer on the net. Is it the right way?

    The delay that you are seeing is the Android operating system "opening" the home screen application after it has been stopped. Unlike most other phone platforms, the Android home screen is nothing more than an application (like Messaging or Email) which is triggered when you press the home button (or back button enough).

    The Android OS will often stop applications which are running in the background but not being used in order to free up more resources for the ones you are currently using. If you spend an extended amount of time within an application such as a game or Messaging, the Android OS might stop the home screen activity to allow the current application to function better. When you press the home screen button to exit, it has to start up the home screen from scratch. The delay you see is the home screen starting up from a completely stopped state, much like the delay you would see when opening a large application for the first time since booting.

    There is no (easy) way to prevent this from happening and in reality you shouldn't. The Android OS is built on a very robust platform that has been designed to handle resources much better than a human being. This is also the reasoning behind not using a task killer. The OS knows best.

    To mitigate the problem, an alternative home screen might be worth a try. Three popular ones are*LauncherPro,ADW.Launcher, and*Zeam. Reducing the number of applications that run in the background will also help free up resources and allow the home application to stay loaded for much longer. Applications like Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and most multiplayer games all keep services running in the background which consume resources.

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    10-04-2014 01:47 PM
  9. Mednic's Avatar
    I also have an issue, when I'm on a call i cannot send or receive messages until my call ends is there anything i can do in the settings to change that?
    02-10-2017 11:59 PM
  10. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I also have an issue, when I'm on a call i cannot send or receive messages until my call ends is there anything i can do in the settings to change that?
    Welcome to Android Central! Since your question is not directly related to the OP of this old thread, I suggest creating a new thread with your specific question. Make sure to specify which device and which messaging app you're asking about.
    02-11-2017 01:45 AM

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