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  1. DMarie04's Avatar
    Yes. Clearing RAM on Android is actually a bad idea -- It does more harm than good. Android manages RAM differently than Windows. Below is a good article written by Jerry. It is still true to this day .

    RAM: What it is, how it's used, and why you shouldn't care | Android Central
    I was worrying about this very issue with my RAM usage being Soo hi on my month old Note 4, until I read this exact article. To sum it up, espec. with the newer Android devices it states "unused RAM is wasted RAM" according to the above article, anyway!
    P.S. Thanks Almeuit, you also helped me to find & adjust a setting on my N4 I couldn't locate! Your posts are extremely helpful, thanks again!

    Posted From MY Next Big Thing!!
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    12-12-2014 08:55 AM
  2. Rod Michell's Avatar
    I like these phylosphphy doctor. words - used ram is a good ...

    Here what i found today:

    - My antique nexus 4 is with only 2gb of ram, and firefox reload pages only if I open a big game or another ram hungry software.

    - My two weeks old, brand new 8core 3GB RAM Note 4 is reloading my firefox tabs (even the tab which is on focus) on almost every app switch or screen lock.


    Because of this, I started this research. Even after Note restart it is almost the same.
    I must disagree that 2+ years old device with less resources, is normal to handle much better than brand new flgship like Note 4, which is reloading almost every application because low quality, memory hungry and unoptimized software.

    At the end, I am not sure what to do with my Note 4... I can try root it if AOSP rom is available (yes all the extras will be lost), or just another touchwiz mem optimized rom. Or I can rethink selling it..
    Still not sure what to do, but I know that I want my "free" and "unused" ram to be avialable for my software, but not for OS libraries an unoptimized software like Note stock android.

    Edit 1.
    I really love this device.. (Note 4).. but still this mem consumption.. Just checked and my dauther crappy lenovo tablet which is with 1gb ram is using around 500mb ..

    If my cell operator start celling Nexus 6 and Samsung let this the same after lolipop update, I think I'll jump back to nexus.. Yes the stupid phablet is without stylus and the display is worse but speed is all for me..
    12-21-2014 06:18 PM
  3. basslakeview's Avatar
    2.06/2.72
    01-25-2015 12:52 PM
  4. Ionut Manole1's Avatar
    I see no reason for installing third party applications for cleaning RAM. I just read this topic and after made a quick test to see what happens with my snapdragon note 4. I was stopping all my apps and my phone was using 2.21 Gb of RAM. After I try to open all my apps in my phone and pressing the home button after every application I've just started....surprise. ...2.36 GB of RAM used. It is a great technology that control the RAM memory in this phones.
    Why to install third party apps to clear memory? If anyone have a good explanation/reason to see his phone using only 1 Gb of RAM memory and 1.7 RAM free...please post here. Thank you!
    03-01-2015 04:47 PM
  5. Trigati's Avatar
    Why to install third party apps to clear memory? If anyone have a good explanation/reason to see his phone using only 1 Gb of RAM memory and 1.7 RAM free...please post here. Thank you!
    There is no good reason. It's best to let Android manage the memory as it becomes more efficient and works better overall. Using memory cleaners reduces the efficiency of Android.
    03-01-2015 05:27 PM
  6. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    I tried Clean Master for a few weeks and removed it. I think it is inaccurate in every way. I'm just letting the phone do what it does best on it's own.
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    03-01-2015 05:43 PM
  7. wandyoath's Avatar
    900 for me
    03-01-2015 06:48 PM
  8. Ionut Manole1's Avatar
    There is no good reason. It's best to let Android manage the memory as it becomes more efficient and works better overall. Using memory cleaners reduces the efficiency of Android.
    You are perfectly right. Installing another app for cleaning memory will only drain your battery.
    03-01-2015 07:53 PM
  9. Alex Wetzel's Avatar
    Low, low, low, low. The whole club is looking at her....
    Hahaha, very funny!!
    03-03-2015 08:13 PM
  10. Bridge Base's Avatar
    You can use apps like Clean Master.

    But any ram not used is bad ram. So it's not necessarily a bad thing when ram is used.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-12-2015 03:36 AM
  11. Bridge Base's Avatar
    Bad Ram? What are you talking about. This is about clearing memory like on the note 3
    10-12-2015 03:37 AM
  12. Bridge Base's Avatar
    Clean master can be problematic, switched to 360 security which was effective, but not at clearing ram memory, why did samsung remove the damn clear memory option
    10-12-2015 03:39 AM
  13. Crashdamage's Avatar
    Don't worry about clearing RAM, it's bad practice.
    Please, for more information see:

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sho....php?p=4432215

    ...and:

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sho....php?p=4432215

    Android since v1.0. Linux since 2001
    10-12-2015 10:23 AM
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