1. jeffieCanada's Avatar
    OK first off I'm new to android.
    My device is constantly running 1.6-1.8 GM of RAM. Any suggestions to decrease this. My phone is becoming glitchy which it wasn't when I first got it.
    Even after closing all open apps it might drop to 1.2GB used than right back up.

    I notice things are running which aren't even enabled. Id really like some helps folks.

    Thanks

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    05-03-2014 01:28 PM
  2. MobileMadness002's Avatar
    Running with all ram used is not anything to very concerned with. These are not BlackBerry devices where free membership was needed. Much better memory management than other platforms.

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    05-03-2014 01:33 PM
  3. jokout1's Avatar
    I have noticed several posts complaining of this...while as stated above, android cleans up it's own mess for the most part, but, their are a LOT of Samsung and carrier apps that seem to lurk in the background taking up resources even if they haven't been activated! I would suggest that you go into App Manager and "Turn Off" any carrier Apps and Samsung Apps that you don't actually want to use so they can't sap resources! I have seen expensive carrier nav apps accessing location services even when they have never been turned on! City ID and Your Navigator Deluxe are good examples!

    Cheers
    05-03-2014 01:49 PM
  4. _Zguy__'s Avatar
    Just let the ram do its job, the phone will run best using almost all the ram
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    05-03-2014 02:55 PM
  5. bespinct's Avatar
    Do you notice the phone is "glitchy" when using particular apps? Do you remember what apps you installed priory the phone becoming "glitchy"?

    Many times apps themselves will be causing the problem, not a lack of RAM.

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    05-03-2014 04:43 PM
  6. debdroid1a's Avatar
    I posted this elsewhere but it's a good article and seems to make sense.
    I have an Active Apps app and it shows the apps I don't use stop. I only use it to clear amazon cloud player because it doesn't stop and I only use ACP on my commute to work.


    Regarding RAM Please read the below article for a better explanation.

    http://www.androidcentral.com/ram-wh...-shouldnt-care

    I found it interesting.

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    anon8380037 and bembol like this.
    05-03-2014 04:52 PM
  7. bembol's Avatar
    I worried about it too when I was new to android.

    The article is true just let go and enjoy your new toy.

    SHIFT_pro s5
    05-03-2014 05:06 PM
  8. jeffieCanada's Avatar
    Thanks for all your feedback.
    And the glitchyness goes away after I reset the phone. If I have it on for 4-5 days without resetting it it becomes glitchy when switching between apps and the lock window. I'm using the native lock screen but I'm using nova launcher

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    05-04-2014 01:20 PM
  9. PainFX's Avatar
    I'm not familiar with android, coming from an iphone, I notice if memory is cleared and ram usage is low, it seems to load faster and work more efficient. Less ram usage = more battery life.
    05-04-2014 01:35 PM
  10. debdroid1a's Avatar
    I'm not familiar with android, coming from an iphone, I notice if memory is cleared and ram usage is low, it seems to load faster and work more efficient. Less ram usage = more battery life.
    Maybe it depends what apps your using?
    What seems to be using most ram on your phone?

    Posted via Android Central App
    05-04-2014 07:21 PM

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