1. zazazi's Avatar
    Hello, my free memory is always between 650 and 750MB. The maximum after optimization is 1.1GB. Is this OK?
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    07-10-2017 03:32 AM
  2. bandofbrothers2112's Avatar
    In regards to Ram I go with the thought that unused / free Ram is wasted Ram / memory.

    Personally I leave it alone to self manage itself.
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    07-10-2017 03:55 AM
  3. Ecm's Avatar
    In regards to Ram I go with the thought that unused / free Ram is wasted Ram / memory.

    Personally I leave it alone to self manage itself.
    Mine is exactly the same. 2.4 of 4 GB free. And yes, as long as at least .5 GB is free, all is good.
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    07-10-2017 07:27 AM
  4. amyf27's Avatar
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    07-10-2017 09:15 AM
  5. wunderbar's Avatar
    yep, definitely do not try to manage this. You won't be better at it than the OS.
    07-10-2017 10:01 AM
  6. Zendroid1's Avatar
    Would you rather have 2gb ram sitting there doing nothing or have 3.9/4 actually doing something, like optimizing what you have open and running, regardless of the number of things it's operating? It's not like that last .1 will disappear when you do more things. It will simply reallocate resources as you change your setup/usage.

    In summary, let it do its thing like the others have said.
    07-10-2017 10:04 AM
  7. Almeuit's Avatar
    To be honest .. I have no clue. Android handles RAM fine so I never worry about what is free and what isn't.
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    07-10-2017 10:27 AM
  8. TFBisquit's Avatar
    Hello, my free memory is always between 650 and 750MB. The maximum after optimization is 1.1GB. Is this OK?
    I have 1GB free and after optimization it's 1.5GB free. I've seen 1.8GB free after a reboot.

    Quite frankly, the less free ram you have, the more that is running in the background. So while 650MB seems low, you probably have plenty running in the background using it. It will be cleared when you need it for something else though.
    07-11-2017 02:29 PM
  9. edubb256's Avatar
    Hello, my free memory is always between 650 and 750MB. The maximum after optimization is 1.1GB. Is this OK?
    If your objective is fast performance, you were probably better off before optimization because after optimization you have more memory that is not doing anything. The more that is kept in memory, the less often Android has to reload. At the risk of beating a dead horse, you should not try to optimize memory.
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    07-11-2017 03:25 PM
  10. clg82's Avatar
    In regards to Ram I go with the thought that unused / free Ram is wasted Ram / memory.

    Personally I leave it alone to self manage itself.
    I don't mean to jack your thread but whenever I click on "memory" under "settings>device maintenance" I don't see any type of buttons to "clean now" etc....am I missing something here? What happened to the "device maintenance" screen that everyone else is seeing?
    07-11-2017 03:49 PM
  11. Ecm's Avatar
    I don't mean to jack your thread but whenever I click on "memory" under "settings>device maintenance" I don't see any type of buttons to "clean now" etc....am I missing something here? What happened to the "device maintenance" screen that everyone else is seeing?
    If you go to Settings > Device Maintenance, and let the process run you should see an "Optimize" below the reading. Tap that.
    07-11-2017 03:54 PM
  12. clg82's Avatar
    when I select "device maintenance" it shows 4 selections "battery, performance mode, storage, and memory......no other buttons
    07-11-2017 04:40 PM
  13. BratPAQ's Avatar
    when I select "device maintenance" it shows 4 selections "battery, performance mode, storage, and memory......no other buttons
    Let it finish scanning then the button will show.
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    07-11-2017 04:46 PM
  14. o4liberty's Avatar
    That sounds low I have almost half.
    07-11-2017 04:47 PM
  15. BratPAQ's Avatar
    I have 1GB free and after optimization it's 1.5GB free. I've seen 1.8GB free after a reboot.

    Quite frankly, the less free ram you have, the more that is running in the background. So while 650MB seems low, you probably have plenty running in the background using it. It will be cleared when you need it for something else though.
    If you are concerned about apps running in the background, then put it to sleep. Putting it to sleep will stop the apps running in the background but won't unload them from memory. It won't consume battery when it's sleeping. Although you wouldn't get updates from those apps.
    07-11-2017 04:50 PM
  16. clg82's Avatar
    Let it finish scanning then the button will show. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...bb60d7f74b.jpg
    how long does that generally take? Have had that open for 10 minutes now and still nothing.
    07-11-2017 04:52 PM
  17. BratPAQ's Avatar
    how long does that generally take? Have had that open for 10 minutes now and still nothing.
    It should be quick. Less than 10 seconds.
    07-11-2017 04:53 PM
  18. clg82's Avatar
    It should be quick. Less than 10 seconds.
    not sure why mine isn't doing it, just shows four selections, battery, performance mode, storage and memory.....no buttons or round circle like the above at all
    07-11-2017 04:56 PM
  19. Suntan's Avatar
    Reboot your phone every once in a while and then move on to worry about something more important in your life.
    07-12-2017 07:45 AM
  20. TFBisquit's Avatar
    You can tap on the individual buttons also.
    07-12-2017 11:13 AM
  21. SlippySlimm's Avatar
    not sure why mine isn't doing it, just shows four selections, battery, performance mode, storage and memory.....no buttons or round circle like the above at all
    Are you on Verizon by any chance? Verizon has stripped it down quite a bit and drastically limited the functionality of device maintenance.
    07-12-2017 12:11 PM
  22. lucianus_luciferus's Avatar
    If you are concerned about apps running in the background, then put it to sleep. Putting it to sleep will stop the apps running in the background but won't unload them from memory. It won't consume battery when it's sleeping. Although you wouldn't get updates from those apps. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...b8380d5904.jpg
    how do you get to this screen pls?
    i found it once but now i can't find it anymore
    thanks
    07-12-2017 01:20 PM
  23. Doug Moffat's Avatar
    To be honest .. I have no clue. Android handles RAM fine so I never worry about what is free and what isn't.
    Exactly!
    07-12-2017 10:04 PM
  24. clg82's Avatar
    Yes I am on Verizon, so that probably explains why mine doesn't look like everyone elses....thanks for the help slippy
    07-12-2017 10:40 PM

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