RAM status question

tcdude

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Hi everyone,

I have about 1.52 gb out of 1.81 gb even after I clear all the apps, is this normal should I not have more RAM available?

I also noticed in applications manager that I have a lot of apps running even after I close them is this normal to? And what happens if I force stop them?

Sorry if this is a newbie question I'm still getting acquainted with Android despite having it for a year lol

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Rukbat

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This isn't Windows, it's Android. The idea is to keep as much RAM filled as possible at all times. "Clearing" RAM is one of the all-time worst things to do in Android. What you're seeing is tasks in apps running, because Android needs them running or "thinks" it will soon. If you force close them and they're needed, Android will just load them again, wasting CPU time and battery.

Read how Android works in an article written by one of the people responsible for writing it Multitasking the Android Way.
 

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