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S7 Edge RAM usage is extremely high, why?

Why is my S7 Edge using 87% of the RAM all the time? It's not the apps because I use Greenify for stopping background tasks. I see under Developer mode → Running services that my system takes 2 ...
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Expand RAM on Micromax Canvas A76- Android 4.2.2

I want to use my SDcard to expand my RAM. I am falling short of RAM memory and due to which I need at least 500 MB more RAM space. For this, I have a class10 8 GB microSD card. Can anyone suggest how ...
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MIssing internal storage

it says that internal storage is 8 GB and Ram is 2 GB.But while I can see only usable 3.65 GB internal storage.Where is the remaining memory goes?I am totally confused.Is Ram uses the 2Gb from this ...
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Memory Stick connection

Experia z3 with new marshmallow android has no option of sending data from the internal storage to a memory stick via USB cable. with previous android it was possible. Is there any way to send data ...
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How do RAM and processor speed affect overall performance on Android? (continued) [duplicate]

I read another article on this topic, but didn't get much help. I want to buy an Android phone, my shortlist is : 1) A phone with 1 GB RAM and a 1.5 GHz Quad-core processor : If I don't run any app in ...
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How can I determine how much total RAM my device actually has?

I bought a SIM locked ZTE v790 in Egypt. It tells me that it has 181MB of RAM, but it supposed to be 512MB. Is there a way to check how much RAM my device physically has before deciding to get it ...
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Apps are automatically closing/restarting and phone is running slow

I am running Nexus 5 with Android 5.0.1 (Lollipop), stock (via OTA Google push). I like it for the most part, except for the fact that I have noticed a repeating problem. After awhile of using the ...
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Insufficient memory. First aids tried. Everything is tried! Pls help!

We have two phones with same problem. 1) Micromax Canvas A110 1GB RAM, 4GB Internal, 8GB EXTERNAL SD CARD Ice cream sandwich 4.04 LATEST PROBLEM: On rebooting( turning the phone and switching it ...
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Do-not-kill priority for user services

I have an antivirus which is prone to the garbage collector when there is little free RAM. I want to unconditionally prevent Android from killing the AV service. I am rooted. How do I do this? I am ...
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How RAM usage effects battery drain?

I'm really confused about Android memory management. I just read here that killing apps by swiping from recent list or using task killers won't save your battery but drain more because this cause the ...
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Creating Swap memory without rooting

I want to set up swap memory for my android phone. How to set up swap memory without rooting the device? Is there an app for doing so?
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ZTE Obsidian running Android 5.1 doesn't save files to SD card.

When I try to update apps through Google Play I can't save the app to the SD card. In settings I chose SD card as the default drive but it still doesn't work. Is there anyway to make the system ...
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How do I store pictures on SD card by default?

How do I move the photos I have in my gallery to my SD card? Someone told me to download an app that allows you to do this, but it didn't. Also, is it possible to save them to the SD card by default, ...
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Process 'system/bin/installd' causing memory leak

When reviewing my running tasks, I've noticed a memory leak in process system/bin/installd. On boot completed, it begins running in the background, consuming 20-30MB RAM. Over time, its RAM usage ...
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How many apps can be installed on an Android device?

How many apps can be installed on an Android device? Is there any limit in number? Or whether it depends on RAM/Storage ?
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Can I play high end games on my rooted low end phone [closed]

I own a spice phone which have low internal memory and ram but it is rooted. My question is that is it possible to play high end games like GTA vice city or nfs on that phone. I had Googled about it ...
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How to give more Java process memory (RAM) to games?

I have a developer background, but this is not a game development question. I have several games that are struggling to be playable with 128MB of RAM allowed for them in Android. I have a Galaxy S4 (...
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Is there a way to create virtual memory?

I'm curious if there's a way to create virtual memory for an Android phone. I have a 4gb mirco sd card in my phone. Any ideas?
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Ram manager better than Stock ram manager?

In my Samsung Galaxy GT-i8262, it has good configuration to run all apps if and only if there is a good ram manager. Here what I am asking is that is there any app or something that makes my RAM good ...
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How do I investigate the memory Usage?

I've a Micromax A74 with (rooted) Android 4.2.2. Recently I've faced the crashing of some application and started to analyze the usage of RAM. Settings>Apps>Running is not helpful: Sometimes I ...
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Internal memory on my Android is full: even after factory reset (and no apps downloaded). What can I do?

I can download apps of up to 16 MB or so but that's about it. I can't free up enough space to download a single "big" app like Facebook. And it's weird because my phone was able to download this app (...
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What is cleared when I restart my phone?

I haven't restart my phone since the day I got it however decided I would give it a go since my contacts seem to disappear intermittently. Anyhoo, it prompted me that if I restarted my phone anything ...
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Android Phone ram expander

Will this app really can expand an android phone?
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Memory leak problem 6.0.1

I'm using a Moto G 1st gen with CyanogenMod 13 official nightly. The memory used by system in the first few hours after boot is about 300-350MB. But after that it increases constantly and then reaches ...
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What does zRAM mean? [closed]

I heard about a feature called zRAM in the new Android ROMs. Does anybody have detailed information about it?
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Jelly Bean resource Usage

I have a phone with 512MB of ram. The company has launched the Jelly Bean update for the phone. Currently my phone is running Android ICS 4.0.4 which has alot of lag and frameloss issues, So I am ...
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Memory leak in 5.1.1

I have recently got a new phone and I decided to root it. I have installed custom ROM ( CM 12.1 ). I am now experiencing quite severe memory leaks. When I open YouTube it plays the video for 7 seconds ...
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Android OS using around 500MB of RAM, is that normal?

I have a Nexus 5X, and was checking my memory use, as the phone is a tad slow at certain points, and it seems that the process "Android OS" consistently uses aroudn 500MB of RAM. Is that about a ...
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Lollipop 5.0.1 RAM usage

How much should Lollipop use RAM memory on avarage? I find it very strange for it to use 500mb of RAM, but when i restart it it only uses about 150mb with all the same apps used. My phone is LG MAGNA (...
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Why apps are launching slowly?

This issue happens on all of my devices no matter what operating system is on it. Apps launch slowly, however the resources monitor says that CPU and RAM are not busy that much. For instance, I ...
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Does Android swap out memory used by foreground services?

Looking at an Android KitKat device made by LG, I see that an app called Software Update is always running as a foreground service (100). That service occupies a significant amount of memory. From ...
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what is requirements for more /more than 4 background process run ? RAM OR MULTI CORE and how much?

I have two smartphone (1) -micromax canvas 2 ,ram512 ,dual core processor (2)-meizu m2 note ram 2GB, octacore processor but both have background process limit 4 process maximum so what is ...
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Swap file SD/Internal? Android

Should I use my SD card or internal for swap? As I have a crummy 512mb of ram that often closes music/chrome and even YouTube video freezes up sometimes of the first 0-10seconds... I am rooted and ...
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How do I temporarily disable an app when there is no “Disable” option

There are two memory hungry apps, Facebook and Facebook Messenger, which I want to disable at times but not always. I used: settings → apps → downloaded → Facebook → force stop ...
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HTC Desire Phone Storage != Physical size

On my Android HTC Desire, it says that I have 5.30 GB of phone storage, whilst my physical size is 8 GB. The 5.30 GB of phone storage seems to be composed of 4.52 GB available, 776 MB of apps, and a ...
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Lost 2 GB of internal storage after unsuccessful try to swap

I have a Alcatel C5 5036, initially with 4GB internal storage I have rooted it successfully, I tried to increase ram with "ROEHSOFT RAM Expander (SWAP)", After some unsuccessful tries, While any SWAP ...
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Understanding RAM, SD Card and Device Memory of an smartphone

I have an Android smartphone and would like to understand what is the difference between RAM, SD Card and Device Memory. When I check Memory Usage of my smartphone, I see those components: RAM: 174 ...
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Data of apps go missing in internal storage after inserting sd card

I have 13gb of usable internal storage and lots of apps and music. I bought a 16 gb sd card and inserted it. The sd card works properly but when I try to open the apps which are stored in internal ...
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Choosing apps to load and remove from memory when using Android

I'm not a programmer. And as far as I know, Android uses as much RAM as possible, loading as many apps as possible, so that launching / opening (or returning to them) is smoother. My question is: Is ...
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Can RAM and ROM be increased after rooting a device?

How can I increase RAM and ROM after rooting my Lenovo A269I running Android 2.3.6? After rooting an Android would the RAM and ROM be increased? I have not rooted my device yet. But I want to do so.
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ASUS Phone showing incorrect memory

Recently, I bought my ASUS phone online. There, it stated that the phone had 16 GB of internal memory and 4 GB RAM. So, I just downloaded some apps, and when I was ready to transfer some music from my ...
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Insufficient storage error on android phone [duplicate]

Please help me, my thL T6 pro device has enough memory available but I can't download. It's so annoying. Please help me. Available storage 3.5g but it says insufficient storage.
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Can you upgrade the RAM of an Android device?

I'm sure many people like me are aware and annoyed by the extremely limited amount of RAM in Nexus S (512MB but only 300+ is usable), I have searched all over google for a solution to increase the ...
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Programs in background keep shutting down, Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, LG G2 mini, LG-D620r

I have the LG G2 mini, model number LG-D620r, smart phone on which Android 5.0.2 Lollipop runs. Every since the phone updated to this version of Android, it keeps shutting down programs that are in ...
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Galaxy Tab Pro Ram Usage

I searched on issues regarding excessive ram usage on the Tab Pro and one comment dismissed it as not a problem, saying that unused ram is wasted ram. My tab recently upgraded to 5.1.1 and now when I ...
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How to lower OOM value of an app permanently?

I am not challenging Android's memory management technique (like killers do). I just want to give an app higher priority even when it's not in foreground or visible (with notification). AutoKiller ...
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Storage Internal Phone & SD confusion [duplicate]

I bought a Runbo X5 Android (ice cream sandwich) phone with 500MB internal Storage & 2.05GB Phone storage and optional SD card storage upto 32GB i understand that when you download an app it ...
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Is it safe to uninstall Google Play Services App?

I am using Andriod 2.3.6 Gingerbread for the last 3 years. For the last 2 months the "Google Play Services" app is taking too much memory, Now I want to uninstall it. Is it safe to do so? Does it ...
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smartphone as a USB ramdisk

Is it possible to use an Android device (like a smartphone) as an USB ramdisk? Basically i'd like to have the PC accessing a tmpfs on the smartphone as a (virtual) USB mass storage device, so data ...
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Extracting data from running app’s memory address space

Note: the original problem was solved in another way. Can Ī̲ access memory of an app without (already obtained) root to extract some lost data? A weaker version: can Ī̲ see which files ...