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For questions regarding operating memory (RAM) in an Android device. Please do not use this tag for questions concerning storage space and disk usage, use the "internal-storage" tag instead.

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Why does my android use so much ram?

I recently bought a realme xt phone 8gb ram varient. I usually get only 4 gb ram free and rest of the ram used by system. So i want to know that it's usual for 8gb ram system to take up to 4 gb ram ...
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Are RAM and storage physically located on smartphone's SoC or not?

I started to learn about Android-based devices' hardware and already have learned about SoC, which includes CPU, GPU, connectivity modules, etc in one chip. I have found an example of SoC structure (...
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how to avoid apps being deleted from memory when android resets? [duplicate]

how to avoid apps being deleted from memory when android resets? Every now and then something goes wrong with google play and a lot of my apps are deleted. It takes a long time to re-install ...
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Motorola G6 8.0 Android was encrypted by some kind of malware, what can I do to remove the encryption

Now my smartphone doesn't let me change the encryption password: Oh now the RAM is very high, before this the RAM was always at 30%: I have read in many places that it is a bad system update, that ...
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How to disable bad RAM addresses and fix bad storage blocks?

The symptoms which device presents are: Restarts randomly with a previous freeze of a few of seconds (this is becouse of /proc/sys/kernel/panic is set to 5). Sometimes with a blue filled screen. Even ...
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Creating app shortcuts on main screen will consume lot of memory?

Latest android devices have enough RAM and Storage so when I was using 512 MB of RAM android phone customer care advised me to do not create shortcuts on main screen. Now I'm using 3GB of RAM and ...
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Dumpsys Meminfo reporting inconsistent values ((Free Ram + Used Ram + Lost Ram) > Total Ram) Nokia 1

Below is my log as stated in the title the value of Dumpsys Meminfo do not add up to total ram. My device is NOKIA 1 Android 8.1.0 To reproduce these results I opened 10 apps using adb shell monkey ...
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Samsung's device care app and running services option in developers settings show two different values for the amount of RAM free on my device

As shown by Samsung:- https://m.imgur.com/gallery/yoiOnlS As shown by developer options by Android:- https://m.imgur.com/gallery/OzNwRMO Why is it happening? Why is Samsung lying?
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Virtual addresses managed by Android

I have the following questions: How Android map virtual addresses to physical addresses? Does Android use virtual memory like desktop OS? What is the replacement algorithm used by Android? These ...
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How to successfully complete an LTE RAM dump using “Boost” LG STYLO3(ls777)

When trying the LTE RAM DUMP it's not working. I have a boost LG Stylo3 (ls777) and I've tried the dialer code sequence given and it does nothing... Is there another code sequence I should be trying ...
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How does game guardian collects data from? [closed]

I have a rooted android phone, I just only wanted to know how to get apps Variable values by using the android shell.
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Does buying thousands of apps (but not installing them) cause bloat in Android?

A few years ago, Google added the ability for app developers to place their apps "on sale". They included the ability for developers to temporarily offer their apps for free. I started "buying" ...
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Rooting Sony Xperia xa2 ultra

I permanently deleted my "DCIM" folder from my internal storage while connected to my pc using a usb cable, before unlocking the bootloader and factory resetting my phone and rooting my phone and ...
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does a newer version of andriod has better RAM management?

i have a rather old device with only 1 GB of RAM and currently runs a very barebone android 4.4.4 which lacks a lot of features. I am thinking of installing a newer version of android in it... is it a ...
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Huawei Phone Ram replacement, flash rom?

My friend's phone died with no signs of life, the repairs shop diagnosed it to have it's ram chip failed and they say that all the data will be lost after repair. Does it need to have its ROM ...
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Phone memory usage and reporting

My android v8.2 phone seems to have the wrong image on it. The phone reports 6gb ram and 64gb rom. The image installed seems to be for 2gb ram and 6gb rom leaving me 56gb rom space. how can I add this ...
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Does Dalvik really give reclaim released memory?

I did a test on Android 4.4 Kit Kat where i allocated 100MB, and checked the process memory via adb shell dumpsys meminfo -d and saw the Dalvik Heap breakdown: Heap Size and Heap Alloc increased. I ...
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How do I keep an App running in Background without rooting?

Mobile Legends in my phone(Xiaomi Redmi 5a) always restarts whenever I went to recent apps. And it is irritable when I'm in-game. What would normally cause this? How do I prevent it from happening? P....
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Applications that reside in memory both running and cached

I can see some apps running in background even if I have blocked that app's background data. I don't need to force close that app from developer options. I need to know, what is the duration of ...
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Add swap support to Android

I own Samsung Galaxy GT-i9082, Trust me, its really very slow due to its low RAM i.e 1GB only. I have Installed Custom ROM of Lineage OS From XDA but it still doesn't supports swapping which is the ...
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How to make mobile device powerful as PC/server?

Can we somehow connect mobile device with our pc and use pc's ram, cpu etc. on connected mobile device or is there maybe a powerful external ram and processors for mobile devices?
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Google Drive to Instagram File Location?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S6 with Android 7.0 that had about 29GB of 32GB memory full. I then tried to post a large video file (3+GB) from Google Drive over to my Instagram, but it got stuck on ...
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Do I need a smartphone with more RAM or one with a higher processor in order to load a big excel file faster?

As the title says, do I need a smartphone with more RAM or one with a higher processor in order to load a big excel file faster ? For instance : Snapdragon 835 with 8GB RAM vs Snapdragon 845 with 6GB ...
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How to make phone use all available ram

I have an Android phone that has 3gb of RAM available it uses nearly 1.4gb at boot up and max of 2gb on using chrome ,WhatsApp and Samsung Internet and when I switch to recent apps they restart and ...
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How to allow read-only access to specific Android apps?

I would like to manually disable writing access only, yet still allow reading to a selected application onto the internal storage or external SD card. Android so far just allows allowing both or none ...
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What are RAM , ROM and their types used in Motorola smartphone?

Well I know some basic information about RAM and ROM. RAM is Random Access Memory with two main types i.e. SRAM and DRAM. Whereas ROM is Read only memory. There are five basic ROM types: 1.ROM 2....
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Does hibernation keep an app's memory locked and unusable by other apps?

Is it possible that hibernating too many apps (with Greenify or the like) might lead to memory allocation problems via each hibernated app's memory getting locked until the app itself is woken up and ...
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Is there a way to get device battery and memory stats remotely?

I am searching for a way to get the device battery and memory statistics of my friend's device on my phone/web (definitely with his permissions, i don't intend to hack his device). Is there any web or ...
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Size required for install much larger than app

Using Marshmallow. I usually have memory close to full. It often happens to me that, while trying to install an app of a given size, I am request to free space for 6-10 times the size of the app, ...
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Maximum number of possible playable songs

I have a library of over 100,000 mp3 songs. I have tried and failed to modify an iPod to be able to accommodate this number, but a friend recently suggested I store them on a 1TB micro SD card, and ...
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increase ram of smartphone using sd card [duplicate]

Is it possible to increase ram using sd card by rohesoft ram expander after rooting? i have read it in an article anyone tell me working method to create virtual ram in android phone.can i expand the ...
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Are there situations that a crashed Android app's task will remain running in the background?

Quick question to help me understand how my phone's performance is affected when an app terminates "irregularly". When an Android app crashes (or otherwise terminates irregularly), could the task ...
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Is there a way (with root?) to prevent Android task killer from killing certain apps?

I'd like a browser app (FireFox) not to be killed every now and then by the system's task killer since I'd like to use certain single page applications that hold some data and are not loaded very ...
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How to detect memory of a Web page on Android?

I want to test the memory of a Web page on Android. The memory is mainly used for DOM, so I need to know the overall memory, rather than JavaScript memory. Any idea?
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Give app resource priority?

I have a couple apps I use regularly that take a lot of resources, the biggest hog is Vainglory which being essentially a desktop-class game uses most of the ram, CPU power and network bandwidth my ...
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How do you see Memory usage in Android O?

Prior to Android Oreo I could see Memory usage by going to Settings > Memory but this does not exist any more since upgrading to Android O. Is there any way to see this now or has it been removed ...
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Beginners question: Difference between memory and RAM

When I was young, memory and RAM were the same, but now they seems to be different (this is called progress). But what exactly is the difference in modern smartphones? What is (free) RAM and when is ...
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Why is RAM usage different when viewing running services and cached processes

After experiencing several out-of-memory restarts, I decided to check which applications were consuming my phone's resources. Going to Settings > Developer Options > Running Services, I found that by ...
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Do some localizations of Android require significantly more memory?

This is something that I only recently noticed but many Android phones are built amounts of RAM that differ yet different versions are not distributed equally. For example, my phone from Spain has 2 ...
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Is it normal that more than half of RAM use can't be accounted for?

I have a Samsung Galaxy phone and it typically says something like 705MB used 101MB free. This is a phone with like no apps except what sprint put on there. I've added up the running services and it ...
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Why do Android phone manufacturers describe RAM in powers of 1,000 but not 1,024 (as PCs do)?

For PC RAMs, when a manufacturer say they produce a 4GB memory bank, they are producing a memory bank with 4,294,967,296 bytes (4 GiB). The same applies to CPU cache, i.e. a CPU with 2MB L3 cache ...
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Why does googlequicksearchbox use so much memory?

$ adb shell getprop | grep vendor.build.fingerprint [ro.vendor.build.fingerprint]: [google/sailfish/sailfish:7.1.2/NJH47B/4021576:user/release-keys] $ adb shell uname -a Linux localhost 3.18.31-...
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Why is Android phones' RAM capacity catching up with or even overtaking PCs'?

In the past few years the RAM capacity of Android phones have rised by a lot. A typically average Android phone has 1GB RAM in 2013, but 4GB in 2017. Comparing with PCs, the typical RAM capacity has ...
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Can I adjust the graphics memory allocation on my phone?

My current phone is advertised as having 3GB of RAM. Under Settings/Memory Total Memory is listed as 2.8GB. I recently saw a newer phone with a more modern System-On-a-Chip with 4GB of RAM. Total ...
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Getting rid of AwareMem_Kill of Huawei

I have a Huawei Mate 9. Somebody thought that using more than half of the memory is evil, so the system kills (yes, actually it does a hard kill, they're even removed from the task switcher etc.) ...
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400MB free ram but cant delete WhatsApp chats

I have a samsung galaxy J3 2016 (SM-J320FN) I bought it brandnew like 6/7 months ago, Ive got a tiny 8gb internal storage plus a 32gb sd-card, Got all my applications and files and stuff moved to my ...
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creating a ramfs or using /dev/shm without root privileges in >=android 4.0

My goal is to create a ramfs for the python application I am developing. On *nix this is fairly easy and currently working. I really want to have a ramfs, as those get not swapped out to disk, when ...
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Android RAM: how to ensure an app does not get closed

My understanding about android RAM management: when you press the home button, the app goes in the background, it does not actually get closed. The app only get closed when the Android OS decides that ...
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Android suddenly freed up several GB of space itself? (Note 3)

My Note3 has been nearly full (~500MB or so left) for a month or so. Tonight I was web-browsing in Chrome, and accidentally hit "download" on a gigantic multi-GB file on archive.org. Chrome froze up ...
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How can I manage my RAM on a Nexus 5X?

I recently switched from a Samsung GS4 to a Nexus 5X. With my Samsung phone it was easy to clear out my RAM. I did it throughout the day to keep my phone running smoothly. With my Nexus 5X, I can't ...