Questions tagged [ram]

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 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 ...
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High “unstability” of phone internal memory

Few days ago a problem appeared. With memory. I have phone with 8 GB internal storage and 64 GB external storage. I keep my photos, songs etc. on external storage of course. Applications are partially ...
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How to limit a specific apps maximum memory usage

I have an app that I'm using (basic dreams) for a lock screen background, and it appears to have a memory leak. It has reached a peak of almost 800mb in ram, and I only have two GB. Is there a way to ...
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How to improve app loading speed in custom ROM?

I have installed Official Cyanogenmod 14.1 ROM on my Redmi 1s. I have installed only 20 user apps(out of 20,6 are google apps).I am facing app loading delay for some apps like dialer, settings, camera ...
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Tablet shows “Low on memory” warning even though internal memory is greatly empty

My tablet shows Low on memory with Total 0.98 GB, 750 MB used even though internal memory is Total 13.65 GB, 13.65GB free
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My Phone Time-Travelled Again. How? and Why?

I have a Moto G XT1033 with ResurrectionRemix-M-5.6.8-20160502-falcon ROM. Yesterday night after a low battery alert I had a Whatsapp unread notification from my friend. I opened the message and ...
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exceeding maximum allocated memory

I have a Sony phone which can support up to 32 GB external memory according to Sony specs. but I wanna put in 64 gb memory card. would this be a problem. please somebody reply?!
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Are there any rowhammer resistance phones?

It's taken 31 years but someone finally get around to implementing rowhammer for the arm instruction set. So are there any ECC or MEU RAM chips available for phones or currently in use in any phones?
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Can we run android os completely from RAM?

I asked this question on Stack Overflow but got no response and I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this question... but anyways here goes - Is it possible to run Android completely from ...
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Phone runs out of memory; reboots

Phone is an Alcatel Pixi 4 4034 (which has 512MB RAM). For various reasons, I've ended up with an unofficial Cyanogenmod 13 port on it. The problem I have is that the phone periodically slows down ...
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2 GB RAM or 3 GB RAM, does it really matter?

I am thinking to buy the new Xiaomi Redmi 3S phones that got recently launched in India. This is going to be my first Android phone. Now the phone comes with two variants, Redmi 3S with 2 GB RAM ...
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Which phone configuration is better?

I want to buy Moto G4 Plus phone but I am confused as they are giving us two configurations. 1) 3 GB RAM with Snapdragon 617 Octacore 1.5GHz processor and 32 GB ROM 2) 4 GB RAM with Snapdragon 617 ...
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Android memory stuck

Once my phone froze and reboot by itself and then I notice all apps and every change i made went back in time :D. After few tries and reboots i decided to wipe all data it gave me this error: -- ...
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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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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 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 found ...
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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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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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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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Android Phone ram expander

Will this app really can expand an android phone?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Should I leave ZRAM activated on a device with 512 MB RAM or not?

I have an old Android Smartphone (Samsung Galaxy S Plus i9001). It has a 1 core 1.4 GHz CPU and 512 MB RAM, OS is Cyanogenmod 4.4.4. It runs smoothly and quite fast. The phone will only be used for ...
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Phone evicting inactive applications from ram, despite plenty of memory free

The phone (Jiayu G4S) is running Android 4.4.2, 2GB of ram, stock jiayu.es rom (kernel 3.4.67) Stock configuration also sets up some swap in zram, I disabled it, does not seem to make a difference. ...
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How to reduce RAM usage in the Samsung Galaxy Pro Tab 8.4?

I own a Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4, and it came with 2GB of RAM (When I purchased the device I thought 2GB would be quite enough). However, after using it for a few days. I felt the Tab Pro was just ...
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accessing internal storage of android device without powering on device

i own a canvas micromax. while experimenting with the motherboard i accidentally screwed with the power button. my device is as such fine but the power button has stopped functioning due to which i ...
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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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800MB free RAM yet home screen redraws?

my lowest priority app-kill min-free level engages at 64MB. if I have 800MB of free RAM as reported in OSMonitor, why is the garbage collecting Nova Launcher assets? I can't even. BTW, I have ...
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Android Memory Problem

So I had a problem with my memory today. I recently rooted my Samsung Galaxy Trend (GT-S7392) with RootGenius 1.8.7 I rooted my phone because I wanted to transfer apps to my ext sd card since Samsung ...
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App is kept in memory, content is not

On my GPE S4 (Android 5.0.1), if I change from Firefox or Google Sheets or ezPDFreader to another application for more than 1 or 2 minutes, and come back, the data is loaded again. It is not only bad ...
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How can I temporarily disable all autostart services while still allowing me to run apps?

Because I'm thinking of installing LinuxOnAndroid on my Galaxy Nexus, an old phone with limited RAM (1GB), I need a way to temporarily kill all background services, so they won't use up memory or CPU ...