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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.

Memory is what the Android device uses to manage currently running applications.

Note: Not to be confused with .


Users new to Android (and not familiar with Linux either) often wonder why the RAM is always "full" -- or, put in other words, why there is so few "unused RAM". Before asking a question in this direction, you should get a little familiar with how RAM is used on Linux in general and Android in special: free RAM is wasted RAM1.

There are a few questions here on our site which can serve as good starters, as they have answers explaining this more detailed:

Please make sure to have understood at least the basics before you ask your question. Might even be, after reading the above your question is already answered.