While buying the 1 or 2 GB RAM smartphone you might be thought this is more than enough and now you may regret as you made a bad decision by going for 1 GB RAM device.
Yes, you can survive but it is not easy and here are my ultimate survival guides to surviving with your current smartphone. Before going into the guidelines you must know some other things as well.
What is RAM and What it does?
RAM stands for Random Access Memory. RAM is storage used for a place to hold data. Think of it as a big filing cabinet that keeps things ready for the CPU in your phone to present it to you.
RAM is used for one reason only. Reading and writing to file storage as your internal memory/SD card on your phone is terribly slow.
Many peoples have this question in their mind I use 2 RAM for my PC but do lot stuff in that it doesn’t lag , but Android is lagging why?
Android do not run like Windows. With a desktop operating system it’s still possible to open far too many apps. I do this all the time, ending up annoyed at my laptop before realizing it’s only running poorly because I have more than 20 tabs open in my browser and lot of HD images loaded on Photoshop. It’s my fault.
You can’t really misuse mobile operating systems in the same way because memory management happens automatically, and is more aggressive. Where with Windows you’d have to start closing apps when you stretch your RAM, Android simply offload app data from system RAM like a digital PA. Some apps may then still retain some of their ‘state’ data on the solid state storage, but at this point, the app will have to reload fully when you return.
Ultimate Survival Guides to Surviving with your less RAM Smartphone:-
- Find the apps that are using the most memory
- Use alternatives for RAM-hungry apps
- Limit widgets and live wallpapers
- Uninstall the apps that you don’t use
- Disable the app that you can’t uninstall
Check how much RAM your handheld device is currently using and which apps use the most of the memory (RAM).
Android KitKat & Lollipop users try this:-
Open Settings -> tap on Apps -> Swipe to the right side screen and tap on Running Apps. This will display the apps that use the most RAM.
Android Marshmallow users try this:-
Head to Settings -> tap on Memory -> next tap on Memory used by apps. There you can find the maximum memory usage apps report. This will display the apps that use the most RAM.
If there are apps on your device that takes up a lot of resources then try to find some alternatives from them.
For example, if your Facebook app using a lot of RAM try alternative apps like Facebook Lite but I would recommend using “ Tinfoil for Facebook “ app and this app will simplify the Facebook look like a web app and it will be used very less memory than the Official Facebook app.
I accept that you’ll lose some features, but you’ll save a lot of system resources.
Both Widgets and live wallpapers will refresh often and occupy the bandwidth. It will also cause your battery to drain faster. So limit the number of widgets and live wallpapers in effect to optimize your current available RAM.
Some applications take up RAM even if they aren’t currently being used, so you’re getting all the downsides of unnecessary RAM use without anything to show for it.
Deleting the unused apps will help you increase the amount of free space on your device and it’ll free up the RAM as well if the apps ran in the background a lot. It will help you improve your device performance.
– Open Settings
– Tap on Apps and check out the list of apps and find out which apps you no longer use
– Next tap on the app and then tap “Uninstall” to remove it.
Most of the Android phones comes with a lot of apps pre-installed that run in the background and take up the memory. Since you cannot uninstall these apps you can disable them instead to make them not run in background anymore.
– Open Settings
– Tap on Apps and check out the list of apps and find out which apps is not installed by you.
– Next tap on the app and then tap “Disable” to prevent it from running in the background.