android-ram

Don’t be fooled! You need more free RAM than you think

Let’s talk about the way that memory works on your mobile, and clarify what’s the real available memory space is for on a typical smartphone. In recent years, with rapid upgrading of Android mobile phones, operation memory (RAM) has increased significantly, first from 512M to 1GB, and then reaching a mainstream average of at least 2GB or 3GB. At CES 2015, lots of new phones with 4GB memory were launched. You will find that memory has become one of the important areas of competition for mobile phone producers. What advantages does big memory then bring to your mobile phone? After clearing system program occupation, is enough memory left for your phone to run smoothly? APUS Booster+ and APUS Launchercan together make sure you can make the most of your memory.

Memory (RAM): the bigger, the better, right?

Although the operating system is installed on the Read-Only-Memory (ROM) of your phone, after operation and usage, there will be a lot of system programs running in background of your phone. That means under normal circumstances, even if you don’t have any software open, the residual memory, or left over memory, is much smaller than the overall size of your RAM.

If too many apps are installed while the default self-startup in the background is kept, it’s possible that out of 2GB of memory, you may only be left with 1GB. This may be the case even if you are not using any programs, and especially common for new users. While having a lot of memory on your phone is one thing, being able to take advantage of that remaining free memory is another. APUS makes sure your phone is maximizing free memory’s potential. The more freed-up memory you have, the higher your phone’s fluency will be.

Memory operation mechanism

Let’s compare the way a common computer runs programs with the way Android memory works. Usually, when a computer executes a program, the CPU begins to calculate, and caches data through the memory, and then reads and writes the hardware. When Android runs a program, the CPU begins to compute, memory begins to cache, and then the system reads the target file to be computed. After the program stops, there’s still a part of the data cache stored in the memory. However, when a computer finishes running a program, the CPU finishes computing and the memory is fully released.

Let’s take a simple example. You open three Android applications like Skype, YouTube and a game. While watching a video on YouTube, you suddenly receive a Skype message, then you prepare to switch to Skype to reply to the message. When you are switching in between apps, the phone gets a little stuck. Why? When you opened three programs, the CPU put in calculations for these three applications, allocating memory to each. When you switch applications, memory is caching other applications and can’t react in time, which causes the system to get stuck.

Good memory usage habits

Most Android users will encounter such a situation. When you first get your phone, it runs smoothly, but after period of time, it begins to get stuck and slow down. There are two reasons. First, as you install more mobile applications, app functions will place higher demands on ROM and RAM to process their functions. Second, mobile phone users need to change their usage habits.

When you install new apps on your phone, you should figure out which apps will self-startup and run in the background over long periods of time. You should uninstall unnecessary apps or at least stop them running in the background. APUS Booster+ together with APUS Launcher to do that for you. Ever Boost in the APUS Launcher maximizes your phone’s potential by preventing unnecessary apps from running in the background, which releases your memory by 50%, making your phone faster. APUS Launcher also helps you to personalize your Android phone with tons of HD themes and wallpapers, organize and rearrange your apps, search for new apps popular in your area, browse personalized news and games, and does much, much more to meet your various lifestyle needs.

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