How to know all the cached apps occupying the RAM of your Android mobile
A significant amount of memory is reserved in mobile phones, which corresponds to the application cache, the information saved by the operating system, so that after reactivating the application loads the cache directly, saving time and energy during startup. This applies to both the device’s RAM and storage. And it doesn’t hurt to be familiar with both types of caches.
The cache memory of mobile phones is used to debate: there are those who defend its elimination, especially if the storage space and/or the RAM memory are very correct; then there are those who defend it, since the cache improves the efficiency of the software, By eliminating this, the mobile ultimately consumes a larger amount of energy. In practice, both positions can be equally valid. Although to take action you need to know the scope of the cache first.
How much cache has been taken up by your mobile processes?
Your Android is constantly running: in addition to the operating system itself, various internal processes support push notifications, Internet access for applications, or make the user interface easier to respond to finger touches. All this software occupies a part of the cacheboth in the phone’s internal storage and in the RAM.
Android allows you to see how much storage cache is reserved for each app, also provides information about the occupied RAM cache, which is used by the system to make multitasking work as fast and efficient as possible. Knowing this second type lets you know which apps are still running even if you haven’t launched them yet: it’s a great way to monitor your phone. And to speed things up: while Android itself makes sure to match running processes to your device’s RAM, it can always help a little in case you notice a slowdown.
To find out which processes have cache reserves on your Android mobile, do the following:
- Open your smartphone’s settings, go to ‘About phone’ and enter ‘Android version’. The specific name may vary.
- Press the “Build number” button ten times. Then activate the developer options.
- Go back to settings, go to “System” and enter “Developer options” that you activated in the previous process.
- Find the “Running Services” section: Android shows everything that is active on the phone. If you see an app causing problems, you can stop it directly from there.
- Now find the top three menu items and select “Cached processes”. everything appears before you has reserved a space in RAM and it is not in use in the foreground.
- If you want to clear the cache of one of the processes, click on it and then click on the “Stop” button: close the app and clear its cache; which frees up space in the RAM memory.
Don’t confuse the RAM cache with the cache occupied by apps in your phone’s storage: The purpose of the first is to speed up multitasking when switching between applications., the second collects information downloaded by applications during their operation. We recommend that you don’t clear the cache unless your mobile is causing the problem, but we recommend that you keep an eye on these processes if an app is taking up too much space.
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