This article will provide you some useful tips to how to free up RAM in Android phones.
Moving all Games to Memory Card
Move all your existing applications and games to your memory card (SD card) so that you can get free memory that can be used by new applications which you want to install. You can’t move certain android based application like Google maps, Google Play (new version of Android market) and more.
Synchronize all Your Contacts Profile
You should synchronize all your contacts profile with your phone’s profile. Have a single android profile to group all contacts and delete other profiles like Facebook, Gmail etc, as they consume lots of memory. Also clear the offline cache from Google maps.
Removal of Unwanted Data
Remove the unwanted data present in cache, by using a customized task manager which you can download from Google play or use the application manager present in settings.
There is unwanted data crated by applications like web browser, Google maps and other games which occupy lot of internal memory. If you remove such data, you can get enough free memory in your RAM for installing new applications.
Removal of Unwanted Applications
Remove all unwanted applications that you use very rarely. Take a backup of such unused applications through file manager and uninstall them permanently. This will free up lot of internal memory.
In case of frequent memory problems, you can do a factory reset of your smart phone to delete all cache files and unwanted data. This will improve the performance of your Android phone.
Download Custom Task Manager
The services such as Facebook, Google Maps, Skype and more will always be running and this takes lot of free memory. You can download a custom task manager such as Advanced Task Manager from Android market to kill such unwanted services or use settings to manage running services.
For this, go to Settings menu and select “Applications”. In that select “Running Services” and choose the services that you want to stop and choose “Stop”.
Avoid using Live Wallpapers
Avoid using live wallpapers which consume lot of RAM. Even simple Live wallpapers can take minimum 2 MB of internal memory with more captive ones taking up to 20 MB. Apart from using memory, it will also consume lot of battery power and CPU. So, use static wallpaper to free up RAM for installing new applications.
Due to the complex memory management in Android operating system and way applications are structured, the more applications you load, you will have very less memory to run applications. There are 3 main memory pools in Android OS which includes the SD card (to store music, photos and other data), App storage (for installing applications) and RAM (for currently running programs).
The hardware itself consumes 32 MB of RAM when loading the OS and other fixed components of the system will take around 80 MB. Hence memory management is somewhat complicated with android phones and you should follow certain precautions as mentioned above to free up internal memory and improve your phone’s performance.