Although most smartphones these days have no problem running almost any app from the Play Store (even the most demanding games), We can’t say the same for the smartphones that we used a few years ago. Applications that were slow, that mysteriously closed … a horror, although most of the time this was due to the RAM of our mobile device.
Today this is no longer the case with cell phones with up to 12 GB of RAM. However, this doesn’t mean that there aren’t any buggy applications or services that are consuming much more RAM than they should. How do we know what each application is using? Fortunately, we’re on Android and we know it’s really easy. Since then there is no need to download any kind of third party application or anything like that We have all the information in the settings of our smartphone.
How to know how much RAM each app is using
The first thing we need to do to know the RAM that is being consumed by any app or process on our mobile device is to enable developer options. We’ve talked about this more than once, but in summary, these options are used to make advanced customizations and are hidden so that the basic user can’t access them. However, don’t worry because if you follow our advice nothing bad will happen.
To activate them we just have to go to the settings of our device. Over the phone and Press the section with the compilation number a total of seven times. Once this is done, we have activated the developer options and can watch the consumption of the RAM memory of our device. Let us continue.
Only within these options we need to go to the “In Progress” option. Here we find out what is happening in our terminal. In the recording I shared, we see 1.20 GB of the 4 GB total RAM being used by the system, 624 MB by applications and 2 GB free. Then we see a list of running apps and processes. If we click on each of these, a new screen will appear with more details. A Stop button appears here, which serves the same purposeto stop the app or service in question. A perfect option when we find that an application is not working properly and is no longer using up RAM.
Aside from the “Running” section, there is another option in the Developer Options called “memory” Here we can basically see a history of the apps that were using the most RAM over the 3, 6, 12, and 24 hour periods.
As you can see, the developer options give us a variety of options such as: B. Speeding up our device among many other options like the one described in this article. It is therefore always advisable to have them activatedespecially if you love to play around with your smartphone.