Almost 90% of so-called memory booster and optimizer are just placebos that eventually slows down your Android phones. I’m saying this out of experience because I have personally used a host of them and I realized they did nothing for my phone talk less of optimizing. Don’t let the fancy UI fool you. After a while they could be harming your phone.
Simply avoid using RAM booster and task killer apps. They may have once been useful, but Android has progressed far enough that these sorts of apps are now outdated, unnecessary, and counterproductive. If you want to know why they are bad, keep reading.
How an Android RAM Works
Most Android users are not really concerned about how their device function. All they do is download every app the find and after a while their devices become slower than before they installed these memory boosters.
RAM means Random Access Memory and it is a type of storage that’s incredibly fast but disappears when the device shuts down. Therefore, RAM is useful for holding temporary information that changes a lot and gets frequently accessed.
Using Windows, you have to keep as much RAM available as you can so that programs have enough room to operate. When RAM fills up, Windows is forced to start using hard drive space as virtual RAM and hard drives are much slower than physical RAM.This is different when it comes to Android.
Android’s operating system has its own native handler for assigning RAM to apps and making sure that all of it is being used in the most optimal way. In fact, Android purposely tries to keep apps loaded into RAM for better performance. On mobile devices, every bit of speed is critical for a good user experience, so keeping apps in RAM is actually a good thing. If you use a lot of different apps, you may want to consider a model (phone, tablet) with more RAM the next time you buy an Android device.
Not only does Android handle RAM assignment, but it also keeps track of background apps so they do not use up unnecessary processor resources. There is no noticeable performance hit for leaving apps loaded in RAM.
In our laptops and desktops (Windows) it is normally advised to kill RAM occupying processes and defragment your hard drive for faster speeds. This is good in the context of Windows, but applying it to Android results in negative gain.
All you have to do is before you buy a smartphone check the RAM size and do not download any app you find because it’s Free. It might come with a price.
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