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Slow smartphone? Here's how to manage active apps and processes in Android …

Smartphones with 12 GB of RAM exist today, but most mid-range devices still have 4 GB of RAM. And with the system occupying about 2 GB, the space for apps is reduced to the bone making it slow smartphone. In the past we tried to solve this problem with RAM managers (apps that would allow you to close other apps to free up RAM). Ironically, this would only use more system resources, as apps reopen after being closed. Today, however, Android has its own integrated RAM manager, which can help you free up memory if used correctly.

How to manage active apps and processes in Android

  1. Enable developer options
  2. Manage active apps and background processes

1 Enable developer options

Before proceeding, make sure you have enabled them developer options hidden in the system settings. If you have not already done so, know that the process is the same for all Android smartphones, but the position of the settings may vary according to the manufacturer.

  • First you need to go toSettings->Phone info;
  • Then just tap seven times on the item Build number;
  • Once done, a notice will appear showing the sentence You are now a developer and you should find the Developer Options in the Settings, under About phone.

At this point we can move on to the next step.

2 Manage active apps and background processes

Now go to the developer options menu and once inside, select "Services running", which should be at the top of the list. Now you will see all the active services. The services are app components that perform background operations (for an extended period) without a user interface (e.g. the services handle RCS messages). Usually, these work perfectly without you ever needing to interact with them or even be aware of their existence. However, don't rule out the possibility of running into some problems, especially if you have limited RAM.

  1. From this screen you can stop any running services or report it if you're having a problem. By default, apps are organized by RAM usage in descending order. If you feel that your phone is running slowly, we don't recommend stopping the processes indiscriminately. The app will reopen a few seconds later, making this operation in vain. We recommend that you use the data provided to better manage the selection of your app.
  2. After analyzing the graph above, we have to determine if the problem is the lack of available RAM. If about 1/3 of the total free RAM, you probably don't have RAM problems and you should look for the problem elsewhere. If, on the other hand, you have little RAM available, look at the list of apps with the highest RAM usage for services. Do you need these apps? If the answer is not, uninstall them.

Furthermore, if an app uses too much RAM, it may be necessary to uninstall it until you update your smartphone or its developer, it releases an update to reduce the use of RAM. For smartphones with less than 4 GB of RAM, you must be selective on which apps to keep on your smartphone if you do not want to incur frequent and irritating slowdowns and find yourself with a slow smartphone.

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