Hello friends! Cell phones reserve a considerable amount of memory corresponding to the application cache. This is information that the operating system saves so that when reactivated, the application loads its cache directly. This saves time and energy at startup. This applies to both your device’s RAM and storage. It doesn’t hurt to be aware of both types of cache. On phones, there is often controversy about the cache: there are advocates of removing it, especially if the amount of memory and/or RAM is very good; there are also advocates because the cache makes software run more efficiently. By removing it, mobile devices use more power. Both positions can be equally important. However, to take action, you must first know the buffer size. In this post, we will teach you how to free up your RAM cache on your Android device.
How many caches do mobile processes reserve?
Your Android is constantly running: in addition to the operating system itself, several internal processes help it receive automatic notifications, access the Internet for apps, or make the interface responsive to the touch of a finger. All this software partially reserves a cache, both in the phone’s internal memory and in RAM.
Android tells you how much cache is reserved for each application and also provides information about the cache used in RAM that the system uses to perform many tasks as quickly and efficiently as possible. By knowing the latter, you can find out which apps are still running even if you haven’t started them: it’s a great way to take control of your phone. To speed things up: while Android itself takes care of aligning running processes with your device’s RAM, it can always provide a little help if you notice a slowdown.
To find out which processes on your Android phone have a cache reservation follow the steps below:
Access your phone’s settings
Then scroll down to “About phone”. The specific name may vary, depending on the manufacturer.
After that, tap ten times on “Build number”. Until the message You are now a developer! appears.
Then go back to the settings, go to “System” and enter the “Developer options” that you activated with the previous process.
Next, look for “Running Services”. In this section, your Android device will show you everything active on your phone. If you see that an app is giving you problems you can stop it directly from there.
Don’t confuse the RAM cache with the cache occupied by apps in the phone’s memory: the former is meant to speed up multitasking when switching between apps, and the latter collects information due to apps loading while running. We recommend that you do not clear the cache unless your cell phone is causing the problem, but we recommend that you follow these procedures in case the application takes up too much space itself. It will also help if you notice that your cell phone is running slow: clearing the RAM cache will speed up your phone. Thanks for reading us. Goodbye!