Question About Removing Apps From The Market???Support


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  1. BetterMost

    BetterMost Banned This Topic's Starter

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    I just removed a couple apps I decided I didn't like and they removed fine and all but I noticed my memory space did not increase after the uninstall. Do these apps really go away or are they still on the phone somewhere hiding? My memory never came back.
     

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  2. meyerweb

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    No, they're not still on the phone, although they may have left bits of themselves behind on the SD card.

    There are multiple types of memory on an Android device. There's RAM, where applications execute (just like on a PC). And there's storage, which is like the disk drive on a PC. Deleting an app from program storage won't impact free RAM memory, which is probably what you're looking at when you say your memory space didn't change.

    Another thought: If the program was resident in memory, either in the foreground or background, deleting the app from storage memory might not affect the currently "executing" copy of that app. A reboot (turn phone off and on) will clear that out. So will just waiting, because eventually Android will reuse that memory space for something else.

    Third thought: Android abhors a memory vacuum. If you remove an app from (RAM) memory, Android will probably load something else in there. Unlike Windows or BB, having lots of things in memory isn't bad. Android will reuse memory as needed.
     
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    Oh wow well then I will assume the programs are gone. I just didn't know if it really erased them or they might be just hidden.
     

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