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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Conundrum1984, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. Conundrum1984

    Conundrum1984 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I just bought a Galaxy S3. I just stopped using my S1 so I think I have a lot to learn.

    When I go into the task manager and select to clear the RAM, my phone will say 40-50 applications closed. How can I keep this to a minimum? My S1 would close 5-10 apps.

  2. damewolf13

    damewolf13 live~laugh~love

    Welcome, Conundrum1984!

    I have moved this thread into the S3 forum, so that the people who use the S3 and know it best can post their tips to help here.:)
  3. CrimsonPride

    CrimsonPride Android Expert

    assuming you have a US version of the gs3, then you have 2gb RAM. the apps being in this memory wont be draining the battery, and theres not really anything you can do to keep them out of memory
  4. GoldenDiamond

    GoldenDiamond Well-Known Member

    don't open that many apps? lol

    seriously though, you don't need to constantly clear your RAM. Just leave your RAM alone unless it's giving you a notification that it can't take anymore.
  5. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    There's a nice read in my signature about RAM.
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  6. bbeelzebub

    bbeelzebub Well-Known Member

    Disable the apps you won't ever use. Disable apps that are not required to run the phone that are tied into apps / services you won't ever use. If there is an app you won't use that you can't disable, clear data and stop it. (If you are going to root, then you can just remove or freeze)

    You didn't say what carrier you use, but that is signifigant in anybody being able to tell you what is fine to disable. There are quite a few spreadsheets on the net saying what is safe to disable or remove.

    Mine is on VZW and I've pretty much disabled all their bloat as well as all Samsung's bloat that I will never use. I don't have many things running on my phone throughout the day when I take a gander from time to time. Just the stuff I'm using. My RAM usage is low as well.

    It takes a bit of tinkering to get it just how you'll like it. Your battery will thank you for taking the effort.

    Also, when you exit an app, use the back arrow rather than hitting the home button. It closes most apps that way rather than just suspending them to the background.
  7. CafeKampuchia

    CafeKampuchia Android Expert




    Assumptions about PCs, memory and power consumption do not apply to Android. Every Android user needs to know what's written in that article.


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The Samsung Galaxy S3 release date was May 2012. Features and Specs include a 4.8" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, Exynos 4412 Quad processor, and 2100mAh battery.

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