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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Remeniz, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. Remeniz

    Remeniz Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Just wanted to know how often you clear RAM on your S2? I'm doing it subconsciously now, a few times a day, and I wonder is it actually necessary?


  2. matttye

    matttye Android Expert

    Nah not really necessary.

    I just restart my phone if it has any problems and that usually sorts it.
  3. Remeniz

    Remeniz Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the reply.

    I just think that because the option is there I use it. I'll try to forget it and see what effect it has on the phone.
  4. Gearu

    Gearu Android Expert

    I do it all the time, pretty much when ever I close an app.

    I don't like operating systems and apps doing naughty things in the background.
  5. Remeniz

    Remeniz Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    ... Which is kinda why I do it too.

    I guess what I really want to know is if I leave my phone to it's own devices will it clear the RAM itself or will it fill up until a crash?
  6. XLAR8

    XLAR8 Newbie

    i friends at work got SG2 and kept complaining about battery and every time she would finish using an app she had a hole thing of pushing buttons (clearing task manager, ram caches and so on) i told her to stop doing that and she said the battery is fine now.
  7. adamantell

    adamantell Well-Known Member

    I do it 3-4 times a day keeps your battery life as less programs running in background less data being send randomly etcetc
  8. Remeniz

    Remeniz Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter


    So will apps close completely when I exit them or do I need to use the Clear RAM button to end those apps?
  9. Hawker

    Hawker Android Expert

    It also forces all your homescreen widgets to reload, so be aware of this before clearing RAM as depending on the widgets, they may invoke a data connection on startup
  10. NZtechfreak

    NZtechfreak Android Expert

    Never. Not neccessary IMO.
  11. matttye

    matttye Android Expert

    Android is really good at managing its' own memory and tasks.. seriously, task killers cause more problems than they solve.
  12. Shocky

    Shocky On Probation

    Never, it's nice to have the option there but I've never needed to use it.

    I’ve seen no evidence to prove ending a task manually causes problems.
  13. Slug

    Slug Check six!
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    Never. I've never needed to.
  14. Remeniz

    Remeniz Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Well after the replies here it seems I was using it un necessarily so i'll stop using it.

  15. Remeniz

    Remeniz Android Enthusiast
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    Just reporting back to say it's been 2 days since I last used the 'Clear memory' button and the phone is managing it's RAM as it should.

    So don't bother using the button unless you really need to... Although I don't know when/if you would need to use it at all....

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