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

  1. Remeniz

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    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?
     

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    Nah not really necessary.

    I just restart my phone if it has any problems and that usually sorts it.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    ... 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?
     
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    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.
     
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    I do it 3-4 times a day keeps your battery life as less programs running in background less data being send randomly etcetc
     
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    Ok....

    So will apps close completely when I exit them or do I need to use the Clear RAM button to end those apps?
     
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    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
     
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    Never. Not neccessary IMO.
     
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    Android is really good at managing its' own memory and tasks.. seriously, task killers cause more problems than they solve.
     
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    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.
     
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    Never. I've never needed to.
     
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    Well after the replies here it seems I was using it un necessarily so i'll stop using it.

    ;)
     
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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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