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Installing many games question

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Kyusinx, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. Kyusinx

    Kyusinx Lurker
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    So I recently reset my phone because for whatever reason half my apps would force close. I did have about 40 misc apps and 10 games installed at the time, but my SD card still had 8gigs and internal storage had 1gb of space left.

    I plan on re-installing the apps I use like facebook, instagram, pandora, TD bank, and all that stuff, and unfortunately some of those probably use up RAM even when I haven't opened them. (crap running in background)

    But do installed games also eat up RAM when not being used? I paid for a lot of games and I'd like them installed, but I'm not sure if that will cause my phones RAM to always be in high usage making it so no apps will run again

    Why do phones have capacity to install 100+ apps if your phones RAM is all used up after installing like 30? (+ all the junk apps that are pre-installed and unable to remove without rooting)
     



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  2. PixelPower

    PixelPower Member

    Ok since googleplay is opensourced some games and apps have viruses and ADware. Download a free anti-virus program 1st, then download apps and scan them. Also dont install any app that has airbrush ADs, that will slow your phone to a halt and make it turn off on its own.
     
  3. EarlyMon

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    The Google Play Store is not open sourced.

    There has been malware, most of it caught by the Google Watchdog.

    Have yet to see a case of viruses in Play Store apps.
     
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  4. palmtree5

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    You may be able to move some of your apps to the SD card
     
  5. Yesevil

    Yesevil Android Enthusiast


    Unless I'm mistaken you can't install apps onto the ext sd card unless your phone is rooted
     
  6. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    Many phones let you install apps to the sd card without rooting, depends mostly on Android version.

    The storage problem with games is that many insist on storing data to internal storage no matter what. For some of those, this rooted app may help -

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2192122

    But the OP was asking about RAM.

    The answer is no, when apps are not running, they don't consume resources.

    They'll be put to sleep first to not use the cpu, and they'll be cached when RAM is needed.

    Many apps claiming to show RAM use are really showing the cache sizes.

    As the OP is showing storage available but apps force closing, I don't think that this is either a storage or a RAM problem.
     
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