How to increase Androidram without root access
- Now that you know what RAM is, we’ll show you how to preserve it. In this first part, we focus on tips for non-rooted devices. For those devices you can’t magically add more memory, but you can make better use of what you’ve got. As a rule of thumb, the more your phone is doing the more RAM is being used, so if you can reduce what’s running you can free up more memory for the tasks that really matter.
Limit widgets and live wallpapers
- Widgets and live wallpapers are both pretty greedy when it comes to RAM usage. Many refresh often and occupy bandwidth, while some are continuously active. This can also cause your battery to drain faster. So remember to limit the number of them in effect to optimize your current available memory
- Some applications take up RAM even if they aren’t currently being used, so you’re getting all the downsides of unnecessary RAM use without anything to show for it. Organizing which apps should and should not be running in the background can take time, but it’s worth it to improve your smartphone performance
- To disable an application, go to Settings and then Apps or Application Manager. Next, go to the All tab to get the list of all the applications currently on your device. To disable an application, tap on it, then tap Disable and confirm. Be careful not to disable everything and anything, unless you want to end up with an unstable system, but most apps that don’t come pre-installed on your handset are pretty safe to disable (or delete entirely if you never use them).
- Animations often steal RAM and are quite inessential; you can manage these in the developer options. To enable Developer Options on your device, go to your Settings, then About Phone and then tap on the build number about seven times until it notifies you that you have become a developer. (Please note that this has no negative effect on your device, it just adds the developer options menu in your settings. You just need to be cautious when poking around in there.)
- Once you have done this, go back into your phone settings and scroll down to Developer Options. Next, go into the Drawing section and turn off the following options. Your RAM will thank you for it:
- Window animation scale
- Transition animation scale
- Animator duration scale
How to increase your RAM when you have root access
- In this section we’re going to explain how to increase your RAM with a rooted device. The trick involves creating a partition on your SD card, which will act as a secondary source of RAM. To do this, we will be using the ROEHSOFT RAM Expander (SWAP) app.
- Here is the Play Store description of it:
- Free SD card memory as a RAM use (SWAP RAM / SWAP MEMORY)
- Swapfile RAM expansion up to 4.0 GB (file system limit)
- No limit on SWAP partition!
- The usual performance degradation when paged not occur with SD card from class-8
- Widget for PNP swap (swap on / off swap)
- Detailed Memory Information & Analysis
- Swappiness kernel parameter set
- Easy foolproof use (1 click optimization and automatic calculation)
- Supporting Tung all Android devices (root access and Kernelswap support)
- You will need a class 4 SD card at a minimum, but for best results you should use a higher class.