On mobile, memory is one of the key points of the experience of daily use. When you download an application or other content on Android, this invariably takes up space on your Android. For some devices, the management of memory space is a real ordeal. So, we decided to explain how to better manage memory and applications with Android.
How well manage the memory of Android applications?
No matter the mobile, the system always occupies a part
No matter the mobile or tablet, no matter the name or version of your operating system, the interface, your operating system necessarily needs to allocate a memory space to be functional. Without it, you can forget the very idea of a mobile.
Whether it's a mobile from Asus, Huawei, HTC, LG, Samsung, Sony, ZTE or others, you have to assume that there will always be memory space occupied by the version of Android installed. Take the example of a user who wants to buy the latest Huawei P20 Pro with 128 GB of memory, he will have only about 118 GB of free space. Why ? Because, the Android operating system and all the manufacturer's additions take up memory space.
Comparative title, here is the amount of memory accessible by slice:
- on a 16 GB Android dot smartphone, you have access on average 7 12 GB
- on a 32 GB Android dot smartphone, you have access on average 22 27 GB
- on a 64 GB Android dot smartphone, you have access on average 54 59 GB
- on a 128 GB Android dot smartphone, you have access on average 118 123 GB
Note: "access" tells you approximately the available storage space depending on the amount of memory on board. Once again, the situation can change from one manufacturer to another, and be more or less important.
By itself, checking the remaining memory space in your smartphone or tablet is not a complicated task. To do this, you must open the Android settings and go to the "Storage and memory" section. This will tell you the amount of memory that is used by the data for this or that and that, in each section.
How to manage memory and applications on Android
To get to the heart of the matter, all this happens in the "Applications" section of the Android settings. To get there, you need to open the notification bar drawer (two fingers on Android 5.0+) completely down. Then, you have to slide to the "Device" subsection and enter the "Applications" section. Once you are there, simply swipe the screen to the right until you reach "All applications".
In this part, you will be able to do several things like uninstalling, clearing the cache and erasing data from one or more applications. On some mobile devices and some versions of Android, the user can even use the micro-SD card to move / install heavier applications.
In "All applications", we advise you to be vigilant and to be careful not to clean a game whose game save only exists locally in your Android mobile! By relaunching the game, you might be due to see that your evolution in it has simply disappeared.
On the page of an application, you will find …
- Uninstall: which is none other than the option to permanently delete an installed application.
- Clear data: delete all data related to your login details. If we do this on an application like Facebook or WhatsApp, it will be necessary to re-enter the login credentials when launching the app. On a game, this will erase the backup locally, but not online. Finally, if there is one.
- Empty the cache : allows you to erase the data stored in the virtual memory (such as the layout, the text, the photos, the videos, the music and other things). Emptying it from time to time relieves your Android and especially to refresh the application if it becomes slow.
- Move to SD card: this possibility is only reserved for a certain range of smartphones and tablets running Android only.
By clearing the cache, you can also unblock an application that no longer works, such as the Google Play Store following a failed update, in particular. Beyond that, I hope this article has helped you!
present, you know how to uninstall, clear the cache and clear your app data like a big one. If you have any problems, don't forget that the comments (below) remain at your disposal.
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