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Learn to use RAM Manager in Android Nougat

Android Nougat greatly improved Android experience of its users. Overall, the new OS is much better and all new features make Nougat justifies the hype surrounding it. Several features in Nougat version enhance existing ones from Android Marshmallow, and if you have already Nougat or you impatiently waiting for it to arrive on your Android device, you’ll be interested in how to use its features and take advantage of everything the new OS can offer you. The most appreciated features in Nougat are: split-screen mode, multitasking improvements, lock screen wallpaper, in-line reply improvements, bundled notifications, no more ‘Apps Are Upgrading’ screen, enable data saver mode, quick switching between apps, better quick settings, easier-to-navigate settings, better-looking emoji and cancel button for downloads.

Today, we will show you how you can use RAM manager feature and hunt down the apps that are eating your device’s memory when the performance of your Android device seems low.

The memory management feature introduced with the Marshmallow update is retained in Nougat also with RAM Manager and provides much useful information.

Read also: 3 Amazing Android Nougat Tips And Trips That Will Improve Your Android Experience

Read also: How to Change Default Apps in Android Nougat

How to find the RAM Manager in Nougat, and what information you will find while using this feature

  • Go to Settings by swiping down with two fingers on your device’s screen and tapping the cog. Scroll down to the Memory option and touch it. In the next screen, you will see an overview of the device’s memory usage in the last hours. In this section, you will also see the total memory used by your device, a performance rating, an average percentage usage and the amount of free remaining RAM.

  • If you want to adjust the time period that RAM Manager displays for the memory usage tap on the tab at the top of the screen in the Manager option and change the time period by choosing 6 hours, 12 hours or one day.

  • To get more information about how much memory other apps are using tap the ‘’Memory Used by Apps’’ section and you will see a list of apps and even parts of the Android OS.
  • If you touch Android OS you will find out how much of the system’s performance is being used.

  • If you touch an app you will receive details about the app’s performance. In case an app is draining your device’s power or is giving you problems, from here, you can force stop or uninstall it. From this section, you can also check if a specific application is set as default for any type of function.
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