In mobile phones, a significant amount of memory is reserved that corresponds to the application cache, information that the operating system saves so that, after activating the application again, it directly loads your cache saving time and energy during boot. This concerns both the RAM of the device and its storage. And it doesn’t hurt to know both types of cache.
There is usually some controversy with the cache memory in mobiles: there are those who defend eliminating it, especially if the storage and/or RAM memory are very fair; then there are those who defend that, since the cache improves the efficiency of the software, By eliminating it, the mobile ends up consuming a greater amount of energy. In practice, both positions may be equally valid. Although, to take action, you must first know the scope of the cache.
How much cache do your mobile processes have reserved?
Your Android is permanently running: apart from the operating system itself, different internal processes help you have push notifications, have internet access for apps or make it easier for the interface to react to the touch of your fingers. All this software reserves a portion of the cacheboth in the phone’s internal storage and in RAM.
Android allows you to know how much storage cache is reserved for each application, also offers information about the busy cache in RAM, that cache that the system uses to make multitasking as fast and efficient as possible. Knowing this second type you can know which apps keep running even if you haven’t started them: it’s an excellent way to monitor your phone. And to speed it up: although your own Android takes care of adapting the running processes to the RAM memory that your device has, you can always help a little in the event that you notice some slowdown.
To find out which processes on your Android mobile have a cache reserve, do the following:
- Access the settings of your smartphone, go down to “Phone information” and enter “Android version”. The specific name may vary.
- Press ten times on “Build number”. You will have activated the developer options.
- Go back to the settings, go to “System” and enter the “Developer Options” that you activated with the previous process.
- Look for “Running Services”: your Android will show you everything that is active on your phone. If you see that an app is giving you problems, you can stop it directly from there.
- Now, find the top three menu points and select “Cached processes”. everything will appear to you has reserved a space in RAM memory and that is not being used in the foreground.
- If you want to clear the cache of one of these processes, click on it and then click on “Stop”: you will close the app and delete its cache; which will free up space in your RAM memory.
Do not confuse the RAM cache with the cache occupied by the applications in the phone storage: The first is aimed at speeding up multitasking when switching between applications., the second accumulates the information downloaded by the apps during their operation. Our recommendation is that you do not delete the cache unless your mobile is giving you problems, but we do recommend that you keep an eye on these processes in case an application is reserving too much space for itself.
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