Android - Do you use an memory manager?

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  1. Tinderbox (UK)

    Tinderbox (UK) Sir Pumpkin Longshanks

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    I bought a couple of Android TV Boxes, and they only have 1GB of memory.

    Anybody have a suggestion for an app that can close a free the memory of background apps, I the Boxes came rooted so that is not a problem.

    If you think memory mangers are not needed, explain please.

    John.
     
  2. bennni

    bennni Notebook Evangelist

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    I use greenify - you specify which apps you want to be killed and which should be kept running in the background... After that, it's just a case of tapping an icon to kill them. I also use titanium backup to freeze apps that randomly auto start and I don't need to frequently use - pretty easy to unfreeze if/when you need them again.

    Newer versions of android have gotten better at this kinda stuff but I still feel that Greenify is worth having. I certainly notice an improvement in battery and responsiveness.
     
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    Nillhat Newbie

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    I used clean master and it boosts my device a lot. (Kill unusual app - Stop app from restarting or running in background)
     
  4. Mr. Boosh

    Mr. Boosh Notebook Enthusiast

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    No. Pointless
     
  5. bennni

    bennni Notebook Evangelist

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    Not pointless. Useful.
     
  6. Easlerpa

    Easlerpa Newbie

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    I install a Android manager on my Android phone , and it can be used to manage all the phone data on computer ,in this way, I can save a lot of phone space
     
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    ramseyasr Newbie

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    + 1 for Clean Master. It works great for freeing up memory.
     
  8. kojack

    kojack Notebook Deity

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    I don’t because android is set up to use as much ram as possible. However it moves away from that when more ram space is needed it. Unused ram is useless ram.
     
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