How to optimize Android smartphones running on Nougat or Oreo without using any app

This year we saw Android smartphones coming with 6-8 GB of RAM, and even budget-oriented smartphones launched this year featured 3-4 GB of RAM.

Well, when you start using your Android smartphone at the beginning, all seems to work well, but as you start installing apps slowly your smartphones tend to start lagging.

Unlike iOS, Android OS is a resource hungry OS, that’s flagship smartphone features 4-8 GB of RAM.

So, let us see how to optimize Android smartphones running on Android Nougat or Oreo without using any applications.

There may be multiple reasons behind your Android smartphones getting slower which includes background running apps, poor memory management, etc.

But this not only affects your RAM but it also affects your smartphone’s battery life.

Now to get rid of this issue most people download and start using apps like Total 360, CM Security, etc. but what most don’t understand is that particular app is continuously running in the background.

Even though it may close all your background running applications and clear up your memory but that particular app is constantly using your phone’s memory even when your phone is idle.

So, what’s the solution? How to optimize your phone’s RAM usage manually? Well, there are a couple of ways using which you can optimize your app’s performance.

Here are following ways through which you can optimize your Android smartphone running on Android Nougat or Oreo:

#Manually closing your application: When we open an app we really don’t close after using it rather most of the times we tap on the home button and then we start using another app or lock our devices but those apps which were opened keeps on running thereby consuming your RAM and battery life.


So, a good practice is to close apps once you use it by tapping on the task view button and then either tapping on ‘Clear all’ or left or right swiping them.

#Forcefully stopping unused apps: Once we start installing apps from Google Play Store, we really don’t use all those apps all the time. But some of those apps start running in the background. In order to get rid of those apps, we can use the force stop options.


In order to do that, go to ‘Settings’ -> ‘Memory’ -> ‘Memory used by apps’, here you’ll see all the apps which have been using your phone’s primary memory (RAM), in order to close those apps, just tap on them and tap on ‘:’ and then tap ‘Force Stop’.

#Stop background running services: Most of the apps that we use starts running some services in the background.

So another way to optimize your Android smartphone running on Android Nougat or Oreo is by closing background running services.


Services don’t come with a user interface it basically helps in multitasking. For example, while using Google Play music, we can listen to songs even after closing the application. This happens because a background service is running which makes it possible to perform long operations.

In order to access your background services, first of all, you’ll need to turn on your Android phone’s Developer Option’s which you can do by going your phone’s ‘Setting’ -> ‘About Phone’ and then by tapping on the ‘Build Number’ thrice.

Now, once you have turned on your phone’s Developer Option, open it and then tap on ‘Running Services’.

Here you’ll be able to see which app services are running in the background, in order to close those services just tap on the app and then tap on the ‘Stop’ option.

So, these were some of the ways through which you can optimize your Android smartphones performance.




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