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

With each passing year, Android smartphones are coming more Gigs of RAM. Smartphones with  6-8 GB of RAM and even budget-oriented smartphones are featuring  6 Gigs 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 slow down and fails to give faster performance.

Why Android smartphones need 4-8 Gigs of RAM?

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

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

If you are using an Android smartphone, after 5-6 months it’s bound to get slower, and there may be multiple reasons behind it. One of the common reasons being are background running apps, poor memory management, etc.

Poor management not only affects your smartphone’s 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, and other applications. But what most don’t understand is that such particular apps are continuously running in the background, which consumes around 200-400 MB of RAM. 

Even though it may close all your background running applications and clear up your memory but that particular app is always using your phone’s primary 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 maximize your smartphone’s performance.

Also, read: Top  5 Android One smartphones under Rs 15000

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

#3. Manually closing your application:  Once we open an app on our Android smartphone we don’t close it 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 what most don’t realize is that those opened apps keep running thereby consuming the phone’s resources.


So, one way to optimize your Android smartphone running on Android Nougat, Oreo or Pie is by closing apps after using them by tapping on the task view button and then either tapping on ‘Clear all’ or left or right swiping them.

#2. Forcefully stopping unused apps: Once we start installing apps from Google Play Store, the number keeps on increasing, however, we don’t use all those apps all the time. But some of those apps start running in the background after they get installed in our smartphones. 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’ i, 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’.

#1. Stop background running services: Most of the apps that we use starts running some services in the background which consumes a huge bul of memory.

So another way to optimize your Android smartphone running on Android Nougat, Oreo or Pie without using any third party app is by closing background running services.


What are application services?

Services don’t come with a user interface it helps in multitasking. For example, while using Google Play music, we can listen to songs even after closing the application. This is possible because a background service is running which makes the app to perform extended 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, to close those services 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 smartphone performance without using any third party apps. This tips will not only enhance the performance of your smartphone but also optimizes the memory usage and also extend the battery life of your smartphone.


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