- Built-in memory - this is the memory that is on the phone or tablet initially and is designed to store various files. Each device has its own hard drive, on which the operating system itself and the programs necessary for normal and full functioning are recorded. After connecting the device to the Internet, or using other methods, you can begin to fill the internal memory with everything you need: files, programs, music, video, etc.
- A drive or memory card is an addition to the internal memory, which is installed separately. All Andro> If the internal and external memory is completely full, then you can no longer put anything on the device. It is also possible that the phone will begin to freeze, slow down and refuse to launch applications.
- RAM (RAM) - this memory stores information about the processes that are taking place at the moment, and files copied to the clipboard. That is, if you launched a game or application, started watching videos or listening to music via the Internet, then the load will go to RAM. In other words, this memory is for storing the cache. All that is in this memory is temporary files, since they will be erased after the device is rebooted or when a special button is pressed.
- ROM (ROM) - unlike RAM, it is a permanent memory on which the processes necessary for the full functioning of the system are stored. That is, the ROM is responsible for the loads associated with the operating system, and is not reset when the device is rebooted.
If the RAM or ROM is completely full, the phone will begin to freeze, slow down and stop opening applications. Also, in many devices there is a function due to which, when the RAM or ROM is heavily loaded, some applications automatically reboot and turn off.
Manually freeing up storage space
This method involves transferring files and programs from the internal memory to the external one, since usually the phone’s internal memory is noticeably smaller than that which can be installed additionally using the SD card. You can transfer to external memory pictures, videos, e-books and files that are not involved in maintaining the health of the phone. In general, transfer everything that does not apply to the operating system.
- Open Explorer. This is an application that contains all the folders and files that are on the device.
You can also transfer part of the application to external memory by following these steps:
- Open your device’s settings.
Extend your gadget with cloud technology
In recent years, such an Internet industry as cloud technology has been actively developing, allowing you to upload via the Internet file to the "cloud". It goes like this:
- You open one of the programs designed for cloud storage. For example, the Yandex.Disk application that can be downloaded on Google Play - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details? > Install the Yandex.Disk application
Total Commander helps structure folders and files
This application is designed to organize all the files on the device. Total Commander allows you to pack and unzip folders with their contents in rar and zip formats. Also, its capabilities include editing and transferring the contents of the phone from place to place or to another device. Link to install from the Play Market -
How to increase internal memory on Andro> If clearing the memory did not solve your problems, then it's time to think about upgrading your device.
First, get an SD card. At the moment, their cost depends on the amount of memory. That is, an 8 GB card will cost twice as much a 4 GB card. Try to purchase a card with more memory than you need at the moment, as in the future you will be able to rearrange it to a new phone, and you won’t have to buy a new one.
Video: Combining folders
Thirdly, we’ll figure out how to increase the device’s RAM. This can be done using special programs that create a page file. For example, Ram Manager.
- Download the application from the Play Market - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details? > Install the RAM Manager Free application
Modes of operation Ram Manager:
- Balance - maximum optimization of RAM.
- Balance (with more free memory) - the maximum optimization of RAM for devices with its capacity up to 512 MB.
- Balance (with more multitasking) - maximum optimization of RAM for devices with a capacity of more than 512 MB.
- Hard Gaming is a mode for those who like to launch serious games on their device that require a lot of resources.
- Hard Multitasking - this mode will optimize the operation of the device during the launch of several programs simultaneously.
- Default (Samsung) - this mode is activated in devices from Samsung by default, but now it can be used on phones of other companies.
- Default (Nexus S) - mode for phones and tablets from Google.
- Default settings of your phone - this function resets the RAM settings to the “default” level.
How not to clog your phone and save system resources
To avoid problems with the free memory of the device in the future, you should follow simple rules:
- Download only what you really need. Do not fall for the big names and promises of programs that promise to speed up your device several times. They only clog the memory, which will lead to sad consequences.
- Make it a rule to transfer photos and videos from your phone to a computer or flash drive once every couple of weeks. This will significantly unload the memory, and it will not end at the most inopportune moment.
- Use your memory cleanup programs regularly. For example, Clean Master. They will clear the cache and other garbage that has accumulated on your device.
- Get an SD card that will greatly increase the amount of available memory.
The availability of the device directly depends on the free space. If the memory is clogged, then you can’t avoid freezes and lower phone performance. Remember that any computer device requires constant care and protection against viruses. Only if you are careful and accurate with your gadget, it will serve you for a long time and efficiently, constantly satisfying your needs.