There is a way you can increase ram on your android smartphone, & no we aren’t talking about downloading more ram along with a couple of viruses. Here is a real way how to increase ram in your android phone by using a micro sd card.
Why do you need more Ram?
Ram plays a very important role, especially in Android smartphones. If you have an older android and find it lagging or, being unable to process the latest applications & games? You may need to increase your RAM. Here is how you can do it.
How to Increase RAM on android
Here is a not so simple method known as the file swapping method. On a desktop computer or laptop, you can dedicate a portion of hard disk space to increase RAM. This is known as a swap file and takes advantage of free space on your HDD or SSD when RAM fills up. Rather than discard the data, it is stored on your drive. That is what we will be doing on a smartphone.
You will need the following,
- A Good Quality SD Card
- A Rooted Android Smartphone
- A good application for file swapping
While rooting Android is straightforward, it may not be enough. Some phones limit swap file size at the kernel level. This means that no amount of rooting and swap file management will increase RAM on your Android.
To save time investigating whether you can manually increase Android RAM, use a checking app. A good example is MemoryInfo & Swapfile Check. Simply run the app and tap Start RAMExpander Test to begin checking. If increasing the swap file is possible, the app will indicate this with a message of “Congratulations”, along with the maximum possible increase.
Now, let’s say your phone is capable of doing this. While it is possible to manually specify the swap file on your Android device, you might find it easier to use an app. An application like “swapper” or any other of your choice may be used.
- Launch the app
- Create a swap file
- Specify the size of the required swap file
- Choose the location for the swap file (external microSD card or internal storage)
- Wait for the swap file to be created
You will need to restart your phone to finalize the process. Remember, your application should stay on your phone.
And Here you have it! Your phone now has increased ram. But in this result, your storage will be decreased.
So, what did you guys think about it? If you have tried it share the results in the comments below.
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