In Windows, if you want to see how much memory a program uses, checking it is as easy as opening Task Manager. On Android, the system does not work exactly the same, but you can also display memory usage of applications, although it’s a bit more hidden.
If your mobile doesn’t have a lot of RAM and you want to identify them which applications consume the most memory, you can check the data from the options for Android developers.
1. Activate developer options
Previously, some Android layers and ROMs would show you memory usage directly in recent view, although today it is more rare to find the data. However, there is still a surefire way to view memory usage and it should be available on almost all Android phones: from developer options.
Therefore, before you can use the memory of different apps, you need to enable Android developer options, if you haven’t enabled them before. The procedure has been the same for years: go to the section System parameters, enter Phone Info and press seven times quickly Build number.
Once this is done you will see a notice stating that developer options have been enabled. You will find them in the form of a new menu that was not previously in the section System
2. Check memory usage
With the developer options active, the next step is to enter those options, which are usually found in the section System. Then touch Memory, which in most cases is the first option displayed, at the top.
Once done, you will see the general status of the mobile’s RAM including current and average usage. If you want to see the usage of each app, you must enter Memory used by applications
Now yes you will see the average RAM usage of each application, including those in the system. Android gives you the option to view memory usage data in different time ranges: 3 hours, 6 hours, 12 hours or 1 day.
By default, Android sorts the list of apps by average usage, although with the ⋮ menu at the top you can change so that sorted by maximum memory usage and not the average. This way, you will be able to identify which apps are taking up the majority of your mobile’s RAM in specific cases (like when you use them intensively).