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How to Increase RAM on Android

It is vital to learn how to increase RAM on Android tablet and phone especially when you feel your Android device is running slower than usual, lagging, or crashing without reason. Basically, there are two ways to increase RAM (Random Access Memory) on an Android device: one method is without root and the other is with root. Both methods are extremely easy to learn and it doesn’t require any advanced computing knowledge. Anyone can do it for free with the guide below.

How to Increase RAM on Android without Root

RAM is a physical hardware therefore it is almost impossible to add more RAM into your Android phone or tablet. However, you can increase RAM virtually on Android using some of the proven techniques here without rooting the device. These methods tend to be easier as it doesn’t require you to root your Android device. See also: How to Install Cracked Apps on Android without Root

1. Uninstall Unused Apps

To increase RAM on Android, the first thing to do is to uninstall unused apps. This is because some apps use RAM even they are not being used. By removing 5 to 10 unused apps from your Android device, it will definitely increase the RAM.

2. Disable Applications

Disabling applications is another great way to speed up your Android phone or tablet. Go to Settings -> Apps (or Application Manager) -> All tab. Tap on the app you no longer want to use and tap Disable -> Confirm. Alternatively, you can tap Force stop if the app is crashed.

3 Steps to increase RAM on Android
3 Steps to increase RAM on Android by disabling applications

3. Don’t use live wallpapers or animations

Live wallpapers, animations and similar widgets will slow down your device because they are the thing that uses a lot of RAM. Other than that, using live wallpapers on your Android also resulting battery to drain quicker than usual. See also: How to set wallpaper without cropping in Android.

How to Increase RAM on Android with Root

Once an Android is rooted, there are endless possibility. This includes increasing RAM on the device. There are many apps available in the market with the purpose to increase RAM on Android devices. In other words, these apps are built to speed up, to give more space, and to avoid lagging on Android devices. Here are the top 7 apps that you should consider if you are looking for a way to increase RAM on Android with root.

  1. ROEHSOFT RAM Expander (See below for step by step guide) – $9.99
  2. Smart RAM Booster – Free
  3. Memory Booster – Free
  4. Swapper for Root – Free
  5. Clean Master – Free
  6. Du Speed Booster – Free
  7. FMR Memory Cleaner – Free

How to Increase RAM on Android using ROEHSOFT RAM Expander

ROEHSOFT RAM Expander is one of the most popular ways to increase the available RAM on Android. This app is available for $9.99 and it works only on rooted Android phones and tablets. ROEHSOFT RAM Expander (SWAP) is an app that is able to create partition on your SD card. It works like how you create partition on a hardisk in Windows and Mac. At a minimum, a class 4 SD card is required. Follow the steps here to learn how to increase RAM on Android using ROEHSOFT RAM Expander.

Step 1: Check if your Android phone or tablet is compatible for ROEHSOFT RAM Expander. To do so, download MemoryInfo & Swapfile Check app. Run the app, go to Start Ramexpander Test Here -> select SD-card -> Click for result. Your Android is compatible if you see Congratulations, otherwise, it is not.

Step 2: Download ROEHSOFT RAM Expander from Google Play or any third-party Android market such as Blackmart, AppRob, AppChina, Snappzmarket, Aptoide, Gfan, AppBrain, Hiapphere, and Wandoujia. Normally you can download ROEHSOFT RAM Expander APK from these third-party Android market for free.

Step 3: Install ROEHSOFT RAM Expander once you have downloaded the APK. Give the app root permission and select your prefered language.

Step 4: Now you can set the amount of space you want on your SD card to allocate to SWAP partition. Give it the right value and your Android will run faster than before. Tap Swap Activ to complete the setting.

Increase RAM on Android using ROEHSOFT RAM Expander

ROEHSOFT RAM Expander is a great method to increase RAM on Android using the available space in SD card. Thus, the bigger available space, the better it performs.

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How to Transfer Photos from Android to PC

Transfering videos, music, files, images, pictures or photos from Android to PC is something easy as long as you have a USB cable. Other than using a USB cable, you can still do it via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi network. Of course, using a USB cable is the fastest way because it transmits data quicker compared to Bluetooth. If you are new to Android and wondering how to transfer photos from Android to PC, or vice versa, you can follow the step by step guide here.

Transfer Photos from Android to PC using USB

To transfer photos from the memory card or micro-SD card in an Android phone to a PC or Mac, you need a USB cable.

Step 1: First, connect your Android and PC/Mac using a USB cable. The cable usually comes with the box when you purchased your smartphone. Connect the smaller USB port to your smartphone and the other end into a USB port on your PC or Mac.

Step 2: Wait for your PC to detect your Android phones. You need to install the USB drivers for your Android if your operating system prompt you to do so.

Step 3: On your Android phone, open the notification bar and tap on the USB icon to start the connection.

Step 4: On your PC, go to My Computer and look for “Removable Drive”.

Step 5: Double-click Removable Drive and go to DCIM -> Camera. Here you can see all the photos and pictures taken with your phone’s camera.

Step 6: Copy the photos you want from this folder to anywhere you prefered on your PC.

Step 7: Eject the USB Drive after the transfer is finished.

Transfer Photos from Android to PC

Transfer Photos from PC to Android using USB

Transfering photos, pictures, mp3, or images such as gif file from PC to Android is very similar to the step above. First of all, follow Step 1 to Step 3 above. Once your Android and PC is connected, copy the photos you want to transfer and paste it under Removable Drive -> DCIM -> Camera. For music, songs or MP3, you can paste it under Removable Drive -> Music. Alternatively, you can use your PC to create additional folders in your Android device.

Transfer Photos from Android to PC using Apps

If you don’t have a USB cable, you can still transfer photos from Android to PC using an Android app. In Google Play store, there are numerous photo apps available for free. For example, Flickr, ThisLife, VSCO Cam, and Lightroom. These are high-quality apps. You can upload your photos using these apps as cloud-based backup and then download them to your PC via the same app. Other than photo apps, you can go for Android Manager apps such as SnapPea (Also known as Wandoujia), AppCake, iFunBox, Pandaapp, vShare and AirDroid. AirDroid is one of the most powerful Android apps that allows you to manage, control and access to your Android devices wirelessly. Most important, you can do it via web browser Over-The-Air.