There have been only a few weeks since Samsung’s 2015 flagship, the Galaxy S6 made its way to consumers, but users are already reporting several RAM Management issues. Samsung’s admission that its smartphone is indeed suffering from a ‘RAM management’ problem is the best confirmation of that and here we are to find out more about it.
The Galaxy S6 device is equipped with no less than 3GB of ‘cutting-edge’ DDR4 RAM memory, but the problem comes from the fact that only 200MB-400MB is left available at one time. This means that the smartphone is using up to 2.5GB of memory for the most basic tasks, causing the device to stutter, especially when you need to use the Chrome web browser.
Well, before being disappointed and starting to blame the company, let us remind you that bugs are inevitable with a new product launch and the best part is that Samsung has already acknowledged the problem and promises us a major fix. We have to admit that the Korean company has constantly improved its efforts when it comes to offering us faster software updates addressing such sort of problems, so it is only a matter of time.
Someone has even reached out directly to Samsung UK on Facebook, getting the following reply from a company representative: “Micro-updates are in the process of being rolled out to correct issues relating to device performance and stability Johan! Keep checking for these on your device via Settings > About device > Software update > Update now.” If Samsung UK said this in a post on its official Facebook page, then we know for sure that the problem is seriously treated.
However, if waiting isn’t really your thing and the problem is more annoying than ever, you can also temporarily solve this RAM management issue on your Samsung Galaxy S6 phone. First of all, we recommend to avoid RAM-hogging apps and to kill misbehaving apps. Another possible solution is to take a task management app, to successfully keep apps running and speedy until the fix arrives from Samsung. Don’t worry; there are plenty of options to choose from!
Such examples are:
Remember The Milk (RTM) which has been around for quite a while, so it has been tested and received the approval from its users so many times that we cannot even count. And you should also know that RTM has fantastic integration with a variety of services such as Google Maps, Google Calendar (and iCalendar), instant messengers and not only and it’s free! Of course, you can choose the Pro version as well only for $25 per year.
Take if from here.
Watchdog Task Manager
From Android 2.2 on, the kill command works just on background apps, but you can be sure that they will restart immediately. Having lots of apps running on your device should not be a problem. In fact, killing an app and having it immediately restarted consumes your phone’s resources. If you just leave the apps running, they will start immediately when you want to go back to it.
The paid version has all the features of the lite one, removing the ads, but also adding an interesting “blacklist” feature. This lets you chose a single app that is constantly misbehaving and assign a CPU % threshold to it.
Take if from here.
We hope that all these have been helpful! And have a little more patience for the actual fix!