Task Killer or Phone Killer? The truth about RAM Booster Apps.

You might have used or seen others use ‘RAM Booster’ apps like Clean Master, 360 Security and DU Speed Booster that claim to speed up your phone’s performance by cleaning the background apps and processes. But do these apps really improve your phone’s performance?. The answer is NO. In fact using these apps is dangerous and can prove to be harmful to your device. 

Android has evolved a lot in the recent years and has its own native handler for assigning RAM to apps and making sure that all of it is being used in the most optimal way. You might have heard of the saying ‘Free RAM is Wasted RAM’ which means keeping RAM free on your phone is a waste of RAM. It does not add to any boost in performance.

When you remove an application from the background, you actually make your processor work extra by making it run the application from the start. This also leads to a slight downgrade in battery life. On the other side when the app is in memory, the processor does not have to do extra work and loads the application faster. [su_spacer]RAM booster

Explanation With Example:

Let me explain to you how this works with an example. Consider a famous shop in your locality which keeps all the items for  display on a rack. Whenever a customer comes with a specific demand, the shopkeeper goes to the rack and brings the specified item. One day at work, he finds out that some items have heavy demand. So the next day he keeps a separate small rack beside him with items having a high demand. [su_spacer]RAM booster 3

From next day whenever a customer comes with a demand for items kept in the small rack, the shopkeeper does not have to go to the big rack and gets his work done with less input. Few months passes and one fine day a boy comes to the shop and ask if he can work for free. The shopkeeper agrees to hire the boy. From the next day whenever the shopkeeper keeps the items in the small rack, the boy picks the items and keeps them in the big rack. Because of this the shopkeeper has to again work harder to keep up the demand. 

In the example, the shopkeeper is the CPU, the small rack is the RAM and the boy which the shopkeeper hires to work for free is the Task killer or RAM cleaner on your phone. [su_spacer]Ram booster 2

Whenever the CPU of your phone keeps some apps with heavy demand in memory, the RAM cleaner app removes it. In this way your CPU has to do the extra work to keep up with the demands. 

On our phone, small elements make up for a good user experience, so keeping apps in RAM is actually a good thing. This way phone makes full use of available RAM. 

If you know any of your friends who use these so-called ‘RAM Boosters’, share this article to let them know the reality of these apps.

Ahmed Chougle

Ahmed Chougle is a Mechanical Engineering student who loves technology. He has a Diploma certificate in Mechanical Engineering and is now pursuing a degree in the same field.

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