Everybody hates a slow-working phone.
Using it can sometimes be so frustrating that you’ll feel like smashing it against the wall. We all know that feeling. You spend so much time doing one thing just because your phone’s performance is rather slow. It lags, stutters, and ultimately crashes. When this happens, the usual culprit is not enough RAM. So how can you increase RAM in your Android phone? Or can you?
Let’s find out…
But first: what is RAM?
It’s short for Random Access Memory. Basically, it is where your device stores some stuff as you’re using them or when it’s performing or doing something. For instance, when you’re using a particular app and doing something with it, it is stored in the RAM for the meantime. Simply put, it’s the memory that lets you run apps in your device.
That is why…
The more RAM your phone has, the more it can do at the same time. You can have more apps running or keep more tabs in the browser open at the same time. It allows your phone to multi-task without lagging or crashing.
If you’re using high-performance apps or playing HD games, you will need to have enough RAM on your phone. That and a decent processor.
Despite the importance of RAM, many users still tend to overlook it whenever they’re buying a new Android device. It’s one of the most essential features of a smartphone. Even if your phone has a top-notch processor, it still won’t be as great if you don’t have enough RAM.
The good thing is…
Many Android devices now have enough RAM. However, budget Android tablets and smartphones or older devices still don’t come with decent RAM.
But there’s a way for you to maximize your phone’s RAM. It may not be as simple as sticking in external storage or SD cards, but it’s pretty doable and possible.
Hence, we are going to show you how to increase RAM in Android phone devices.
Icreasing RAM Using Micro SD Card (For Rooted Device)
This is quite a risky way to increase your smartphone’s RAM. It’s free and is designed for rooted Android smartphones and devices.
But before we proceed with the steps, let us first make a checklist of what you’ll need:
- A class 4 or higher class micro SD Card.
- SD card reader
- A rooted Android phone/tablet
- Windows-operated PC
If you’ve prepared all these, let’s proceed…
Warning: This is not a sponsored post. We are not responsible for any micro SD card malfunctions that may occur if the process has not been thoroughly followed
Check if your Android device supports swapping
This is very crucial. It’s highly important that you check, if not double-check if your Android smartphone or device supports swapping. do this, you can install the app MemoryInfo & Swapfile Check.
Sectionalize the micro SD Card
The micro SD card will be used as secondary memory. To sectionalize the card, you’ll need an app or a tool that lets you partition your card. You can use the Mini Tool Partition Wizard for this.
To start making partitions, insert your micro SD card to the card reader and connect it with your PC. From there, you can make internal partitions of the card.
But for you to do this, you need to download and install the Mini Tool Partition Wizard in your PC. Once installed, open this tool and format the SD card you’ve inserted.
Now you can make partitions by right-clicking on the SD card. For a card with more than 4GB, select the partition as primary. The select file system as FAT32. For the next partition, allot around or at least 1GB. Click “Done.”
Again, right-click on it to make a partition. Select primary partition. But this time, change the file system. Instead of FAT32, make it EXT2, EXT3, or EXT4, accordingly.
To complete partition, click “Apply all the changes.”
Link micro SD Card with Android device
Link micro SD Card
Once you have partitioned your micro SD Card, the next step is to link it with your rooted smartphone or device. To do this, you’ll need to download Link2SD.
Once you’ve downloaded the app, launch it and give root permission. Choose “.ext” partition and link your Android device to the micro SD Card.