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14th April 2014, 07:56 PM |#1  
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Hi all,

First of all, I did some research, and didn't find anything related to my question (a special issue I'm having I guess).
Second, I know that Android uses as much Ram as possible, and the more ram it uses, the better it is (but that's not my case).

Here's the problem :
It happened last month, and will happen soon again.

With time, Ram consumption increases in my Nexus 5 daily, bit by bit until only <100Mo is free. This leads to the keyboard not opening up for example, because the Ram is full.

Compared to my Nexus 4 (rooted, PA 4.2b4 [even though I don't think it makes any difference]), apps stay active >200 hours (facebook, viber, ebay, Swiftkey etc.), while on N4, Swifkey is active since 22hours ago for example.

I don't really reboot my Nexus 5 (stock, unrooted), maybe this is the issue ?

When it happened a month ago, I uninstalled a game and it fixed it, until now.. Available Ram is roughly 600Mo, and it's shrinking each day.

I hope I didn't forget anything, if you think I did, please do ask.

Thank you for any suggestions (and for reading this, while you're at it.)
 
 
14th April 2014, 08:07 PM |#2  
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rebooting your phone daily, or every couple days, will keep your phone running at its best. if you dont feel like taking the 20-30 seconds to reboot your phone every once in a while, then deal with it.
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14th April 2014, 08:08 PM |#3  
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Yeah I always recommend regular reboots. Also, maybe you have an app that has a memory leak

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14th April 2014, 08:11 PM |#4  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by simms22

rebooting your phone daily, or every couple days, will keep your phone running at its best. if you dont feel like taking the 20-30 seconds to reboot your phone every once in a while, then deal with it.

Nah, nah, sounds like a good compromise. I'd rather reboot the hell out of it than stay keyboardless..

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Yeah I always recommend regular reboots. Also, maybe you have an app that has a memory leak

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About memory leaks.. I have no idea, I only have "the basics" installed. I'll do a quick analysis just in case.

Cheers !
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14th April 2014, 08:23 PM |#5  
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Root man! Unlock the N5's true potential flash a lightweight ROM like slim / carbon
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