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Virtual RAM slowing your phone down! Draining battery fast!

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Virtual memory, RAM plus, Memory extension, Extended RAM:

What is RAM Plus?
As Samsung defines it, RAM Plus is a feature on your Galaxy phone that provides intelligent memory expansion by using the storage as virtual memory. With more memory, you can open more apps in the background and launch apps faster.

But recently many articals says it slows down mobile phone, draining battery fast, few other mobile performance related issues when virtual memory is enabled.

How to turn off the RAM Plus (Virtual RAM) feature in Samsung phones?

  • Open your device’s settings and go down to ‘Battery & device care'
  • Tap on the option and then tap on ‘Memory’
  • Once the ‘Checking’ process completes, you’ll see the option ‘RAM Plus’ at the bottom. Tap on it.
  • Now, click on the switch at the top to turn the feature off. If it prompts you to restart the smartphone, tap ‘Restart’. Once rebooted, the feature will be turned off.
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Virtual RAM is a marketing gimmik. Don't turn ON that feature in any phone. It is of no use.

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Infact virtual ram will slow down the phone instead of making it faster.

It has been observed that virtual memory operates at much slower speeds than physical RAM. If the OS juggles data between virtual memory and RAM continuously, it can slow down the smartphone considerably.

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Analyst Analyst
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V*e/l* for topic is must to get its hotness

Not allowed @stoptomove

Comrade Comrade
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Ok , then how to tell users to v**e for . My topics not getting good hotness even with decent views. rolleyes sob
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Cool Cool
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Virtual RAM is a marketing gimmik. Don't turn ON that feature in any phone. It is of no use.

Comrade Comrade
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Thats the reality. These days mobile phones have more then enough ram. Even I posted this but strange to see some phones dont have the button to turn it off. See Screenshot20240627-105140Devicecare

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Infact virtual ram will slow down the phone instead of making it faster.

It has been observed that virtual memory operates at much slower speeds than physical RAM. If the OS juggles data between virtual memory and RAM continuously, it can slow down the smartphone considerably.

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Benevolent Benevolent
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There is no option to turn it off afaik
Post Emperor Post Emperor
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It shpuld be there in setting.

Post Tycoon Post Tycoon
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There's nothing like virtual "ram" in industry, here's the detailed info, the so called virtual "ram" existed for sole purposes of PCs having low RAM while in windows it's called pagefile and while on linux kernel it's called swap, irony android is based on linux but they call it virtual "ram", while the ideal ram size without any swap or pagefile is 32gb it's recommended to be enabled for low ram PCs(except on linux, it's optional) it's behaviour is just like a back bench and the os offload least used data there, but on mobile phones this isn't worthy of being used due to ufs storage limitations and Android processors being slow it's just a mess to deal with.

Comrade Comrade
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Well defined and compaired

Deal Lieutenant Deal Lieutenant
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Vu

Commentator Commentator
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I have a galaxy. Never seen such battery hungry phone. Vampires are better, they suck blood only in the night. I disabled the VRAM. May be, I will inform after 1 week about the result.

Deal Cadet Deal Cadet
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Vu Good Information

Entertainer Entertainer
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How to disable Virtual ram in iPhone 15 pro max? \S

Deal Subedar Deal Subedar
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didn't know that even s series also has this, have disabled it, lets see the performance now

Comrade Comrade
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Update here
Generous Generous
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Yes phone was heating too much after turning this on

Disabled this few days ago now some difference but not that good cry cry

Also vu plus1

Deal Captain Deal Captain
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Virtual ram concept is bullshit I feel

Comrade Comrade
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Rightly said
Deal Subedar Deal Subedar
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Virtual RAM is a gimmick, and the latest phones already have enough physical RAM to hold everything in the background. More RAM does not necessarily increase performance significantly, as its main purpose is to store data temporarily.

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Probably that feature is there to create a swap file to address low memory situations while multitasking or playing games on devices low RAM devices. Keep it disabled and only turn it on when you are playing games.

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