Here’s how to find out which apps are using the most memory on Android

Many Android phones these days have a lot of storage, but not everyone wants to spend the money on it. Even if you do, you might be wondering which apps are consuming RAM. We’ll show you how to find out.

First we need to enable Android’s hidden “developer options”. There are some handy features hidden here, including the ability to see which apps are using the most memory. Get that out of the way before proceeding.

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Next, swipe down from the top of the screen once or twice, depending on your phone, to reveal the full quick settings menu, then tap the gear icon.

Scroll down to System.


Now select “Developer Options”.

Choose Developer Options.

Tap Memory to view the RAM usage statistics.

Tap on

“Average Memory Usage” is displayed at the top of the screen. Scroll down a little further and select “Storage used by apps”.

Select “Storage used by apps”.

Here you can see the RAM usage by apps. You can adjust the time frame using the drop-down menu at the top of the screen.

Here you can see the RAM usage by apps.

That’s all there is to it! The apps are categorized according to their memory usage, so the biggest spending money is at the top of the list. “Android OS”, “Android System” and “Google Play Services” will always be at the top. Keep scrolling down to find the third-party apps.

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