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How many apps are too many?

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Heh just a hypothetical question.... if you have 32gbs internal and 64gb external how many apps could you keep running on a device?
I'm already pushing my s7 with 4gb ram. Getting to the point where I need to install a task manager...
Device= Samsung Galaxy S7 with Evo+ 64gbSdcard
 

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Until it starts to bog down the device, in one way or another... you will run out of RAM eventually, and between that and the processor keeping track of all that, battery life will suffer, too.

I must be a pretty basic guy... the only additional app I have running outside of the basics is AccuWeather... and some other notifications I don't fully understand where they come from... presumably from the "Google" app?
 
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Actually depends on the apps itself, the apps that run in background will use your ram even you dont run it or some apps with excessive ads will stay in your ram
 
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I love android, i have about 100 apps running.... but this thing seems to have a lot of headroom. So I just just adding more....
Yeah that's exaggerated, but I do have a butt load running. So far the 4gbs ram doesnt seem to bog down. It's my first real
smart phone so I'm not too sure about it yet.....
Probably should explain the device I have... it's an American model galaxy s7 with the snapdragon 820 and adreno 530...
Not available up here!
Oh and google assistant is awesome... techpowerup.com... and it comes right here!

You can set media location to sdcard..... you can set download location to sdcard.... you can move many apps to sdcard.... There's some starter info for others....
 
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killz dem, kilz dem all :D

And next time, see me before you see Frigmund !

seriously, kill all apps that run in the background unless they are ones that you use very frequently and you dont wanna wait 2-3 seconds for them to start up.... keeping them running in the background WILL suck up your ram quicker than flies on sh*tpaper :)

Also, even if you install/offload them onto your SD card, when they start up, they still have to access the main system ram to load....
 
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Actually depends on the apps itself, the apps that run in background will use your ram even you dont run it or some apps with excessive ads will stay in your ram
Agree with that. My phone battery used to go dry after 8 hrs of use, always warm, slow... until I removed Gassbuddy. Galaxy S7 here too.
 
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Hey S7 here also with a 128 card. Usually full with 4K video & Flac files.

I've cut apps drastically and my battery likes me for it, even though the phone warns you of power draining apps & power saver mode.
 
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you can have tons of apps, just keep them dormant with greenify root+xposed
 

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Just close them like windows, some apps are fast battery drainers like Facebook and Techpowerup.
 
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I wish that phones where just phones and not mini PC's that everyone can access everything on 24/7.. I agree with this pic I saw on Facebook a while ago...

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That said, Android user here, I always give my phone a restart or kill off all the apps every so often. I don't tend to use very much on the phone and leave the majority of things to my PC when I get home. I'm not a fan for using a tiny screen over a nice monitor :)
 
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Yeah, I'm on my 6th screen of apps now.. needed a few bicycling gps apps. Actually still have plenty of storage and memory left so I'll add lots more!
Of course when I don't need them I do the "close all apps" thing and clear notifications. Now lots of grunt for the next dozen or so apps I want to run....
 
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Heh just a hypothetical question.... if you have 32gbs internal and 64gb external how many apps could you keep running on a device?
"running"? Most don't 'run' when simply installed on your phone (though some have background services). So its up to the size of them and other storage considerations.
 
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Yes I know... but I like to get a lot of apps running at the same time, kind of eats at my 4gbs ram. But I learned cleaning out what I don't need running, I can have as many apps installed
as my storage allows.
 
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I was looking at my app usage report the other day for the week ... app time most used app was "Flashlight". I so want a phone that sends reports of employee app usage to the office server. I'd expect to see "Web Browser: 22 hours of cat videos" at the top of the list for many employees.

Back in Treo 650 days I answered mail, edited and even typed documents, you name it. Problem is can't be productive doing anything on a teeny screen and thumb typing. Not much i do ona phone besides calling or texting ... checking ferry schedules, weather, store locations when on road, that can be done faster or more enjoyably on something bigger.
 
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