Do you want to know and check if your Samsung Galaxy device has RAM Plus? In this article, we’ll show you how to access Samsung RAM Plus.
Meanwhile, RAM is one of the most critical components of a smartphone, and manufacturers are now increasing its capacity through software upgrades. Following in the footsteps of other Chinese OEMs, Samsung has introduced RAM Plus, a virtual memory expansion function.
However, the Korean tech behemoth has quietly released the virtual RAM extension capability, which adds up to 4GB of storage capacity to the smartphone. It should be mentioned that the Galaxy A52s gained the Samsung RAM Plus feature, as well as a new firmware update that allows for RAM extension.
What is RAM Plus?
Last year, as part of software upgrades, Samsung added the RAM Plus function to select devices. These devices have a function that allows users to increase their accessible memory by 4GB. Samsung’s RAM Plus function, like comparable services from other smartphone makers that allow users to “extend” their available RAM, uses unused, free storage on a smartphone as virtual memory for smartphone users who need to run programs that demand more resources.
It is worth mentioning, however, that, unlike Microsoft Windows, Android is built to optimize memory utilization by prioritizing resources for various programs. When a running program requires additional memory, Android will usually expel other background applications and services from memory to keep the phone working smoothly. Similarly, while Samsung did not allow customers to manage the RAM Plus function prior to One UI 4.1, the screenshot posted by SamMobile implies that users may still be unable to disable the feature, even on the most recent One UI 4.1 version.
How to Access Samsung RAM Plus?
Here are the steps to check RAM Plus on Samsung Galaxy devices if your device is compatible:
Step 1. Go to the Settings app.
Step 2. Scroll down and then tap Battery and device care.
Step 3. In the Device care menu, tap Memory.
Step 4. Now, check if the RAM Plus feature is available on your Galaxy phone.
Step 5. Tap the “i” button to know what exactly is RAM Plus (Your internal storage can be used as virtual memory to improve app performance).
How to Extend RAM Plus on Samsung Galaxy Phones
Meanwhile, if you think that the default 4 GB is not enough for you then you can change it to 6 GB or 8 GB. If you have updated your eligible Galaxy phones to Samsung One UI 4.1 then you can change the RAM Plus. Remember that with One UI 4.0, RAM Plus can not be extended.
- Go to the Settings app.
- Scroll down and then tap Battery and device care.
- Select Memory and then tap RAM Plus.
- Finally, select your desired option. It can be either 6 GB or 8 GB.
- Once selected, tap Restart now.
One UI 4.1 RAM Plus with advanced features – Device List
As per Sammy Fans:
- Galaxy S22
- Galaxy S22+
- Galaxy S22 Ultra
- Galaxy Tab S8
- Galaxy Tab S8+
- Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
Basic RAM Plus Device List
- Galaxy A52s
- Galaxy A52 5G
- Galaxy Z Fold 3
- Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy S21 Ultra
- Galaxy A52
- Galaxy A72
- Galaxy M32
- Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra
- Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
- Galaxy Z Fold 2, Flip 5G, and Flip 4G
- Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+
- Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+
- Galaxy Tab S7 FE [Source]
- Galaxy Tab S6 [Source]
- Galaxy Tab S7 & S7+
- Galaxy S20 FE LTE/5G [Source]
- Galaxy M12 – India [Source]
- Galaxy F62
- Galaxy A32
- Galaxy A42 5G
These were the steps to check and access Samsung RAM Plus. Remember that with the Android 12-based One UI 4.0 upgrade, the manufacturer may add the RAM Plus capability to more of its devices.