The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge both come with 3GB of RAM, which should mean that there is plenty of memory for the handset.
A number of users of both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge have reported issues with the memory on the handsets.
According to a recent report by Forbes, Samsung confirmed on their UK Facebook page, that both handsets have memory mismanagement problems, although it looks like the post may now have been removed.
The problem appears to happen after a number of apps are opened, when individual apps are closed down, the memory used by those apps should be released, but this is apparently not happening. This means when you keep opening new apps, it continues to use more memory on top of the memory being used for the apps that have been closed down.
There are apparently a couple of temporary solutions that can fix the issue when it occurs, the first one is to use the ‘Close All’ button in the multitasking card menu, the second solution is to reboot your handset.
According to the report from Forbes, the issue is not actually Samsung’s fault, it is apparently down to Google and a memory leak issues in Android Lollipop.
The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge both run Android 5.0.2, and the memory leak issues first appeared with the release of Android 5.0 Lollipop and is apparently still present in all versions of Lollipop including the latest 5.1.
Google recently released Android 5.1.1 to some of their Nexus devices, and one of the updates in this release is ‘RAM management improved’, hopefully this should fix the issue on the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge when the update is released.
If you have had these memory issues on your Samsung Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge handset, leave a comment below and let us know.
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