Android: How To View Running Programs

Checking what apps on running on your Android Smartphone or Tablet is easy. It helps you monitor how much RAM they’re taking up, and when a reboot of your device is in order.

Checking the running programs or processes in Android is easy. Learning how to monitor the running programs can help you spot a rogue application or even just let you know when to reboot your phone.


Start at the the home screen and press the menu button. Select Manage Apps.

Home Screen

Next you’ll see a list of the apps installed on your Android smartphone or tablet.

all apps

Now tap Running in the upper right corner.

Android Running Apps

That’s it! Now you can see what programs or processes are running, how long they’ve been running, and how much RAM they’re taking up.

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