Large Heap App Detector

Large Heap App Detector Free App

Rated 3.93/5 (42) —  Free Android application by GiantTurtle


About Large Heap App Detector

A simple utility that shows you which app developers have declared


Applications that request Large Heap in the manifest are typically reducing user experience on the device. Per the developer docs:

"Most apps should not need this and should instead focus on reducing their overall memory usage for improved performance."

Android will terminate other apps' processes to free up system RAM for use by the large heap. This will result in slower multitasking and response times for your device

"…the ability to request a large heap is intended only for a small set of apps that can justify the need to consume more RAM (such as a large photo editing app). Never request a large heap simply because you've run out of memory and you need a quick fix"

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How to Download / Install

Download and install Large Heap App Detector version 1.2.0 on your Android device!
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Android package: com.companionfree.checker.largeheap, download Large Heap App Detector.apk

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App History & Updates

What's Changed
1.2.0 - 4 Jan 16
- Fixed crash on startup for good
- Added settings link to rows
1.1.3 - 3 Jan 16
- Fixed crash on startup
1.1 - 1 Jan 16
- Added Ignore filter (slide to remove)
- Removed apps that are already disabled
- Fixed crash
Version update Large Heap App Detector was updated to version 1.2.0
More downloads  Large Heap App Detector reached 1 000 - 5 000 downloads

What are users saying about Large Heap App Detector

by Z####:

Does what it says

by V####:

Crashes on start up

by S####:

Ran a second time issue remains the same

by G####:

Just because the apps you're using are bad doesn't mean you should give this one a bad rating.

by Q####:

It detects the heap.. But please introduce a way to reduce it... Or so..

by B####:

I dont understand how to use it. It just looks like it's listing all my apps.

by M####:

It needs to be able to show how much RAM it (each app) is/will use. That would make it a 5 Star app.

by P####:

Sad to see the majority of my favorite apps use large heap. This app makes it very easy to find those culprit apps and either disable or uninstall them. The Dev is is very receptive to ways to improve the app and very quick to update.

by Z####:

To be installer #6!

by W####:

I'm waiting to find out what they will sell me for $29.78. In app purchases rule.

by D####:

Found this from twit, just wish we could do more than simply know which apps are doing it

by V####:

90% of my apps fail this test. Hard to believe a mature operating system would allow this if it were as bad as this dev implies. I suggest instead that a cache defrag app might be a more reasonable rermedy

by U####:

Well, this confirmed my suspicions. Anything from Samsung, Amazon or Google. Losing one star for including disabled apps. Confusing me is unkind.

by I####:

It would be better to show me which apps don't ask for LargeHeap, as the list would be shorter. There isn't enough actionable information to make this app worth keeping, so I'm not going to. Better luck next release.

by T####:

and I use these gazillion offending apps. I'll run back to my ignorance hoping that those who can really do anything step up. I can't begin to uninstall most of these offending apps & of course those apps know it. That was a depressing install & quick uninstall

by L####:

Like it but wish it could quantify the memory usage as well and warn user when an app is eating up to much memory or had leak.

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42 users