On Android 5.x and lower, accessing the list of running applications is easy-you can go to Settings> Applications> Running. simple! However, in Android 6.0, Google moved this setting. It is still not too difficult to find, but it is a bit tricky.
Moreover, this show both running processes and services, along with how much memory (RAM) is being used by System and Apps, as well as how much is still available.
Here’s how to find it once your device is on Marshmallow (or later).
- To find the same menu in Marshmallow, you’ll first need to enable Developer Options. Do this by heading into Settings, then About Phone.
- When you’ve found it, tap it seven times. You’ll see a toast notification letting you know how many are left until “you become a developer.” Once it’s been tapped seven times, a new menu will be unlocked just above About Phone in the main Settings menu.
- Back in Settings, head into Developer Options. You should see “Running services” a little way down this menu—that’s what you’re looking for. Once you tap “Running services,” you should be presented with a familiar screen.
This isn’t something you should need to get into often, if ever at all. Still, it’s good to know where to find this just in case you ever need to but like the menu where it’s now found suggests, this is really for developers.