Guide | How to extend and double up the RAM on Nokia C12 and C12 Pro


Just last month Nokia Mobile launched their Nokia C12 in India and soon after they also launched the Nokia C12 Pro and the Nokia C12 Plus. All three devices are exactly similar in appearance and specs with the only difference being the bigger 4000mAh battery on the Nokia C12 Plus and C12 Pro. All phones come with a RAM extension option that allows using internal storage as Virtual RAM for keeping more apps in the background and thus delivering a good user experience.

So, if you are a Nokia C12, C12 Plus, or C12 Pro owner and want to know how to extend your Virtual RAM then this short guide will be helpful for you.

Step 1: Open Settings and there you will find the "Memory" option as shown in the screenshot below.


Step 2: Tap on the "Memory" option and scroll to the bottom of the page where you will find a toggle named "Memory Extension".


Step 3: Switch on the Toggle and the device will ask for a reboot to apply the changes for extending the Virtual RAM. Reboot the device and you are done. You now have 2GB extra virtual RAM for keeping more apps in the background.

With 2GB extra virtual RAM, your Nokia C12 can perform much better by keeping more apps in the background and loading them fast from the memory when you need it thus improving the average start-up time of the apps.

But, there is a downside as well which you should know as the user. Extending the RAM will occupy the internal storage as it gets allocated for creating Virtual RAM. This also puts pressure on the internal storage and once the usage limit has reached 90% the feature will get permanently disabled. As per Nokia Mobile, it may roughly take about 4 years of heavy usage for it to reach 90% of its capacity. 

Four years is a very long time for a phone that costs just Rs.6499/- so you may want to make full use of the features that help in improving the performance and giving a better user experience on a phone at this price range. I hope this guide was helpful to you. Do tell us how you use your Nokia C12 in the comments below. :)