iPod Touch buildup? I'm clueless.

Discussion in 'iPod' started by applecupcakes, Aug 13, 2008.

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    applecupcakes

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    Alright, so I'm new to my iPod touch (and Apple products in general). The Touch runs something like a computer would, so does it act like a computer in that each time you open/close an application there are residual files that remain open, that canwind up slowing it down? I don't know much about this, if it even applies to Mac computers/OSX, but I have been told this can happen in Windows. I would think something like this could happen to the iPod touch because there aren't any system tools for disk cleanup/etc (I'm still on Windows terminology, bear with me here, I don't even know if you have to do things like that on a mac).

    Any input on keeping my iPod Touch running fresh and smooth? Thanks!
     
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    JML42691

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    I haven't noticed any slow ups or anything, if you really want to keep the memory clear, then the only real thing that you could do is clear recent searches an history in apps that have search history (Maps, YouTube, and Safari mainly). But otherwise I haven't noticed any problems like this and there aren't all that many things you can do to keep memory clear.
     
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    I believe that holding down the home button until the app closes will release it totally from the memory, but I'm no expert so hopefully some will chime in.
     
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    applecupcakes

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    I have heard this as well but also didn't know if it were true. Thanks for the input!
     

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