3GS folks: how much free memory does your iPhone have?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by kidwithdimples, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. kidwithdimples macrumors 6502a

    Jun 17, 2007
    I have no Winterboard installed or any other extra plugins such as lockinfo, weather widget, etc.

    It shows I have 160MB after using "Free UP MEMORY".

    Does it go any higher than 160?
  2. Baggy Spandex macrumors 6502

    Baggy Spandex

    May 23, 2009
    If i'm not really using anything and free up memory like crazy, it goes to around 155-160mb. Normally, under normal use with iOS4.0.1, it's usually around 40-50mb at any given moment during the day with no performance issues. This includes using the app-switcher but not having any app loaded.
  3. Nick0912 macrumors member

    Jul 26, 2010
    My 3GS has around 150-160 mbs at the home screen and with normal use around 60-80 mbs.
  4. tempusfugit macrumors 65816

    May 21, 2009
    iOS is pretty good at managing memory. Apps won't stay backgrounded if the app in the foreground needs more memory.

    It doesn't really matter how much you have free, its basically a myth that itll be faster with more memory free.

    Free memory is wasted memory in computing.
  5. thelatinist macrumors 603


    Aug 15, 2009
    Connecticut, USA
    +1,000. I can't understand why so many people are obsessed with free memory.
  6. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040


    Nov 9, 2008
    Fort Collins Colorado
    This is actually really good. I always seem to be at around 106-120.
  7. Dark Syn macrumors newbie

    Apr 19, 2011

    I don't get why people are obsessed with people being "obsessed" over freeing up their memory. Maybe I should elaborate a little more on why that is.

    Memory makes a HUGE difference in how the ipod operates. People seem to forget that the latest multitasking update is a complete fail. Even on older models it has traces of multitasking....the average app process doesn't terminate until only a few moments after the app is closed. Thus creating a lag if two or more apps are opened after the previous one.

    Anyone else want to contradict my statement and prove me wrong? Wait...i'm not wrong because i've done tests to prove it:p
  8. MaxBurn macrumors 65816


    Nov 25, 2010
    Both my ipad and iphone sit around 20-30mb and i dont free anything up ever.
  9. cheesyappleuser macrumors 6502a


    Apr 5, 2011
    My 3GS goes with an average of 80-90MB of RAM when running apps.

    But after release RAM I can go up to 140MB (with Phone and Mail opened in background, so I can acess them faster) or to 169MB. - both situations after "Free up memory" with SBSettings.

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