A reboot cleared a lot of memory

Discussion in 'iPad' started by samcraig, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. samcraig macrumors P6

    Jun 22, 2009
    Downloaded one of the memory apps for the iPad and saw that my memory usage was high even considering I didn't have any apps open other than the mem app. No safari pages open either.

    Now clearing my safari cache freed up some memory.

    But after a reboot I doubled the amount. I'm wondering if some of these apps whether created for the iPad without the developers having a real one to test or the iPhone apps are not 100 percent compatible and are causing memory leaks.
  2. h00ligan macrumors 68030

    Apr 10, 2003
    A hot desert
    The first time I launched 'we rule' I was told too much ram was taken and I should restart. Which I thought was curious. Fwiw.
  3. Dorkington macrumors 6502a

    Apr 5, 2010

    I downloaded an info app... it said I had 125mb of total memory. When I rebooted it said I had 221mb of memory.

    Note... these are *total* not *free*.

    Strange. o_O
  4. ClaireL macrumors 6502a


    Apr 4, 2010
    New Jersey
    That is a known issue from the beginning of the We Rule launch first in Canada over a month ago or so and occurs on all the touch devices. It doesn't actually mean you are low on memory. You could reboot your iPad and it will still say "low on memory"
  5. roland.g macrumors 603


    Apr 11, 2005
    One mile up and soaring
    ^^ Claire, good to see your not an iPad Renter :D

    Something you can try short of rebooting is a force quit of an App you recently used. Whether Safari, Mail, or 3rd Party, any App can be force quit. I think it is a sleep/wake button - home button combo but they changed it for the iPhone at some point so I can't remember exactly how. That should free up memory without a reboot.
  6. ugp macrumors 65816


    Jan 7, 2008
    Inverness, Florida
    I would say the iPad Info App is very buggy. Being they did not have access to an actual iPad when they made the App.

    I am waiting on MemoryInfo to make an iPad version.
  7. jeznav macrumors 6502

    Aug 10, 2007
    I've got some apps to crash like "The Elements". I checked the crash logs in Xcode and it reports 90% of the time the reason was low memory. It makes sense since developers don't know the ram capacity until now. Just have to wait for a fix update.
  8. iLiveUdie macrumors regular

    Feb 19, 2010
    What type do you have?

    With a 32GB iPad, only 29GB is free....
  9. admanimal macrumors 68040

    Apr 22, 2005
    Memory leaks only affect an app while it is running. When an app exits, the OS can always free all memory allocated to the process (unless there's a bug in the OS).

    What is probably going on is the OS is caching various things in memory while the iPad is running, which are cleared on reboot.
  10. samcraig thread starter macrumors P6

    Jun 22, 2009
    You're confusing storage space with device memory
  11. frunkis54 macrumors 65816


    Apr 2, 2009
    i downloaded the the info app.

    under memory usage one of the things is "wire"

    what is that?

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