iPhone Any way to find memory hogs?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by hafr, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. hafr macrumors 68030

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    Is there a way to view memory and/or CPU usage on an app/tweak/process basis? Either from the App Store or from Cydia. When googling, I only seem to find information for developers regarding how they can find memory leaks in their own apps...

    I assume this is something that a lot of people would be interested in, being able to see if a tweak or app is "worth it" or not. For instance, BatteryDoctorPro (from Cydia, search for it and you'll find it, its proper name is in Japanese I think) is a pretty interesting app, but it felt like the free RAM was disappearing for no good reason when it was installed. I would love to know if my suspicions are correct or not (I'd like them not to be ;)).
     
  2. Adutrumque macrumors 65816

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    Interesting to say at least .
    I'll keep watch on this one
     
  3. Siggen macrumors 6502

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    Back in the days we had a process list we could sort after RAM usage and so on. Dont remember the name, and it surly wont work without an update.
     
  4. hafr thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I found this: http://apple.stackexchange.com/ques...fy-cpu-and-memory-usage-per-process-on-iphone

    Downloading Xcode right now, it seems to do pretty much exactly what I'm after and I just can't find a tweak or app that does even close to it...
     
  5. hafr thread starter macrumors 68030

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    It works like a charm, except that tweaks (that don't run as apps) all seem to be included in Springboard. So whilst it's great for finding which apps are using a lot of RAM, it's impossible to see which of the tweaks are causing Springboard to hog loads of memory...

    I guess we're doomed to using SBS and simply deactivate all tweaks, use the phone for a day, see what Instruments say in the evening, then activate the first tweak, use it for a day, check Instruments in the evening, have the second tweak activated the second day and so on, until we have a clear picture of the tweaks' memory usage...
     
  6. stephen1108 macrumors 65816

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    I actually just recently installed BatteryDoctorPro and I myself was wondering if this tweak/app were affecting my RAM/battery life. Anyone else have input on this app?
     

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