iPhone Any way to find memory hogs?

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

  1. hafr macrumors 68030

    Sep 21, 2011
    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


    Mar 8, 2012
    Interesting to say at least .
    I'll keep watch on this one
  3. Siggen macrumors 6502

    Apr 1, 2011
    Oslo, Norway
    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

    Sep 21, 2011
    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

    Sep 21, 2011
    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

    Sep 30, 2007
    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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