App "Cleaning" itself?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by yayitsezekiel, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. yayitsezekiel macrumors 6502a

    yayitsezekiel

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2008
    Location:
    Irvine, CA
    #1
    Look at the Facebook app; does this happen often? I've been using iOS since version 1.1.1 and I've never seen this. How long does it usually take? I cannot open the app.
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2010
    Location:
    Inside
    #2
    Its a new feature introduced with iOS 5. Apple gave developers the option to clean their application's caches to save space in backups and such.
     
  3. yayitsezekiel thread starter macrumors 6502a

    yayitsezekiel

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2008
    Location:
    Irvine, CA
    #3
    Interesting...never read about that new feature - thanks!
     
  4. brand macrumors 601

    brand

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2006
    Location:
    127.0.0.1
    #4
    I don't think it is an option but I could be wrong.
     
  5. AppleFanatic10 macrumors 68030

    AppleFanatic10

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2010
    Location:
    Encino, CA
    #5
    I've seen this a couple times... Just thought it was a glitch at first. But that's pretty cool that the app is able to clean itself. :)
     
  6. vaugha macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2011
  7. Thetonyk123 macrumors 68000

    Thetonyk123

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2011
    Location:
    Earth
    #7
    never had it and the facebook app for me as a lot of documents and data in the settings<general<usage
     
  8. ncarnall macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2011
    #8
    hmmm, how do you get 5 icons down bottom? is it jailbreak only?
     
  9. AnionicStrength macrumors member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2010
    #9
    Yes, jailbreak only. It's called, unsurprisingly, "Five Icon Dock." There is also a "Five Icon Switcher."
     
  10. SumweirdKid macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2012
    #10
    how long does it last?

    how long does it last cause ive been waiting quite a while?
     
  11. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2008
    Location:
    Bristol, UK
    #11
    Indeed, the developer has no control over it happening. In iOS 5.0.1 and above there is more control over what gets "cleaned".

    It's hard to say without knowing the specifics of the App(s) involved.

    It shouldn't take too long though. Are you running iOS 5.0.1?
     
  12. gregjonason macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2012
    #12
    This is interesting about the "Cleaning..." message. When I recently went to China, funny that this operation happened the following Apps:
    1) Twitter
    2) USA Today
    3) BBC News
    4) Flickr
     
  13. pchipchip macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2011
    #13
    The same thing happened to my iPod recently. I don't remember exactly how long it took, but it could not have been longer than 5 to 10 minutes per app. (That is just an estimate because I put it in sleep mode for a while after I noticed it. I checked about 10 minutes later and it was finished.)
     

Share This Page