Apps and memory usage

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by gowanis, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. gowanis macrumors 6502

    Sep 22, 2007
    does hitting the home button close the app you are running, thus freeing the memory? or does it remain resident?

    could there be memory leaks causing the phone to get slower and slower?
  2. markgamber macrumors 6502

    Jul 2, 2005
    Redneck, PA
    Allegedly the app is closed when you hit the home button. Practically, it wouldn't surprise me if it's actually cached but practically closed. As far as leaks, in theory there aren't any but since there's nothing you could do about it if there were, it doesn't much matter.
  3. gowanis thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 22, 2007
    if there are leaks, i suppose you could reboot your phone more often.
  4. rotobadger macrumors 65816


    Sep 18, 2007
    I do know holding down the home button for about 8-10 seconds will close any program currently running. I will do this sometimes when my mail server is not responding and I don't want it to keep running and suck battery life.
  5. thomasfxlt macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2005
    There are definite issues with leaking memory apps and other apps that don't like it. Super Monkey Ball routinely requires a reboot before playing if other apps have been in use.

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