iPhone X How To Clear RAM on iPhone X

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  1. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    #51
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/ht201412 (which is different from clearing RAM that is being discussed in this thread)
     
  2. BullittMustang macrumors 6502a

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    This seems to work like holding the power and home until it restarts did. This is good info, thanks.
     
  3. ipedro macrumors 68040

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    Well, you’re going to be happy to know that you can swipe up. You do need to hold a card first but once the red buttons appear, you can just swipe up apps like before.

    The reason you have to go into that mode first is because swiping up is a critical feature of iOS to go Home and you’d be swiping away apps instead of going Home.
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    No it’s not. That just quits that app’s processes.

    Clearing the RAM using the method demonstrated above clears all of the apps, clears all of the operating system’s running processes. It’s like restarting without actually restarting — it’s way faster to fix an issue or a slow phone.

    Nobody is saying that you have to manage iOS’ memory and running apps. We know that iOS does this itself. But sometimes something is wonky. Something that might not even be app related. Maybe the keyboard has some weird delay. Maybe app icons disappeared. Whatever it may be. Almost every time, clearing the RAM fixes it.

    And to answer the original question: there doesn’t appear to be any way to do this on iPhone X.
     
  4. brandon_banner macrumors newbie

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    People have said that if your phone has been lagging or freezing, this is a good first step before actually rebooting the phone.
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    That's not what he meant, rebooting and clearing ram isn't the same thing.
     
  5. Pipper99 macrumors 68020

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    https://forums.imore.com/guides-how-articles/387189-guide-how-clear-ram-iphone-ipad.html

    https://www.iphonelife.com/content/how-to-make-your-iphone-faster-clearing-ram

    https://wccftech.com/clear-iphone-8-ram-memory/

    I've done this on my iPhones and iPads as needed. If youtube videos aren't loading, mail seems to be stuck, Safari is taking too long to load a webpage, I perform the above procedure, and my device immediately goes back to working smoothly: youtube videos load quickly, etc. It works for me.
     
  6. lotzosushi macrumors 6502

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    I'm wondering this myself. Poo poo to all the naysayers in this thread and STOP saying clearing ram is the same thing as quitting apps. IT IS NOT THE SAME THING. Resetting/force clearing the ram via the mentioned method in previous iOS versions helped a lot when things got slow, whether you believe it or not it has worked on many of my iPhones and iPads.

    Now, it would be great to figure out a way to do this on the X.

    There was also another little 'trick' to clear App Store cache but it no longer works in iOS 11.
    http://bgr.com/2016/01/01/iphone-slow-trick-speed-up/
     
  7. Sunnyday2017 Suspended

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    This method doesn’t work with my iPhone 8+ with iOS 11.2. I get the slide to power off button when I click the sleep/wake button but after releasing it, than holding the home button it doesn’t do anything
     
  8. Pipper99 macrumors 68020

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    Interesting. When I do this, the phone goes back to the Home Screen after holding the Home button for a few seconds. In iOS 11, on my iPad Pro 10.5, it goes back to whatever app I was in instead of the Home Screen.
     
  9. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601

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    I believe a respring will accomplish the same thing.
     
  10. Sunnyday2017 Suspended

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    You are right, goes back to the home screen. I just tried it again, but it took more than just a few seconds more like 20/25 seconds
     
  11. lotzosushi macrumors 6502

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    Respringing only restarts the springboard as a soft reset, it doesn't force clear the ram.
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    How do you respring a stock iphone?
     
  13. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601

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    Settings>General>Accessibility>Bold Text.
     
  14. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Sweet, thank you;)
     
  15. carlsonivan macrumors newbie

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    Fact Check: But you can swipe up to kill apps. After you have long pressed on the apps when in the card view and a red circle will pop up on the top left corner of the apps, instead of tapping the circles, just swipe a card up. A long swipe is not even necessary.
     
  16. Peter K. macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you, indeed! Also, according to ActMonitor, respringing cleared some RAM.
     
  17. teknikal90 macrumors 68030

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    It is a real thing.
    Documented. Power button until swipe to turn off option appears... then press and hold the home button.
     
  18. treichert macrumors 6502

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    There is no useraccessible feature in iOS that „force clears“ the RAM.
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    Link to documentation please.
     
  19. C DM macrumors Westmere

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  20. treichert macrumors 6502

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    That’s not documentation, that’s Gizmodo.
     
  21. lotzosushi macrumors 6502

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    It may not be an advertised trick on Apple's website, but there are literally dozens of articles and users including myself who can verify this has 100% worked to speed up a buggy or slow iPhones/iPads in the past.
     
  22. teknikal90 macrumors 68030

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  23. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    So you are saying all kinds of known things like how caches can be cleared by trying to download a large iTunes movie, for example, aren't real because Apple doesn't officially mention them in their documentation? I guess all those people that see their free space increase when they do that must be just imagining things. Or how updates can be deleted or stopped by installing a tvOS profile? Are we really going down this path of nonsensical silliness?
     
  24. Sheldonsmith macrumors 6502

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    So, to sum up, the only way to clear out anything volatile in RAM is to restart the phone (correct)?
     

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