How to really clear out your memory?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by jlmitnick, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. jlmitnick macrumors regular

    Sep 22, 2009
    TLDR at bottom

    So the past few weeks my iPhone has been kinda sluggish. According to sbsettings, my available memory would get down to like 20 mb, and if i click the kill processes button and even manually close everything in my app switcher bar, that would just make it go up to like 80mb free.

    This morning I installed something and had to restart the springboard. When I restarted it, my phone "crashed" and went into a perpetual spinning circle tick animation. After 15 minutes of waiting, I decided to hard reset by holding down home+power. Phone went off, then I press the power button, and it takes a good 5 minutes of the Apple logo, then finally gets booted up.

    But now, according to sbsettings I have 290mb of memory free! And the phone is running like a dream again. Yet all the appropriate background apps are indeed running correctly (sbsettings, iBlacklist, etc.).

    So, in my long winded post:

    TL;DR - How do I really clear out my memory and get up to like the >250mb of free memory range where the phone runs really well?
  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603


    Oct 31, 2010
    Hamilton, Ontario
    get remove background from cydia you set up an activator gesture(example mine is set to a double tap of the status bar) this clears the background apps and its makes my RAM increase bac to 200-250
  3. h1r0ll3r macrumors 68040


    Dec 28, 2009
    This works great and is what I use. I have mine set to run whenever I swipe down on the statusbar. After installing this, and you still notice the MB's are a little low, reboot (not respring) and that'll clear out all the background goodies that are running.
  4. fisherking macrumors 603


    Jul 16, 2010
    ny somewhere
    a blunt object to your head will clear out your memory quickly and efficiently... :D
  5. Grayburn macrumors 68000


    Jul 12, 2010
    London, England
    I also have Remove Background but use the shake & bake method in shake and they're all gone.
  6. OhioLefty macrumors regular

    Aug 7, 2009
    I use the same method, simple and effective tweak.
  7. malias4 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 21, 2011
    Greece and Holland
    I use it with the sbsettings toggle n on my iad2 i just double tap the time in status bar ! I l:apple:Ove jb

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