iMessage cache much improved!

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Hofeman, Mar 12, 2014.

  1. Hofeman macrumors newbie

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    Prior to the 7.1 update, even if you cleared out all your texts/iMessages it saved them in the cache and used up memory! Mine was using over 3GB of memory! Now if you clear it out it removes it from the memory! Thank you Apple! 7.1 is a huge improvement! Not to mention the calendar is SO much better now!
     
  2. richardbb85 macrumors 6502a

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    wow, it be nice if this is true. can't wait til i update mine
     
  3. VolceOntra macrumors 6502

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    Yeah that seems the case - mine is using 5 MB! (I haven't seen anything less than 340 MB on my previous devices even if I clear it)
     
  4. Hofeman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My sister has almost 4 GB of iMessages on her 4s and she doesn't have enough memory to update her phone. Kind of ironic. If she could update then she would have the extra space! I'm going to have to help her clear stuff off so she can update then put it back on.
     
  5. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    She can try using something like PhoneClean to clear up some space, and/or delete some things on the phone (like apps or music) that she can easily put back on again later.
     
  6. richardbb85 macrumors 6502a

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    updated to 7.1 n send a few txt, saw about 6mb saved in the usage. deleted txt, checked usage n the 6mb is still there.

    i guess problem or bug still exist
     
  7. luckydcxx macrumors 65816

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    had 2.5 GB of messages before 7.1, still have 2.5 GB of messages after 7.1
     
  8. aziatiklover macrumors 68030

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    Yeap same here!
     
  9. marvz macrumors 6502a

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    He meant that if you delete all messages then everything will be really cleared and not with just updating to 7.1.
     
  10. adnbek, Mar 14, 2014
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    adnbek macrumors 65816

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    I shall test this and report back.

    EDIT: Nope.
     
  11. SomeGuyDude macrumors 6502a

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    Can verify. Was using 1.9 gigs, now 216MB (I send/receive a lot of pictures)
     
  12. aziatiklover macrumors 68030

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    Thanx captain i knew that, but still apple needs to let use delete old cache.
     
  13. Hofeman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    All I know is that my entire family is on iPhones and this allowed them all to free up a lot of memory that was being wasted by old deleted iMessages. Not sure why it wouldn't work in your case.

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    The app itself takes up about 200 mb so it will never be 0.
     
  14. Intell macrumors P6

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    The Messages app itself is only 202KB big and its space it not included in the usage list as it resides on the read only OS partition.
     

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