iMessage cache much improved!

Hofeman

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 24, 2012
5
1
Charlotte NC
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!
 

VolceOntra

macrumors 6502
Apr 25, 2007
291
46
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)
 

Hofeman

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 24, 2012
5
1
Charlotte NC
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.
 

C DM

macrumors Sandy Bridge
Oct 17, 2011
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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.
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.
 

richardbb85

macrumors 6502a
Dec 9, 2009
651
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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
 

Hofeman

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 24, 2012
5
1
Charlotte NC
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.