iOS and space usage slowdown

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by max2, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. max2 macrumors 68020

    May 31, 2015
    Does iOS slow down with the more space you use ? Like for example lets say you have a 128GB of space and use it all or most of it will it slow down your phone ?
  2. bbrks macrumors 65816


    Dec 17, 2013
  3. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    I've noticed some effect to that nature when there's not much space left at all and have generally tried to keep at least 1 GB (and usually more) free if I can.
  4. e93to macrumors 6502a


    Jan 23, 2015
    Well, it does slow down if the iPhone shows 0 Gb as available. However, that doesn't really mean there is no space available at all. iPhone itself constantly deletes cache/temp files (you will see apps shown to be "cleaning" time to time). During this "cleaning" process, apps can exhibit stutter and lag (opening, multitasking, updating/refreshing contents, etc)

    So yes, low storage can slow down the device. If a certain app has to "clean" itself in order for another app in use to store cache/temp files, you might see certain amount of lag and stutter.
  5. danleon950410 macrumors regular


    Jun 18, 2015
    Bogotá, Colombia
    Well, a chip of XXX GB must be able to handle the XXX GB it advertises.

    But i would say the answer "Yes" due to indexing matters.
    It's my opinion as i have no way to prove it, but i guess that this would happen only when the device and/or app needs to index or maybe find something.
    Other than that, i don't think so, as disk writing isn't running all the time.

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