iPad iPad Air 2 Memory Usage 4 Safari Tabs

Discussion in 'iPad' started by iphone5att64, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. iphone5att64 macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2012
    I did a quick test to see how much free memory iPad Air 2 has with 2 GB.

    1189 MB free after rebooting.

    631 MB free after opening 4 MacRumors forums tabs, taking pictures, locking, left alone for some time, and unlocking.

    367 MB free after reopening Safari and tapping on 4 tabs to check if they reloaded which they didn't.


    For comparison, after rebooting on iOS 8.0, iPhone 5S had 46.81 MB and iPhone 6 Plus had 39.84 MB free memory.

  2. ipadlvr macrumors regular

    Oct 22, 2014

    Let me understand this.

    You opened a thread to tell the world that a 2GB device has more free memory than a 1GB device?

  3. awests macrumors regular

    Jul 24, 2014
    Bay Area, CA
    wait but I thought you said 2GB wasn't confirmed yet?! ;)

    But it appears that the free memory scales more than 2x which is cool to see.
  4. DSTOFEL macrumors 6502

    Feb 11, 2011
    Good info...thanks for sharing. RAM (ie sufficient amount; usage, etc...) does seem to be one of the main topics being discussed around here since the new iPads were announced. Very relevant info!
  5. ipadlvr macrumors regular

    Oct 22, 2014
    We all know. I said iFixit teardown didn't list it. Just the part number

    They've since edited and it now says 2x1GB chips

    If you look at the part number it is the same 1GB one they were using last yea . Except there are 2.

    The OS should try to use as much memory as possible.
  6. AppleHater macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2010
    Thanks for the confirmation. This iPad is a keeper. I will keep it for a while.
  7. screensaver400 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 28, 2005
    This is good info. Thank you.
  8. awests macrumors regular

    Jul 24, 2014
    Bay Area, CA
    I know I was kidding! jokes!

    The OS should not use as much memory as possible, it should focus on allocating memory in an efficient manner for specific processes that allows for important operations to be optimized.
  9. gardiboy macrumors 6502a

    Sep 30, 2011
    Very well done. Why the hell are some of u bashing the OP for sharing such info?
  10. mdridwan47 macrumors 6502


    Jan 20, 2014
    What app did you use?

    Edit: nevermind, I found it. Is there any way to delete comments on macrumors forum?

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