iPhone 4S Memory issue?

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  1. iguss macrumors newbie

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    Just downloaded the Memory Info app. I killed all open apps and restarted. I only had 60% of memory available. Is this normal? What can I do to correct this if it's not normal?
     
  2. Thetonyk123 macrumors 68000

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    Are all apps closed in the background? Also memory booster hd ($0.99) frees up some RAM. I highly recommend it.
     
  3. iguss thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes when I double clicked, there was nothing open. Is this normal for a new phone? Should I bring it up with Apple?
     
  4. outz macrumors 6502

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    you're not going to have 100% memory available due to OS overhead etc. ~40% utilized is probably a good number.
     
  5. iguss thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Wow I guess iOS is quite the memory hog then...
     
  6. Beaverman3001 macrumors 6502

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    Since when is using 200ish MB on an advanced OS being a memory hog?
     
  7. jgalan14 macrumors 6502

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    You should be fine the OS needs resources too, my evo 3d with 1gb of ram only has like 200-300mb left after killing apps, and is not android is sense UI , is a memory hog
     
  8. Thetonyk123 macrumors 68000

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    Yes i have the iPod touch 4 (256mb RAM) and I only get like 145mb of free RAM to use. iOS is a memory hog but it does pretty well managing it.
     
  9. ShionoyaTamaki macrumors 6502

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    Don't worry about the amount of free memory available. It would actually be an issue if you had too much free memory.

    iOS will only free up memory whenever it is needed. When you close an app it keeps it there in suspended state so it opens faster when you come back.
     
  10. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    With nothing open you should have between 300-350MB open.
     
  11. iguss thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So should I force quite apps?
     
  12. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    I don't think it's needed. You won't notice a lack of performance until you get down to about 80MB left. Things will start to feel sluggish. Especially if you are using big applications or games.
     
  13. ShionoyaTamaki macrumors 6502

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    You don't have to force quit apps. Because memory management is done for you without user interaction. It is that way by design to just make it "magically" work as Steve jobs would say.

    Even when your free memory goes down to 80mb it wont be slow or matter, because the iOS will just free up memory when an app needs more than 80mb.

    Think of it this way. Every app that opens will have access to 300-400mb of memory and the iOS will make it happen.
     
  14. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    Just to add those apps are not running in the background but are in a "frozen" state so to speak. They shouldn't be using very little if any memory. It's only when you re-open them that they start working again.
     
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