iPad Low Memory (RAM), iPad "4" on iOS 8.1

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  1. Peter K., Nov 5, 2014
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    Peter K.

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    I waited to upgrade all my iDevices to iOS 8 until iOS 8.1 was released. I was planning to wait even longer, but wanted to be able to JB with Pangu. NOTE: I have not JB'n yet.

    I've noticed, over the past few days, that my iPad "4" often stalls and/or displays a message about low memory. A quick glance at Activity Monitor has shown, in every case, that nearly all RAM is used up.

    Anyone else experience this or similar?
     
  2. s2mikey macrumors 68020

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    What apps or features do you have turned ON? Do you reset your device at least occasionally? Any recent apps installed that may have changed the behavior?

    Can't say this is common unless you have a zillion apps open at once.
     
  3. Rhonindk macrumors 68020

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    Not seeing the "warning" but I am getting a significant number of low-mem, jetsam, resource crashes in D&U - iPad 4 16gb wifi.

    It was worse on 8.0 - 8.0.2 but still prevalent on 8.1.

    My killers have been Safari, WebEx, email, and MSO (PP).
     
  4. Peter K. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I close all apps after use, so only one app at a time (usually Safari) is causing this.
     
  5. Sanfordskier, Nov 7, 2014
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    I am having a similar issue

    Thanks Peter
    I have found that after I upgraded to iOS 8.1 on my iPad 4 it tends to run very low on Random Access Memory causing it to crash when running Safari and Ebay. It ran perfectly with iOS 7.1.2. I have contacted Apple Support and they have confirmed this is a widespread issue. Well I hope they get this fix done immediately as a part of iOS 8.1.1. My iPad 4 has 1 GB of RAM which is also typical of all the newer iPads too. I have found I can gain about 100k of memory if I run the Ebay App directly but I rather run Ebay through Safari. My iPad 4 has 16GB of total storage and has about 5.1 GB free. I have nothing else running except for Safari when this problem happens.
     
  6. Peter K. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Has anyone upgraded to 8.1.1 and noticed any improvements?
     
  7. Mr Kram macrumors 68000

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    weird, i have no issues whatsoever with mine.
     
  8. scjr macrumors 68000

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    I upgraded my 4. Overall it's running much better than 8.1.1. Jerky animations are gone and Safari running smoother.
     
  9. Sanfordskier macrumors newbie

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    Some improvements with 8.1.1

    I am running an iPad 4 with 8.1.1 and it seems like Safari is running slightly faster and smoother. When I run Sys-lite, the Free Memory is about 400MB which was similar before I upgraded. I was having a problem with backspacing with Safari/ Ebay while running 8.1. I still need to check to see if that is fixed. I'll offer feedback after I check it.
     
  10. Ev0d3vil macrumors 6502

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    Really? If that's so I'll upgrade.
     
  11. Sanfordskier macrumors newbie

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    Backspacing seems to be working

    I have loaded Safari with Ebay and then attempted some backspacing and it seems to be working. It would be nice if Apple would publish the bugs they fix with each release - can't find the list anywhere.
     
  12. Sanfordskier macrumors newbie

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    Memory

    With my iPad 4 and 8.1.1 the memory management seems to be working better. I opened Safari, Word and some other applications and Sys-lite would show that memory would adjust automatically to improve free memory up to about 70 MB from 20 MB. I tried to see if it would crash and so far it wouldn't crash or lockup.

    Just remember that most iPads run 1 GB of RAM or less. Only the iPad Air 2 has 2 GB of RAM. Now I see why - it allows a user much more room for applications. Come on Apple, load more memory into the iPad family so it is more useful to everyone.

    The Macbook Pro comes with 8 GB or 16 GB of RAM, so you can see Apple loads these machines with lots of memory. The Mac Pro comes with 12 GB up to 64 GB.

    For a long time I was a huge Microsoft Windows fan, but their software was so buggy all the time, I was upset with all their upgrades. Apple isn't perfect but their software seems to be better than the Redmond software. I love my iPad and will buy a Mac Book Pro instead of another Windows machine. I can always run Boot Camp or Parallels with Windows 7 if I need to.
     
  13. Rhonindk macrumors 68020

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    iPad 4 16gb wifi model on 8.1.1
    Seeing less app crash and other issues from low mem - a bit soon to really tell. I am surprised to see a couple of new low mem app crashes for objects in Newstand - had a WSJ and Forbes today.

    It may be an improvement. I'm not holding my breath.
     

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