Optimize the iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by MacOSXAddict, Dec 30, 2007.

  1. MacOSXAddict macrumors member

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    Just new to the iPhone (1 month). I have been using the phone quite heavily and I have noticed that it was become a little sluggish over time. Is there an app that will flush out all cache, history, etc on the iPhone? ie: similar to Cocktail and System Optimizer X on the Mac?

    Thanks...........
     
  2. polishmacuser macrumors 6502a

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    no there is not or unless im wrong but there is not the only thing you can do is restore
     
  3. Macgic macrumors 6502

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    you can clean out the cache. setting>safari>clear cache.
     
  4. oseary macrumors member

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    Do you regularly power cycle the phone? This has seemed to help my phone if it becomes rather... sluggish.
     
  5. MacOSXAddict thread starter macrumors member

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    What do you mean by power cycling the phone?
     
  6. unity macrumors 6502a

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    Step 1: Turn off
    Step 2: Turn on

    :D
     
  7. Chrysaor macrumors 6502

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    You can delete cache of all apps by deleting contents of /var/root/Library/Caches. Also, there are app specific caches like Youtube in /var/root/Library/Youtube, it tends to get bigger over time. Of course, you need a jailbroken iPhone for this.
    There is a native application that will clean up caches etc in development i think.
     
  8. MacOSXAddict thread starter macrumors member

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    I do have a jailbroken phone. How do you get to the iPhones directory paths to delete these caches?

    Thanks again!
     
  9. MacOSXAddict thread starter macrumors member

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    I am using the program Fugu to access the directories. I have also installed OpenSSH via the installer. When I connect to the iPhone I get a message saying "Warning: Remote Host Identification Has Changed".

    I am putting in the correct IP address for the iPhone and, username as: root, Port: 22, and Directory: /

    What am I doing wrong?

    Addict
     
  10. MacOSXAddict thread starter macrumors member

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    When you say "in development" do you mean the development folder within installer? I do not see any app there that cleans out caches.
     
  11. junker macrumors 6502

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    Another thing to keep in mind is: if you open many apps and don't "close" them, the run in the back ground taking up resources. This will also lead to a hot backside (insert juvenile laugh) of the phone.

    Whenever I leave a program, ie: itunes, ipod, photos, settings, calender, etc - I hold the home button down for about 5 seconds. And the program will quit. Otherwise it will run in the background.

    Nice of Apple to tell us in the owners manuel... oh right.

    :)

    ps - you'll get a better battery life with this procedure!!
     
  12. VenomousSVT macrumors 6502

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    WOW! I didnt know this, I thought that just hitting home would close it down! Thanks!!!
     
  13. unity macrumors 6502a

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    Thats very much not true. Not only has it never been proved, but it was proved at one point that many apps re-launch in the background.

    Also even if true, the time spent holding the home button equals time the phone is up and on, using power, versus just powering it off.

    When powered off, the phone goes into a very low power mode. This was a problem when the mobile IM apps were made, they could not stay logged-in because the low-power mode would not keep them running and connected.
     
  14. VenomousSVT macrumors 6502

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    when you say powered off, I assume you mean with the screen off and locked, not actually powering the phone "off"
     
  15. junker macrumors 6502

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    Oh ... thought I had read about it around here awhile back... my bad. I had heard about people's iphone getting warm and this was the fix.... oh well...I still do it :)

    I think I found where I had heard about this...
    http://forums.ilounge.com/showthread.php?t=213341

    ..but it appears that this process is more akin to a "force quit" for a program - as discussed here (see the last tip from the article)
    http://www.macworld.com/article/60232/2007/10/nov07mobilemac.html

    as for the heating up...I think that was discussed around here somewhere... Oh well.

    Again...my bad!

    :)
     
  16. stubek macrumors newbie

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    I have a 3GS with iPhone 3.0 on it and this does not work, if I hold down the home button, it activates voice control, so how do I truly stop a program and is this the same as force quitting?

    Thanks
     
  17. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Hold down the power button until the slide to power off screen appears, then let go and hold the home button until the springboard appears.

    Search next time. :)
     

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