What should my free memory be?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Espo, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. Espo macrumors 6502

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    My iPhone 3G is jailbroken and I have SBSettings which tells me my available memory. Most of the time it is as at 18mb to 26mb, yet when my phone isnt JB I dont know what the free memory is. Does anyone know what it should be, and if mine is low or not?

    Thanks.
     
  2. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    Turn all your themes off, and re-spring your springboard, and then check your available memory.
     
  3. jontucker macrumors 6502

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    WHOA!!! 18 to 26Mb?? It should be over 80Mb all the time unless you are viewing large PDFs or watching video or anything else memory intensive.
     
  4. Airforcekid macrumors 65816

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    The OS is stored eleseware however I recommend 100MB free.
     
  5. Pixellated macrumors 65816

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    He is talking about RAM, not storage.
     
  6. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    Mine's at 22. I do have themes, and stuff though.

    Crazy themes.

    If I turn every theme off, I get 41-45mb free.
     
  7. ngenerator macrumors 68000

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    I have FreeMemory installed through the regular app store for like $0.99, mine usually averages around 30-40 free, but I have a bunch of theming options selected, etc. Sometimes it gets down to 5 or so, at which point I clear it out and it jumps back up to 40
     
  8. Espo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes I am talking about RAM, yes sorry about the ambiguity. I only have clippy, sbsettings, videorecorder3g, and a ringtone.

    I feel that my free memory is a little low, anyone have any idea why? Or what I can do to fix this to get my phone to run smoother. (my safari is lagging right now as I type)
     
  9. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    Uninstalling Clippy would work a little right?

    Also, respring your springboard.
     
  10. hefeglass macrumors 6502a

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    80mb? yeah right


    not sure what app you are using that gives you that completely FALSE number..

    between 40-55 free is the most you're gonna get when using a memory freeing app.
     
  11. The General macrumors 601

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    What's the point of RAM you don't use? Ideally the phone would be using all of it at all times.
     
  12. Espo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    After respringing it went to 40mb, then I opened safari and it's back at 25mb. Is this avg/normal? Thanks
     
  13. January macrumors newbie

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  14. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    Yupp, very average/normal.
     

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