1. NewD's Avatar
    With the advent of the new tweak StatusModifier for all devices - we can see RAM stats again in status bar.. But I'm wondering if iOS 7 itself is WAY more RAM intensive that ios6. After a full reboot the highest number I've seen on my 5S in 501MB ( on my 5 with 6.1.2 and a jillion tweaks 800MB).

    Then you open 1 app like ModMyi and you're down to 350MB.. ?!?!? Open Apple Store next and down to 32MB. ?!?!??!?!



    Is anyone else experiencing this? Only one tweak loaded now.. besides Cydia Substrate and Preference Loader. Just StatusModifier.

    Any thoughts?
    2014-01-04 04:41 PM
  2. abbdc1's Avatar
    yes for me same thing on 5S, not mor then 500 mb and all the time stay between 200 and 168 mb with some apps open
    anyway weird
    2014-01-04 05:05 PM
  3. GUNNY29's Avatar
    Thing bout this is your looking at numbers and getting concerned making a deal out of a bunch of numbers. I've not once heard or read anyone complain about the speed of the 5s all I've seen is it brings praised for its speed and ability to have multiple apps open.
    Click My Sig For my auros Mods
    2014-01-04 05:08 PM
  4. Krima's Avatar
    This is purely speculative but iOS 7 may have a new memory compression technology that misleads this Ram readout. Absolutely nothing to base this on, it's just a thought.

    Mac 10.9 brought on a memory compression technology so I guess it's possible that iOS 7 did as well. Who knows.
    2014-01-04 05:14 PM
  5. NewD's Avatar
    Okay..guys.. Thanks.. So even you, Krima, Mr. Run-as-clean-as-possible, would not worry a bit about a 32MB of RAM read out - IF - it's accurate?

    And Gunny, you're right, 5S is crazy fast - even with that low number showing..

    So all a lot of "nothing" to worry about here?
    2014-01-04 05:17 PM
  6. GUNNY29's Avatar
    Definitely nothing to worry about. If your phone was slow then yes obviously the fact you were expecting massive numbers says to me your phone is in no way slow
    Click My Sig For my auros Mods
    2014-01-04 05:19 PM
  7. Krima's Avatar
    Honestly NewD, iOS 7 is so different that I wouldn't get hung up on numbers. I know it's hard because you come from having over 700 mb free but your experience with the device is the last word on this question. Just my opinion, no right or wrong, but Gunny may say I'm wrong.

    Just kidding bud.
    2014-01-04 05:21 PM
  8. sand_man's Avatar
    Those RAM figures can be misleading. Most users are oblivious to the apps running and/or suspended in the background. How many times have you picked a mates phone, double tapped the home button to pull up the multi-taskbar only to find there a dozen or more apps running and/or suspended in the background??!!

    What's the net effect? Some battery drainage? cpu usage? ram usage? data usage??

    I really think the effects are negligible!

    Having said that, I regularly use apps that kill apps running in the background, Purge being the most recent.
    Last edited by sand_man; 2014-01-04 at 05:25 PM.
    2014-01-04 05:21 PM
  9. Simon's Avatar
    Uninstall that tweak. You'll feel better.
    Lol
    2014-01-04 05:21 PM
  10. NewD's Avatar
    Uninstall that tweak. You'll feel better.
    Lol
    LOL!! Yep.. That's likely what I'll do.. In the days of iOS4 and 5 - lower RAM readout ALWAYS meant slower phone response.. EVEN after Dynamic RAM allocation became part of the hardware. So I'm just a little jumpy.. iOS 6 never had a problem with showing lower RAM numbers - even with a zillion tweaks loaded and multiple animation themes and iWidgets running on top of one another - as many of you know me to run... on iOS6 my iPhone5 never showed a drop below 400MB ever.. And most of the time stayed between 650-750 even with apps in the Switcher. iOS7 must truly be a BIG rewrite rendering these RAM numbers 'non-indicative' of what's really going on under the hood of 5S.

    I would be interested to know if you who are still on 4, 4S, 5 or 5C see the same thing with this tweak installed. Or if it's just a 5S thing.

    Thanks!
    2014-01-04 05:27 PM
  11. Krima's Avatar
    Grant I'm on iOS 7 with my 4s and it drops to 30 mb and I don't notice any slowdown.
    2014-01-04 05:30 PM
  12. NewD's Avatar
    Grant I'm on iOS 7 with my 4s and it drops to 30 mb and I don't notice any slowdown.
    Thanks, Krima. Then much ado about nothing.. RAM status in my Status bar -- is now a thing of the past for me. Thanks all!
    2014-01-04 05:44 PM
  13. towboattrash34's Avatar
    I was looking at my crash logs, before I was jailbroke and it had low mem
    IPhone 5s....
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    2014-01-04 06:43 PM
  14. RKO1195's Avatar
    This ram numbers in status bar from that tweak isn't accurate, you can clearly see this.
    2014-01-04 06:54 PM
  15. <Ian Nicoll/>'s Avatar
    I don't think I've ever looked at my available RAM.. Not since 3G days, don't care if it's 1 MB or 1,000MB, if the phone's working right I never think about it. Dig into the JS of that tweak and add a 3X multiplier, just so you feel good M8.
    2014-01-04 07:24 PM
  16. NewD's Avatar
    I don't think I've ever looked at my available RAM.. Not since 3G days, don't care if it's 1 MB or 1,000MB, if the phone's working right I never think about it. Dig into the JS of that tweak and add a 3X multiplier, just so you feel good M8.
    Haha!! Available Ram very much mattered until iOS 6 on the iPh5..

    Prior to that - even after they invented dynamic RAM allocation… Low available RAM meant slow sluggish phone… every time for me and many others who reported in. It was a killer with themes and animations.

    But I can say my iPhone 5 on iOS 6, no matter what the number read, and it never got below 350 MB, was always working great.
    2014-01-04 07:54 PM
  17. King_O_Hill's Avatar
    I do agree with Krima here, my 5 runs around 80-200 wile my 4 will run well under 100 without incidence. Never worried about the ram, ever.

    Check out WW3 for iOS 9/10 - Widget-Weather 3.0
    2014-01-05 01:24 AM
  18. NewD's Avatar
    I do agree with Krima here, my 5 runs around 80-200 wile my 4 will run well under 100 without incidence. Never worried about the ram, ever.
    You've always run a very clean phone bro.. Many of us tax 'em a little harder..
    Grant I'm on iOS 7 with my 4s and it drops to 30 mb and I don't notice any slowdown.
    You and King have always run your phones real clean compared to a lot of the rest of us.. Many experienced what I did on 4/4S on iOS 5. I was totally not alone. Clearly iOS7 has nailed the dynamic ram allocation in ways iOS 5 could not. The 4S was a pretty good device but on iOS5 under 30mb of ram the screen launch window when an engaging an app would actually "pulse open" and not be smooth.. It was really bad.. But my 4S on 7 seems better.. Of course I don't have anywhere near as many tweaks on it now since moving it to 7. The poor performance at low RAM on 4S made the #1 requested feature of the next iPhone (5) "1GB" of RAM per Apple news in those days.

    Suffice it to say.. Many, many corroborated my experienced w/sluggish performance w/lo ram on iOS 5 on 4S.

    We're off to a great start in 2014.. Let's not relive the RAM debates of 2012..
    Last edited by NewD; 2014-01-05 at 03:23 AM.
    2014-01-05 03:14 AM
  19. Simon's Avatar
    2014-01-05 06:29 PM
  20. NewD's Avatar
    Lol, many many. Proof.
    It's all in those old threads.. About 18 or so reported in - in those days.. But I withdraw the "double many" comment..
    2014-01-05 06:31 PM
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