Does IOS 6.1.2 consume the most RAM?

Piseth Mao March 12, 2013
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I’m not sure if my RAM on iPhone 3GS is mostly consumed by the IOS 6.1.2 itself or by other apps from Cydia.

I just noticed that when I stayed with IOS 6.1 my SBSetting shows around 120MB of RAM but since I updated to iOS 6.1.2 my SBSetting only shows my RAM switching between 30-60MB.

Is it really caused by IOS 6.1.2 or it’s because the SBSetting is not showing it correctly due to compatibility issue?

  1. Anish P
    March 16, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Keep in mind that since the 3GS is not even being sold anymore, Apple won't pay too much attention to optimizing the new iOS updates for 'old technology' like the 3GS. As an example, only a few functionalities of iOS6 have been added to the 3GS when compared to the 4, 4S, or 5. I'd advise you not to continue updating your iOS for your 3GS and even possibly downgrade to a lower iOS6 or even iOS5 so that your phone may function much better/faster.

  2. Rajaa Chowdhury
    March 13, 2013 at 2:20 am

    iOS 6.1.2 eats up more RAM and system partition space.

    Another heads-up. As some know, I have exchanged my iPod and had to re-jailbreak. This is a two-in-one, with a theory of why Apple wants to update to iOS 6.1.3.

    Using SBSettings, I noted that the RAM that is normally free in iOS 6.1 is about 330MB, if about 20 daemons are deactivated. The free system partition space was about 500MB, with only about 10 tweaks.

    With similar variables in iOS 6.1.2, I noted that the free RAM is now on average 250-280MB. It can go up to the next hundred, but rarely on its own, unlike iOS 6.1(which is sub-permanently on 310MB). I'd have to manually free up memory.

    The free space on the system partition is rather worrying. Only 400MB. Thereabouts, at least. Mine's 398MB.

    After reading this, you'd realize why Apple is taking such a long time to release iOS 6.1.3. They may be trying to fix this oddity. (How can an Exchange fix take up 100MB?)

    Source another similar user :

  3. ha14
    March 12, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    perhaps SBSetting not fully compatible with IOS 6.1.2
    iOS 6.1.2 on iPod Touch 4G?

    • Piseth Mao
      March 14, 2013 at 7:20 am

      I'm using IOS 6.1.2 on iPhone 3GS after upgrading from iOS 6.1 hearing that iOS 6.1 consumes more battery and that iOS 6.1.2 will fix this. Sigh!