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As you use apps on your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, iOS dynamically manages system memory (don’t confuse RAM with storage), allocating chunks of RAM to foreground and background tasks and suspending memory usage for apps that are not actively running in the background.

For the most part, iOS manages RAM efficiently to ensure that your frequently-used applications are ready for action as soon as you switch to them. But as so-called garbage collection is not available in iOS, a poorly written application might keep large portions of memory to itself and refuse to release it at iOS’s request, resulting in slower performance.

You can get around this by rebooting your device, but there’s a more elegant way to purge the memory taken up by apps without rebooting, as explained in this tutorial.... Read the rest of this post here

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