While you use your iOS device the Operating System manages the memory of the system quite efficiently by allocating some chunks of the RAM to background tasks and stopping the memory usage by those applications that don’t run actively in the background. However as garbage collection is not an option in iOS devices you might find that some of the poorly written applications that you use are keeping large quantities of memory without deleting it on the request of iOS. This results in a very slow performance of your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad.
This issue can be dealt by rebooting your iOS device, however, you can now get your iPhone’s memory clean using this alternate method. In this tutorial, we will show you just how you can clear your device’s memory in a few easy steps without a reboot.
How to get your iOS device’s memory clean without a reboot
Step 1: Go to the Home Screen of your iOS device.
Step 2: Press and hold the Power Button. You need to do this until the Power Off Notification is shown.
Step 3: Be careful not to drag your finger on the slider and instead press and hold your Home Button to prompt the Home screen to appear. This helps to clean your system memory on your iOS device and clean the memory that is consumed by all the background activities and applications that are no longer active. This will help you in regaining some of your RAM back.
However, this will not remove the applications from the task switcher of your iOs device because the switcher only shows the recently used applications that are not open currently and that are still in a standby mode. So you can use this little trick to help you when you feel that your foreground application has become sluggish or when it has completely stopped. Beware however that this should not be done on a regular basis as iOS manages the system memory of its device most aggressively so the gauge of the System Monitor application is almost always going to point to near full memory.