BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-09-2009, 12:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: USA
Model: 9800
PIN: N/A
Carrier: ATT
Posts: 33
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default What effects Memory

Please Login to Remove!

Have an ATT Bold with .167. Can't upgrade due to corp policy. Have a number of apps installed. I know about the memory leak. I reboot, start about20MB or so, and it rapidly declines.

Was wondering... Does the Theme used effect memory (i.e the more icons on the front screen, or some themes have 2-3 calendar, message entries showing?

I do shut down my apps after using....
Offline  
Old 07-09-2009, 01:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
BlackBerry Extraordinaire
 
miamirulz29's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: The 305!
Model: 9000
OS: 5.0.0.592
PIN: N/A
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 1,219
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Try changing your theme back to the default ones that came with your phone. Also, to make sure third party are not running in the background, click the menu button, then go down to switch applications (or press alt + back key) and scroll left and right to see what apps are running. By default, the phone, home screen, messages, blackberry messengers, and browser should be running in the background. You cant close those.
Offline  
Old 07-09-2009, 07:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Model: 9000
OS: 4.6.0.282
Carrier: ATT
Posts: 102
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Wirelessly posted (Bold)

Other apps can run in the background without appearing in the alt-esc list. Any number of 3rd party apps could be making things worse, but to be honest .167 bleeds memory no matter what you do. A simple, inexpensive solution is Qucikpull Pro. It monitors your memory and will do a reset if you go below a memory threshold you set. You can also set it to do a scheduled reboot daily or weekly to keep yourself from running short on memory.
Shop around it's currently for sale for 0.99 at some online shops.
Offline  
Old 07-09-2009, 07:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
Grumpy Moderator
 
NJBlackBerry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Somewhere in the swamps of Jersey
Model: i5s
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 27,798
Post Thanks: 33
Thanked 441 Times in 381 Posts
Default

Interesting - I never knew that. Can you give me an example of an application that run in the background and doesn't appear in the applications task list?
Offline  
Old 07-10-2009, 12:08 PM   #5 (permalink)
CrackBerry Addict
 
Klotar's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Winnipeg MB Canada
Model: 9700R
OS: 7.1.0.190
PIN: On Request
Carrier: Rogers Wireless
Posts: 902
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NJBlackBerry View Post
Interesting - I never knew that. Can you give me an example of an application that run in the background and doesn't appear in the applications task list?
SMSScheduler, Antair AutoResponder*, Antair Spam Filter*, PhoneBAKUp/Monitor*, BerryBuzz/BerryPopUp/SmartAlerts, logmaid, MemoryEye, MyCallLogs*, QuickPull Pro*, etc.

*admittedly these may be "triggered" rather than active all the time and running in the background, but I do differentiate these types from other apps such as QuickLaunch, QuickText and such that are launched manually.

But the apps in the list above don't show icons in the switch ribbon for me.
__________________
-Klotar
Supervising Manager of the Department of Redundancy Department.
BlackBerry Certified Support Specialist
Offline  
Old 07-10-2009, 12:53 PM   #6 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
RadHaz75's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Philadelphia
Model: 9650
OS: 6.0.0.524
PIN: BALL
Carrier: Verizon Wireless
Posts: 456
Post Thanks: 2
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Default

To answer the question asked in your Subject: Alcohol, and sometimes blunt force trauma.

Like others have said, there are memory leaks all over the place in the OS and 3rd party apps (i suspect Facebook has a bunch). I'm not sure about themes tho i'm inclined to say they don;t affect memory that much since they are just organizing the screen not processing things like an app might.
__________________
Two months ago, I saw a provocative movie on cable TV. It was called The Net, with that girl from the bus.
Offline  
Old 07-10-2009, 05:07 PM   #7 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Model: 9000
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Proximus
Posts: 14
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Make sure to close all media applications (1 by 1) otherwise it can eat your mem+ bat ;)
Offline  
Old 07-11-2009, 10:04 AM   #8 (permalink)
701
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Model: 9000
Carrier: Vodafone
Posts: 16
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

To answer to the original question: the memory usually declines (and this happens to all OS,not only BB) due to the fact that a so called "garbage collector"- a little program supposed to kick in after you close you app and to recover the memory your last program used, to make it again available to other apps. And it can't do it properly due to a big number of factors. Just make sure you don't install all crap apps but only necessary.
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





Copyright 2004-2014 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.