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| | Re: Deleting messages does not free up memory immeidately
When applications are opened, they immediately claim a chunk of internal memory for their data bases and for their operation. These data bases grow even as the app idles in the background. Some apps, especially third-party apps, are often not coded efficiently and fail to release that memory when they're closed. The phenomenon is called "memory leak". A battery pull whenever memory gets low will set it back to normal levels.
Storing media in internal memory rather than on a microSD card is a huge mistake that folks often make. Pictures and videos, ringtones, saved email attachments, etc, all should be on the memory card. Applications you download must be stored in the internal memory so downloading a ton of aftermarket games and cutsie apps will limit the amount of free internal memory available. Although "memory leak" has been largely attenuated with operating system versions after 4.5, it still happens. Keeping an eye on free memory before and after a battery pull will tell you if you have an app or apps that are hogging internal memory.