How to Clear RAM Memory on iPhone

Method 1: Hard Reset

Cleaning up your iPhone's RAM to boost performance can be done by forcing a hard reset of the device, which will automatically unload all previously opened apps. The easiest way to accomplish the task is to press and hold the side power button, slide the power off slider to the right, and turn it back on.

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If your device doesn't respond to touch, you can use a special button combination, which differs between generations and models. Alternatively, a hard reset can be performed using iTools and some counterparts like 3uTools on a Windows or MacOS computer.

Method 2: Cleanup without reboot

Any iPhone model allows you to clear the RAM of the device without rebooting the operating system through a special sequence of actions. Note, however, that freeing RAM does not affect the display of applications in Task Manager from the method below, although it does cause a forced restart of each application.

virtual home button

If you have an iPhone X or later with a frameless display, to use the feature in question, you will first need to activate "Touch support". This is because these devices do not have a physical button "Home".It plays a key role in cleaning up your RAM.

    1. Deploy system application "Settings". on the home screen, go to the category "Universal access" and open a subsection "Touching".. Once on the screen with the title of the same name, at first locate and press AssistiveTouch.which is in the default state of "Off".

    1. To activate the function, just use the slider "AssistiveTouch" and make sure the floating button appears on one of the side edges of the screen. It is also important to pay attention to the category «Adjustment of the action». in the page "AssistiveTouch"where as the value of the parameter "One touch". must be adjusted “Open menu”..

If the parameter you want is missing, be sure to open "One touch" and select the specified command. Also, a quick reminder "AssistiveTouch" can be done with "Quick command."whose configuration is available in the block "Basic" onscreen "Universal access"..

Clear RAM

After power-up is complete "AssistiveTouch"If necessary, press the power button on the right side of iPhone until you see a screen with a power off slider. Then you need to hold down the key "Home". for a few seconds until the numeric keypad appears to re-enter the system.

If you are using a frameless device, as you might guess, you have to expand the previously activated menu via the floating button and use the option "Home". This action requires a minimum of time and will be available on any model, unlike using the physical counterpart of this button.

On a mobile phone with a physical button "Home" press and hold several more times, up to 10-20 seconds, until the access code entry screen appears. In any case, when finished, simply enter the secret key to activate Touch ID or Face ID and use any suitable app to verify that the memory has been successfully erased.

Method 3: Close apps

In most cases, a complementary solution to the task at hand could be to force close apps previously opened in Task Manager, available in any version of iOS. To use this tool, on models without a frame, swipe up from the bottom of the screen and keep it in the center of the screen, while on devices with the "Home" a quick double press of the marked button will suffice.

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To close unnecessary apps, hold and slide the corresponding thumbnail at the top of the screen, which is available for three different processes at once. Once this action is done, the device's RAM memory will be freed automatically after a short period of forced shutdown.