Would you like to see a little of what’s going on under your iPhone’s hood? And, would you like to have a simple, easy, and free way to improve iPhone performance and free up unused memory? Read on!
Free Utility Dashboard
So many questions. So little time. Apple’s iPhone App Store has a few hundred utility apps which claim to check battery life, improve battery life, check network speed, and display basic RAM and storage amounts.
Not quite so many of them do most of those functions in a single app that’s also free. That’s the System Utility Dashboard app.
What iPhone users like about this app, besides the price tag, is that information about the iPhone’s internal workings is easily displayed, and simply understood.
For example, it displays battery life and gives you usage calculations, as well as a notification when the battery is fully charged.
It also display real time memory status– Wired, Active, Inactive, and total storage used and available.
The displays and statistics are clearly arranged and easily understood without resorting an iPhone for Dummies manual.
Clean and elegant, as if it was designed by Apple for the iPhone.
All the visual components are a touch away and simple to figure out.
It even displays status of both the cellular data network and Wi-Fi network, and there’s a network data send/receive option with an internet connection speed test.
The visual display of running background applications and system processes is enlightening.
What’s missing is a simple button to free memory by closing down applications that may remain in memory. Here’s a test I performed that impressed me with a quick improvement.
Check the RAM setting in System Utility Dashboard. If you’ve been running plenty of apps, it may display anywhere from 50MB to as much as 450MB of free RAM.
Double-click the Home Button on your iPhone to view the most recently used apps. Then, press and hold an app icon until they begin to jiggle. Then press the close button until all apps have been closed. Then check the RAM amounts in System Utility Dashboard.
Big difference, right? Chances are good that your iPhone will also run a little better, and have improved battery life, too. That extra effort needs a button in System Utility Dashboard.