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    I have several potentially dumb questions regarding XSysInfo and my 16GB iOS 4.3.3 iPad which has recently become sluggish. Usually I am able to find answers and solutions independently, but not this time hence the potentially dumb questions warning.

    1. I have 7.5GB available, will this affect the speed of my device? If not what could it be? I don't have an obscene amount of aps or videos however I do have a decent size music library... I beginning to think I don't know the difference between memory, GBs, etc.
    2. I read in a forum that XSysInfo would help with crashes and speed, so like a maroon I purchased it without looking at compatibly, how it actually works, how to get it to work, etc. Yes that was dumb, I'm aware. So my next questions, how do I get this thing to work just open the ap? Because that didn't seem to do anything other than show me a bunch of terms I don't quite understand and some equally as mysterious number sequences I thought would magically lower themselves. I checked the deep clean and start at launch options, am I on the right track here? I tried going to the ap website but it was fairly creepy and devoid of anything useful.
    3. If SysInfo was a poor choice, what is a better option?

    Thank you so much for taking the time to read this, hopefully help is around the corner!

    B.A
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    The amount of Flash that you have will not affect the speed of the device, but the amount of unfragmented RAM might. XSysInfo is great for freeing up fragmented RAM. Open XSysInfo and go to the Usage page. On that page press the 'refresh' button (circular arrow) and that should free up the RAM. Quit XSysInfo and try again.

    The number of apps you have on your iPad will not make any difference to the speed, but XSysInfo - it's recommended by most Members - should help.

    Tim
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    The numbers failed to decrease however the total amount of running programs fluctuates slightly. Is this a bad sign? Is there a way to defrag or is that what this program is attempting to do?
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    The program collates all the available RAM into contiguous blocks that are then available to apps. Another way of doing this is to power the iPad completely off and then on again - which Apple recommend you do every so often in any case.

    Tim
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    In XSysInfo, you should click on the settings wheel, located in the top right corner and choose Deep Clean. Otherwise the app doesn't clean the whole ram, but only the ram not currently used by apps, which is kind of pointless. XSysInfo will close after a Deep Clean, as it does also remove itself from the memory, so don't be surprised, when the app closes on you.

    Also, there are two settings for XSysInfo, 'clean at launch' and 'deep clean', in most cases, you don't want to enable both at the same time, because 'clean at launch' will clean the ram everytime you open XSysInfo and 'deep clean' will ensure that all running apps are removed from the ram, including XSysInfo, so you will essentially hit a loop, where XSysInfo closes as soon as you start it. If this happens to you, you can go to Settings->XSysInfo and turn off 'clean at launch'.
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    Done and done! Thank you both for your help, I truly appreciate it.

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