How To Fix iPhone/iPod Touch Low Memory Warning


In the past few days many users have had memory issues with their iPhone/iPod Touch memory, with the OS often prompting the user that their system memory had run low. In fact, some of the users report that their devices crashed altogether due to running out of memory and had to be restored from scratch in order to get them working.

The noticeable point was the problem happening mostly with those people who had the Rock App installed. Hence it was identified that the Rock App wasn’t actually clearing out its log/cache file, hence increasing the file size constantly and indefinitely.

In order to fix this, SSH into your iDevice or use iPhoneBrowser/DiskAid etc to locate /var/mobile/Library/RYP/logs. In this location, simply delete the rockapp_[date].log file (where date will correspond to the date of the file’s creation/modification. That’s it. The low memory warnings will no longer bug you.

As a habit, it can be useful to clear the cache from within the Rock app. It is not clear as to why this problem surfaced will all the users at this particular time, but it can be a date bug that got overlooked. The developers of Rock have released an update that should fix this problem, so try updating your Rock installer. Our solution would work primarily where your memory file has grown so large that you’re unable to launch the Rock App altogether.

  • Maky

    a little too late i deleted the wrong file in ifile which resulted in my iphone crashing to “connect to itunes” symbol..
    i tried to blackrain after this to no avail tried multiple times..
    so had to restore and what i tried avoiding at all costs had to upgrade to the death of jailbreak 3.1.3 – now i have an iphone with no jailbreak and abit useless really. Gutted.

    i have an iphone 16gb 3gs
    now have to await new jailbreak 3.1.3 new bootrom / new update 3.2

    • YourSaviour

      Downgrade your firmware to 3.1.2; you will get error 1015, press okay and you will have downgraded successfully.
      Then download and install Redsnow 0.9.4 and use it on windows XP!
      Hope This Works 🙂

  • Alex

    Can you explain in more detail how to do it? I don't understand what SSH means… or what iDevice/iPhone Browser means…

  • Nate

    Updating Rock App worked for me. Easy. Got my 5gb of space back.

  • Reeaaaalllyyy??

    iDevice = iPhone or iPod or iDildo or iWhatever
    SSH is a wireless method used to see the little files in your phone
    iPhoneBrowser/DiskAid etc… are programs that do the same but you connect them with a cord
    Google it dude.

  • adir

    thank you!!!!! stupid rock app

  • SunsetSeeker

    mine's STILL increasing!!!! what do i do?!!

  • psidhu1

    I cant find the RYp folder i have an ipod touch version 3.0 and iphone browser v1.9.3.0 and my memory is indicatin full when it is not what do i do

  • awesome sauce

    i dont understand how to get to this stuff can someone explain or share a site on how to?

  • wtf?

    okay i dont have rock and my ipod still is saying low memory and stuff

    • wtf?

      the only thing i have is cydia

    • Jen

      I had the same issue – I’d deleted a ton of audio books and it wasn’t making any difference to my memory available on the itouch. So I googled a bunch and found nothing. Then I decided to stare at itunes for a while and I realized that under my device menu where my ipod was listed, there was a folder titled “music.” When I clicked on it, it showed over 13 gigs, but as I looked at all of my other folders where I organize my tunes within the ipod, they maybe totalled up to 4 gigs. So I searched within the “music” folder for things that I know I deleted, and there they were. As soon as I deleted them from the “music” folder, my ipod memory became available again!

      Needless to say, this made my night (I know, slow night). Hopefully this will help you in the future so you don’t have to restore over and over and over the way I used to do. Sigh.

  • Nateski

    One thing that I have learn (I am a self-taught person on iPhone) is to read, read, read!!! Meaning to “Yahoo, Google, and Bing” everything. If you follow everyone’s advice on this glorious thing we call the “Internet” your problems can become worse. Do your homework and you will find out what your problems are. Do not depend on others. And finally if you do not know what SSH means. Then you should not be messing with your iPhone.

  • Krono

    I have a similar experience regarding low disk space warning. During jailbreaking, my iTouch is prompting a low disk space warning so jailbreaking was unsuccessful. I have tried restoring my unit but the same result occured. Does somebody knows how to resolve this?

  • Owen

    I don’t have rock and I know I used my memory up, but after I deleted stuff on my iPod it still has the same amount of memory as it did before I delete it and then I can’t get them back

    So basically every time I delete something I still have the same amout of memory as before (which is none) but now the app is gone 🙁