Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Different is a question and answer site for power users of Apple hardware and software. It's 100% free, no registration required.

In the image below, iOS shows some figures next to the app name.

I am not sure what this means. Does this indicate network used or disk space used by my app?

The problem is my app is not saving any data on phone. It is just using the internet and saving all data on internet only, but then this count is still increasing…

share|improve this question
    
Welcome to the site CRDave, I'm going to open a thread on Ask Different Meta to help everyone discuss what parts of this are on-topic here and what parts are not. –  bmike Apr 15 '13 at 12:45
add comment

1 Answer

up vote 4 down vote accepted

This is the amount of data the app is storing on the phone, plus the size of the app. If an app isn't saving data, it may be caching data of some kind.

Without getting into code level details, this Storage pane is simply showing the space used by the sandbox (directory) that iOS makes to store each specific app and all the files, temporary files, preference files, caches and other assets as it runs.

Any user of iOS can look into some of the storage for each app using a tool like PhoneView but to truly look at all the files and determine which folders and files make up the 36.5 MB of the Testing_demo app (for instance), you will either need to jailbreak the iOS device and measure the filesystem directly or make use of the profiling tools in Xcode to analyze the writes made by your app.

share|improve this answer
    
... or a memory leak –  patrix Apr 15 '13 at 8:28
    
@Kirk thanks to point out –  CRDave Apr 15 '13 at 8:56
    
@patrix Thanks to comment but i m not able to understand u. I am using ARC. Will u explain in brif? –  CRDave Apr 15 '13 at 8:57
    
I just wanted to point out that besides the reasons listed by Kirk memory leaks could be another reason for growing mem usage. And you also get that with ARC but programming questions are offtopic here. StackOverflow would be the better place for that. –  patrix Apr 15 '13 at 9:45
    
Let's move the discussion on scope / developer / Stack Overflow to this thread on meta: meta.apple.stackexchange.com/questions/1657/… –  bmike Apr 15 '13 at 13:05
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.