Whether or not you agree with the way iOS handles multitasking, you cannot escape the fact that it still uses a lot of your memory; iOS suspends your applications in the memory. If you are constantly running on low memory and experiencing bottlenecked speeds and poor performance, then maybe you could use a new jailbreak tweak dubbed Auto App Killer by iOS developer ipodtouchmaster. Auto App Killer attempts to make it possible for you to manually control your memory for the best performance.
The developer, ipodtouchmaster, explains how Auto App Killer is a better alternative to the automatic memory handling that iOS has:
Originally Posted by ipodtouchmaster
In short, Auto App Killer lets you use the automatic iOS memory saver to your advantage, by setting a manual memory limit for applications to start clearing instead of letting iOS background applications and wait to start clearing applications until your memory is completely full. In turn, you should notice a smoother iOS experience with crisper animations, less crashes, and faster loading speeds.
It is noted in Cydia that applications running in the background won’t be closed and only suspended applications will be closed. This means any VoIP call applications, music applications, GPS applications, and other applications of this nature that will run in the background will remain running even as Auto App Killer starts freeing your memory for you.
For now, Auto App Killer only works on the iPhone and iPod touch and is not compatible with the iPad. It also requires that you be running iOS 5 as no older firmware is supported. If you want to speed up your iOS device and keep things from slowing down as your memory starts getting filled, give this tweak a try.
Name: Auto App Killer
Requirements: iOS 5, iPhone or iPod touch
Editor's Rating: / 3.5/5