Diagnostics and Usage Data
Is there a way to delete the diagnostics and usage data from the iPhone 4S? If so, I don't see it. Seems to me that if these diagnostics and crash logs just continue loading without being deleted, they'd eventually eat up memory? I have it set to NOT automatically send to Apple, since that probably uses up more battery power.
Also, why is it that there are crashes and low memory logs in diagnostics and usage, when I never get any sort of warning or error message indicating a problem of any kind? The phone just runs fine with no issues. Occasionally, Vtok or Facebook might shut down on me, but I've never received an out of memory warning message of any kind, yet there are logs here that show "LowMemory" three days in a row. What's going on here?
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It is a big deal...there is information in those logs that are personal that need to have the ability to be deleted. Some are very trivial issues, however there is information contained in there related to applications I use I wish not to be viewed by others. It's truly no different from having the ability to delete cache/history from Safari or phone calls/txt msgs from your phone. There is highly technical specific information in there.
It needs updated for deletion..!
- 12-02-2011, 07:01 PM #12
When I first got my iPhone (11/4) within the first week I learned of the diag & use logs.....well...let me tell you I was checking them almost everyday going crazy trying to figure out what anything meant. I was literally driving myself crazy when I would see a "crash" log, or the one time I got a low memory log....finally I got to a point and realized I was driving myself crazy stressing over it and there isn't a darn thing I can do about it lol. My phone runs fine, so I stopped looking, stopped worrying, stopped stressing about it and I just enjoy the he11 outta my phone now
If your phone is running fine, save yourself from worrying and don't look anymore
Ps. When I was on bb's for yrs,i had a bad habit of poking in at the alt LGLG event logs as well.....:o until I finally gave up with that too.
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- 03-01-2012, 02:03 AM #18iPhone Nanite
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Remove this data is simple for jailbroken iphone:
Download and instal iFile from cydia. Run iFile.In the bottom hit home icon,then>library>logs>crash reporter. Then delete all files that are not in the folders,and all files in folder "Retired". Empty trash,respring. Thats all . Diagnostic & usage data field is empty.
Mine iphone 4, iOS 5.01.
Last edited by arvidasl; 03-01-2012 at 02:07 AM.
- 03-09-2012, 10:06 PM #19
- 11-27-2012, 12:09 PM #20
Re: Diagnostics and Usage Data
I'm sorry to report that your supposition is incorrect. I regularly sync my iPhone to my computer at least twice a week, usually more. I currently have diagnostic and usage logs that are dated more that three months ago. If we assume for the moment that the log itself it very small, say 5 Kb. And we have a 32GB device then yes it will take a long while to fill up the space. But that ignores the fact that the file system must still keep track of all these files. If we have a finite number of files that will fit on the drive because only so much of the drive is dedicated to keeping track of the files, and because each file must take up a minimum amount of space (a sector or block) even a 1 byte file must necessarily take up some minimum amount of space usually at least 4 Kb.
One doesn't have to work the math too hard to see that pretty quickly these diagnostic files can start to cause problems.
Does Jailbreaking the device cause these files to stop being sent regardless of the setting of "automatically send" or "don't send"?
I know that before I jailbroke my iPhone it would clear most if not all, the diagnostic files fairly regularly. Since I jailbroke it, it appears to have stopped!
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