How much RAM does your iPhone have? Discover it here — 2022

RAM is a characteristic that is always relevant in an electronic device, although in the case of the iPhone data is never known by Apple. You will find the reason for this in this article, as well as how much RAM your iPhone has, regardless of what model it is.

What is RAM and what is it used for?

Technically it stands for Random Access Memory. It is a memory that only stores temporary data of the devices. It is different in that aspect from the ROM, which is the internal memory capacity that computers have. Let's see it with a more practical example adapted to iPhones:

Imagine that your iPhone has 64 GB of storage, which refers to the ROM. That memory stores all the data of the operating system that is needed to be always available: settings such as the wallpaper or ringtone, applications that you have installed, photos, videos... On the other hand, imagine that your phone has 4 GB of RAM. To be understood, what this storage does is store certain data that you do not necessarily want to keep. If you open a text editing app, it will be stored in ROM, however everything you write in it will be stored in RAM.

Continuing with the example, the texts you have written in the app will be deleted if you completely close the app without saving the document. If you wanted to save those changes, they would already be stored in RAM. And although at a technical level the explanation would be more complex, this way you can know for practical purposes how it works. Depending on the capacity of this memory, you will be able to execute more or fewer tasks, although the iPhone manages it well enough so that it is not very tight and many processes can be executed at the same time.

Facts about the RAM of an iPhone

Next we will comment on everything related to this component in the iPhone, from the first to the last. Also some curiosities about it, as well as the possible problems that could cause the RAM to be defective.

RAM memory that each model has

Apple iPhone

Here is the amount of RAM that all Apple iPhones have, from first to last:

    iPhone (original):128 MB. iPhone 3G:128 MB. iPhone 3GS:256 MB. iPhone 4:512 MB. iPhone 4s:512 MB. iPhone 5:1 GB. iPhone 5c:1 GB. iPhone 5s:1 GB. iPhone 6:1 GB. iPhone 6 Plus:1 GB. iPhone 6s:2 GB. iPhone 6s Plus:2 GB. iPhone SE (first generation):2 GB. iPhone 7:2 GB. iPhone 7 Plus:3 GB. iPhone 8:2 GB. iPhone 8 Plus:3 GB. iPhone X:3 GB. iPhone XS:4 GB. iPhone XS Max:4 GB. iPhone XR:3 GB. iPhone 11:4 GB. iPhone 11 Pro:4 GB. iPhone 11 Pro Max:4 GB. iPhone SE (2nd generation):3 GB. iPhone 12 mini:4 GB. iPhone 12:4 GB. iPhone 12 Pro:6 GB. iPhone 12 Pro Max:6 GB. iPhone 13 mini:4 GB. iPhone 13:4 GB. iPhone 13 Pro:6 GB. iPhone 13 Pro Max:6 GB. iPhone SE (3rd generation):3 GB.

It should be noted that, as it is not official information from Apple, this data may vary depending on the medium or forum consulted. These data that appear above are the most widespread, having been contrasted by tools specialized in detecting RAM in devices.

Why does Apple never give this information?

In its day, we already explained the reason why iPhones have less RAM than Androids, with the difference in capacity between devices being very prominent in recent times. In short, we could say that iOS, the iPhone operating system, requires fewer resources to work and therefore Apple can afford to install lower memories in its devices and still guarantee its correct operation, without slowness or applications failing. if many are opened at the same time. Precisely in this would be the reason that Apple does not give official information about it.

RAM iPhone

At the image level, it is very bad to see that a latest generation iPhone has less RAM than a competing Android and despite the fact that this has its explanation in what we discussed earlier, perhaps many users who are not so knowledgeable tend to believe that they will have problems with your device for that reason. But then how can we know how much RAM an iPhone has? Well, thanks to the disassembly that is made of these teams and being able to check what parts they have inside. Perhaps a user with the naked eye cannot measure this, but the professionals can. There are also tools that test the performance of the phones and are capable of giving the data of the RAM.

Is it possible to install more on your device?

No. Unlike what happens with many computers, it is not possible to expand the RAM memory of an iPhone, something that also happens in any other smartphone on the market. The main reason is the difficulty in acquiring this type of parts, since the ones that can be found are not original and therefore are not optimized for the correct functioning of the iPhone. Perhaps you have been able to see a video on the internet in which this process is done, but they are always carried out by professionals with full knowledge of the subject and as something merely testimonial. In any case, we insist on emphasizing that, especially in the most recent models, the RAM memory that they incorporate as standard is more than enough to execute any type of action without difficulty.

Possible RAM failures on iPhone

Like any device component, RAM can end up reporting failures on the iPhone. This is integrated into the motherboard and unless it has a factory defect, it is not usually a component that tends to wear out over time (at least notably). A blow to the phone or the entry of dust and moisture can cause it to end up showing failures, the most apparent being the following:

  • Applications that close unexpectedly
  • Sudden iPhone resets
  • Inability to access depending on what content in settings
  • Slow to execute tasks or open apps
  • Not being able to turn on the device or turning it on too slowly

iphone app shortcuts

Although these failures can also respond to problems with other components or even with the software, they can be directly associated with RAM and the easiest way to solve them is by contacting Apple technical support. If you suspect that you have this problem, you will need to make an appointment at an Apple Store or, failing that, an SAT (Authorized Technical Service). In this way, professionals will be able to verify the origin of the problem and offer you a solution in this regard. If the problem is due to a factory defect and the iPhone is under warranty, the repair will be free.