System Status for iOS

System StatusAs developer says, System Status is the ultimate app for monitoring and optimizing your iPhone and iPad performance. And he is right. System Status is another app from Techet, like Network Analyzer. iOS operating system does not expose any advanced data about depth of iOS base. System Status allows you to look at system resources, runnings tasks, network connection list, graphs, deep infos about your iDevice and much more. A must-have for all iOS professionals.

Let’s look what offers this great app:

First tab is Overview. Here is a screenshot:

Overview

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Here you can find battery status, disk free and used space, CPU usage, boot time and uptime, network infos and data usage. Just simple, but useful.

Second tab is Graphs. Here is a screenshot:

Graphs

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With graphs, you can watch system usage (CPU, memory, battery, disk) and data usage – both wi-fi and cellular. Due to limitations of iOS, data usage is reset after iDevice reboot!

Third tab is Work Time. Here is a screenshot:

Work Time

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Here you can analyze working time from various task based by current battery charge and optionally with manually adjustable battery health (propably due to iOS limitations, direct access to battery health is forbidden), like playing videos or Internet on wi-fi. Please note, remaining battery time depends on many factors, like background activity, brightness level, active cellular data/wi-fi etc., so this is just estimate time.

Fourth tab is Disk Details. Here is a screenshot:

Disk Details

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Disk Details shows you number of certain kinds of data in Apple’s default iOS app Music – like numbers of songs, albums, artists etc. It shows both local and iCloud data. This tab show you infos about disk too. iOS is an UNIX-like operating system with architecture same as macOS, here are folders like “/dev” (you will only see in System Status some “/dev/something” paths, unaccessible, only shown) known from macOS or Linux-based operating systems like Debian or Ubuntu. In iOS is however access to system’s file system forbidden, but it can be accessed by jailbreaking your iDevice.

Fifth tab is Routing Table. Here is a screenshot:

Routing Table

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Wanna detailed Routing Table? Here you are!

Sixth tab is Memory. Here is a screenshot:

Memory

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See your iDevice’s RAM in 5 categories: Wired, Active, Inactive, Other and Free. Other means RAM allocated by GPU and compressed RAM. Other advanced infos like total memory, page ins/outs and other geek data are available. As in Graphs tab, you can view graph with memory usage in real time by clicking graph icon in top-right corner of app.

Seventh tab contains few iOS datas (iOS version, system build, kernel) and many hardware features and infos, like iDevice name, CPU & GPU model, CPU frequency & core numbers etc. It’s possible to check hardware features like battery capacity, display resolution, availability of NFC, gyroscope, proximity sensor… And many more.

Last tab is About section. It’s just classic “About” area with contact to developer, FAQ, support, social etc.

App is optimized for 12.9-inch iPad Pro and supports iOS 9 multitasking features.

You can download reviewed app(s) here:

System Status – activity monitor, network info, battery charge & memory manager

Update 1st – 15. November 2016: due to iOS changes and changes in System Status, I have rewritten this review.

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