I just got a Macbook Pro M1 Pro (16GB Memory) and I keep getting "Your system has run out of application memory" whilst using Adobe software. After about an hour of using InDesign and Illustrator simultaniously I get this pop-up and am forced to quit one of the programs to free up memory space. On activity monitor it shows InDesign using 70GB+ of memory with only 2 or 3 documents open after only a couple hours. I also noticed that when importing an image into an InDesign document, the application memory goes up a considerable amount. For example, importing a single 1MB image increased my InDesign application memory by 2GB. I previously had a 16GB Intel Macbook Pro and never had this issue.
Are you using the latest versions of InDesign and Illustrator? Until pretty recently none of the Creative Cloud programs were running natively on computers with the M1 chip. This caused lots of issues. Make sure that your InDesign is version 16.3 or later (CC 2022 v.17.0 is the latest) and update Illustrator to a version 25.4 or later (26.0.1 is the latest) and see if that makes a difference.
Im using InDesign 17.0. I saw a comment saying this is fixed on the InDesign beta app but Im unable to load it. It says the InDesign (beta) has expired.
Sorry to hear about the trouble you are facing, Currently there is an issue in macOS Monterey where users are facing Memory issues (https://9to5mac.com/2021/11/15/monterey-app-memory-leak-solution-suggestion/) (https://www.macrumors.com/2021/11/01/macos-monterey-memory-leak-user-reports/). I would suggest you to to be patient and wait for a new update from Apple.
Hello to everyone in this thread,
background - I have been a pro designer for 30 years - so as you can probably all understand post all things macromedia and Quark - Adobe has been the life blood of my digital creative environment (2D)
I switched as temporary measure last year to a 16GB mac mini (due to apples delay in getting the mac pros to market) previously running a 2017 MacBook pro - the current version on indeisgn 2022 just doesn't run smoothly at all - I had to revert to 2021 to be able to get any decent level of workflow.
I am also having the memory issues you have all mentioned - slow down - choking - inability to run multiple creative cloud programs at a once (which kinda defeats the point of having a suite) (lets not get started on M1 + ACROBAT!!) but yes Indesign is extremely inefficient and very unstable - costing me time/money and anxiety.
I am up to date with OS Monterey V12.1 etc - Adobe please fix these issues - I also teach your software at two different universities and it is becoming increasingly difficult to work/teach/endorse these products