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  1. Johnny Dollar's Avatar
    Wanting to know what y'all are using to clean your phones? I was using Clean Master Lite before now I'm using CCleaner.

    Is there anything better?

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    09-10-16 12:04 PM
  2. tryfe's Avatar
    SD Maid

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
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    09-10-16 12:08 PM
  3. CDM76's Avatar
    Just cleans up unused files and duplicates?

    Posted via the CrackBerry App on DTek50
    09-10-16 05:49 PM
  4. Johnny Dollar's Avatar
    Just cleans up unused files and duplicates?

    Posted via the CrackBerry App on DTek50
    Looking for something all purpose.

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    09-10-16 06:02 PM
  5. rotorwrench's Avatar
    Wanting to know what y'all are using to clean your phones? I was using Clean Master Lite before now I'm using CCleaner.

    Is there anything better?

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    I've been using CCleaner on my PCs for years with no issues, so can't say anything bad about it. Personally I would be wary of anything from Cheetah Mobile (CM) especially Clean Master and CM Security. Many articles and reports on android sites about Cheetah 's data mining and personal info transfers to 3rd parties, particularly in China.

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/ask...practices.html

    Google Clean Master or Cheetah Mobile and the number of posts and articles about their data mining is disturbing. I just attached one representative link. I tried it before I was aware and the number of nag ads and persistent recommendations really bothered me so I deleted it. Just saying.

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    Last edited by rotorwrench; 09-18-16 at 07:17 PM.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    09-18-16 03:56 PM
  6. Johnny Dollar's Avatar
    Personally I would be wary of anything from Cheetah Mobile (CM) especially Clean Master and CM Security. Many articles and reports on android sites about Cheetah 's data mining and personal info transfers to 3rd parties, particularly in China.

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/ask...practices.html

    Google Clean Master or Cheetah Mobile and the number of posts and articles about their data mining is disturbing. I just attached one representative link. I tried it before I was aware and the number of nag ads and persistent recommendations really bothered me so I deleted it. Just saying.

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    The nag ads bothered me too so I nuked it also. Thanks for the link and info.

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    Gigolo69 likes this.
    09-18-16 04:54 PM
  7. 00stryder's Avatar
    I personally use CCleaner, also use it on my laptop and seems to do the job well enough. Truthfully though, not sure if I see much of a performance boost, tbh.

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android from my Verizon BlackBerry Priv
    09-18-16 07:04 PM
  8. minhlpn's Avatar
    Yeah, I think 3 party will collect personal information. Think carefully before installing it.

    Posted via CB10
    09-18-16 07:31 PM
  9. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    09-18-16 08:40 PM
  10. southlander's Avatar
    Just common sense. I don't install or keep anything I don't use. Which means less chance of background processes etc.

    Once in a long while I clear the storage cache. Though caching speeds things, when the cache gets very large, it still has to be parsed. So I only do that rarely. To start fresh. A lot of those cleaner apps are always clearing the cache counterproductively.
    12-21-16 12:53 AM
  11. Tre Lawrence's Avatar
    Yep, I tend to install/keep few applications on my daily driver.

    I clear cache manually every so often.
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    12-21-16 03:05 AM
  12. koperal's Avatar
    Cheetah Mobile app i used last 2 years but it's work fake...i used some other apps frequently for clean junk but i like 'Free Cleaner for Android'. multiple functionality in one app and i don't found any fake process.
    02-20-17 05:04 AM
  13. Caroline33's Avatar
    I am also using Clean Master and CC Clearner both.
    02-20-17 05:13 AM
  14. Caroline33's Avatar
    Yep, I tend to install/keep few applications on my daily driver.

    I clear cache manually every so often.
    That's really good idea to clear the phone often.
    02-20-17 05:14 AM
  15. Ethynil's Avatar
    I clear cache manually every so often.
    How do you do that?
    02-21-17 05:43 PM
  16. Ethynil's Avatar
    Once in a long while I clear the storage cache. Though caching speeds things, when the cache gets very large, it still has to be parsed
    Would you elaborate on how you accomplish those operations?
    02-21-17 05:45 PM
  17. conite's Avatar
    Would you elaborate on how you accomplish those operations?
    Settings, storage, internal, cached data.
    Ethynil and southlander like this.
    02-21-17 06:05 PM
  18. Ethynil's Avatar
    Settings, storage, internal, cached data.
    Thank you Conite! What is the effect of clearing cached data for all apps? Is any data or any settings altered / lost?

    In other words is they any "down side" to doing this maintenance operation?
    02-21-17 07:17 PM
  19. conite's Avatar
    Thank you Conite! What is the effect of clearing cached data for all apps? Is any data or any settings altered / lost?

    In other words is they any "down side" to doing this maintenance operation?
    No personal data is lost.

    Caches are generally good things until they become too big and unruly. I clear it about once a week.
    Ethynil likes this.
    02-21-17 07:31 PM
  20. Nathan Conley's Avatar
    SD Maid is fantastic. It's not just a SD card manager/cleaner. It handles internal storage as well. Duplicate files easily are deleted, residual are found as well.
    App caches are cleaned with ease.
    Last edited by Nathan Conley; 02-24-17 at 10:37 AM.
    02-23-17 03:23 PM
  21. Felix Emanuel Charles Marmann's Avatar
    SD Maid is fantastic. It's not just a SD card manager/cleaner. It handles internal storage as well. Duplicate files easily are deleted. Residual are found with ease, and app caches are cleaned with ease.
    I agree.

    Downloaded it a couple of hours ago and it began to work its magic.

    I recommend it.

    Might go Pro version.
    02-24-17 09:44 AM
  22. Nathan Conley's Avatar
    I agree.

    Downloaded it a couple of hours ago and it began to work its magic.

    I recommend it.

    Might go Pro version.
    I have Pro, but even the free app is great.
    02-24-17 10:39 AM
  23. southlander's Avatar
    Thank you Conite! What is the effect of clearing cached data for all apps? Is any data or any settings altered / lost?

    In other words is they any "down side" to doing this maintenance operation?
    Shouldn't be any harm. In fact there could some unexpected help since some apps may have bugs which cause them to generate excessive cached data at times, etc. Then if the bug is later fixed, unless the dev writes in some app-specific cache clearing of just that excess, you will have it just sitting there taking up storage.

    Not to mention what an app does changes so much over time. Think about the FaceBook app and how many features have been changed/added. There is bound to be some cruft built over time with this stuff. For example -- devs turn on logging for a new feature for diag purposes. Then forget to disable it later once the feature is solid. There are many such possible scenarios.
    02-26-17 10:21 AM
  24. Felix Emanuel Charles Marmann's Avatar
    I have Pro, but even the free app is great.
    Indeed. I'm using it regularly now.
    02-27-17 03:22 AM
  25. supertom's Avatar
    Anyone have experience with AIO All in One Toolbox? That looks pretty good and has good reviews on play store.
    03-08-17 09:31 AM
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