Support Clear Cache For Everything?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by iamloco724, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. iamloco724

    iamloco724 Well-Known Member
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    is there a way to do this all at once..or can someone post how to do it for each thing individually..i dont have many apps on my phone i use task killer to automatically kill things not running but ive noticed if i try out apps dl them uninstall a bunch or a few that the phone tends to lag..i was looking for a way to clean up all the junk thats left behind and uneeded files on my droid
     

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  2. krazykrivda

    krazykrivda Well-Known Member
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    The way I know of cache clearing is BEFORE you remove a given app.

    From homescreen:
    Menu, Setting, Apllications, Manage Apps, open the desired app and hit clear cache, you can also uninstall here.

    If it is a default app and you wish to clear cache, while ur in manage applications screen hit menu again, filter, all.
     
  3. swe3t23

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    sort of dumb question but is it good to clear cache often. Does it effect the processing speed
     
  4. kabbie_mcfeely

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    YES YES YES.

    It speeds up your phone.
     
  5. taz55

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    seems as though there is an app or two for this. Try it out and let us know what you think.
     
  6. kabbie_mcfeely

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    Here is my post from another thread about this same thing.

    Here are my results from just tonight.

     
  7. taz55

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    what apps were you clearing?
     
  8. kabbie_mcfeely

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    I only cleared the ones I knew would have some cache from todays use. You will have to check your own apps to see which ones need it. I recomend writting them down so you can do it faster next time. After a few times you will remember the ones you need to clear the most.
     
  9. swe3t23

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    is there an app to mass clear all cache on all apps.
     
  10. ER6BEN

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    There is but you need root access in order for it to work.
     
  11. taz55

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    if you search cache in the app store there are a few there.
     
  12. johnlgalt

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    Slightly OT - but how does one get a second MicroSD card into the phone?
     
  13. aaron5610

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    How do you store apps on a memory card?
     
  14. Fronc

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    Just a cautionary heads-up, and I'd love for this to just be coincidence, but...

    Last night I set my morning alarm for 9:00, and put my droid on the multimedia station. Then I remembered what I had read online last night about the cache clearing strategy in order to speed things up a bit. My phone has been sluggish lately opening Messaging and Contacts, and thought "what the heck, may as well give it a try."

    After clearing the cache, I noticed significant speed results immediately. I placed my phone in the Multimedia station, and went to sleep.

    At around 11:30am, I woke up naturally. In fact, I thought I was having a nightmare, that I still had my WinMo phone (;)). I reach over to my droid, and turn on the screen. Though my digital clock widget said 11:30, my system clock in the notifications bar said 8:32am. I checked my alarms, and they were still checked off for 9:00am. I also had one email, which I read and archived, but the notification icon would not go away. I ended up soft-resetting the phone.

    When it rebooted, my alarms were all unchecked, and I had 7 new emails. The clocks both had the proper time. And the speed boost from clearing the cache is still present.

    I'm hoping that this was a freak accident, but if anyone knows what I did to cause this, please share. Thanks, and be careful!

    For the record, I cleared the cache of every app that had one, and I did it manually, not through an app.
     
  15. Thanks for posting! Took a bit but worked great! Ready for root!
     
  16. inssane

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    I use CacheMate to clear and I also use Titanium Backup to clear Dalvik cache - I am rooted and both are root apps.

    Phone feels "clean" when you are done.
     
  17. inssane

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    A feature of many custom ROMs and I think you can get market apps to do so.
     
  18. The_Chief

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    CacheCleaner by L. Sartory is a great one-click solution for cleaning all caches. I'd prefer it to list the caches it's cleaning, but it's still pretty good. Saves me between 8-11MB each time I use it. And it's free.
     
  19. ajohnson6636

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    Do you lose any important information when deleting the cashe? I just don't want to lose anything
     
  20. OutOfPhase

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    When deleting cache no, if you delete data you will loose all your info.
     

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