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Discussion in 'Android Help' started by williambenstock1, Jan 23, 2016.

  1. williambenstock1

    Thread Starter

    Do you need cache cleaners apps for Android if so what's the best app?

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  2. glc

    glc Android Enthusiast

    No. What good is an empty cache?
  3. Crashdamage

    Crashdamage Android Expert

    You do not need to Futz with cache files. They're there to speed up performance. glc said it well. I usually never touch caches for the life of a device.
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  4. thehedgedog

    thehedgedog Newbie

    People only use it to make their phone perform faster, I wouldn't suggest doing it all the time though. Most of the androids have a built-in cache cleaning button which you can find in - Settings - Manage apps - All apps - Clear cache.
  5. androidmachine

    androidmachine Android Enthusiast

    I will only clean the cache of an app if I am having a problem with it (the app) as part of a number things I try. I don't clean the cache partition unless I'm flashing a new ROM.
  6. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guest

    Necessary? At one time,when phones resources were limited,perhaps.
    With most newer devices,probably not,but..........
    If you want the convenience of a cache cleaner app,use one that has the fewest permissions & if possible no ads to nag at you/use data needlessly.
    This one seems OK to me & you can put it on auto-pilot if you wish:
  7. Crashdamage

    Crashdamage Android Expert

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  8. Slug

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    Cached files exist precisely to speed up day-to-day operations e.g. frequently-viewed web pages load faster, apps open quicker etc. Clearing the cache(s) only defeats the purpose.
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  9. argedion

    argedion The TechnoFrog

    90% of cache cleaners I have seen are some kind of snake oil. I personally do not recommend any.
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  10. thehedgedog

    thehedgedog Newbie

    I must say, I have an old phone (not using it right now) but it does perform faster when I clear cache. I also know for a fact that it isn't just a visual effect. Over time when using lots of apps and when not clearing cache(at least for me) it will get super laggy. Right now, I have a new phone and it is not lagging when I don't clear cache, in fact, it has no effect to it at all when I try to clear cache, so it's probably just working for old, low end phones.

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