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

  1. iamloco724

    iamloco724 Android Enthusiast
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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

    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

    swe3t23 Android Enthusiast

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

    kabbie_mcfeely Android Enthusiast


    It speeds up your phone.
  5. taz55

    taz55 Well-Known Member

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

    kabbie_mcfeely Android Enthusiast

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

    Here are my results from just tonight.

  7. taz55

    taz55 Well-Known Member

    what apps were you clearing?
  8. kabbie_mcfeely

    kabbie_mcfeely Android Enthusiast

    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

    swe3t23 Android Enthusiast

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

    ER6BEN Newbie

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

    taz55 Well-Known Member

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

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

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

    aaron5610 Member

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

    Fronc Newbie

    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. jdailey1981

    jdailey1981 Android Enthusiast

    Thanks for posting! Took a bit but worked great! Ready for root!
  16. inssane

    inssane Android Expert

    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

    inssane Android Expert

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

    The_Chief Accept no imitations!
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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

    ajohnson6636 Lurker

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

    OutOfPhase Premium Member

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

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