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Old June 18th, 2017, 04:42 PM
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Cleaning Cache And Junk Files

Which app do you use for cleaning out all cache/junk files/etc, and why do you use it?
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Old June 18th, 2017, 08:07 PM
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I've used 'Advanced Task Killer Free' for maybe 5 years now because:

A) It seems to work OK, and

2) My phone hasn't exploded as a result of using it. Good enough reasons for me, anyway.
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Old June 18th, 2017, 08:40 PM
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I always used ccleaner. but if you dont what to use an utility, you can use windows own disk cleanup. just do a search for it on your computer.
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Old June 18th, 2017, 09:29 PM
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I always used ccleaner. but if you dont what to use an utility, you can use windows own disk cleanup. just do a search for it on your computer.
And if, like me, you don't have Windows on your telephone??
This is phones/tablets we're talking about here...
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Old June 18th, 2017, 10:57 PM
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And if, like me, you don't have Windows on your telephone??
This is phones/tablets we're talking about here...

sorry was not paying attention to the forum I was in. clicked on new posts

there are several ways to get rid of junk files on android. the one I use is as follows so it is not really an app. It also fixes a lot of minor problems from wifi to freezes

1. powering off the device
2. press the VOLUME UP + HOME + POWER buttons all the same time and HOLD THEM DOWN
3. release only the POWER button when the device vibrates
4. release the other buttons when the ANDROID SYSTEM RECOVERY screen appears
5. using the VOLUME DOWN / UP buttons to navigate, select WIPE CACHE PARTITION
6. press the POWER button, which will act the ENTER key on your keyboard

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Old June 18th, 2017, 11:10 PM
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Good tip, Dan. Used that before with good results.
Just didn't want anyone to brick their phone.
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Old June 19th, 2017, 04:49 PM
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I've used 'Advanced Task Killer Free' for maybe 5 years now because:

A) It seems to work OK, and

2) My phone hasn't exploded as a result of using it. Good enough reasons for me, anyway.
How do you set up this app to clean out cache etc? I thought the only thing this app does is "kill" apps that are running in the background.

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Good tip, Dan. Used that before with good results.
Just didn't want anyone to brick their phone.
How can what Dan suggests, cause anyone to brick their phone?
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Old June 22nd, 2017, 11:13 PM
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You don't. It's only designed to kill running apps.

I downloaded and played with a cache cleaner, and aside from annoying adverts (it's a free version) it worked as advertised. I uninstalled it yesterday tho, as I saw no benefits from using it. Oh well.

Following Dan's instructions won't brick your telephone. Not following exactly can have bad results.
In frustration, a friend's wife last week 'reset' her phone following directions she found online. It worked - but it cleared all her contacts, text messages, etc. Not what she wanted or expected to happen.
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Old June 22nd, 2017, 11:23 PM
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You don't. It's only designed to kill running apps.

I downloaded and played with a cache cleaner, and aside from annoying adverts (it's a free version) it worked as advertised. I uninstalled it yesterday tho, as I saw no benefits from using it. Oh well.
I tried different apps to disable running tasks and found that it would turn them off but a few minutes later, the tasks would turn back on. in addition I found the cache cleaner would delete the cache from the apps but not android updates. they may have gotten better since but I really do not see a need for it.


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Following Dan's instructions won't brick your telephone. Not following exactly can have bad results.
In frustration, a friend's wife last week 'reset' her phone following directions she found online. It worked - but it cleared all her contacts, text messages, etc. Not what she wanted or expected to happen.
and that is why you always need to keep a backup :-)
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Old June 25th, 2017, 04:50 PM
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I have tried Dan's suggestion many times since he posted it, and cannot get it to work. So I have installed CCleaner and will see how that goes. I do know that app data cannot be deleted through such apps, that has to be done manually, app by app.
My phone is a Samsung Galaxy S2, and has "limited" free space, it doesn't take long to fill up!
As for the Task Killers, I'm finding out that in order for them to work, the phone needs to be "rooted".
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Old June 25th, 2017, 10:17 PM
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the steps I gave are for most newer phones but you have an antique phone :-P

see the following that I found for the s2

Turn off phone
Remove the battery and reinsert.
Hold down Volume UP and Volume Down keys
Press and hold the power button while still holding down to BOTH volume keys.
As soon as you see the Samsung logo, release all keys/buttons.
Press on the Volume Down to scroll down to teh delete all cache data.
Press home to select.
Wait for a few minutes for the phone to clear the data.
Then press home to select reboot system now.
Wait for your phone to reboot.

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Old June 26th, 2017, 03:52 PM
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Thanks Dan, I shall give this a try and report back.
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Old July 5th, 2017, 03:59 PM
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I hop between the part of chrome that does it, Ccleaner and Clean Up!

Last edited by PurestLight; July 5th, 2017 at 04:01 PM. Reason: Ohhh on a phone!!! Wrong forum haha soz
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