1. machzk's Avatar
    I am relatively new to Android (at least to Modern Android). I currently have a Moto X with 4.4.2. Question. Is it necessary to do system maintenance? Scan for junk files, clear cache (recommend an app if so) etc. Or is Android just like iOS or OSX for example capable of taking care of that by itself. Other than not filling up my storage with unnecessary apps, is there anything else I should do?
    04-25-2014 11:56 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I have a Nexus 5, and never have to do any kind of maintenance like that. I used to have All-in-One Toolbox installed in case I wanted to quickly clear app caches (which you can do from the normal Settings menu anyway) or do other maintenance, but I just uninstalled it because I realized I never use it.

    If you notice the phone getting a little sluggish, then you could probably try clearing the app caches by going to Settings>Storage, tapping the Cached Data section, and then agreeing to clear all cached data.
    machzk, brosko, sharkita and 2 others like this.
    04-25-2014 09:48 PM
  3. tube517's Avatar
    I have a Nexus 5, and never have to do any kind of maintenance like that. I used to have All-in-One Toolbox installed in case I wanted to quickly clear app caches (which you can do from the normal Settings menu anyway) or do other maintenance, but I just uninstalled it because I realized I never use it.

    If you notice the phone getting a little sluggish, then you could probably try clearing the app caches by going to Settings>Storage, tapping the Cached Data section, and then agreeing to clear all cached data.
    Wow! I never knew about that cache clearing function in Settings>Storage!! Thank you! I am uninstalling my cache clearing app
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    04-26-2014 06:31 AM
  4. machzk's Avatar
    I have a Nexus 5, and never have to do any kind of maintenance like that. I used to have All-in-One Toolbox installed in case I wanted to quickly clear app caches (which you can do from the normal Settings menu anyway) or do other maintenance, but I just uninstalled it because I realized I never use it.

    If you notice the phone getting a little sluggish, then you could probably try clearing the app caches by going to Settings>Storage, tapping the Cached Data section, and then agreeing to clear all cached data.
    Thanks for the reply. I didn't know about that option.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
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    04-26-2014 11:23 AM
  5. kmf1's Avatar
    I didn't know about that option either. Seems to be quite thorough. Thanks.

    Sent from my Droid Razr Maxx HD using Tapatalk.
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    04-26-2014 12:49 PM
  6. sharkita's Avatar
    If you notice the phone getting a little sluggish, then you could probably try clearing the app caches by going to Settings>Storage, tapping the Cached Data section, and then agreeing to clear all cached data.
    Neat! I never knew about that either. I just love Android - I really do. I love it the way I used to love Windows, before it got all Metro-ish.
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    04-26-2014 03:47 PM

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