1. stogiepipebrew's Avatar
    I've gotten in the mood lately, to test many different apps. I just have one question. Does the constant downloading, installing and uninstalling have a negative affect on the phones life? I apologize if this seems to be an elementary question for many of you.
    06-16-2015 07:35 PM
  2. the tall guy's Avatar
    No need to apologise, it's a good question, one that I can't be certain of. All I know, from past experience, is that installing a load of apps and un-installing them doesn't impact the phones performance as you are removing the apps. I would suggest you download a file manager, as more often than not, when I un-install an app it leaves behind a folder with some rogue files in it. I tend to un-install an app then manually delete any left over files that weren't removed from the original removal.
    06-17-2015 03:19 AM
  3. Javier P's Avatar
    I agree with the tall guy. The only problem could be the files left behind after uninstall. Most apps won't let any but it happens from time to time. A file Explorer is a good call. Some of them will let you know if there are any files left when you uninstall the app and you won't need to delete them manually. My favorite is ES File Explorer, free in the Play Store.
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    06-17-2015 05:42 AM
  4. stogiepipebrew's Avatar
    When I uninstall an app, I usually stop the app, clean it's cache, delete it's data then uninstall. My device has a built in file manager that I visit quite often and delete rogue files and empty folders. There's a lot of stuff in the file manager I
    That I'm afraid to touch. Don't want to delete an important file.
    Javier P likes this.
    06-17-2015 02:29 PM
  5. Javier P's Avatar
    That should be more than enough then. No need to worry about that. Ah! And welcome to the forums!
    06-17-2015 02:51 PM
  6. stogiepipebrew's Avatar
    Thank you!
    06-18-2015 04:11 AM

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