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    Default What made you install Clean Master app on your phone?

    What made you install Clean Master app on your phone?

    i am thinking whether is should install it or not, but first i want to hear why you guys who already have it installed it...
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    Default Re: What made you install Clean Master app on your phone?

    You don't need apps like this installed on your phone. Android OS will shut down apps after a certain period of inactivity. This is the way Android is designed. By using an app like this you are using more resources from your phone, thus, using more battery. Again, no use for apps or software like these.
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    Default Re: What made you install Clean Master app on your phone?

    Quote Originally Posted by TeritorialDemon View Post
    You don't need apps like this installed on your phone. Android OS will shut down apps after a certain period of inactivity. This is the way Android is designed. By using an app like this you are using more resources from your phone, thus, using more battery. Again, no use for apps or software like these.
    thanks but that wasnt my question..
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    Default Re: What made you install Clean Master app on your phone?

    Quote Originally Posted by silicuda View Post
    What made you install Clean Master app on your phone?

    i am thinking whether is should install it or not, but first i want to hear why you guys who already have it installed it...
    I liked some of the stuff that it could do like getting rid of files after removing an app, but Android does that pretty well by itself. I haven't used Clean Master in quite some time now.

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    Default Re: What made you install Clean Master app on your phone?

    I haven't. My phone has never run out of cache space, which is the only thing Clean Master should be used for, so I don't need a cache-cleaning app. (Killing files in RAM is actually counter-productive - it slows the phone down - so that function shouldn't ever be used.)

    About the only thing I ever ""kill" is apps I no longer need, or those I just installed to try, and I don't need an app to uninstall an app, its cache and its data.

    So, IMO, Clean Master is a solution looking for a problem.
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    Default Re: What made you install Clean Master app on your phone?

    My friend said clean master can make your phone faster.. did anyone install it for this reason?? Thoughts?
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    Default Re: What made you install Clean Master app on your phone?

    Quote Originally Posted by silicuda View Post
    My friend said clean master can make your phone faster.. did anyone install it for this reason?? Thoughts?
    Due to how Android handles memory, you're unlikely to get any answers to the specific question you asked, and the ones you do get will be misinformed. The question you should be asking is if this, or programs like it, actually do make the phone faster. In a word, no. Android is not like Windows when it comes to memory.

    In Android, apps sitting dormant in memory don't consume any additional battery or CPU power than if that memory was free. Hence the phrase free memory is wasted memory. The OS is designed to keep the memory full as possible by not killing apps completely, and even initializing some of your common ones in the background. This allows for better multitasking and app switching due to simply leaving apps in memory and not having to restart them from scratch all the time.

    App killers, memory boosters, performance enhancers, etc all claim wiping memory will speed up the phone. With current versions of Android, that's simply not true (with the exception of rogue app, which should be handled manually anyway). It's actually the opposite. What will happen is the app kills other apps which uses resources to process. Then the OS restarts those, or other apps to fill the memory again, which takes even more resources. The memory booster app kills again and the progress repeats over and over. So in reality, those kinds of apps reduce performance and increase battery usage. Remember, those dormant apps don't consume any additional battery or CPU in the first place.

    Android has its own app management system to handle killing apps to make room for new ones as needed. On a proper functioning system, it works pretty well. There are cases where a bad app could cause problems, but that's not something a memory manager can fix. You need to find the app causing problems and see if force stopping fixes it, or it may require updating/uninstalling if the problem persists. Otherwise, don't bother trying to outsmart the OS when it comes to memory management.

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