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    Anyone use those quick cleaner apps to clear cache and boost the phone? Do they really work or are they a strain on the system themselves? I'll be honest, I don't know exactly what they're doing anyway bit if they help the phone run smoother, than I'm all for it. Not that it doesn't run smooth anyway.

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    unnecessary.
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    I use Clean Master. There is a feature in that app that helps reduce residual files when you uninstall apps. I like it for that at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    I use Clean Master. There is a feature in that app that helps reduce residual files when you uninstall apps. I like it for that at least.
    Your Android OS has that feature built in with TRIM, so you don't have to worry about residual files when you uninstall that app. It's unnecessary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JungleLarry View Post
    Your Android OS has that feature built in with TRIM, so you don't have to worry about residual files when you uninstall that app. It's unnecessary.
    No that's not the same thing. TRIM cleans up things when they've been marked for deletion. If the file itself hasn't been marked for deletion by the NAND controller (which is sent the command by the OS), the TRIM function will not delete it.

    I think people here are talking about those errant files and folders that might be left over in various places after they uninstall an app.
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    I also use clean master on my Moto X to get rid of leftover files from uninstalled apps, it works great.

    I used it on my Galaxy nexus to free up RAM and storage, but the Moto X seems to do a good job of managing that part on its own.

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    Which Clean Master? There are loads of them in the Play Store!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottMGS View Post
    Which Clean Master? There are loads of them in the Play Store!
    This one:


    I also use it for its ability to automatically delete residual files. Very handy.
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    placebo effect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gekko View Post
    placebo effect.
    Doesn't your head get sweaty in that tinfoil hat?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    I use Clean Master. There is a feature in that app that helps reduce residual files when you uninstall apps. I like it for that at least.
    +1 on clean master. I like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ccota08 View Post
    Doesn't your head get sweaty in that tinfoil hat?
    you're confused.
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    Seems nice for getting rid of garbage folders but ram cleaning is probably not necessary. The list of suggested apps is has in Lieu of advertising is kind of scary. Don't think i would put it on my kids phone.

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