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    I have been advised this is de rigeur to offset issues I and others have come across; and that everyone does it!

    Do any or all phone manufacturers, networks or stores advise this on purchase?

    Is there a weakness in Android that requires this constant manual intervention?

    Many have 100+ apps installed.
    Do you really spend the time to go through every one?

    Is there an app for this, like with Windows software?


    I will let this thread run on its own.

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    Default Re: OK then. Who regularly clears cache on all their apps?

    Quote Originally Posted by Madd54 View Post
    I have been advised this is de riguer to offset issues I and others have come across; and that everyone does it!

    Do any or all phone manufacturers, networks or stores advise this on purchase?

    Is there a weakness in Android that requires this constant manual intervention?

    Many have 100+ apps installed.
    Do you really spend the time to go through every one?

    Is there an app for this, like with Windows software?


    I will let this thread run on its own.

    Thanks. AKA - 'Disillusioned Again'.

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    I do it occasionally if I see the app not running the way it should. You can clear the entire system cache in recovery mode, or you can get apps like Clean Master which help kill off unnecessary tasks that run.
    I'd do it every once in a while, but as long as the app works fine I don't see the need for it

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    Default Re: OK then. Who regularly clears cache on all their apps?

    Nope I sometimes clear the cache on Dolphin but only because it asks me and I've never had any problems. Android seems very good at handling stuff like that
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    Just clearing apps that don't behave is what I was thinking afterward

    That's the second time 'Recovery Mode' has been mentioned to me in as many days, so I guess I should look up what that is. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madd54 View Post
    Just clearing apps that don't behave is what I was thinking afterward

    That's the second time 'Recovery Mode' has been mentioned to me in as many days, so I guess I should look up what that is. Thanks.

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    With the stock recovery, you can perform factory resets, clear system cache and a few other things.
    If you install a custom recovery, you can do things like backing up the entire system or installing custom ROMs.

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    Super. I can remain lazy.

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    Default Re: OK then. Who regularly clears cache on all their apps?

    LOL, no need to clear cache in every app. Really, no need to do anything memory wise. If you want, you can use the built in task manager to kill all open apps and clear RAM out.
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    Yes but there's an AC prize at the end of the year for the dummest thread

    I'm getting all mine in early.

    (There is.... right?)

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    Default Re: OK then. Who regularly clears cache on all their apps?

    Quote Originally Posted by Madd54 View Post
    Yes but there's an AC prize at the end of the year for the dummest thread

    I'm getting all mine in early.

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    Haven't heard of it...

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    Default Re: OK then. Who regularly clears cache on all their apps?

    Go to Storage on the phone and one of the options is cached data... click on it... boom it will clear all caches..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madd54 View Post
    Yes but there's an AC prize at the end of the year for the dummest thread

    I'm getting all mine in early.

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    LOL, it's already been given out!!
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    Default Re: OK then. Who regularly clears cache on all their apps?

    Facebook acts up once in awhile and so I would have to go in and clear its cache.

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    LOL, it's already been given out!!
    Good one!

    ( ..... darn.)

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    Default Re: OK then. Who regularly clears cache on all their apps?

    Clearing cache in recovery is something I do, because that clears out the system cache as well, but it isn't like I do it every day. Definitely after an update and about once a month or so but that is more to keep the device snappy.

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    I think how to access recovery mode should be posted somewhere.

    I never knew.

    I do now but haven't tried it.

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    Never do it. No issues here

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    Default Re: OK then. Who regularly clears cache on all their apps?

    Quote Originally Posted by bobsacomano View Post
    Never do it. No issues here

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    It's not so much about issues it's about keeping some space and keeping it a little faster...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobsacomano View Post
    Never do it. No issues here

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    I think generally you're right and it's not usually needed.

    Then if you are a heavy user and get app errors occasionally, or more often, it's good to know how to do some house cleaning the easy way.

    HOWEVER, just a mild note of caution ---

    I have just tried recovery mode and cleared some cache.
    Regular users of this mode will scoff, but it is easy enough to make a wrong selection and do a factory reset.

    You are just presented with very small script, so have eyewear if you need them.

    There are several choices in a vertical row, relating to updating, resetting, clearing, and rebooting. Cache clearing is 2nd from last I think, with factory reset the one before.

    I eventually read on the screen that you select with the power button after scrolling with the volume buttons.

    I got the cache clearing right then selected reboot. The Android avatar had 'error' underneath as this screen was closing. The phone went back to off so I restarted normally. All seems OK.

    Still I will only do it rarely.

    Experts I'm sure use it as a gateway to another land.

    Do it without distraction and be careful.

    I guess worst case you will have a Kies backup if you accidentally reset.

    That's all I got. I'm absolved if you get it wrong.

    Have a backup in case.

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    Just use Clean Master to clear and cache and junk files if you need to

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    Quote Originally Posted by z06mike View Post
    Just use Clean Master to clear and cache and junk files if you need to

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    Yes, I didn't know I could clear Cached Data in Storage, which would be better. Currently it says my 'security policy restricts clearing of this apps cache'. I couldn't see what to change in security. I will look more when its charged tomorrow.

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    Default Re: OK then. Who regularly clears cache on all their apps?

    I've personally never cleared more than one or two apps at a time, and that's when they're severely misbehaving. If something is causing an urge to go through all of them, something else is majorly wrong and as Golfdriver said, there are more efficient ways to do that. I'd shy away from "solutions" like this and attempt to actually troubleshoot the real root causes.

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    Who regularly clears cache on all their apps?
    I do.

    I have been advised this is de rigueur to offset issues
    The wording is strong, but yes, It is very likely that keeping your system "clean" will help avoid many of the troubles certain people have to face.

    Is there a weakness in Android that requires this constant manual intervention?
    Officially, no. That said, certain apps may misbehave, and keeping things tiddy is a good way to make sure that no app misbehaviour can bring your system down. As some would say; better safe than sorry.

    Do you really spend the time to go through every one?

    Is there an app for this, like with Windows software?
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    Go to Storage on the phone and one of the options is cached data... click on it... boom it will clear all caches..
    It is, indeed, the fastest and most efficient way to do a cache clear. Killing apps that are running needlessly also alleviates potential problems and saves power.
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    should you have to do this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sauce_a_poutine View Post
    I do.



    The wording is strong, but yes, It is very likely that keeping your system "clean" will help avoid many of the troubles certain people have to face.



    Officially, no. That said, certain apps may misbehave, and keeping things tiddy is a good way to make sure that no app misbehaviour can bring your system down. As some would say; better safe than sorry.



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    It is, indeed, the fastest and most efficient way to do a cache clear. Killing apps that are running needlessly also alleviates potential problems and saves power.
    'Security policy restricts clearing of this app's cache'.

    As I put later without quoting, the Storage route would be the best way but for me at the moment it doesn't work, as I get the message above.

    Not an issue for me, I could'nt see a quick solution in Security and I will leave it alone for now. This happened before and after I cleared via Recovery Mode.

    I'm clearer on it now.

    Didn't know you could select Cached Data in Storage; and never heard of Recovery Mode.
    Oh and Clean Master which I haven't tried, but that's adding an app that may not be necessary unless you are in trouble.

    It all helps for the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TroyBoy30 View Post
    should you have to do this?
    That was the gist of my question.

    I think overall no, but it will help the system to tidy up regularly, via the simple Cached Data in Storage if it works on yours. It helps more when apps close unexpectedly or misbehave. I'm a novice and some swear by it. At least it's not necessary to go through each app one at a time.

    Please read the other postings though and judge for yourself.

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