1. Cyvain87's Avatar
    I was wondering if anyone had any conclusive useful input on this question I have been looking into and finding many different conclusions for.

    Firstly is using junk file cleaning apps on an android phone a good or bad idea?

    Secondly if using such an app is not only good but useful what is the best one for this?
    12-03-2015 08:32 PM
  2. Crashdamage's Avatar
    Cleaner apps are not so much a bad idea, it's more that there's a lot of bad cleaner apps. Really bad. And the reality is that they are rarely, in fact almost never, actually needed . I have run most of my devices their whole life and never used a cleaner. A couple of times since starting with Android v1.0. They just don't make a significant difference in a good way. But a bad one can cause havoc.

    That said, if for some reason you think you have to have a cleaner (you don't) SD Maid is the best - and safest - one I've seen. Unlike other so-called cleaners, SD Maid only does what it should do - clear out junk files, clean up databases, etc. It does not try to do things it shouldn't. There's no RAM cleaner/optimizer, no cache cleaner automatically deleting useful cache files. It does not run in the background, only when used. No nag ads. Just a powerful set of useful tools for doing useful things.

    But...it is a powerful set of tools. And remember, use of tools like this are seldom, usually never, actually needed. Use it very rarely, with extreme care and at your own risk!

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....thedarken.sdm

    Android since v1.0. Linux user since 2001.
    12-03-2015 09:02 PM
  3. Cyvain87's Avatar
    Thanks for the info. I wasn't necessarily thinking one was definitely needed it was more a curiosity as to whether one would be beneficial or not really more than anything else. It's definitely good to know one isn't essential so I will probably just leave my phone without using one.
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    12-03-2015 09:09 PM

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