1. nonie's Avatar
    Seeing ads telling about
    a cleaner/booster to improve
    battery. Anyone tried this?
    04-05-2015 06:08 AM
  2. GefH's Avatar
    I also am curious about this. This is the advert I've been seeing.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cleanmaster.mguard

    Very high ratings from 18 million users. Anyone using this stuff?
    04-05-2015 09:38 PM
  3. Travo79's Avatar
    I have used Clean Master in the past. It does a good job of cleaning junk and outdated files from your phone.

    However, I usually install it, let it do its thing, and then uninstall it. The app has a nasty habit of bugging you with 3-4 notifications a day. "You can clean X amount of memory", which turns out to be pictures, videos, and other things that most people don't want to get rid of.

    It will also monitor your memory usage and ask tell you that your memory (RAM) is nearly full. It wants to boost your RAM by closing programs that are running in the background. This is completely unnecessary for Android phones as using more RAM is a good thing. Killing them off actually eats your battery, as they will only restart themselves in a few minutes.

    So, if you've got useless stuff gumming up your phone, use it then uninstall it. That's my two cents.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Crashdamage likes this.
    04-06-2015 11:52 AM
  4. Crashdamage's Avatar
    DO NOT install any RAM cleaner/booster/optimizer! They are counterproductive and actually can slow your device and waste power.

    To understand why, read this:

    http://androidforums.com/i,ndex.php?posts/6932721

    Actually, it's a good idea to read the entire thread. Lotsa excellent information.

    Install this:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...id=sa.ramtruth

    The Truth, simply.

    Android since v1.0. Linux user since 2001.
    04-06-2015 12:10 PM
  5. monicakm's Avatar
    Hummmm, 18.5 million 5 star ratings vs 8 5 star ratings. I'm gonna have to go with the 18.5 mil and then uninstall it as suggested.
    04-06-2015 12:35 PM
  6. monicakm's Avatar
    CM cleaned/freed 2.6GB, then I uninstalled it
    Thanks!
    Crashdamage likes this.
    04-06-2015 12:51 PM
  7. Crashdamage's Avatar
    Millions of people were convinced that the world was flat until it was proven to be round. Those links provide proof about bogus crapware. If you choose to believe the world is flat, so be it. Don't fall off the edge.

    Android since v1.0. Linux user since 2001.
    04-06-2015 12:55 PM
  8. monicakm's Avatar
    I haven't fallen off in 56 years...guess there's always a first for everything tho. I promise I'll be careful!
    Crashdamage and can3gxw like this.
    04-06-2015 01:25 PM

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