Best Android App? App Cache Cleaner - FREE!!!  May fix errors and feel more responsive. set to auto clear
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Best Android App? App Cache Cleaner - FREE!!! May fix errors and feel more responsive. set to auto clear

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Found 4th Feb 2012
Only just discovered this today...

Clears application cache = much better than App Killer... run and it and see... install as widget for one click clear... may help smaller internal memory phones - helped mine! Huawei Blaze

Go to Android Marketplace and search and install. very small file

Other other useful free apps ? Please post!

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I can personally vouch for this app as I use this all the time. It small & lean & doesn't take much resources but very powerful on what it can do to speed up your Android OS. Clears the app cache everytime when my phone is on idle. Heat added.
I couldn't work out why my Huawei Blaze showed 24mb internal memory but when trying to update Google maps said Insuffient Memory. also Youtube clips weren;t running well.

I run this Cache Cleaner and now I have 44mb internal memory and the phone is much quicker and things work well again.

Just passing this on as it may help some (probably non techy) people

Please list any other useful apps , thanks
Cheers veedubjai!

I'm sure many people will benefit from this app, I've had a OSF since Nov 2010 but never knew about cache cleaners,

Dont expect miracles! but a small-medium speed boost
Please unexpire mods - and put in a better catergory if necessary - Cheers
Thanks - I am new to Android (well for my kids new phones actually) and it's very difficult to find recommendations that are independent and up to date. I'd welcome other free app suggestions too
will this delete all the saved data of an app... for example do not want saved data from game being played for month on level 66 to be deleted and i have to start from level one..

also, what is different between this and the built in task manager from android, it also will clear memory
monkeybrains

will this delete all the saved data of an app... for example do not want … will this delete all the saved data of an app... for example do not want saved data from game being played for month on level 66 to be deleted and i have to start from level one..also, what is different between this and the built in task manager from android, it also will clear memory


Q&A:
1. What is the cache?
A. Cache is a mechanism of storing data in high-speed memory, speed up application's reading & writing, which improves application performance. It's just temporary storage (caching) of web documents, such as HTML pages & images, to reduce bandwidth usage, server load, and perceived lag.

A cached file stores copies of documents passing through it; subsequent requests may be satisfied from the cache if certain conditions are met. The cached files are stored in the phone's built-in memory, and sometimes can take a lot of storage space. Through the clearing of cached files, you are able to recover the precious phone memory space. Most importantly, the cached files can safely be cleared

2. Why should clear the cache?
A. In a Android phone, cache files are stored in the phone internal memory (ROM), the phone internal memory is different from the SD card, you can think cache is computer memory & SD card is hard drive, one fast & another slow.
Because the internal phone storage capacity is fixed, if you don't clear in time, the cache will be larger & larger, and finally running out of internal phone storage.

3. Will clear the application's data while clear the cache?
A. The application's data is different with cache, cache is temporary storage of files, used & no longer valid; but application's data will be used later, such as games record & user information.
Clearing the cache won't clear the application data, so don't worry.
Clearing the cache won't clear the application of historical data too, such as search history, call records. If you need to clear the historical data, you can use our another application "History Cleaner+"

As for your 2nd question. Android Task Killers Explained: What They Do and Why You Shouldn’t Use Them

You should always be in a habit of making backups of anything that is important to you before trying new apps or updated versions if you're not fully aware of as each release as they may have potential for bugs.

All that I can say is that I haven't had any issues in my experience of using App Cache Cleaner on my own O2 Samsung Galaxy Europa for quite a while with many updates. Got a few small games that were last played from where I left everytime with App Cache Cleaner been used since the app save data is very different to what app cache is. So I don't think you need to be so worry about it but it is your decision end of if you feel a back up is needed before trying this very good app.

Hope this helps.
will give it a go
I use App2SD, which has this function too. So, you can have 2 apps in 1, so to speak.
I use Android Assistant for this which is pretty good.
I also like Juice Defender which turns off 3g internet, gps, bluetooth when not in use

Quick Settings is good, easy to switch wifi, gps on/off - shows battery percentage etc

Smooth Calender gives a summary of 3-5 upcoming gmail events

Quickpic is a faster and nicer way of going through your photos

Tvguide and trainline are useful too

Clears application cache and basically lets phone run quicker,



Lolwut? I think you have no idea what cache is for. If anything, this will make your phone run slower, since it'll then have to recreate said cache.
Oinkylicious... I'm no techy expect BUT this has definitenly made my Huawei Blaze respond faster and sorted out other things like Youtube and Google maps. THAT IS A FACT - I can tell mine phone IS more responsive and has fixed my "cannot install - insufficient memory issue"

If anything YOU do not not know what you are talking about

My phone is certainly not slower - Please don't write rubbish - Try it yourself! it definitely works!

People like Veedujai know the facts - Read his/her first comment
I've updated my description - all i know is my phone seems more responsive now
nigelbutler

Try it yourself! it definitely works!



No thanks, I have a decent phone, and if I need a placebo effect I'll take a sugar pill.
Oinkylicious - What lovely person you are... Trolling posts with no helpful advice or useful suggestions... Do one and take your "decent" phone with you

You always get one **** ignore him

oinkylicious

No thanks, I have a decent phone, and if I need a placebo effect I'll … No thanks, I have a decent phone, and if I need a placebo effect I'll take a sugar pill.


nigelbutler

Oinkylicious... I'm no techy expect BUT this has definitenly made my … Oinkylicious... I'm no techy expect BUT this has definitenly made my Huawei Blaze respond faster and sorted out other things like Youtube and Google maps. THAT IS A FACT - I can tell mine phone IS more responsive and has fixed my "cannot install - insufficient memory issue"If anything YOU do not not know what you are talking about My phone is certainly not slower - Please don't write rubbish - Try it yourself! it definitely works!People like Veedujai know the facts - Read his/her first comment



In fairness to oinkilicious he's correct in a sense, the very point of a cache is to speed up things you do regularly by storing some of the information necessary to loading them - by storing some of the information you need to load less therefore it will load quicker.

I suspect what you are describing seeing is quicker loading in applications that don't have data in the cache, which as you say may speed them up somewhat, though there is definitely debate on that subject.

It should be stated that for less powerful phones this is a good idea, mainly to stop your cache filling and getting the error you were noticing before. But more powerful phones (think Samsung GS2, HTC Sensation XL etc.) will benefit very little from something like this and the default will suffice fine.
I have used a whole bunch of these app killer type apps on my HTC Hero, Desire and my new Sensation XE.

Yes you will notice a battery improvement when using this but you will also be tricking Android about how you use your phone, ultimately resulting in worse battery life and slower processing, in response you will need to use the app again.

Try using Android as it is intended to be used for a week or so, as Android figures out your usage patterns your battery life and performance will improve considerably.

Have a Google around and you will see this is true, Google does not behave like Windows (apparently).
I've been using this for a while now, top banana.
This post made me LOL.
Not bothered with androids and whatever other platforms there is since I got an iPhone 3or 4 years ago bu My wife is considering one of the android so was wondering do they really slow down loads similar to Microsoft laptops/computers.

Only reason I went for apple originally Was my laptop nearly ground to a halt it was going slow. iPhone seems to work at same speed even though memories totally full

Thanks for the post & all the discussion.
This might help free up space but I really can't see how it could increase performance.
What this does is somewhat analagous to clearing out the recycle bin on a Windows PC.
Is there anything out there similar for the iPhone does anyone know? Thanks
I've got Android assistant, and it works well.
But, and it's a big but - This app "app cache cleaner" can be set to clear the cache automatically at intervals from hours to days !!
I personally find that browsing only a couple of sites, i.e. checking my email and googling something, fills that cache with 2 to 3 megs at a time.
Another tip is to restart your phone once a week (some cache files used by the operating system itself, can't be cleared while phone is on)
Edited by: "esar" 5th Feb 2012
Just installed this, it says I have no cache to clear :\ but i only have 15MB available so I have no idea what I've got installed! D:
grumpygrim

Just installed this, it says I have no cache to clear :\ but i only have … Just installed this, it says I have no cache to clear :\ but i only have 15MB available so I have no idea what I've got installed! D:


Have you tried the reboot (just turn it off and back on again) option ?
Also, go through all your apps and toss the junk (fancy ringtone apps etc eat memory)
Incidently, when my phone went below 20MB it woulde't accept texts !!
Edited by: "esar" 5th Feb 2012
I usually find that these sort of apps (including juice defender) tend to slow my phone down or run the battery down quicker 'in the long term'.
I have taken App Killer or Kill Apps off my phone since reading this

lifehacker.com/565…hem

If you have a newish version of Android 2.2 or 2.3 it doesnt seem App Killer will help, probably the opposite

App Cleaner is probably more useful if you have small internal memory under 150-160mb
Doesnt work with ice cream sandwich I have emailed the dev to see if there will be an update but havent had a reply
Setcpu is all you need. I get fantastic battery life with it.
Cant you just clear your history/Cache/and data via the phones settings????? I do and dont have any problems, I imagine this app would just take space and processing speed,
thanks
HTC desire drives me crazy :O( Hope this works :O)

you can just clear the cache from the phone settings and not have this app taking up more space
App cache cleaner can be set to clear the cache automatically at intervals from hours to days !!
You have to remember to clear your cache normally.
One less thing to remember !!
I'm no expert but cache normally implies that frequently used data is moved from slower media, such as an sd card, onto faster media , such as internal memory. So the next time you need to access that data it can read it from memory instead of going to your sd card.

By clearing the cache all the time you effectively have the work load of filling up the cache up each time an app launches but none of the benefits of retrieving any of that data at faster speeds from internal memory.

By the way this is not trolling its called having an opinion that may differ from someone elses


Edited by: "tysoup" 7th Feb 2012
Fair comment tysoup - Useful info from you!

My cache had obviously built up to the extent it was causing problems... 20-25mb was cleared
IMHO - Clearing the cache can be considered both a necessity and mistake (depending on how you look at it).
To clear it out automatically all the time may be clearing some of your RAM but may not be needed.
Android uses the RAM efficiently so that it can load up your applications faster and thereby reduce battery consumption. Seeing the RAM nearly filled up is not a bad thing, just Android doing what it is supposed to. By clearing out the cache, it means that the phone will have to get the data all over again.
For internet cache, unless you go to the same sites over and over again, this is cache worth clearing out.
The problem with NOT clearing the cache is that eventually there will be so much present that it will cause issues (as the OP has mentioned).
It is in these occassions that the cache should go through a one off clearout.
This app has its uses therefore, but I wouldn't set it to auto clean.
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