iPhone XS CCleaner & iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by FrankN209, Jun 14, 2019 at 10:03 AM.

  1. FrankN209 macrumors newbie

    Feb 21, 2018
    Since CCleaner isn't available for the iPhone, is there a good alternative? Some people say you don't need one, but I've used CCleaner on a different phone in the past and it worked well.
  2. jtara macrumors 68000

    Mar 23, 2009
    An iOS app cannot uninstall another app, nor can it access the data of other apps, let alone delete it.

    There no "good alternative" - or any alternative - because it simply isn't possible to do what CCleaner does on iOS.

    (There are edge cases, such as suites of apps from the same publisher that are able to access each other's data.)

    With permission, an app can access photos, and some other files in common. but I don't think that photo deduping, etc. is one of the functions of CCleaner. (I have it on my Mac, but can't remember when I last used it.) It's main purpose in life is to remove the detritus left over by uninstalled apps, and as a convenient uninstaller without having to figure out how a particular MacOS app is normally uninstalled.

    CCleaner on iOS would make little sense.
  3. FrankN209 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 21, 2018
    Yes, I understand this. I would use it mainly to delete browser history and stuff like that. But if there isn't anything, that's ok too.
  4. slippery-pete macrumors 65832


    Jun 23, 2007
    You can delete browser history so easily...

    What’s the concern with browser history anyway...some freaky porn searches?
  5. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Well, figuratively speaking, no. The reality is, you can delete your browsing history temporarily, but it’s not completely abolished when it’s stored from your IP protocol search tasking through your carrier (Or) your if using Wi-Fi, then it’s due your cable provider history, and it’s never permanently deleted.
  6. CTHarrryH macrumors 68000

    Jul 4, 2012
    There are sites that limit visits without subscription so I delete those cookies. Although they come right back I also delete FB and Google.

    What I like about CCleaner on my Mac is I can tell it what not to delete so it cleans but leaves logon info for designated sites. I don’t use it to delete apps or anything else

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