Does iPhone have an app similar to Mac's CleanMyMac?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by felixen, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. felixen, Mar 18, 2012
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    felixen macrumors 6502a

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    Would be useful if I could scan my iPhone 4 to make it quicker by removing a bunch of garbage, mine is getting slow these days.

    Edit: if I knew how to edit the topic title I could make it say "iPhone" where it says "home"..
     
  2. SpaceCaseSixtyTen macrumors newbie

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  3. felixen thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks. I also found Lang2.2 when I searched on clean up crap. People say these two go great together. So I'm in the middle of running then in my terminal now :)
     
  4. SpaceCaseSixtyTen macrumors newbie

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    I did that as well, but it didn't really free up anything significant for me (probably because I only deleted a few things, and kept anything that I thought would be remotely needed, or if I didn't know what it was). Let me know your results with doing that.
     
  5. felixen thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    In Lang2.2 I can choose yes or no to the deletion of each file it finds. I removed all language packs, but after that it found a bunch of files called de-AT.lproj and similar (other files ending with .lproj). What are these and should I delete them?
     
  6. SpaceCaseSixtyTen macrumors newbie

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    I'm not sure what they are, (possibly something used by your jailbreak/OS tweaks?) but it would be very wise not to delete them. It would be bad news if you had to restore and lose your jailbreak because of it.
     
  7. felixen thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I agree. I only went with the language packs I knew for sure what was.

    It's hard to tell the result. Might be a little faster now than before, but what annoyed me was sometimes my iPhone would freeze for a few seconds. I'll have to use it for a while before I can see if that problem is now gone.

    Only thing I can conclude right now is that my Siri doesn't work right now. I had Spire and a one day trial from the guys selling proxy server access for $4, and it worked perfectly fine two hours ago, but not now. Don't know why that is
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Hopefully not! I know this is about iPhones, but what is true for Macs is likely also true for iPhones, so consider the following:

    I would not recommend CleanMyMac, based on the number of complaints that have been posted in this forum and elsewhere. As an example: CleanMyMac cleaned too much. While you may not have experienced problems yet, enough people have that it's wise to avoid it, especially since there are free alternatives that have better reputations, such as Onyx.

    You don't need "cleaner" or "maintenance" apps to keep your Mac running well, and some of these apps can do more harm than good. Most only remove files/folders or unused languages or architectures, which does nothing more than free up some drive space, with the risk of deleting something important in the process.

    These apps will not make your Mac run faster or more efficiently, since having stuff stored on a drive does not impact performance, unless you're running out of drive space. In fact, deleting some caches can hurt performance, rather than help it, since more system resources are used and performance suffers while each cache is being rebuilt.

    Many of these tasks should only be done selectively to troubleshoot specific problems, not en masse as routine maintenance.

    Mac OS X does a good job of taking care of itself, without the need for 3rd party software. Among other things, it has its own maintenance scripts that run silently in the background on a daily, weekly and monthly basis, without user intervention.

     
  9. felixen thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Wow I always only heard good things about CleanMyMac. What I don't get then is why my parents' iMac has gotten pretty slow at moments if osx has its own maintenance program running in the background.

    They use their Mac pretty normally, only browsing a few select sites, but my dad has a bunch of photo editing software installed.

    I figured all the stuff they've installed (which is legit stuff, famous software) could clog up or something, so I installed CleanMyMac for them cause I thought that would fix things.

    But do you think there aren't any benefits of CleanMyMac then? Only potential harm?
     
  10. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    There are many things that impact performance. Running maintenance scripts or apps doesn't address all performance-related issues.
    Having things installed has no affect at all on performance. Barring any hardware issues, only what's running at any point in time affects performance.

    Performance Tips For Mac OS X
    No, the "cleaning" done by apps like this is, at best, unnecessary and in some cases can degrade performance (such as clearing caches).
     
  11. maturola macrumors 68040

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    Click "edit" then "Advanced" and you can edit your title.
     
  12. felixen thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Awesome ;)

    GGJstudios, thanks man. That's good to know. I will also be sure to check those performance tips out
     
  13. Lycanthroat macrumors regular

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    Just to let you guys know, I find Langpack 2.1 a much better option - it deletes everything (language-wise) off the phone except English and Japanese (needed for emoji etc). Langpack 2.2 allows you to do it manually, which is obviously better if English isn't your first language, but it also runs to risk of deleting important files if you're not sure what your doing.

    I personally just install DaemonTool from insanelyi and run Langpack through Terminal. The phone is quite fast for me.
     

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