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ganja24

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Is there a app the cleans app caches without deleting the app for example Facebook. I need to clear up storage as I keep getting message I have low storage.
 
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Jxnas

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This app works. I use it on my iPhone SE, and my iPad Air 2nd

Memory & Disk Scanner Pro - Check System Information efter Phan Minh Nhut
https://appsto.re/dk/Lzt72.i

Here you can view before and after cleaning

BEFORE
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AFTER
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I almost made a clean before the screenshots were taken. But it can easily remove several gigabytes's. It is especially good for Facebook, which often saves much cache
 

Shark5150

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This app works. I use it on my iPhone SE, and my iPad Air 2nd

Memory & Disk Scanner Pro - Check System Information efter Phan Minh Nhut
https://appsto.re/dk/Lzt72.i

Here you can view before and after cleaning

BEFORE
ebc5e06547148cb2c6cd6dc8dcd7319a.jpg


AFTER
63cb0d723fc6eda924373a6ab9e69cb1.jpg


I almost made a clean before the screenshots were taken. But it can easily remove several gigabytes's. It is especially good for Facebook, which often saves much cache
I can vouch for this app. It does a decent job. Been using it for a few years.
 

C DM

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I tried Battery Doctor as well, but it's not updated very regularly. Works well.
To be fair, it seems like the last update was just a month ago (compared to the last update for the other app that was mentioned which was over 2 years ago).
 

Jxnas

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I tried Battery Doctor for about a month ago - and it seems that they had removed the option to delete cache files. Is it returned?
 

Shark5150

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To be fair, it seems like the last update was just a month ago (compared to the last update for the other app that was mentioned which was over 2 years ago).
You're right. I referred to Battery Doctor HD as reference. I think it's been discontinued. But my paid edition of Memory & Disk Pro hasn't indeed been updated in forever! But it works like a charm. Sorry for my confusion.
 

ganja24

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https://appsto.re/ca/NFWDcb.i

I used this app it did clear some space have not received the storage full message, I also sent a email to developer of memory &a disk cleaner Pro if he will update his app since it's been over 2 years. He replayed he has no intention of update since it is working with iOS 10
 
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Jxnas

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https://appsto.re/ca/NFWDcb.i

I used this app it did clear some space have not received the storage full message, I also sent a email to developer of memory &a disk cleaner Pro if he will update his app since it's been over 2 years. He replayed he has no intention of update since it is working with iOS 10

It would be nice if he would update the app icon. Thought it is a little outdated. But that is not important as long as the app works.
 

gaanee

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Do these actually work. I tried Battery Doctor some time back.. it showed it cleared some files.. but seems like that was just temporary. Next time run it shows some more space cleared. Also with apps like FaceBook, when you launch it, it starts accumulating spce again.
 

sparksd

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Do these actually work. I tried Battery Doctor some time back.. it showed it cleared some files.. but seems like that was just temporary. Next time run it shows some more space cleared. Also with apps like FaceBook, when you launch it, it starts accumulating spce again.

That's just the nature of the beast. Delete an app's cache and it will start rebuilding it the next time you open it. Unless you stop using the apps, this will always only be a temporary "fix".
 

Jxnas

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That's just the nature of the beast. Delete an app's cache and it will start rebuilding it the next time you open it. Unless you stop using the apps, this will always only be a temporary "fix".

Of course. It's the same thing on a computer - for example with CCleaner. I clean 1GB cache from my Facebook app three days ago, and today still only 154MB cache. So it's not a short temporary solution
 

gaanee

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I read that clearing cache (including CCleaner on PC) can have an adverse effect on performance since the apps will have to rebuild its cache again. Cleaner apps will show you few hundred MBs have been freed, but it's just temporary.
Only effective solution would be if apps allow you to stop caching or intelligently clear the cache automatically.
I think iOS does some building and clearing cache automatically because I see the amount of free space changing every day even though no new apps were installed (and I haven't installed FB app), and most used apps are Notes, eMail, Safari, and Whatsapp. Sometimes the free space changes from 200MB to 1.5GB after a restart or syncing.

It would be helpful if Apple informs users how and when iOS clears cache under what circumstances, and may be users can manually trigger clear cache.
 
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pacorob

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Great topic. I also had Memory and Cache cleaner and CM Security (this specific version is no longer in the App Store) but now also downloaded Power Clean as well which is really handy to have. You never know which one get's crippled due to an iOS update.
 
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