Universal iPhone cache cleaner

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by ganja24, Dec 30, 2016.

  1. ganja24 macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Out of curiosity, why not delete and reinstall the app, given that's basically the best way to do it?

    That aside, http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/iphone-cache-clear.2024144/ should be of some help.
     
  3. Djilkosh macrumors regular

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    If you still need this, PM me.
     
  4. Jxnas macrumors newbie

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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
    [​IMG]

    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
     
  5. Shark5150 macrumors 6502a

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    I can vouch for this app. It does a decent job. Been using it for a few years.
     
  6. Shark5150 macrumors 6502a

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    I tried Battery Doctor as well, but it's not updated very regularly. Works well.
     
  7. Jxnas macrumors newbie

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    Battery Doctor also has advertising - and no app for iPad.
     
  8. C DM macrumors Westmere

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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).
     
  9. Jxnas macrumors newbie

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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?
     
  10. Shark5150 macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  11. ganja24 thread starter macrumors 6502

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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
     
  12. Jxnas macrumors newbie

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    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.
     
  13. gaanee macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  14. sparksd macrumors 6502a

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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".
     
  15. Jxnas macrumors newbie

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    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
     
  16. gaanee macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  17. pacorob macrumors 68000

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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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