iPhone Phone Clean like app for iOS 9?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Sheldonsmith, Oct 15, 2015.

  1. Sheldonsmith macrumors regular

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    I'm looking for a Phone Clean like app that cleans the memory/storage cache and closes non-essential background apps for my iPhone 6s Plus that runs in iOS and not tethered to Mac.

    I have looked at Battery Status and Memory & Diskscanner Pro, but these looks a little cagy (pop up ads, pushing other software apps on you,) and there are mixed reviews in the App Store questioning their reliability/effectiveness.

    Looking for any insights from the group as to what might be effective.

    Thanks,

    Sheldon
     
  2. Hieveryone macrumors 68020

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    I don't think there is one as it is not necessary. Cleaning is only for Windows and maybe android.
     
  3. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    The most effective thing you can do is to let the system do the housekeeping.
     
  4. ideal.dreams macrumors 68020

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    On the contrary, most applications are horrible with caching and will build up several hundred MB and even GB of data. On a 128 GB iPhone, it's nothing, but on a 16 GB iPhone, that's a software upgrade that can't download because the user can't clear application caches unless they delete the whole app (losing data in the process) and reinstalling it.
     
  5. Hieveryone macrumors 68020

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    What's the solution?
     
  6. ideal.dreams macrumors 68020

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    Either delete and reinstall the app to clear cache files (which will also delete app data, such as game progress and saved login information), or to use an app like the OP is requesting. PhoneClean used to work but iOS 9 broke its functionality in clearing app caches.
     
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  8. Radon87000 macrumors 601

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    Doubt it.Ever since iOS 8.3 none of those pc cleaners have worked

    Anyways do you have the link of the software?
     
  9. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    The best ways to deal with that (not necessarily the more convenient ways though) are basically closing apps that you don't want to potentially run in the background and deleting and reinstalling apps that run up a cache that you want to empty (aside from some apps that offer the ability to clear their cache).
     
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    Just as Radon87000 said, there is no app or program available to clean app caches since iOS 8.3, and the only way to do such cache cleaning thing is uninstall and then reinstall these apps, but the downside is all app data will also be deleted, like game saves.
     
  12. haruhiko macrumors 68040

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    iOS 8.3 closed the access to app sandbox. Not possible without a jailbreak.
     
  13. bransoj macrumors 6502a

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    This for me....i've got it on my iPhone and iPad and despite being skeptical it does appear to do something. Definitely finds and deletes stuff to give me space back on my phone and the memory clean up process does seem to have an affect on the iPad 3 as well. Both running the latest iOS.
     
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  15. vertsix macrumors 65816

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    No.

    image.jpg

    And that's in just two months.

    5s, 8.4.1.

    (I use Battery Doctor and it works.)
     
  16. vertsix macrumors 65816

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    image.jpg

    Clearly does a good job on that.
     
  17. vertsix macrumors 65816

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    Yes, but there are other alternatives like Battery Doctor that work on device.
     
  18. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    That's likely more to appease the user than the actual space cleaned.
     
  19. vertsix macrumors 65816

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    Nope. I check storage in Usage Settings after each clean and the amount cleaned is reflected on the amount of free space in Settings.
     
  20. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    Glad that's working for you. I don't think I need it, I rarely use more than a quarter of the iPhone capacity:

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  21. Toltepeceno, Oct 17, 2015
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    The system does not do the housekeeping on either ios or mac, not that works anyway. I am using an app called analyzer on my ipad and iphone but I don't know if it's still available since apple gave them all the boot. Works really well cleaning up, has worked since ios7 cleaning app cache. I had another that worked also but I did not have it installed and they got the boot from the store..

    Mac's are really bad a.t uninstalling apps, lots of stuff left over. Vertsix is right, storage in usage settings goes down after cleaning. Some people really want to believe ios and osx are perfect.
     

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