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Old 08. Dec 2012, 04:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default clogging up phone

Im just wondering about testing mobile apps..

If you download and install loads of programs to test out and then remove. If say you do 50 in a week, you end up clogging up and slowing down your computer, some programs leaving rubbish behind ect. This all effects the performance of your computer.

Just wondering is it the same for mobile phones? If you download apps then delete them. Trying to find good apps for my phone that i want to keep i download loads of alternatives of the same app, and most of them i remove.

Will i end up clogging up my phone with nonsense that will effect the performance?
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Old 09. Dec 2012, 04:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It's the same, at least on Android. It affects storage space more than performance. I clear the settings, and then uninstall to minimize leftovers.

Clean Master (Cleaner) and SD Maid can help.
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Old 09. Dec 2012, 02:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yes I also do that , clear the cache, data then uninstall to minimize the leftovers .
The trouble with apps is you really have try them to find out if they work for you, for example just lately I wanted a music player app to replace the stock installed rather limited music app I've already tried 5 and not liked them and moved on to try another so that 5 lots of leftover data so I know at some point in the future i will have to do a factory reset to clear out all the unused data even so that when I do uninstall app I try to be as thorough as I can.
I suppose my best plan of action will be to back up my contacts photos data like that do the factory reset and then re-install all my app from the market ( they should all still be listed under my apps , at least until the market / google play store updates) .
I'm quite sure that even so I won't have deleted anything as such because I'll be putting the same stuff( data / apps ) back on my phone I should still gain some memory space.
I'm going to take a look at the Clean Master app myself I think because I want to put off doing the factory reset for as long as I can.
Oh and I use Titanium backup and Samsung Kies to back-up my data. It sort of goes with out saying Samsung Kies is only for Samsung phones.
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