When you first got your Android device, it was as fast as lightning. With time it started getting slower with all those apps you began to add, but none of those apps were cleaning apps for Android. If you never clean those junk files, you don’t need anymore and just let them pile up, now you know why your Android is slow. But, with the following best cleaning apps for Android, you’ll notice how your phone’s performance is going to improve.
CCleaner is one of the most popular are used cleaning apps for Android. It has been around for a long time, and you can bet that it’s going to continue to be here. You’ve probably heard about CCelaner because you either already have it on your computer or saw it on someone else’s. Either way, it’s a great app that will erase your Android device of temporary files, application cache, and download folder.
If you think that your SMS log and your call log is too long, the app can clear that for you too. The goodies for that app don’t end there. CCleaner also offers you features such as an app manager, RAM, CPU, and storage meters. There are also temperature and battery tools you can use as well. When you first open the app, you will see an Analyze button at the bottom.
Tap on that and the app will start analyzing your phone for the previously mentioned files, but it won’t automatically clear them. Make sure you check what the app wants to erase and if you’re OK with it, tap on the Clean button at the bottom right. That’s all there is to the app, and it does all of this for free. Many users might not be happy with these features and want an app that offers more. Hopefully one of the apps that see after this one will be the one you’re looking for.
2. SD Maid
Even though the name’s sexist, it’s still a great app to keep your Android device clean.If you can’t stand those apps where you have to close an app ever 5 seconds, then you’re going to love this app. I didn’t have to close one add when I tested the app out.
Besides not annoying you with ads, SD Maid does a great job of getting rid of what’s left over whenever you uninstall an app. You’ve probably heard that when you uninstall a software on your computer, junk files are left behind, well, the same thing happens on Android.
When you first open the app, you end up in Quick Access where the app does a general clean. But, if you want the app to do a certain task, tap on the Hamburger icon. That will take you to the menu whereby scrolling up and down; you can choose any function.
Not every function in the app is free, and if you want to use any of those paid features, you will need to buy the Pro version. For example, the app can find and eliminate duplicate files for you. After searching for those repeated files, the app will show you if you have any, but won’t allow you to erase them.
By tapping on the wand at the top right, you can choose to either keep newest, keep oldest, keep most needed (longest path), Keep Random, Keep on primary storage and more!
3. Clean Master
Clean Master has over 500 million downloads at Google Play. It’s no secret that this one very popular app and when you give it a try, you will see why. It apparently offers all the essential features a cleaning app has to have. For example, the app can clear cache, browsing history, junk files from uninstalled apps and all by just tapping on one button.
If you see that you’re always forgetting to clean your phone from time to time, the app can do it for you. You can set a time interval when you want the app to clean your phone without you having to so anything automatically. Besides cleaning your junk files.
It also has other features such as a battery saver, antivirus, app manager and it can even notify you when your device is fully charged so you can avoid overcharging. The app is great for cleaning, but if you want to use the other features it has, it makes you download another app. If you think the extra app is worth it, then I believe you ‘re going to like the app.
There are two versions to All-In-One-Toolbox. If you try you try to install Startup Manager, you’ll see a message telling you that there is a new app in town and if you want to install that one instead. You can choose to stay with Startup Manager, but if not, you can choose new, and that’s when you’ll go to where you can install All-In-One-Toolbox.
In the app’s main screen, you will see information such as how much RAM, ROM, and SD card you’re a phone is taking up. If you think that it’s time to clear some files out, the clean option is the first one at the bottom in blue.
The app has a beautiful ocean wave themes going on in real time, that I thought was a nice touch.It also has other features you can use such as batch install and uninstall, file manager, CPU cooler, boost speed and easy swipe. It’s a great app with over 5 million downloads and with an excellent 4.6 rating at Google.
5. History Eraser – Privacy Clean
This app is not only focused on erasing your device’s cache, but it also worries about your privacy. If you don’t want whoever you let handle your phone know what sites you’ve been visiting, then you’ll be happy to know that this app erases your browsing history. Now no one will ever know you visited those weird sites.
It also erases your call log, SMS, and your download history as well. The app os pretty straightforward since you just tap on whatever it is you want to clean and tap on the Clean button at the bottom. If the app detects that you could be erasing something it considers necessary, it will give you a warning before and then offer a delete anyway button. You will see a few ads pop up here and there.
6. Avast Cleanup & Boost
Avast is a well know name for keeping viruses away from your computer, but this time it wants to clean your Android device. When you launch the app, it will automatically start analyzing your phone for junk files.
Once it’s done, you can choose to have the app clean out what it detected, or you can choose what you want it to clean out. Once your Android device is clean, the app also gives your some useful cleaning tips and also lets you save space by moving some files to the cloud.
You’ll need to connect whatever cloud storage service you’re using and start the moving process. A feature that I found useful was that it also tells you how many apps you have installed and how many unused apps you have. It has other features such as Battery saver, WiFi Finder and more, but you have to install another app for that.
7. Go Speed
Go Speed is a must-have app on every Android device. It’s easy to use, and it works. By tapping the Junk Files option, it will start scanning your Android device. It will then show you everything that needs cleaning, and if you see something you should erase, you can tap on the circle beside it and unselect it.
If you go to App Manager, it will show you all kinds of information about the apps you have. You can see your frequently used apps, the ones that take up the most battery and which apps use the most memory.
It also has an app locker and the app will also recommend what apps it thinks you should lock. Once you’ve chosen those apps, you will need to draw a lock pattern, and you’re all set. If you decide to activate it, it can also take an intruder selfie of whoever is snooping around in your apps.
All of the cleaning apps on the list are great, but if I had to choose I would go with Go Speed and SD Maid. Those are the apps I felt cleaned up my Android device the most and the ones I would recommend.
Choosing the right one for you depends on your needs, and if you have some free time, you can try out the apps on the list until you find the one for you. Which app do you think that you are going to try out first? Let me know in the comments.