We all at least once are shown a pop-up or a notification in our Android Smartphone saying ‘Storage Space Running Out’. Keeping your phone clean may be a pain in the neck for most of the people but keeping your phone clean and free of junk files can result in an overall better performance of your smartphone. Junk files may include cache, useless apps and APKs, unwanted images and other media files. In this list I am going to cover the following topics in order to clean your phone;
The first step in order to start cleaning your Android Smartphone is to go to Settings -> Storage. A window will be displayed showing different types of files and the amount of space they are consuming on your phone. You will see a type of file named ‘Cached Data’, tap on it and you will be asked to confirm the deletion of cached data. Cache Files are the unwanted and useless files. These files get piled up in your phone because of usage of different applications, thus, the more apps you use the more cache gets collected in your phone. You can clean the cache of each app on your phone separately but that would take ages, therefore, I recommend you to clean it all in one tap.
Advanced Cache Cleaning
Some cache files are spread across your internal storage. A cache can be in form of empty folders or unknown file types. Many of them are not detected while cleaning cached data in settings that we did in the previous step. To clean the hidden cache files and folders, you need to go to the file manager (or “My Files”) and tap on search (search option is usually in the options). In the search bar type in ‘Cache’ if the phone shows you to specify what you’re searching for by choosing the file format (For Example Music, Images, Documents, etc.) then you have to select all the file formats and also select the option saying “Other”. On hitting search you will be shown a lot of empty folders and many files that are not identified by your phone. These files are useless and are not needed. To keep your phone clean you must clean the cache on your phone at least once every 3-4 weeks by following the first and the second steps.
Using Trash Cleaning Apps
Many junk cleaning apps are available on Google Play Store. But, in my personal opinion, the most effective app is DU Speed Booster. It has a lot of features and also has a great trash cleaner which just throws out anything and everything useless stored in your device. To use the trash cleaner you need to first download and install the app “DU Speed Booster” and open it. On opening, you will see a small icon saying Junk Cleaner, tap on it and wait for a few seconds to let it scan the whole device and pick out all the junk. After it’s done, it will show all the junk with their exact location and the app that caused the junk to gather. Next, you need to check all the boxes and tap on clean and you’re done!
Uninstalling Useless Apps
The most important thing that helps a lot in cleaning your phone is to uninstall any application that you don’t need. Now uninstalling apps is really simple but different android versions have different ways to uninstall an app, usually, you need to hold the app icon and drag it to the top of the home screen towards the uninstall option and release the icon and press ‘OK’ if it asks for confirmation. But, here is a common way to uninstall apps, go to Settings->Apps/Application Manager/App Manager and then look for the app you need to uninstall from the list of apps sown to you, tap on the label showing the app you want to uninstall and tap on ‘Uninstall’.