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  • [Review] iCleaner - Clean Up Your iOS Device of Junk


    Most of us simply use our iOS device from day to day, taking its speed and fluidity for granted. What most people don’t pay much attention to would be that the iOS operating system, like all others, still keeps caches and many files become obsolete as they build up over time. These junk files can slow down performance and worse, take up your limited, valuable space.

    If you take a moment to refresh your sources in Cydia today, you will find a new free utility application dubbed iCleaner by iOS developer Exile.90. The application works similarly to the popular CCleaner utility application for Windows and Mac OS X – cleaning the computer of junk files that accumulate and take up space.

    iCleaner is capable of removing all of the following:
    • Safari cookies, browsing history, cache files
    • Application WebClip caches, cookies, temporary files, snapshots, in-depth application file cleanup (useful/important information isn't touched)
    • Log files and crash reports
    • System cache files and databases
    • System temporary files

    iCleaner also features a smart scanner, which can detect if you have specific applications installed, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, which are constantly adding their fair share of files to your iOS device’s storage. The smart scanner will remove in-depth files from these applications that you don’t need, drastically improving loading speeds and performance.

    Using the application is very easy. When you install it, you will find a new application on your home screen, which you can launch to start the system cleanup. After the cleanup is finished, you will be asked to respring the iOS device. Alternatively, if you prefer command lines over graphical user interfaces (GUI), you can use a Terminal client and run the command, “iCleaner” as root to perform its functions. If you don't run it as root, it will not work correctly.

    As far as functionality goes, it does remove unused files from the iOS device as a quick iFile search will show. Everything continues to work correctly after use, which confirms that it only removes files you don’t need and not ones that are critical to an application’s performance. In terms of appearance, the application icon looks very nice on the home screen, supporting the retina display and having a good design.

    Being a free tool, we could recommend this to people that like browsing the Web or using cache-obsessive applications on a daily basis. It's certainly not something you would need to run every single day. This utility would make a good monthly cleanup tool.

    Name: iCleaner
    Price: FREE
    Version: 4.0.0
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: Exile.90
    Editor's Rating: / 3.5/5

    Sources: Cydia
    This article was originally published in forum thread: [Review] iCleaner - Clean Up Your iOS Device of Junk started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 65 Comments
    1. VerizonIphone4_help's Avatar
      VerizonIphone4_help -
      any themers tried this yet? wondering about the hundreds of files that are renamed to back up the original file in my iphone's directories.
    1. *T*'s Avatar
      *T* -
      Alright, greatest prank: call Apple store support and pretend you are buying apples. Ask for golden delicious.
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      Awesome! Any speed is much appreciated! Great tweak, glad it's free!
    1. V1cmlb's Avatar
      V1cmlb -
      Idk what it erased but before I had 3.6 gigs left now I have 8 damn
    1. celeron's Avatar
      celeron -
      Great tweak...Glad I dont have to do stuff manually now
    1. sputnik2000's Avatar
      sputnik2000 -
      Gonna have to try this, Thanks.
      What's the name of the wallpaper on first pic ??? LOL
    1. evolution83's Avatar
      evolution83 -
      Quote Originally Posted by sputnik2000 View Post
      Gonna have to try this, Thanks.
      What's the name of the wallpaper on first pic ??? LOL
      iDrops

      iDrops Wallpaper by ~nyolc8 on deviantART
    1. jamesgunaca's Avatar
      jamesgunaca -
      This sounds cool. Def. going to get it.

      Sputnik2000....really!?
    1. HORTENSE323's Avatar
      HORTENSE323 -
      Maybe it's a placebo effect, but this really made a difference. Everything actually works now, even spire/Siri.
    1. mrloku21's Avatar
      mrloku21 -
      Doesn't work on ios 5.1 but guess cause its not untethered yet
    1. celeron's Avatar
      celeron -
      It worked...not much difference here though
    1. Silverado1987's Avatar
      Silverado1987 -
      10.4gb before 11.1gb after. Hmm it did something and none of my "good files are erased"
    1. JimboHurt's Avatar
      JimboHurt -
      Gunna try it! 👍

      Looks good
    1. sdelacalzada's Avatar
      sdelacalzada -
      What iphone models are on these pictures? First time i've seen an iphone with a round-hole earpiece.
    1. V1cmlb's Avatar
      V1cmlb -
      Quote Originally Posted by sdelacalzada View Post
      What iphone models are on these pictures? First time i've seen an iphone with a round-hole earpiece.
      If you notice a Lil more to the left it says iPod
    1. GirlyGamer's Avatar
      GirlyGamer -
      Quote Originally Posted by sdelacalzada View Post
      What iphone models are on these pictures? First time i've seen an iphone with a round-hole earpiece.
      That would be an iPod. See status bar left.
    1. meaintsmart's Avatar
      meaintsmart -
      Says it cleaned up 1 gb, but only went from 6 gb free to 6.3 gb.
    1. vempire's Avatar
      vempire -
      Seems iphone doesn't need to clean up these junks. It has own processor to close idle apps automatically.
    1. Rainer Kazmiersky's Avatar
      Rainer Kazmiersky -
      Downloaded, installed but won't open. Respring doesn't fix.
      iPhone 4, 5.1 Tethered
    1. manishgehani's Avatar
      manishgehani -
      Cannot find this in BigBoss for some reason