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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. fpena's Avatar
      fpena -
      Quote Originally Posted by hadzo View Post
      In light of all the negative comment I will not be installing this.. plus, has anyone else noticed just how much more stuff has to be installed with it. Talk about junk!
      I thought the same thing...
      It needs a LOT of dependencies (more than 10) to be installed.

      No thanks.
    1. DJonas's Avatar
      DJonas -
      Hi guys this morning iCleaner Pro started crashing on me just after startup. I am on 5.0.1 A9406

      Log daemons are turned off but i was able to install syslogman and syslogview

      Can someone help me troubleshoot this crash? I have tried reinstalling as well as deleting the iCleaner folder and rebooting multiple times of each as well as installing the app right from the xile repo.

      Thanks for your help
    1. 5kylar's Avatar
      5kylar -
      I found when I tried to install the pro from the repo it always seemed to crash right from day one. I got it to work by directly installing the deb with ifile. Try that, and if that doesn't work out make sure all its dependencies are still there in Cydia. Maybe you uninstalled one by mistake? There's about 5-6 of them, and they're listed somewhere on the iCleaner package I believe.

      Edit: Apparently it got updated. There's only 3 dependencies now :P

      Here they are
      APT 0.6 Transitional (apt)
      Core Utilities (coreutils)
      shell-cmds (shell-cmds)

      For v6.3.2 of iCleanerPro

      Hope this helps ya
    1. DJonas's Avatar
      DJonas -
      What are they can you list them?
    1. 5kylar's Avatar
      5kylar -
      Quote Originally Posted by DJonas View Post
      What are they can you list them?
      I did..

      For v6.3.2

      APT 0.6 Transitional (apt)
      Core Utilities (coreutils)
      shell-cmds (shell-cmds)