How to keep your Android device free from junk files

Junk files

Calling the smartphone a symbol of joy wouldn’t be inappropriate as the number of critical tasks it performs is bound to leave us amused. However, nothing is more annoying than watching your Android device lag miserably to execute these tasks, especially when you’re in a hurry.

Junk files can mess up with your Android phone’s performance, but it’s no reason to feel blue. Unlike the real-life junk, it’s much easier to fix this issue.

When your Android device is acting up tight, all you got to do is to sweep off a gig or two of those stale downloads or root out those unwanted videos. However, sending those space-hogging apps to trash is the first thing you could do.

1. You can start by nixing the cached app data, and here’s how you do it

Get to the ‘Settings’ option, and select the ‘Apps’. Scroll down to the app that you want to nix out and long-tap it. You can do the rest once the option to uninstall the app shows up.

While this is how you can get rid of an unwanted app, at times you might just want to free up some space being held by an app that you want to retain. In that case, you would have to go to ‘Apps’ storage and checking the stash of “cached” data for that app, and then tap the Clear Cache button to free up the captured space.

If doing this manually for each app sounds like a chore, then swoop in a chunk of space by getting to Settings and tapping Storage under which you’d find Cached data. Long tap it to get the

The multifaceted utilities of latest ‘Clear Cache’ option and then tap OK for confirmation. Piece of cake, isn’t it?

2. Next comes the Downloads folder

Every time you download a file on your Android device, its shows up in the Downloads folder, which apparently is a cozy hideout for junk files.

Well, most of us knew about it, yet have been giving it a cold shoulder, but not anymore.

To clean up the trash, just tap the ‘Menu’ icon and select the sort option to arrange the files by size. Once you find the file you don’t need, tap and hold to select it and then tap the Trash button. If you wish to delete them all in a go, choose the Select All option under the Menu and then send them all to the creeper.

3. Installing a cache-clearing app isn’t a bad idea

Google’s Play Store has an impressive collection of apps that can help you keep your cache neat and tidy. Once you choose the best one, keep running it often as the cache in Android devices is known to accumulate junk files quickly.

4. Bring in those cleaning apps

You’d find apps that can be really handy when it comes to nixing the clipboard records as well as clearing your browser history. Also, there exist a few that can help you clear all your SMS threads and call records. Use them periodically to optimize the search and browsing speed of your device.

In addition to these actions, you can also keep a check on your music files, podcasts and offline data such as maps and videos. A regular clean up of these junk files should be enough to keep your Android device up and running.