Top 10 Best Spring Cleaning Android Apps – Updated March 2022
The more you use your phone, the more unnecessary files you collect, cache gets piled up, and so on. Luckily, there are quite a few apps available for Android that can help you clean your smartphone’s software, and that goes for cache, junk files, and so much more. Such apps are far less needed than before, as Android does maintain itself, but they surely can help.
We’ve put together a list of our favorite cache cleaner apps for Android which essentially represent apps for smartphone Spring cleaning, though these apps are so much more than that. Cache cleaning is just one of their features. Almost every single app listed here has a secondary feature that is just as useful. They can help you clean junk files, boost your apps, clean data, and so much more. As a result, your phone will run better, and you’ll have less clutter to dig through.
Do note that we’ve selected 10 cache cleaner Android apps here. These are only our choices, as there are a ton of such applications available in the Google Play Store. You may prefer some other apps, of course. There were too many good ones to list here, to be quite honest, so we had to choose. Read on if you’re interested.
The first app on this list is CCleaner. We do believe that this may be the best choice for the vast majority of people. CCleaner is a proven app for Android, which is rating high in the Google Play Store. This application is filled with various features, as cache cleaning is just a piece of the puzzle.
You can clean application cache using this app, clean up your download folders, browser history, clipboard content, and more. It even allows you to uninstall unwanted applications, and it can also analyze and optimize your phone’s storage. CCleaner allows you to check which apps consume your data, and it will discover the apps you don’t use much.
You can also check the CPU usage of your device, and keep an eye on RAM and battery temperature. These are only some of its features. CCleaner is extremely easy to use, thanks to user-friendly UI. The app also looks really nice, the design is spot on. It is minimal, and yet quite informative.
One Booster is both a cleaner and an antivirus app, all in one. This app can clean all those junk files off of your smartphone, and free some space for you to use. It also serves as a phone booster, it can bring some apps under control and free space for others. That’s not really a feature you’ll need if you have a modern smartphone, as Android became great at doing just that.
If you don’t have a separate antivirus app, this app can serve for that as well. It will keep an eye on malware files and any threats. The developer claims that this app can provide you with up to 63-percent more battery, though that can happen in some extreme cases. There are a lot of tools included inside this app, and it may be worth checking out.
1Tap Cleaner is one of the easiest cache cleaner apps to use. This is also a multi-functional application. The moment you launch the app, you’ll see all of its main features on the main menu. This app serves as a cache cleaner, but also a history cleaner, and a call/text cleaner. On top of that, it can clear your defaults (default options), and your SD card.
The ‘1Tap’ name has a meaning here, the app offers you to clear everything in one tap, or do it once per each category, it’s up to you. This app also comes with a rather useful widget, which shows cache and storage information. You can even set this app to automatically clear cache when the storage on your device is low.
Uninstalling applications is also possible via this application, and the app can let you know which apps you’re not using on a regular basis. The design of this application is extremely simple, and chances are many of you will like it. The app does come with ads, but you can rectify that if you get the ‘Pro’ version.
SD Maid is one of the best-designed cache cleaner apps for Android, and it has a really nice logo as well. This app has a dark mode as a default, and its UI design is spot on. If you like truly minimal design, this app will appeal to you. Despite the fact it’s called SD Maid, this app is not entirely focused on SD cards.
The app has a number of features, as every other app on this list. It is basically a full-fledged file explorer. You can browse your device and see what files are installed on it. The app will also allow you to remove superfluous files from your system. It can also detect files that formerly belonged to uninstalled applications.
You can search for files by name, content or date using this app. A detailed overview of your device storage is available in this app as well. The app can detect duplicate pictures, music, and documents, by the way. You can even set up some cleanups to be done automatically, or via a dedicated widget.
All-In-One Toolbox is yet another great tool for keeping your device clean and in full power. This app does work as a cache cleaner, but it’s so much more than that, as its name suggests. It has a wide variety of basic tools that will keep your phone from performing the best it can, at all times.
Those tools include a junk cleaner, history eraser, speed booster, memory optimizer, battery optimizer, CPU cooler, app manager, file manager, mini launcher, and more. This app is also compatible with a lot of plug-ins, such as app lock, game booster, volume settings, and so on. So, as you can see, it’s pretty versatile.
A regular file manager is available inside the app, while this app will also cool your CPU in no time, if needed. All the system information is available inside the app, and so much more. As you can see, the app’s UI looks quite modern. It is flat, and it combines white and blue colors, for the most part. The app is free, but it does come with ads and in-app purchases.
Files by Google
Files by Google is Google’s very own application. This is a file manager app, first and foremost, but that’s not all it is. This app will help you clean up your smartphone thanks to the cleaning recommendations it comes with. You’ll also be able to see detailed information on your phone’s storage here.
The app will suggest files to remove, and all you have to do is select which ones you’d like to remove, and which you’d like to keep. The app also comes with a general search tool, so you’ll be able to quickly find whatever file you want. You can also share files offline using this application, with others, without a problem.
Files by Google app also comes with a cloud integration, of course. No matter whether you’d like to remove temporary files or some files that you no longer need, this is a great app. You can even back up your files to an SD card using this application. The design of Files by Google is quite minimal, in line with other Google-made apps.
AVG Cleaner comes from AVG Mobile. The same company actually made a very popular AVG Antivirus, which is also available for Android, in addition to other platforms. In any case, AVG Cleaner’s job is to keep your phone performing well. It will also help you clean up junk from its memory.
This app will help you remove pre-installed applications, junk files, uninstall apps you don’t use often, and so on. This app also comes with a battery saving feature which is supposed to improve battery life. You can use this application to hibernate apps as well, as it can suspend them in the background.
AVG Cleaner delivers system information, and it works as a full-fledged file manager as well. If you’d just like to clean some cache or app data, this app works well for that too. The app also offers a minimal design, while it’s free to use. Do note that both ads and in-app purchases are a part of the package, though.
Phone Cleaner by Super Cleaner Studio is one of the most popular cache cleaner apps in the Google Play Store. This app manages to hold a 4.7-star rating after almost 700,000 reviews. Like pretty much every other app on this list, Phone Cleaner is quite versatile. It can not only clean cache, but cool down your phone’s CPU, ‘power clean’, and so on.
This app also comes with a powerful junk cleaner tool. The ‘Speed Booster’ service can free up RAM, and boost your phone’s performance. The ‘Power Clean’ feature kills battery draining apps in order to save your battery life. It even has a ‘Notification Cleaner’ feature, which will remove unwanted notifications, if necessary.
The ‘1 tap boost’ option is also included here. It allows you to hit one button in order for the app to decide what to do and help your phone’s overall performance. This application does not include in-app purchases, but ads are present here. The UI looks quite nice, and also minimal, though different than other apps on the list.
The last app on this list, and certainly not the least, is Norton Clean. Norton is yet another well-known brand in the tech world, as the company makes well-known antivirus software. In any case, its Norton Clean app is just as good. It’s actually one of the best apps to keep your phone clean of junk, and performing as it should.
Cache cleaning is included, of course, but so is a tool for removing junk files, unused APKs, and residual files. The ‘Memory Optimizer’ tool can perform a clean sweep removal of junk files that waste memory space and compromise device performance, says the company. This app also comes with an ‘App Manager’ tool.
That tool will help you uninstall bloatware, and unwanted apps. It will tell you which apps you don’t use regularly, and thus suggest you to remove them. You can also use this tool to move your apps to an SD card. This app does not include ads, nor does it come with in-app purchases, it’s completely free to use… and its UI is extremely simple, and it looks great.
Phone Master is actually quite similar to many other apps from this list. This application is trying to be an all-in-one destination for your cache cleaning and antivirus needs. It can do most of the same things other apps on the list can do, from cleaning junk files, removing cache, to keeping an eye for software threats, and boost your battery life as a result of all that.
This app can clean your unwanted images, videos, audio files, and even installation packages. It will keep an eye on your battery use, and analyze it. The app even has an app locker, so you can lock access to some applications, if you want, if your phone doesn’t offer that feature by default. A file manager is built into this application too, and the same goes for a notification manager. There are a lot of added features that you can discover.