The other day i wrote an article on the importance of cleaning your device because when browsing and watching videos, it tends to gather a lot of junk files that are literally useless and all they do is take up space and burden your disk. After having written the article, i decided to purposely avoid cleaning my own tablet as a part of experiment so i could demonstrate with pictures the results of my actions.
If you don;t know much about the subject, reading how the cache works and affects us as well as how we can speed up our devices by cleaning them will clear things up.
Before starting the experiment, i completely wiped out all the junk files on my Tablet so the results would be precise. Personally, on my tablet i usually stick to checking out Facebook, extending out to others on Twitter, reading news on Pulse, checking out apps on Google Play, trying out games and watching my favorite YouTube channels.
After a week of using the above apps on a daily bases, the result was quite big. I had accumulated 221.56 MB in my internet cache with the majority coming from the system cache which had 120.93 MB worth of junk files. Don't mind the Google Maps application since it needs those files to work locally without internet.
- Other ways to look at it
Many could say that Android takes care of the cache or that you actually need the caches (which is actually true regarding specific apps) so cleaner apps are a waste but keep in mind that 221.56 MB was gathered on my tablet in a week.
To get to the point, 221.56 x 4(number of weeks in a month) leads to a whopping 884 MB of junk files a month. To have a more precise number we could reduce the sum by a 20% which takes into account some days of less usage or other factors regarding web data, leaving us with around 707mb of junk files, equal to a movie or 141 songs (max file size of 5mb each), quite a lot right?
Be organized, download Clean Master or some other Cleaner app and start cleaning your devices on a monthly bases. Who knows, it could save you enough space to store more stuff and skip the need to buy an SD card.