The best way to clean your Android device
Notes: Clicking the Download link will take you to a page on the Google Play store, from where you can download and install the app.
CCleaner for Android is an Android version of the popular software from Piriform, which allows users to clean up their devices, freeing up space and potentially making them safer and faster to use. The program works by analysing the device in question, identifying 'junk' files and removing them. CCleaner also allows users to manage their apps and keep track of CPU, RAM and battery usage, as well as internal memory storage.
The software is free to use and all of the core features are available on the free version. However, a Professional version is also available for a small one-time fee, with a few additional features.
All versions of CCleaner for Android are safe to use. In 2017, there were reports that the service had been compromised, resulting in non-sensitive data about users being sent to a server in the United States. However, this only affected the 32-bit Windows version of the software and a fixed version was released within three days. The company worked with law enforcement and the server receiving the non-sensitive data was subsequently shut down.
The application is user-friendly and designed with inexperienced users in mind. Upon launching the app, users will be able to select the 'Analyse' option, which will then scan the device and identify junk files, before presenting various options for removing them individually or en masse. Other options are available from the main menu.
CCleaner for Android is compatible with any mobile or tablet device running Android 4.0 or above. This also includes Amazon Kindle Fire devices, which run an operating system based on Android.
The Professional version of the software removes all advertising from within the app and includes a number of additional features, such as the ability to schedule a device clean up automatically. Pro users are also able to access priority support from the CCleaner customer support department.
Users can upgrade to the paid Professional version of the software from within the app itself. A prompt to upgrade will appear when the app is launched and an upgrade symbol will also be shown next to any features that are exclusive to that version. There is also an option marked 'Upgrade to Professional' from within the main menu.
Before installing the app, it will request access to the following permissions:
Generally, the app is updated several times a year, in order to add new features, make existing features slightly easier to use, or make improvements to the user interface.