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Ready to use our new AVG Cleaner for Android™ 3.0 and its new one-tap ANALYZE view or Smart Photo Cleaner? We’ll guide you through the most important steps of a typical clean-up to make sure you’re not missing anything.

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    Step 1: Install & launch the new app

    Got it? Tap the Analyze button.

    AVG Cleaner PRO - Analyze button screen

    Step 2: Clean up photos

    Wait for the results. In this example, it found 4 photos that were classified as bad or potentially unwanted:

    Android Analysis Results section - photos

    Tap on Review and Clean, and then use either thumbs down/thumbs up or swipe left or right to delete a photo or keep it. AVG Cleaner for Android will now start learning which photos you like or don’t like to give you more personalized suggestions. But no worries, it will never automatically delete anything – the choice is always yours! Next, go to the Bad Photos and Similar Photos sections to clean up the ones you no longer need. Here, you can mark photos you no longer want:

    Android bad photos section screenshot - delete photos

    Got them all? Tap on Delete X Photos! You’ll then find yourself in the Analysis Results area again.

    Step 3 – Clean cache

    Every time you use your apps, they create what’s called “cache” files. For example, Facebook temporarily stores data from your timeline once you open it to access it quicker next time you open the app. However, many apps tend to forget to delete this data which can accumulate to quite an amount wasted storage. Just tap on Clean Cache and be done with it!

    Step 4 – Clean history

    Your browser leaves behind traces, such as cookies, temporary browsing data and long-forgotten downloads.

    Android Analysis Results section screen

    Step 5 – Stop Battery Hogs

    The next slice shows you which features of your phone draw the most battery life from your phone – and allows you to turn it off!

    Tap to turn anything off you might not need, especially if you’re on the go and without a power outlet in sight.

    Step 6 – Stop Memory Hogs

    If any currently running app is consuming more than 1% of your memory, they will show up here. You can then go ahead and Force Stop them or Uninstall if you don’t need these anymore.

    Step 7 – Get rid of battery-draining apps:

    Is your phone not making it to the end of the day without recharging? It may not be your phone itself, but some renegade app(s) that run(s) all the time in the background or does things they’re not supposed to. This section helps you find out which ones are the top drainers – and allows you to stop or delete them!

    Low battery Android screen

    Step 8 – Free up space:

    Still struggling to store photos, music or apps on your phone? Then have a look at the last section, Free up space, to see which apps consume the most storage – and get rid of the ones you no longer want!

    How much space were you able to free up? How many photos were cleaned up thanks to our new Smart Photo Cleaner? And how many performance-draining apps have you put an end to? Let us know in the comments section below.

    If you’re looking for a quick clean-up of all of your unwanted photos, check out our newly re-launched Android Cleaner today for free!

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