AVG Cleaner is a free app for your Android phone or tablet that is designed to free up precious memory and boost your device’s performance. The app lets you not only quickly clean up your web browser, calling, and text messaging (SMS) histories, but also helps you identify and remove apps’ unwanted cached data.
What are the minimum system requirements for installing and running AVG Cleaner?
To install and run AVG Cleaner, you need a smartphone or tablet running Android 2.1 or higher.
Can I use the app on both a smartphone and tablet?
Yes. AVG Cleaner can run on both Android phones and tablets, but the app layout is phone oriented.
What does “History” clean?
AVG Cleaner can free up space by deleting stored history information. After tapping the “History” tile, you will be offered to clean:
Browser History This is a list of all websites you’ve visited using your mobile browser. This action clears the history of the default web browser that comes with the Android operating system.
Downloads History This is a list of downloads done by the web browser. This action clears the downloads of only the default web browser that comes with the Android operating system. The Clean operation deletes:
Files (enabled by default)
Media files (Pictures, Music and Video files)
The Clean operation does not delete media files by default. If you wish to delete these files as well, you will need to confirm the request by tapping “Include” in the following dialog box that appears when you check this option:
Clipboard History Items that were copied to the clipboard’s virtual storage will be deleted.
The above items are selected by default.
If you wish to keep the history of one of the above sections, simply uncheck the checkbox for that section. It’s also possible to clean the history of other apps like Google Play.
If you’d like to clear all your history at once, simply check the box for “All App History.”
What does “Cache” clean?
AVG Cleaner can free up space by deleting applications’ cached data. After tapping the “Cache” tile, you can decide either to clear all cached information or to do it per app. Clearing an individual app’s cache can be done by tapping the app’s name, which will open the “App info” page under your device’s Settings > Application Manager section. From there, simply tap the “Clear cache” button to clear that app’s cache.
The list of apps can be sorted by:
Total size (cache plus storage size)
App name (in ascending or descending order)
What does “Call & Message” clean?
By tapping the “Call & Messages” tile, AVG Cleaner can clean your calling and text messaging (SMS) history:
Calls (checked by default) - Incoming - Outgoing - Missed
Text messages - Received (unread) - Received (read) - Sent
To select any of the above lists, simply check the checkbox for your desired section.
What is “Auto Clean”?
“Auto Clean” makes it possible to schedule the cleaning task and decide which cleaning actions will be performed:
Frequency - Never (selecting this option will disable “Auto Clean”) - Daily - Weekly (checked by default)
Categories - Clean App History - Clean App Cache (checked by default) - Clean Calls & Messages
Checking a category from the list will open the list’s possible selections.
Once a scheduled cleaning activity has been performed, an “Auto Clean performed” message and icon will be displayed in your device notification area. Tapping this message will open the AVG Cleaner app.
Does AVG Cleaner maintain a cleaning activity log?
Yes. Tap the App menu > Log for a view of the app’s activity log. The log view can be sorted by time:
Last week (checked by default)
Last 3 Months
How do I read the memory bar?
The memory bar displays the following information:
Your device’s total available memory in figures at the right
In light-blue, memory space that cannot be recovered
In green or orange, memory space that can be recovered
Upon reaching the threshold defined in AVG Cleaner’s settings, the display color will be changed from green to orange.
Which app settings can I change?
The following general settings can be changed:
Auto Clean (schedule and tasks)
Color Thresholds – For each item in the list, you can define the color to be displayed according to your specified data size or record number - App History - App Cache - Calls & Messages
Does AVG Cleaner have a widget?
Yes. Open your device’s Widget list and look for AVG Cleaner. Tap and hold AVG Cleaner’s widget icon and drag it to the one of your home launcher screens. From the widget you can:
Open the AVG Cleaner app
Run “Clear Cache”
Run “Clean History”
Which languages does the app support?
The app interface supports the following languages: English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai
Note that the app’s interface language is automatically set according to the language set locally on your device and cannot be changed.
What kind of support is available for AVG Cleaner?
All users are welcome to read our FAQ section, which is constantly being updated with new questions and answers.
If you encounter a technical issue or have any questions regarding AVG Cleaner, click here to search for an answer or to submit your support request. We’ll be happy to help you.
Where can I read the AVG Cleaner terms of service?