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    I have an iPad3 and I was wondering if it was safe to use iCleaner on it and how often should you use it? I stream a lot of movies and download and delete a lot of apps
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    Personally I don't use any cleaner on my iPad screen. ( a breath and gentle wipe with a micro cloth, eg used for reading glasses is enough IMO) And certainly any cleaner containing alcahol or acetone is not recommended.
    This may help when discussing screen cleaners:
    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3226
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    Hi Guys - I believe that the OP is referring to This Program, a buck purchase through the App store - looks analogous to 'disk cleaners' on Mac OS & Windows - not sure if this iPad app is meant for a stock device or a jailbroken one (or both)? For myself (i.e. based on my uses), I don't feel a need for such a program, assuming that it is applicable to a 'stock' iPad 2 just upgraded to iOS 7.0.2 - Dave :)
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    Hi Dave, gosh that looks like my answer may be inadequate thought and research on my part (also thinking ...never assume anything on this forum;), thanks for that.
    If that is the "cleaner" referred to I am afraid I do not see it as being of great use on an iPad for myself. But the gate is still open for others to chip in on the posed question.
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    After reading the description for that app, it sounds like it doesn't do anything worthwhile. While it may remove data that has been marked for overwrite, there doesn't appear to be any real advantage. The author may be playing on the idea of having more "clean" disk space versus having the same amount of space seen as "useable" to the system. I don't feel that an app like that is worth installing even if it were free.

    Just my $0.02.
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    Hi, its me again the lady who asked the question about the frequent use of iCleaner. Prehaps I didnt make myself clear, iCleaner gets rid of old files. I was wondering if that was safe to use frequently, and if not, how often to use it. Please excuse my spelling, but since switching to OS7 my Spell Check is not functioning. Again, thank you for your prompt reply.
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    Hi BB - well, what 'old files' means in iOS vs. Mac OS or Windows is likely quite different, i.e. iOS is an 'app-centric' operating system - the apps are 'sandboxed' and the app itself plus its associated files are kept w/i their sandbox as far as I understand - SO, when an app is deleted the associated files are also removed - thus, no need for a 'cleaner' in those types of deletions. As to large video files, I'm assuming the same happens. Now, I'm not an iOS developer or programmer, but I see little use of such software on an iOS device - will be glad to be corrected & looking forward to others' responses. Dave :)
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    I have it installed and have used it a handful of times. The first time I used it I got rid of over 4 gigs of crap. No adverse effects. Had it installed for almost a year now.


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    Well, for us more doubtful posters, what was included (if the app provided the info?) in that "4 gigs of crap"? Thanks and willing to be enlightened - Dave :)
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