INDIA, March 21, 2016 – Cheetah Mobile, the leading mobile utility provider today announced findings on top apps across different categories that generate the most data on Android phones. The findings were based on the company’s flagship application’s, Clean Master, data gathering from India where Cheetah Mobile is ranked the second largest application developer[1] (behind Facebook). Popular applications including Flipkart, PicsArt, Facebook and UC Browser have been identified for creating the maximum junk files in their respective categories.

In India in 2015, Clean Master had an install base of roughly 20 million devices, with the highest number of downloads in Android 4.4. It was used 81,000,000 times to clean a total of 128PB junk files.

As depicted in the chart below, videos, photography and tools are the top three app categories that created the most data.

The data by Clean Master indicates tools, social apps and video apps as the top three categories that have been cleaned most times. The table below exhibits applications across 7 top categories that create the most junk files:

Videos(Data Cleaned) Photography(Data Cleaned) Tools

(Data Cleaned)

Social (Data Cleaned) Browser(Data Cleaned) Games

(Data Cleaned)

Shopping(Data Cleaned)
TubeMate(1212 GB) PicsArt

(651 GB)

SHAREit(3628 GB) Facebook(2532 GB) UC Browser(1491.2 GB) Clash of Clans(1047.4 GB) Flipkart(724 GB)
MX Player(398 GB) BeautyPlus(331 GB) Xender(3152 GB) Instagram(1849 GB) UC Mini

(64.7 GB)

Pirate Kings(221.7 GB) Paytm

(237 GB)

VidMate(201 GB) QuickPic

(81 GB)


(212 GB)

WhatsApp(1611 GB) Opera

(36.1 GB)

Candy Crush Saga (186.0 GB) Myntra(193 GB)

Cheetah Mobile is the publisher of Clean Master, the world’s most trusted Android Optimizer, Speed Booster, Battery Saver and Free Anti-Virus app, that helps accelerate and clean up over 600 Million Phones. It also provides real-time protection with the #1 Antivirus Engine, and secures Private Data with the AppLock Function.

One of Clean Master’s key feature is to analyse the data-generating behaviour of millions of apps to efficiently hone in on its targets (cache and residual files) with perfect accuracy. It deletes cache and residual files to reclaim storage, boost speed and improve the performance of device and SD card.