A recent update to the app brought two new additions. The first recommends other apps for you to download and is more or less useless. The second addition is an antitheft tool that could come in handy if you lose your phone. When enabled, you can use a friend's phone (with Advanced Mobile Care installed) to find your lost phone. It's simple and it works.
The Game Speeder is a unique feature that lets you launch games directly from Advanced Mobile Care's interface. Whenever you use it, it is supposed to optimize your mobile device's settings specifically for gameplay. In my tests, I didn't notice any remarkable improvements in my games' performance, but the tool definitely didn't do any harm.
Interestingly, Advanced Mobile Care also comes with a Privacy Locker feature that, while useful, doesn't seem to fit with the app's other utilities. Nevertheless, it works well, and is a handy tool for anyone who needs to secretly store files. Similar to NQ Mobile's Vault app, this Privacy Locker lets you keep videos, pictures, and other files locked up and out of the reach of anyone without your secret passcode.
New to version 2.0 of MobileCare are Cloud Backup and Privacy Advisor features. Cloud Backup conveniently keeps call logs and contacts safe in the cloud, while Privacy Advisor takes inventory of the apps that use your privacy information. From its list, you can then easily uninstall any app that you believe to be overreaching.
With all of its nifty features, my biggest knock on Advanced Mobile Care is that it doesn't come with any support materials to help you understand exactly what it's doing behind the scenes (case in point: Game Speeder). Sure, the app is easy enough to use, but for someone seeking a little more background information on its scanning and repairing processes and optimization settings, it is completely underwhelming. A Help section would be a welcome addition.
Still, Advanced Mobile Care is a beautifully simple app that quickly scans your Android system for any potentially harmful issues, and repairs them in only a few taps. That alone makes it worth the download. But on top of that, it comes with a handful of optimization tools that should make your Android computing experience just a little bit zippier.
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