IObit Advanced Mobile Care 3.2 is a user-friendly and dependable app for maintaining security and smooth performance of an Android device.
The recent launch of the upgraded IObit Advanced Mobile Care app became quite a momentous event for Android users who take security of their devices seriously. In fact, it’s got way more than plain security built in, additionally featuring tune-up extras and smartphone/tablet maintenance tools such as App Manager, Game Speeder, Battery Saver, and Task Killer. Further covering physical theft countermeasures, data safety, and user privacy concerns, IObit accommodates refined Anti-theft capabilities, Cloud Backup, Privacy Advisor/Locker, and Call Blocker. All of these undoubtedly valuable features complement a complete and appropriately balanced set of Android gadget’s security and optimization instruments which will surely meet most exacting users’ needs.
The brand-new IObit Advanced Mobile Care version 3.2 is beautifully designed to deliver pleasurable customer experience. Getting a smart-looking app as sophisticated as this one feature-wise is worth a lot, especially considering that it’s absolutely free. Intrigued? Learn more details in terms of more down-to-earth evaluation criteria provided in this review.
Installation of IObit Advanced Mobile Care 3.2 is a matter of literally seconds, mainly depending on the Internet speed during the download. The file proper is a little under 5.7MB large. Completion of the setup is accompanied by three welcome info-screens about one-tap scan and smartphone speed-up experience, tablet compatibility, and lost device location features. Next comes the Scan screen for the user to trigger the process of Android system check for viruses, junk files, unsafe tasks, and cache problems. The scan shows progress information and turns out speedy – in our case the app came up with results in 25 seconds, reporting a couple of junk files and suggesting cache cleanup. Clicking the Repair button that shows up right after the above procedure addresses the identified issues in close to no time at all. Overall, it struck us from the start that the app exhibits fantastic performance: no freezes and virtually no need to wait for the scan and repair to complete.
The user interface is remarkably simple. The main console contains a blue circle denoting the Scan launch option, which is surrounded by two slightly dim buttons at the top (Invite Friends and Preference), and the general menu down at the bottom. By default, the latter is represented by Game Speeder and Battery Saver, and clicking the cube-shaped button in between makes the menu additionally expand to display the rest of the primary features as well: App Manager, Task Killer, Privacy Advisor, Privacy Locker, Anti-theft, and Cloud Backup. This sort of controls is handy and intuitive; therefore no issues should occur even for beginners. Toggling the settings is really simple, too. Just go to Preference, and you will see the following configuration subgroups: General (Ignore List, Icon in status bar, Load automatically at Android startup, Language, Invite Friends), Function (contains settings for the main features plus Call Blocker), Updates, and Others (general software information and the factory settings restore option). IObit Advanced Mobile Care 3.2 currently supports a total of 29 languages, with four new added in this particular build: Portuguese, Serbian, Greek, and Korean. During the test we truly enjoyed the GUI navigation ease as well as the black color scheme mixed with grey and blue components. The app looks both professional and friendly at the same time. Furthermore, you can make use of the desktop widget providing quick access to the application’s main panel.
In terms of device performance impact, IObit Advanced Mobile Care 3.2 proved to be one of the lightest Android security apps we have come across. It’s been already stated that scan and repair speed is admirable. With regard to smartphone/tablet processing benchmarks, not only does this piece of Android software have minor influence on a gadget’s productivity – it has built-in battery saving options and optimization capabilities. Generally, speaking of usability, IObit has definitely succeeded in developing an app that is resource- and user-friendly.
Competitive is the right word to describe this app’s feature set. It combines several essential niches, including real-time protection against Android malware, privacy defense, anti-theft, data backup – all in tandem with OS performance monitoring and optimization tools. Below is an overview of the individual features IObit Advanced Mobile Care 3.2 provides.
While delivering a great deal of system maintenance features, IObit Advanced Mobile Care 3.2 appears to be security-oriented to an appropriate extent. Its real-time protection module targets Android viruses and apps that clearly pose risk to user privacy. The system is also monitored for ‘junk files’, which denotes a pretty generic category embracing invalid files, app log files, system temporary files, thumbnail cache files, browser history and search records, as well as call logs and message history. All of the latter are easily configurable, and each one can be set to ‘Ignore’ at any time if desired. A scan by IObit can also clear your phone’s cache, thus performing both device tune-up and a protection-related task through wiping possible malicious code sticking in there. In its turn, the Task Killer will assist in stopping persistent processes some of which may be noxious or have viral traits. During our test this toolkit spotted several junk files and recommended that we had the cache cleared – both addressed in one tap and within a couple of seconds.
While pretty straightforward and failproof in essence, IObit Advanced Mobile Care 3.2 does not provide users with much of a versatility when it comes to support. In this regard, customers are basically restricted to the ability of sending an email describing their issue over to firstname.lastname@example.org, which is indicated in the About section under the app’s Preference menu. Those using free version, which this app is, are not guaranteed to get a response within 48 hours though. We found the FAQs provided on the dedicated web page for IObit Advanced Mobile Care not very comprehensive. Furthermore, there is no product manual for this app on the vendor’s site. Perhaps just one more option of getting help is to go to IObit Forums that have a separate section for this product.