Remove Unity Ads Cache for paid/pre-A9 players

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Remove Unity Ads Cache for paid/pre-A9 players

Post#1 » 26 Nov 2017, 14:52

Recently I found a folder named UnityAdsCache under /sdcard/Android/data/com.GFX47.Gladiabots

But the storage space of my phone is not big, so it would be great if all the ads (which occupies a few hundred MB of space I think?) can be removed. As a player that discovered the app before Alpha 9, I don't have to download them, so why not removing the ads?
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Post#2 » 26 Nov 2017, 14:56

That must be something generated by Unity, can't do much about it.
Do you have the pro version?

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Post#3 » 26 Nov 2017, 15:57

Yes, but the ads still cache when it is unnecessary to do so. In fact, I caught the ads caching before you officially added them to the game during I think 8.x. it definitely is a unity thing, but I wonder if you can pause the caching when unnecessary

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Post#4 » 26 Nov 2017, 16:54

Sorry, I can't find any way to do it :(

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Post#5 » 27 Nov 2017, 01:33

Contact Unity and ask them about it?
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Post#6 » 27 Nov 2017, 06:58

No, the Unity games with the ad code in them automatically download the cache. It's used for "Test video ADs" on Pro Version. Also, it's TINY. Not even 4 MB on my phone.
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Post#7 » 27 Nov 2017, 12:24

Hey GFX47, this might be the solution:
https://answers.unity.com/questions/119 ... y-ads.html
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Post#8 » 27 Nov 2017, 12:27

Doesn't work, the ads system is not linked to a specific game object.

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Post#9 » 27 Nov 2017, 14:22

Oh no, then I must root my phone. :(
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Post#10 » 27 Nov 2017, 14:23

Hundreds of MB seems way too much though...
My folder is 23MB large and the biggest files I have on my device are 4MB mp4 files.
Are you sure it's only Ads cache?

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Post#11 » 27 Nov 2017, 14:46

1,5 MB here.
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Post#12 » 27 Nov 2017, 14:49

Well I deleted all the Unity ads the other day, so I can't accurately remember how large the ads are. However, if the ad folder for Gladiabots is about 20 to 30 MB, as GFX47 said, then 3 to 4 Unity games will eat up over 100 MB of my storage.
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Post#13 » 27 Nov 2017, 15:21

Ein Stein wrote:3 to 4 Unity games will eat up over 100 MB of my storage.


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Post#14 » 27 Nov 2017, 18:53

GFX47 wrote:
Ein Stein wrote:3 to 4 Unity games will eat up over 100 MB of my storage.


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Hahaha

Also, did anyone even read my post? :(
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Post#15 » 28 Nov 2017, 01:44

You know, the Google Play thing that keeps saying you don't have enough storage to install/update certain apps - I always want to avoid that box by deleting all the residual junk files (which account for a tiny amount of storage by one file itself but eats up >10MB of storage on the whole)...
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