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Google Map (Part 2) – Delete files stored by Google Map on your device when application runs

When you start your application which already load map for at least 1 time, Google Map will load necessary files to display map on your device.

If you don’t remove them when application exits, for a long time, this will make your phone storage is full. So, I will show you how to delete these files completely.

We will use function getFilesDir() to get files stored on application data storage (data/data/<your main package>) which Google Map use to store their files.

Code as follow:

public static boolean DeleteDirectories(File d) {
String[] children = d.list();
for (int i = 0; i < children.length; i++) {
boolean success = new File(d, children[i]).delete();
if (!success) {
return false;
return d.delete(); //Delete empty directory

public static void DeleteCache(Context context) {
try {
File d = context.getFilesDir();
if (d != null && d.isDirectory()) {
} catch (Exception e) {
// TODO: handle as you please

I will create a class named “commonProcess” and implement above functions. After that call them in Destroy event of application. So that, every time user quit application, these files will completely removed. If user just move around in their application, the state of map is still have.


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