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While using your apps or web browsers your smartphone downloads small bits of information called, cache, these bits of information are used to better your experience while browsing.

However, over time, your smartphone may have collected a lot of data that you may not actually need and may be sabotaging your precious storage space and in some occasions this may hinder your smartphone’s performance.

Today I’m going to teach you how to clear app cache on your Android smartphone in the simplest way possible and share with you a few tips on cache-related issues.

How to clear app cache on your Android device

1. Go to the Settings menu on your device

2. Tap Storage

3. Tap Internal Storage under Device Storage

4. Tap Cached data

5. Tap OK when a dialogue box appears asking if you’re sure you want to clear all app cache

Another alternative way to clear app cache on your Android device

1. Go to Settings menu on your device

2. Tap Apps & notifications

3. Select See all apps or Apps depending on your device

4. Select or tap the app you want to clear cache

5. Go to Storage, then select CLEAR CACHE

How to clear cache in Google Chrome app

1. Open the Chrome app on your device

2. Tap the three-dot icon or red badge arrow pointing upwards, found at the top right

3. Select History, then tap Clear browsing data

4. You may opt to clear app cache by a certain time range by selecting the files

5. Then, tap Delete icon to clear cache

Takeaway Tips

  • Clearing app cache will not delete app data like account information.

  • Clearing cache data helps free up space.

  • Your smartphone downloads and stores cache to better your browsing experience.

  • Sometimes cached files can become corrupted or overloaded and cause performance issues.

  • Corrupted cached data can cause apps to crash suddenly and stop responding.

  • Clearing cache on your Android smartphone over a period of time can help eliminate performance issues on your smartphone, however, clearing cache constantly is not necessary.

I hope you found this how-to article helpful. What may be your suggestions? Let us know in the comment box below.


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Silvaro D'Silvas

By Silvaro D'Silvas

An adventurer on pursuit for knowledge and to share it with the World.

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