Ever wondered what exactly does this term ‘cache’ mean after all? Let us elaborate. The various applications or even the web browser that you use on your smartphone, tablet or desktop take up some storage of your device for storing temporary data in it in the form of files. These files are known as cache files. These cache files are used by their respective applications for their own smooth functioning so that you are provided with a more seamless experience. For example, music apps may keep as cache the list of your most frequently played songs or albums, so that every time you open the app, it doesn’t have to load the entire song or album list again and again, and instead can directly pull up the list of your favourite songs, thus saving time and data. But the catch here is that cache files tend to constantly keep piling up and end up taking more space on your device. Hence, to help you regain some of your storage space back, we bring to you a step-by-step guide on how to clear the cache of any app on Android and when should you do it.
How To Clear Cache Of Any App On Android
Step 1: From your Android smartphone, go to Settings > Apps. The list of apps on your device gets displayed within the Apps window.
Step 2: If you want, you can click on the sort icon as highlighted below, and order the apps based on the size they take up on your system so that you can start with the one taking up maximum space. Click on the app whose cache you want to delete.
Step 3: Click on the Storage option and tap on the Clear cache button at the bottom right corner of the interface. That’s it!
Therefore, in just a couple of clicks, you can clear the cache of any app on your Android device. But to remind you, cache files are there for enhancing your user experience of the applications that you use, as well as saving time and data. Moreover, even after clearing the cache once, it will still keep on piling up starting afresh, although you’ll regain some storage space for a while. So now the big question that comes up is when should you actually clear your cache?
When To Clear Cache
You should clear your cache in case you face any of the following instances:
- When your app’s cache files get corrupted and the app starts acting up.
- When you want to delete files that contain your private information since cache files sometimes tend to store them.
- When you want some immediate storage space on your device, but also do not want to delete other storage data like photos, videos, etc.
Hope we solved your confusion as to when to clear the cache of any application on your Android device.
In case you know of any other means or ways how to clear the cache of any app on Android, or if you know of any other reasons for when to do it, do notify us in the comments section below.
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