After a lengthy period of use, smartphones slow down and begin to lag. Although a variety of factors might impact the phone’s speed, the accumulated cache memory is frequently the culprit. A cache is a temporary storage place used by websites, browsers, and apps to make them load quicker. Some cache data is important because it saves auto-fill data, such as usernames and passwords, so users don’t have to log in every minute. However, deleting them from your phone’s browser and applications on a regular basis can make a significant impact.
The majority of Android phones utilise Chrome, however other options will include a cache-clearing option in their settings. Here’s how to clear the cache in Chrome on Android:
Step 1: On your Android phone, open Chrome.
Step 2: Tap the menu button, which is represented by three vertical dots, in the top right corner of the browser.
Step 3: Select Settings from the drop-down menu.
Step 4: Choose ‘Privacy and Security’ from the drop-down menu.
Step 5: Select Clear Browsing Data from the drop-down menu.
Step 6: It will also prompt you to select a ‘Time Range’ to clean. If you simply want to erase the cache, uncheck the boxes for “Browsing history” and “Cookies and site data.”
>Select Clear data in step 7.
The first thought that springs to mind is to clear the browser cache; however, deleting app cache memory will have a major impact on the phone’s storage and performance. The following are the steps to clearing the app cache:
Step 1: Go to the Settings menu.
Step 2: Select Storage.
Step 3: Select Other applications from the drop-down menu.
Step 4: The applications on this list are listed in order of how much storage they consume.
Step 5: Choose which app’s cache you wish to delete.
Step 6: Select Clear Cache from the drop-down menu.
Select ‘Clear Storage’ if you need to clear up some space. All of the data will be deleted, but the app will remain on the smartphone. Users may also try removing unnecessary applications and images to speed up the process.