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How to clear cache on your Android device

In android devices, there’s someting named “cache” that most of the app uses to temporarily use files from there such as displaying an image just from online just for 3 seconds and never showing it again. But it also takes much space on the phone itself this way as it doesn’t clear by itself.

What is cache? It is a part of android apps to temporarily use files to display to users in just for a short amount of time without reloading that file again from internet every single time, which also saves your data. But, meanwhile this is a good thing, cache doesn’t clear itself in most cases and takes a huge amount of space overtime, therefore filling your phone’s storage and slowing down the device. This post shows you to easily clear cache in 2 ways.

1. From app info

Let’s say that we know the app that takes so much space in cache, and we want to clear it’s cache. Here’s how you do it;

  • Enter settings.

settings

  • I’m using a Xiaomi device, so in my case, app list is under “Manage Apps” section like shown above.

camera app

  • For example, I want to clear cache of the Camera app in this case. Enter the app’s info.
  • Tap “Clear data“.

clear cache

  • Tap “Clear cache”.
  • Confirm the cache clearing.

You’re done!

2. Clear all app’s caches

In case if you don’t know which app takes much cache space, or want to clear all of the app’s caches, follow this guide.
This guide only applies to Xiaomi devices.

  • Enter Security app.

security cleaner

  • Tap “Cleaner”.
  • Wait for it to scan and end scanning all files.
  • Be sure that “Cache” section is selected.
  • Once it’s done, tap “Clean”.

And you’re done!

3. Using Google Files

Google Files is also able to clean some useless part of cache with easy 2 taps. To do it, follow the procedure;

Google files

    • Enter “Clean” section.
    • Tap “Clean” under the Junk files section.

You’re done!

Keep in mind that the steps shown above are for Xiaomi/MIUI users. It might be different in other devices, you might need to do a research on where the same settings are at on your device.

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