Why is it Necessary to Clean Up The App Cache and How?

There is a Spiderman quote ‘with power comes responsibility’ and since the most powerful thing now is technology which can be now fit into our pockets. Mobile technology keeps on evolving and new features are introduced on the daily basis that is why they require more care. We all use Smartphones and if it’s the android then you need to learn ‘what is a cache?’ and ‘how it works’?



asically a memory. It is a RAM. It stores the recent data which are files, scripts, images etc which helps the processor to access that particular data easily. The Android device we use is filled with applications and each application has its own cache. This cache stores the frequently used instructions in a form of files and scripts which helps processors to work faster. This cache stores the basic program instructions so when the application is opened then the processor only need to access that data and need not start from the scratch.

To understand clearly let’s take the example of ‘facebook’. It is one widely used application around the globe. You have opened a picture so it’ll consume your device’s data to download that image and then even after closing your data then you again open that image you can still see it. Well, this is because it is saved into the app’s cache memory and if you don’t refresh it then it will stay there for some time.



t RAM and yes it helps the processor to perform better but it is important as well to clean up this cache for better use. Although Android OS is capable of handling the storage properly, still manual clean up is necessary. There are various applications running on your phone and some of them use the cache a bit extensively which causes some issues with the device.

Sometimes you may find that even with so good processors and memory of the device, its performance is degrading and it is working slowly. One of the reasons behind this is that you have exhausted the cache capacity that is the cache memory is full which is causing the slow speed of your device. And if you don’t clean up the cache then you have to deal with the less effective and efficient service of your device and it may cause some fatal errors in the device as well.



e interval for this procedure. You just need to look for the performance of the device to judge that your system needs cleaning. There are few things you can look for to decide:

  • If the device starts to hang frequently
  • If the surfing speed is reduced
  • If the applications not responding properly

There are other signs as well to decide whether it is the time to clean up your device’s cache.


hen your device will start fresh without any stored instructions and retain its actual speed of processing. Clearing cache works as a boost to the device’s processing. Besides this, there are some applications which are heavy and use more data and time to load now. Before clearing the cache those applications used less time because the stored instructions were accessed through cache by the processors.

So if you there are some applications which you use frequently and clearing the cache will affect their working then you can also clean the cache of other apps individually.



ou want to clear the device cache data then you must follow this procedure.

Since you are an Android phone user you can do so through the settings of the device. First, just navigate to the settings of your device. Then find the storage settings by scrolling down the screen. Once you have found it then open the setting. There you will find two major slots first for the internal memory and other the memory card/ external storage (if your device supports it). Whatever the scenario is you only need the internal storage, there you will find one option named cached data. So you only need to press it for a long then a dialog will pop up asking ‘clear cache data’, so if you want to clear it then press ok and you can instantly find that your internal memory space has increased.

If you want to clean up th

If you want to clean up the application cache then the procedure is as follows:

he setting of the device and navigate to the app settings by scrolling down the screen. It is a bit different for the different device. So there you can find all the system and installed applications and their settings. Once you click on that then a list view of all the application in your device will be visible.

From there you can choose the desired application whose cache you want to clear. After selecting the application, there you will see a storage section where the entire invoice is present from total data to app data and data usage.

If you scroll down then you will find two options:

  • Clear Data
  • Clear Cache

Clear data, this option will clear all the data of your application. When you install your application in the device and as you open it, since then the data logs are created which include all the information including the registration information. So when you clear that data then all that information is erased. So if you want to delete all the information and use the app from scratch then use this option ‘clear data’.

Clear cache, this option only releases the cache memory of the device which is basically the bundle of files, images, instructions etc. In doing so you won’t lose any important information but just some downloaded data.