How to Clear iPhone Cache

Alicia Santos

iPhone, Tutorials

Welcome to this tutorial on how to clear the cache on your iPhone!

What is Cache?

Before we dive into the steps, let’s understand what cache is. Cache is a temporary storage location where data from websites, apps, and browsers is stored for quick retrieval. It helps speed up loading times and improves the overall performance of your iPhone.

Why Clear Cache?

Over time, cache can accumulate and take up valuable storage space on your device. Clearing cache regularly can help free up space and keep your iPhone running smoothly.

Clearing Safari Cache

If you primarily use Safari as your web browser, follow these steps to clear its cache:

  1. Open Settings: Tap on the Settings icon on your home screen.
  2. Select Safari: Scroll down and tap on “Safari” from the list of options.
  3. Clear History and Website Data: Tap on “Clear History and Website Data”. Confirm when prompted.


This will not only clear the cache but also delete your browsing history and cookies.

Clearing App Cache

If you want to clear the cache for specific apps, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Open Settings: Tap on the Settings icon.
  2. Select General: Scroll down and tap on “General”.
  3. Select iPhone Storage: Tap on “iPhone Storage” (or “iPad Storage” if you’re using an iPad).
  4. Select the App: From the list of apps, select the one you want to clear the cache for.
  5. Clear App Cache: Tap on “Offload App” or “Delete App” depending on whether you want to remove the app completely or just clear its cache.


Clearing app cache may sign you out of the app and delete any locally stored data specific to that app.

Restart Your iPhone

If you’ve cleared the cache but are still experiencing issues, try restarting your iPhone. This can help resolve any lingering cache-related problems.


Congratulations! You now know how to clear cache on your iPhone.

Regularly clearing cache can help optimize your device’s performance and free up storage space. Remember to always stay up-to-date with the latest iOS updates for a smooth user experience.

Happy browsing!

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