How to Clear Your Cache on Android

Charlotte Daniels

Android, Tutorials

Do you find your Android device running slower than usual? Are you experiencing issues with web pages not loading correctly?

If so, it might be time to clear your cache. Clearing your cache can help improve device performance and resolve various issues. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of clearing your cache on Android.

What is Cache?

Before we dive into the steps, let’s understand what cache is. Cache is a temporary storage location that holds data or files that are frequently accessed by apps or websites. When you visit a website or use an app, certain elements like images and scripts are stored in the cache to provide faster access in the future.

Why Clearing Cache is Important?

Over time, the cache can accumulate a large amount of data, which may lead to performance issues on your Android device. Clearing the cache not only frees up storage space but also helps resolve problems like slow loading web pages or app crashes.

Clearing Cache on Android:

Step 1: Open the “Settings” app on your Android device. You can usually find it in your app drawer or by swiping down from the top of the screen and tapping on the gear icon.

Step 2: Scroll down and tap on “Apps” or “Applications”. The exact wording might vary depending on your device model.

Step 3: In the list of installed apps, select the app for which you want to clear the cache. Alternatively, you can tap on “All Apps” to view all installed applications.

Step 4: Once you have selected an app, tap on “Storage” or “Storage & Cache”.

Step 5: On the next screen, you will see options to clear both the cache and data for the app. Tap on “Clear Cache”.

Step 6: A confirmation dialog will appear. Tap “OK” to proceed with clearing the cache.


  • Clearing Browser Cache: If you are experiencing issues with web pages not loading correctly or if your browser is slow, it’s recommended to clear the cache specifically for your web browser app. Follow the same steps mentioned above but select your browser app instead of a specific app.
  • Clearing System Cache: In addition to clearing cache for individual apps, Android also allows you to clear system cache.

    Clearing system cache can help resolve general performance issues on your device. To clear system cache, go to “Settings” > “Storage” > “Cached Data” and tap on “OK” when prompted.

That’s it! You have successfully cleared the cache on your Android device. Repeat these steps for other apps if needed.

In Conclusion

In this tutorial, we learned about the importance of clearing cache on Android devices and how it can help improve performance. We also went through a step-by-step guide on clearing the cache for individual apps as well as system-wide. Remember to regularly clear your cache to keep your device running smoothly.

We hope you found this tutorial helpful!

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