How To Clear App Cache On Android 8, 7, 6

Cache is a temporary data designed to make apps work faster and load content quicker. But in some cases it can make troubles to users. Here is how to clear app cache on Android 8, 7 and 6 and why you may need to do it on your phone or tablet.

Why Clear Cache Of An App?

For instance, if your browser app displays an outdated version of some web page (loading it from its cache) while there is a newer version available online.

How To Clear The App Cache On Android 8, 7, 6

Follow the steps to clear cache of almost any app:

  1. Open “Settings“: Settings Android 7
  2. Go to “Apps“: android 7 apps
  3. Select the app you want to clear the cache of: Chrome App in Apps
  4. Tap on “Storage“: App Storage
  5. Tap “Clear cache“: clear cache of Chrome app In a few seconds the cache will be cleared:
app cache cleared

App cache has been cleared

That’s it!

Note! If you clear cache you will be able to continue using the app the usual way. But if you go to Storage > Manage space and select Clear all data the app will be reset to default settings and you will need to configure it from a scratch – enter your account credentials, personalize and customize it, etc.

How To Clear The Cache Of All Apps At Once

Warning! On Android you can delete all caches at once in one tap. But… Be aware that you may waste a lot of mobile data afterwards. For instance, if you clear the cache for Google Photos App and then launch it and start viewing pictures, in this case 100% of photos will be downloaded from the cloud at least to create thumbnails. That is why we recommend that you clear cache for a specific app.

But nevertheless here is the guide:

  1. Go to “Settings“: Settings Android 7
  2. Tap on “Storage“: storage android nougat
  3. Wait until “Calculating” disappears and you see the amount of used storage.
  4. Select “Cached data“: storage cached data
  5. Tap “OK” to clear cached data: clear cached data This will clear caches for all apps at once.

1 comment

  1. Clear all cache is not possible anymore on Android 8… the option disappeared and you have to clear each one manually – you should update your webpage.

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