How to Clear Application Cache and Data on Android

Clearing cache and data from your application will fix your data and cache bases problems on your Android mobile and tablet devices. It may help you to use your application again, solve little problems about the app. If you are new on Android and if you don’t know how to clear application caches and data on your devices, you will find useful information on this page. You can review our guideline if you like it.

Note: Clearing cache and data options are on the same screen. However we will separate both options.

How to Clear Application Cache on Android

To clear caches of your application, you should do the following steps:

  • Close the related application on your device.
  • Go “Settings”
  • Select “General”
  • Touch on “Application Manager”
  • Select the application which you want to delete caches.
  • Touch “Clear Cache” button.

Now you are done with clearing caches.

How to Clear Application Data on Android

It’s very similar to clearing caches.

  • Close your application which you want to delete data.
  • Touch “Settings”
  • Select “General”
  • Touch on “Application Manager”
  • Select Application from the list.
  • Touch “Clear Data” button

When you do all these steps you will lose any data about the application. If you are using a chat application (which is using your storage), you will lose past conversations, saved files in game apps, saved accounts and passwords on social media apps, etc.

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2 thoughts on “How to Clear Application Cache and Data on Android

  • March 24, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    I am using iPhone 5. I would like to clear data and cache of an application on my device. However I couldn’t manage to do it nor I couldn’t manage to find these option on iOS operating system. How can I do it?

    • March 24, 2018 at 2:33 pm

      Hello Andrew,
      Yes, it will be a little annoying to clear cache and data on iOS devices and unfortunately there is not any option like this on iOS. Let’s tell you how will you do that on your iPhone 5 device. You will need to reinstall the application to your device. So you will need to uninstall the app, then go to App Store. Then you will need to install the app again. This is how you can delete all datas of an app on iOS devices. When it is compared with Android, it can be a little bit annoying but it is the only way to do it.


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