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How To Clear Cache On Android (Quick Tutorial)

In this quick tutorial you will learn how to clear cache on Android in two easy ways. 

If you have been intensively using some app for a long time, its cache files may be quite large.

Sometimes they can get so large that they will slow your Android device down and reduce battery life.

I know this from my own experience and I know how frustrating this may be.  

That's why I want to show you two simple ways in which you can clear cache on your Android device. Let's begin! 

How To Clear Cache On Androd Using The Built-In Settings (Android App Manager)

To clear cache on Android a less advanced user can either use an external app or use the built-in settings.

Let's at first see how to do it without the use of an external app.

How To Clear Android App Data And Cache

Clearing cache on an app level is extremely easy on Android. Here is what you need to do step by step (on the example I am using Android 6.0.1)

  1. Go to Settings > Applications > Application Manager. How these items are exactly called may differ depending on the version of Android you are running and your phone model. 
Android clear app cache dataTo clear app cache on Android, you have to at first navigate to the settings of a specific app.

2. Navigate to the app whose cache you want to clear and click on it. On the example below I am clearing the cache of Adobe Acrobat. 

Clear Android app data and cacheNavigate to the specific app to clear its cache.

3. Click on Storage and then on CLEAR CACHE

How to clear all app cache in AndroidTo clear all app cache follow the above instructions.

Congrats. You have successfully cleared app cache on your Android device. 

How To Clear Cache On Android With The Use Of An App

You can also use a specific Android app to clear app cache. Fortunately, there are lots of Android apps specifically for clearing cache. I have tested many of them and there are two that I can strongly recommend. 

CCleaner is a more advanced app and with many more settings while Clean Cache is specifically for clearing cache on Android device.

On the example below I am showing you Clean Cache.

android clear cache app free

Below you can see CCleaner. If you are running Android 6.0 like me you will be notified that not all of the cache can be cleared due to system restrictions.

Android app to clear app cache

In this case it's best to clear cache of an individual app in the way I showed you in the first part of this article.  Hope this tutorial was helpful. 

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