How and when to clear the cache of Android apps

How to clear the cache of an Android app? The procedure is simple and allows you to speed up your smartphone. Here's how to do it

Every now and then you need to clean up on your smartphone: in addition to getting rid of old photos, videos or content that crowds the internal memory, a great way to speed up the performance of the device - or of a single feature - is to clean the app cache, and this applies also and especially to Android devices.

Every Android smartphone has a function to manage all processes, which is accessed through Settings. The procedure to get to the cache varies from device to device, but generally accessing the app manager is pretty intuitive. Clearing app cache is easier than expected and saves a lot of space, as well as fixing any malfunctions and slowdowns. The cache starts filling up right when you start using apps, so it is recommended to periodically clear this section of your phone.

How to clear Android app cache

The cache is the temporary memory of any electronic device, including smartphones. It accumulates the data collected while using applications. The Android operating system dedicates a special cache space for each app to store various types of data. When this information increases, you risk compromising the operation of the app itself or the device.

So every time we browse online or use an app we cause the cache volume to increase. For example, in the browser cache are stored all the images displayed within a website, texts and so on. In short, devices have a memory that tends to be occupied quickly, so it's better to empty it from time to time. Fortunately, performing this task is quite simple.

First, you have to go into Settings and access the Memory/Storage section. Then you have to click on "Apps/Applications" and you'll see a list of all your apps.

When you open each app, you'll see a button called "Clear Cache", among others. This can be done for any type of app installed on your phone, from Youtube to Facebook, all the way to web browsers like Chrome.

Deleting the cache of an app will delete all the information related to your browsing. So when you launch it again, it will download the data again as if it were the first time. This operation does not erase passwords and other stored credentials or saved games.