Have you ever wondered what is cached data into your smartphone? When you visit some website through your browser at that time your browser stores some data like text, images and other media into your PC or smartphone. With the help of the cached data you can quickly and smoothly access the same website next time you open it.
The main problem with the cached data is, its consumes the memory of your smartphone or PC.
What is app cache into your smartphone ?
As we learned earlier that your web browser stores some data like text, images and other media into your device and when you open the same website then it will load more quickly and smoothly and same way when you open some application into your android or iOS smartphone like Facebook then it will store some data into your smartphone and that data can be called as a cached data.
Will it cause any problems, if i clear cached data?
You might be wondering that cached data actually helps you to open websites quickly and what might happen if you clear your cached data into your android or iOS device ?
Well, it doesn’t cause any problem if you clear cached data into your smartphone or computer when you are running out of space into your smartphone.
When you clear the cached data it actually clear the data which is stored into your smartphone by an application or web browser so, when you next time open the same website or application then it will download all the media and text files again.
When you clear the cache of any application then it will simply erase the data which is stored by the application and it won’t erased the data like your logins and all.
How to clear cached data in android
Follow the simple steps to clear cached data into your android smartphone
Go to Settings: Additional Settings > Application Management >
Now it will show you 3 categories
Running | Installed | and All
Now if you want to clear cache of some specific application then choose any application from that 3 categories.
and then you will get an option to clear the cached data.
Now simply tap on “clear cache” and then simply clean your cached data.
How to clear cached data in Chrome browser ?
to clear the cached data into your chrome browser, follow the bellow steps.
Go to settings and then click on clear browsing data.
It will show you many options about which cached data you want to clear from your chrome browser just have a look at the bellow snapshot.
Now you have successfully cleared the cached data into your android smartphone.
Clearing the cached data is necessary sometimes because some data needs to be erased from your smartphone because you no longer needed it. Just like the story or video you watched online, you aren’t gonna read/watch the same video or the same story again.
So, that space is being wasted and needs to be cleared.
Siddharth Solanki - a Young Entrepreneur, SEO Executive, Security Researcher, Blogger, Web Designer and Web Developer. Awarded and Acknowledged by Google, PayPal, Apple for reporting multiple vulnerabilities into their web application.