In an Android phone, the cache is a temporary storage area where the device stores data and files that it frequently accesses for faster and more efficient performance. The cache can include images, app data, website data, and other types of temporary files.
Clearing the cache can help to free up space on your device and improve its performance. When you clear the cache for an app, it will delete any temporary data stored in the cache, but it will not delete any personal data, such as photos or messages.
However, this is a normal part of the optimization process and should not cause any permanent damage to your device or apps.
To clear cache on an Android smartphone, you can follow these steps:
- Open the Settings app on your Android phone.
- Scroll down and tap on “Apps & notifications” or “Apps”.
- Find the app for which you want to clear the cache and tap on it.
- Tap on “Storage & cache” or “Storage”.
- Tap on “Clear cache” or “Clear storage”.
- If you select “Clear storage”, it will erase all data associated with the app, including login details and preferences.
- If you select “Clear cache”, it will only delete the temporary data that the app has accumulated over time.
- Tap on “OK” to confirm that you want to clear the cache.
- Repeat steps 3 to 8 for other apps that you want to clear the cache.
Note that clearing the cache may cause the app to take a little longer to launch the first time you use it after clearing the cache, as it will have to rebuild its cache. However, this will not cause any permanent damage to your device or apps.
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