Clearing the app cache, what is that?
Clearing the app cache, OK but what is this? One of the updates that happened between Android 5.0 and 6.0 was allowing the mobile user, that’s you, to clear the app cache and the data for that app.
The cache is a temporary area in the mobile where an app can and will store information. This data tends to help improve the performance and hold information to makes the app function.
Such as your log-in information and preference for the settings within the app itself.
The aim of this cache data is to speed up how quickly and smoothly your device operates and reduce how much data is processed and used up.
The best way to describe this caching feature is by doing a small test on your mobile.
- Restart your phone.
- Now open a app, any would do.
- Next close the app and re-open it, it’s quicker, right? – that’s the cache.
What happens is that with each following attempt to open the app the increase in speed is thanks to the data in the cache, and how the app and Android are using it.
There is generally no need to manually manage cached data on you mobile as the app and mobile will take care of it.
However, if an app starts to not play nice or worse stop working, then you may have to manually clear the cache.
To know how to clear the cache, we have made a small step by step guide for you here.