How to clear the cache of Android applications? - Delete everything

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The cache in applications is a folder that contains non-executable files, but useful for processing the application, the longer the application is used, the more cache it will store.

The application cache takes up space, can affect application performance and operation if it accumulates, the speed of the mobile or PC processor decreases, it is always advisable to delete these files to avoid application problems or hardware deterioration from your mobile or PC.

What happens when a device's cache is cleared?

The cache is a set of small files that in large quantities generate a lot of weight for the application, they are not user executable files (they cannot be seen, heard or edited).

When we delete these files we improve the functioning of the applications, our mobile phone runs programs and applications efficiently and quickly, as well as extending the useful life of the mobile, we avoid long-term problems with the applications we use most frequently.

How can I clear the cache of an App from a mobile or PC?

To delete the cache of applications there are several ways, one of them is to enter "settings" and then in "applications" we will see the list of applications we have installed and pressing on them we will see that the data of the same. Another way is to press and hold the application icon and thus access its information.

Among the data there is "storage" and we will see the size of the application, the size of the user data and the storage of the cache, the latter is what we need to delete and we will do it by selecting the "delete cache" option or "clear cache", depends on the device and Android version.

It is very important to remember that the goal is to clear the cache of  which we will not need later, so we must be very careful with the personal data of the application (account information, chat, level reached in a game), make sure that what you delete is the cache memory and not the user data.

If you are going to delete the cache from a PC, open Chrome and press the "more" option in the upper right corner, go to "More tools" and then select " Clear browsing data ". The option to delete these files based on time periods will appear, to delete all select all periods that appear.

Select the option "Cookies and other site data", "Cached files and images", then "Clear data". This will improve the processing of your PC, files are data collected while browsing or using an application.

Why can't I clear the cache of some applications?

There are applications that do not allow clearing the cache even if it is a simple procedure and does not compromise important application files. This could be due to the fact that the application has a problem (accumulation of cache, virus, lack of update) and the solution to this problem could be to format the mobile.

What other options are there for deleting junk files in an application?

This file cleanup can be done manually or using an application to clean up junk files, not all of them work for all versions of Android, but there are versions that include their own file cleanup tool, which is updated according to the needs of the mobile.

As for cleaning files manually, it is done by going to ‘File manager / file manager’ and looking for folders called ' Miniature ', that contain duplicate photo files from our gallery or low definition video captures, which are not going to serve us and deleting them improves mobile performance.

Delete temporary files

Temporary files take up space in our memory and they range from cache, to search history to folders with junk files. To delete the junk files we will go to the file manager and we will look for the folders with the name 'Thumbnails' or 'Thumbs' and we will delete them.

These folders contain duplicate files in large numbers and junk (unreadable) files. Histories can be removed by logging into Chrome to clear history and cookies. It is recommended that you delete all these temporary files monthly or when applications have minor errors.

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