Tip: Clear your phone’s cache for more speed and storage

Something every Android owner should do that not everyone knows about is clearing your apps’ cache in your phone’s settings. An app’s cache is basically a temporary storage area for an application while it’s running. It can store things like temporary images downloaded from the internet. Clearing the cache can solve problems you may be experiencing with an app, or simply improve the speed and efficiency of it. Not to mention how much space you’ll be freeing on your phone, as Google+, Facebook and other big apps can store over 1GB of cache over time if not cleared occasionally.

First, go to your phone’ settings, then tap ‘Apps’


You will then be shown a list of your downloaded apps. Tap any one of these apps.

You will see ‘App info’ at the top. Scroll down a bit and you will see the cache section which shows how much temporary files have been stored on your phone.



Tap ‘Clear Cache’

And there you go! You can do this will all the apps on your phone, and you will clear up a lot of space depending on how much you use the app.



  • There is also an option to delete all the cache in the Storage section in the Settings.

  • Cindy

    I have a Samsung galaxy 3 and this is not the way you clear the cache on it. I’m assuming you are showing how to do it on an IOS instead of Android? Could you please show me how to clear the cache on the Samsung Galaxy 3 please. So clearing the cache on the mobile phone is like cleaning your temporary files on your PC? I sure would appreciate your help.

    Thank you,

    Thank you,