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How to clear cache on iPhone: Free up space on your iOS device

Clear cache on your iPhone for better performance and more space.
How to clear cache on iPhone: Free up space on your iOS device Credit: Stan Schroeder

Wondering about how to clear cache on iPhone? As we run several apps and navigate browsers like Safari and Chrome, we collect a lot of useless clutter along the way that fills up our phone's cache.

What, exactly, is a cache? For the uninitiated, it's a reserve for your iPhone that saves temporary data. On the plus side, it helps websites load more rapidly. However, it does have its downsides. For example, it can take up a lot of storage that can be used for more pertinent files.

Itching to free up more face? Here's a step-by-step guide on how to clear cache on your iPhone

How to clear cache on iPhone: Clear Safari cache

If you're experiencing any issues with performance or unexpected behavior on a website, clearing your Safari cache may solve the problem. Below, we've got instructions on how to do just that.

1. Go to 'Settings'

Settings is depicted as a squircle gear icon.
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2. Scroll down and hit 'Safari'

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3. Tap on 'Clear History and Website Data'

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How to clear cache on iPhone: Clear app cache

If you want to look into clearing your app cache instead, here's how to do it.

1. Open 'Settings'

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2. Tap on 'General'

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3. Tap on 'iPhone Storage'

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Look through any apps that you feel can use a cache cleaning.

4. Tap on desired app and hit 'Offload App'

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With these cache-cleaning tips, you should free up some space on your iPhone and benefit from better performance, whether you're surfing the web or navigating iOS.

Topics: Tech, iPhone, How-To

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