Smartphones tend to slow down and lag after long usage. Though the performance of the phone can get affected due to several reasons, at times accumulated cache memory is the usual suspect. Cache is a reserved storage space that stores temporary data to help websites, browsers and apps load faster. Some cache data is useful because they save auto-fill data like username or password so that users don’t need to log in every other minute. But deleting them from your phone browser and apps from time to time can make a big difference.
Here’s how you can clear the browser cache in Chrome on Android:
Step 1: Open Chrome on your Android phone.
Step 2: In the upper right corner of the browser, tap on the Menu button represented by three vertical dots.
Step 3: Click on Settings.
Step 4: Select ‘Privacy & Security’.
Step 5: Tap on Clear browsing data
Step 6: It will also ask you to give a ‘time limit’ that you want to clear. Note that if you only plan to clear the cache, be sure to deselect “Browsing history” and “Cookies and site data”.
Step 7: Select Clear data.
Clearing the browser cache is the first thing that comes to mind; However, wiping the app cache memory will have a significant impact on the phone’s storage and speed.
Here are the steps on how you can clear the app cache:
Step 1: Open Settings. Step 2: Click on Storage. Step 3: Tap on Other Apps. Step 4: The apps in this list are sorted by the amount of storage they use. Step 5: Select an app whose cache you want to clear. Step 6: Click on Clear cache.
If you want to free up more space, select ‘Clear Storage’. This will delete all data, but the app will remain on the smartphone. Users can also consider deleting unwanted apps and extra photos to increase the speed.