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Android phone app Cache or Data Clear

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How (and when) to clear app cache or data on Android phone

Every Android phone has an application manager that you can get to through the settings menu. It’s usually in the top-level somewhere, though it can vary a little by phone. But once you get to it, you’re at the heart of the matter. This area is where you can see every application that’s installed on your phone or tablet. And it’s a handy place to clean things up a bit should they go wonky.

The app cache and how to clear it in Android

As you use applications, they start storing files to reference later. These files are stored in an app “cache.” For instance: When you’re using a web browser, it’ll save images you’ve seen so that they don’t have to be downloaded every single time the app needs them. This cache saves you time and data.

But maybe you want to clear an app’s cached data, either to regain some used space or to try to fix a misbehaving app. This method is how you can do it.

  • Open the Settings of your android phone.
  • Tap the Storage heading to open its settings page.
    • If your android phone runs Android Oreo or earlier, you’ll want to open the App Managersettings page.
  • Tap the Other Apps heading to see a list of your installed apps.
  • Find the application you want to clear the cache of and tap its listing.
  • Tap the Clear cache

The next time you use the app, it will download everything it needs from the internet like it did the first time you used it. Clearing cached data does not clear other data like logins or saved games. This often fixes things, especially when an app pulls its content from a website that is always changing and adding more content. If you want to clear the storage completely, repeat these steps, and choose the Clear storage button in the final step. Warning: This will remove all of the app’s data, including usernames and passwords, game progress, etc.,

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Your Android phone May be Look Different

All Android phones cache application data the same way, but some manufacturers offer separate tools to keep apps in check. We’re using the Galaxy S10 in this guide, but your android phone might be slightly different. Don’t worry, the basics are all the same, and this guide will work for your phone, too!

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Samsung Galaxy S10 Samsung Galaxy S10

Key Specs of Samsung Galaxy S10

  • Display 10-inch
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 9820 SoC
  • Front Camera 10MP
  • Rear Camera 12MP + 12MP + 16MP
  • RAM 8GB
  • Storage 128GB
  • Battery Capacity 3400mAh
  • OSAndroid 9.0

Good

  • Sturdy and compact
  • Very good cameras
  • Powerful SoC

Bad

  • Gets warm under heavy load
  • Hole-punch design might not appeal to everyone

Samsung Galaxy S10 Full Specifications

  General
BrandSamsung
ModelGalaxy S10
Release dateFebruary 2019
Form factorTouchscreen
Dimensions (mm)149.90 x 70.40 x 7.80
Weight (g)157.00
IP ratingIP68
Battery capacity (mAh)3400
Removable batteryNo
Fast chargingProprietary
Wireless chargingYes
ColorsPrism Black, Prism Blue, Prism Green, Prism White

Display

Screen size (inches)6.10
TouchscreenYes
Aspect ratio19:9

Hardware

Processor1.9GHz octa-core
Processor makeSamsung Exynos 9820 SoC
RAM8GB
Internal storage128GB
Expandable storageYes
Expandable storage typemicroSD
Expandable storage up to (GB)512

Camera

Rear camera12-megapixel (f/1.5) + 12-megapixel (f/2.4) + 16-megapixel (f/2.2)
Rear autofocusPhase detection autofocus
Front camera10-megapixel (f/1.9)
Front autofocusYes

Software

Operating systemAndroid 9.0
SkinOne UI

Connectivity

Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/Yes
GPSYes
BluetoothYes, v 5.00
NFCYes
USB Type-CYes
Headphones3.5mm
Number of SIMs2
Active 4G on both SIM cardsYes
SIM 1
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMAGSM
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4GYes
SIM 2
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMAGSM
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4GYes

Sensors

Face unlockYes
Fingerprint sensorYes
Compass/ MagnetometerYes
Proximity sensorYes
AccelerometerYes
Ambient light sensorYes
GyroscopeYes
BarometerYes

 

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