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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
Brand Samsung
Model Galaxy S10
Release date February 2019
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 149.90 x 70.40 x 7.80
Weight (g) 157.00
IP rating IP68
Battery capacity (mAh) 3400
Removable battery No
Fast charging Proprietary
Wireless charging Yes
Colors Prism Black, Prism Blue, Prism Green, Prism White

Display

Screen size (inches) 6.10
Touchscreen Yes
Aspect ratio 19:9

Hardware

Processor 1.9GHz octa-core
Processor make Samsung Exynos 9820 SoC
RAM 8GB
Internal storage 128GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 512

Camera

Rear camera 12-megapixel (f/1.5) + 12-megapixel (f/2.4) + 16-megapixel (f/2.2)
Rear autofocus Phase detection autofocus
Front camera 10-megapixel (f/1.9)
Front autofocus Yes

Software

Operating system Android 9.0
Skin One UI

Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/Yes
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 5.00
NFC Yes
USB Type-C Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
Number of SIMs 2
Active 4G on both SIM cards Yes
SIM 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G Yes
SIM 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G Yes

Sensors

Face unlock Yes
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer Yes

 

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