How to Clear Cache on iPhone


How to Clear Cache on iPhone

Although clearing the cache isn't something you'll often need on your iPhone, there are times when apps start to malfunction, or you notice your iPhone is slowing down, and clearing the cache can be very useful in such situations. Also, it can help you restore some iPhone storage without uninstalling apps or deleting documents and data from your iPhone. So, here is how to clear cache on iPhone easily.

5 Ways to Clear Cache on iPhone and iPad (2022)

Although iOS lacks a system-wide scanner to scan the entire device and display the total amount of cached files, there are some effective workarounds that allow you to delete cached files from your iPhone. Plus, if you don't mind spending a few bucks on a powerful storage cleaner, you can keep track of all your junk files and get rid of them with just one click. With that in mind, let's get started!

1. Restart your iPhone or iPad to clear Minor Cache

Many people will be surprised to learn that a simple restart can also clear the cache on the iPhone. While the restart trick can only clear some lightweight caches, it can come in handy when encountering miscellaneous issues like app freezing and unresponsive touch. That's why it's best to reboot your device from time to time to get rid of secondary caches and free up memory.

Restart iPhone and iPad without Home Button

Immediately press and hold the side/top button. Then, drag the power off slider to turn off your device.
Now, wait 30 seconds, then press and hold the side/top button to turn on your device.

Restart your iPhone or iPad with the Home button

Press and hold the side/top button, then drag the shutdown slider to turn off your iPhone.
After a few seconds, press and hold the side/top button again to restart your iDevice.

2. Clear Safari cache on iPhone and iPad

When you browse the web on Safari (or any other browser), the web pages you visit store certain data on your iPhone, including cookies and other cached files. Fortunately, clearing Safari history and cache is an easy process. Alternatively, if you prefer, you can clear the cookies on your iPhone instead of deleting all website data. That said, here's how to clear the Safari cache on iPhone.

1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone. Scroll down and select Safari.

2. Now, click Clear History and Website Data. A pop-up menu will appear at the bottom that says "Clear will delete history, cookies, and other browsing data. History from devices signed into your iCloud account will also be cleared." Click "Clear History and Website Data" to clear your browser cache and delete all website data.

3. Clear the cache from the app settings on iPhone and iPad

Many apps like Chrome, Firefox, Spotify, Snapchat, and many more come with a setting that allows you to easily clear the associated cache. So many times, you don't need to look anywhere else, just look in the app's settings to delete the cache.

clear cache in google chrome
1. Go to Chrome Apps -> More button in the bottom right corner of the screen.

2. Now, click on History and select "Clear Browsing Data".

3. Next, make sure the Cookies, Site Data and Cached images and files options are selected. Then, tap Clear browsing data and confirm.

Delete cache in Firefox
1. Navigate to the Firefox app -> More button in the lower right corner of the screen.

2. Now, select History. After that, tap Clear recent history and choose to clear cache for the last hour, today, today, and yesterday, or clear everything according to your needs.

Clear the cache in Spotify
If you want to clear the app data of the Spotify iPhone app, you can easily do so without deleting and reinstalling the app.

1. Open the Spotify app -> Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen.

2. Now, tap Storage and tap Clear Cache.

delete cache in Snapchat
1. Launch the Snapchat app on your device and tap your profile icon in the upper left corner of the screen.

2. Now, tap the Settings icon in the upper-right corner of the screen, then tap Clear Cache under the Account Section. Don't forget to click Clear in the popup to confirm the cleanup.

To remove the cache from other apps, dig into their respective settings -> look for the "Clear cache" option and take the necessary action. However, this option is not available in every app, so you may need to use other methods to clear the cache and free up storage space.

4. Delete App Cache on iPhone and iPad

iOS provides an easy way to track storage usage. With a simple storage bar, you can find out which categories are taking up more space, such as apps, photos, mail, system data, and more.

In addition, you can drill down to the details and examine the total amount of space that a specific application has invaded. If you encounter apps that take up more space than you can afford, you can delete them along with the associated cache to free up a lot of storage space on your iPhone.

Unfortunately, there are a lot of apps (like Instagram) that don't allow you to clear the cache. So you need to delete and reinstall them to get rid of the associated cache.

1. First, launch the Settings app on your iPhone and select General.

2. Now, tap iPhone/iPad Storage.

3. Next, a long list of apps will appear on your device, along with the amount of storage each app consumes. Select the application you want to delete cache.

3. Next, tap Delete App and confirm by tapping Delete App again in the pop-up window.

5. Use a third-party app to clear cache on iPhone and iPad

If you're looking for a more efficient way to clear cache on your iOS/iPadOS device, a third-party storage cleaner is worth checking out. With a powerful scanner, they are able to quickly scan your device and display the items that need cleaning. Also, you can manually select useless items and eliminate them all with one click.

Tools I tried and found very reliable are iMyFone Umate ($29.95/yr) and PhoneClean ($19.99/yr). They support both macOS and Windows, allowing you to easily delete temporary and junk files from your iPhone. While these tools are available for free, you'll need to upgrade to the premium version to unlock their full potential.

Delete Cache on iPhone and iPad with iMyFone Umate
1. Plug your iPhone into your computer (Mac or PC)

2. Now, open the iMyFone Umate app and tap Scan.

3. After the tool scans your device, it displays the number of unwanted items (and their file sizes). Finally, select the items you want to delete and click Clean.

Delete cache from iPhone and iPad with PhoneClean
1. Before you begin, connect your iPhone to your computer.

2. Now, launch the PhoneClean application and click Scan.

3. Next, wait for a while until the tool scans your device. After that, click "Clean" to clear the temporary files.

Easily delete cache on iPhone and iPad

Well, that's how you can delete the cache from your iOS device and restore a lot of valuable storage space. In addition to helping, you keep your storage clean, the tips above will go a long way in preventing issues like overheating, unexpected battery drain, and sluggishness. So, have you cleared the cache on your iPhone recently? Do you want Apple to make cache clearing easier?