Almost desktop, laptop and HP computer users have experienced slow or lag performance. One of the causes that makes your computer’s device performance slow is the amount of cache that has not been cleared.
Cache itself is an additional memory system that temporarily stores instructions and data. Cache is capable of storing copies of the most frequently used information or program code stored in main memory.
Cache makes your device reduce the time it takes to find the data in it so CPU processes are faster CPU.
Unfortunately, cache storage is limited and very expensive for the space. Consequently, if the cache memory is too full it will slow down the device.
Here’s how to clear cached data on Android, iOS, and Desktop devices or computers:
To clear cache in Android apps, you can access the “App Info” settings.
Usually, the latest versions of Android have set up a shortcut by long pressing the app info icon.
Once the application shortcut menu is displayed, select the (i) icon. You will be directed to the “App Info” menu then select “Storage” and tap “Clear Cache”.
Alternatively, you can open Settings on your device and select the Applications menu. Then sort the apps order by size and enable the show system apps option.
Then, you can see all the apps and which apps are consuming the most memory. Usually these applications carry large amounts of cache. Tap “Clear Cache” to free up cache memory of your device.
There are two ways to clear cache on iOS devices by manually deleting or uninstalling the app and reinstalling it. How to manually clear cache on iOS is to select the Settings menu, tap General, then tap iPhone Storage.
On the iPhone Storage menu, you will find a row of applications installed on the device. The app with the largest size will be in the top position. Tap an app to see how much memory it uses.
If you want to clear cache manually, open an application with a large data size, and clean a row of useless files, such as playlists, photo albums, emails, chats, pictures, and others. The second way, you can uninstall the application and then install it again. To do this, tap the menu in iPhone Storage, then tap Delete App at the bottom.
How to clear cache data on computer devices
For Windows 10, first, click on the Search menu and enter the keyword “Disk Cleanup”. Then select the “Disk Cleanup” option that appears in the search results. In the next command screen, select the “Windows C” menu and click “Ok”.
Then the system will automatically calculate the data stored on the computer. Then scroll down until the “Temporary files” option appears. Select the check box on the “Temporary files” option. Select “Ok” and continue by clicking “Delete files”.
For Windows 11, clearing the cache can also be done via Disk Cleanup. To do this, open the Settings menu. Type “Disk cleanup” in the search bar, then open the menu. Select the drive where you saved your Windows 11 ISO file.
In the Files to Delete section window, check the files you want to delete. Then click “Clean up system files”, Click “OK”, and the last step click “Delete files”.
Benefits of Clearing Cache
What benefits do you get if you regularly clean the Cache Data?
1. Maximize speed
Large cache files can affect device performance. On the other hand, clearing the cache will give you some space and possibly speed up the backup process again.
2. View the latest views
Cache saves temporary memory to speed up access but because it uses temporary memory, recent pages or views of online applications are not displayed. Therefore clearing cache periodically can avoid this possibility from happening.
3. Keeping safe
After using a public computer and maybe you have entered some personal for certain logins, we recommend clearing the cache of the device. If not, then anyone who used your computer and browser after you might be able to see what you’ve done.
4. Improve your browser
Cache can cause problems when you use the browser. For example, websites are slow to load, cannot be opened, display error messages, crash at some point, or refuse to respond properly.