iPhone X – How to Clear Chrome and App Cache
The term cache refers to the data your iPhone stores while you browse the web and use apps. It is designed to save all the app settings and make your browsing experience smoother. Still, temporary files tend to build up quickly and can cause just the opposite effect.
This is why it’s often advised to clear cache if you want your iPhone X to run smoother. The methods to remove the cache are simple and can surely improve your user experience.
Check out the following guide on how to clear Chrome and app cache.
Restart Your iPhone X
A simple restart is the first line of defense against an overloaded cache that can slow down your phone. It also fixes some software issues that can affect the phone’s performance. What’s more, restarting the iPhone X should also remove minor app bugs and glitches. Here’s how to do it:
1. Hold the Buttons
Press the Side button and one of the Volume rockers until you see the slider.
2. Drag the Slider
Release the buttons and move the slider to the right to power off your iPhone X.
3. Press the Side Button Again
Keep pressing the button until the Apple logo appears. Your iPhone X will now reboot and clear some of the cache.
Note: If you use iOS 11 and later, you can also power off your iPhone via Settings. Just take the following path:
Settings > General > Shut Down
How to Clear App Cache
There are two methods to remove app cache from your iPhone X. You can go to Documents & Data and delete data there or clear your phone’s RAM to get some performance boost.
These are the steps you need to take:
Documents & Data
1. Go to Settings
Tap on the Settings app to launch it and select General.
2. Navigate to Documents & Data
Choose Delete data in the Documents & Data menu.
Note: This action also removes the information from some of the apps on your iPhone X.
Clearing the RAM
1. Enable Assistive Touch
Since the iPhone X doesn’t have a Home button, you need to enable Assistive Touch first. Take the following route to do it:
Settings > General > Accessibility > Assistive Touch > Tap to Toggle On
2. Shut Down Your Phone
As previously noted, you can shut your iPhone X via Settings. Tap on General, swipe down, and select Shut Down.
3. Clear RAM
Actually, you won’t be turning off your iPhone. Select the Assistive Touch from the screen that appears next and hold the Home button in the pop-up menu. The screen goes black, then white, and returns to the place where you started – your RAM is clear now.
How to Clear Chrome Cache
Getting rid of cached files in Chrome is plain sailing. This is what you need to do to ensure smoother browsing:
1. Launch Chrome
Tap on the Chrome icon to launch it and select the More menu (three vertical dots)
2. Go to Settings
Access the Settings options and choose Privacy.
3. Select the Data
Chrome allows you to remove a few different types of data. Tick the ones you want to clear and select Done.
There are some limitations to the amount of app cache that you can clear on your iPhone X. However, the methods listed above should be enough to keep your phone in perfect shape. If you want to prevent Chrome from storing any data on your phone, make sure to browse in Incognito mode.