One of the world’s most popular smartphones today is iPhone, but at the core of this smartphone, it is far more than just a phone. Pack right into the handheld device is enough computing power that can place past decades’ computers to shame.
Just like modern computers, over time an iPhone’s performance can be undermined by certain factors, not the least of which is space being taken up by unused apps, browser cache, and the like.
How to Clear Your iPhone’s Cache
The good news here is that clearing out an iPhone cache is not a process that is hard. It is as easy as doing it on an android device.
Clear Safari’s Cache
Just like every other web browser, safari collects caches on web content when your browser the web. In other words, it saves you things like images and static web pages so that you get to load websites much faster on subsequent visits.
While you are browsing, caching usually works quite well, and it can occasionally lead to certain issues. Sometimes a browser doesn’t always update like it is expected to do, and this means that you may not see up-to-date content. To add, a browser’s cache gets to grow in size to several hundred megabytes, a gigabyte, or even more. Apple gave details on how you can clear the history and data from the safari browser on it different devices.
To do it on your iPhone, follow the steps stated below:
- To clear Safari’s cache, first, you are required to open the Settings app and tap “Safari.”
- Scroll down the page “clear History and Website Data” and then tap on it.
- You would be required to confirm your choice.
You need to be aware of the fact that once you clear out your Safari data, you would need to log right back into any website that you have logged into before.
Offload Unused Apps
These are not cached, but unused apps can take up a lot of storage space. If you are not making use of an app currently, that doesn’t mean that you want to delete it. it might be an app that only you use a few times a year, but you would want to keep your data saved for those times that you require it.
Unfortunately, iOS offers a handy way for users to offload apps that are not in use while still saving the documents and apps that are associated with them. the next time that you wish to make use of the app, you can just quickly re-download it and pick up where you started from.
- First, Open the Settings app and then tap “general”
- Tap “iPhone Storage” and go on to look for “Offload Unused apps”
- Tap on “Enable.”
- Scroll down the list of apps on your device, select and tap on “offload App,” confirm your selection.
If you want your iOS device to do this automatically, follow the steps below. Open your settings app and tap “App Store”. Toggle the “offload Unused Apps” option on, and that is it.