How to clear cache, history, and cookies on iPhone for Safari and iOS apps, to free up space and improve speed

Clearing iPhone cache

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Apple offers several ways for iPhone users to clear their cache, whether it’s for Safari or iOS apps. 

When you clear cache on iPhone for Safari, it means all the files, images, passwords, and scripts from previously visited websites will be wiped. You can also clear cache on iPhone apps by offloading or deleting them. 

Clearing cache for Safari and certain apps can free up space on your iPhone, improving speed and performance by removing unnecessary app data. 

Important: Before you clear cache on iPhone for Safari or any app, make sure you know your passwords, as deleting your cache will log you out of websites you frequent.

Here’s how to clear cache on your iPhone. 

How to clear cache, history, and cookies on iPhone for Safari

To clear cache on your iPhone, select Safari in the Settings app and click “Clear History and Website Data.”

Here’s a full step-by-step guide:  

1. Open the Settings app and click Safari. 

2. Tap “Clear History and Website Data.” 

3. Your device will double-check that you want to clear Safari’s data. Click through the message that follows.

Note: You can also clear cache and preserve history and cookies in Settings by clicking Safari > Advanced > Website Data > Remove All Website Data. 

How to clear cache on iPhone for apps 

To clear cache on iPhone apps, you’ll need to offload them. Offloading an app will free up storage space used by the app while still keeping its documents and data. If and when you reinstall the app, your data will be reinstated. 

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1. Open the Settings app. 

2. Select “General” and tap “iPhone Storage.”

3. Select the app you want to offload and tap “Offload App.”

4. Select “Offload App” from the pop-up window to confirm your choice. You can also delete the app if you no longer need it. 

Quick tip: iPhone also offers offloading recommendations. For example, you can enable auto-deletion of old iMessages and review downloaded videos for potential deletion to help free up space and speed up your device.

How to clear cache on iPhone for apps with a cache feature

Some apps have a cache feature that make it easy for you to clear it directly in the Settings app. Here’s how to find it: 

1. Open your iPhone’s settings. 

2. Scroll until you see the eligible app, then tap it.  

3. Look for a “Clear cache” option. If the toggle next to it is green, tap it to clear the app’s cache. 

Note: Some iPhone carriers, like T-Mobile, have a way to clear your cache that’s built-in to your Settings app. If your carrier does, you should locate its app from the Settings list and check for a “Clear Cache” option, or something similar. 

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Source:: Businessinsider – Tech


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