Clear iPhone Apps Cache – Do you feel that gradually your iPhone or iPad is becoming laggy and unresponsive without any apparent problem. The most common reason is that over time cache and stored data builds up on your iOS device. But don’t fret! It is easy to clear cache of iPhone/iPad apps on iOS 10 devices.
Cache is the temporary information stored by apps of smart devices such as iPhone/iPad. You need to clear cache of your iPhone/iPad periodically to prevent buildup of data in your device storage. For example, when you visit web pages, your browser stores some information in its cache so next time those websites load faster. This is for faster loading time and better performance in future.
However, on the whole all this stored information hoards on your device. Therefore, you need to clear cache of iPhone/iPad to prevent delayed response of your device.
Where is Cache? How do you clear cache of iPhone?
Each app creates its own cache when you launch it for the first time. It saves information and data files in it as you use this app. When you download an app, it takes up some space in your device storage. But as you use it, it consumes more space on your storage.
For example, Instagram requires 58.8 MB to start with but then it creates cache and starts storing information in it. There is no way to clear cache of iPhone apps except to delete them and then reinstall them. But if you have Jailbreak on your device, you can use a Cydia tweak, Cache Cleaner that let you clear cache of iPhone/iPad.
How to clear iPhone Apps Cache on iOS 10
If your device has Jailbreak, you can clear cache of iPhone apps by Cache Cleaner. It is a Cydia tweak and it lets you clear cache of individual apps. The settings to clear cache of iPhone apps can be accessed from Settings app itself.
- Launch Cydia
- Go to Sources > Edit and then add http://rpetri.ch/repo
- Install Cache Cleaner and then tap confirm.
- Reboot your iOS device once installation is complete.
Cache Cleaner is a free Jailbreak tweak to clear cache of iPhone app by app. You can use this tweak to clear cache of iPhone with Jailbreak on iOS 9 and higher. Once installation completes, go to Settings > General > Storage & iCloud Usage. Now tap Manage Storage. You will see a list of apps arranged on the basis of their size.
You might need to clear cache of iPhone apps at the top of the list only as they are the ones consuming most of the space on your iPhone/iPad. Else, you can navigate to the apps whose cache and data files such as junk files you want to clear.
Tap on the app you want to purge off of cache. Before installing Cache Cleaner, you had only one option i.e. Delete app when you tapped on an app in Settings. Now you will find two additional options as well.
‘Clear App’s Cache’: Clear cache of iPhone app
When you tap on the name of an app, one of the options you’ll find is ‘Clear App’s Cache.’ Tap it to clear cache of this iPhone app.
Reset App: Clear cache and User Data
The other button that you find in the Settings of an app is ‘Reset App.’ When you tap on ‘Reset App,’ your iOS app reverts back to factory settings. This not only clears the cache of iPhone app but also deletes all the user data such login information, permissions, and more stored by the app.
Cache Cleaner is a favorite Cydia tweak to clear cache of iPhone apps. However, if you’re looking for more features, iCleaner is becoming increasingly popular. iCleaner is another Cydia tweak and you might want to try it out.