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How to clear cache on iOS 16

clear cache on iOS 16

Like you clean your house every now and then, your iPhone also needs some clearing occasionally. It is very important to clear the cache every once in a while, because your system gets overloaded by all the unwanted saved data and it helps you work properly, provides good speed, and gives you the utmost performance while using your iPhone. Recently with the iOS 16 update, many bugs and issues created a buzz, but what you can do is try and clear the cache so that your iPhone can at least give you better speed and performance So, who wants to clear the cache on their iOS 16 running device? This article will guide you through the process of how to clear cache on iOS 16.

How to clear cache on iOS 16

Clear safari cache on iOS 16:

Safari browser is the one application that stores cache more than any other app. It stores cookies, webpages, files, documents, etc, and consumes a lot of storage space. So, it is best for you to clear the cache of the Safari browser. This will delete all the temporary files and free up your storage space.

  1. Go to the settings app on your iPhone running iOS 16.
  2. Tap on the Safari tab.
  3. Scroll down and locate clear history and website data.
  4. Click on it.
  5. Tap clear history and data again to confirm your actions.
  6. Click on close tabs if you want to remove the existing tabs, if not you may click on keep tabs.

Clear third party apps cache on iOS 16:

Not all apps that you have installed from the Appstore allow you to clear cache, it totally depends on the developer whether they have given the option to clear cache for that particular application or not.

  1. Go to the settings app on your iPhone running iOS 16.
  2. Search for the app from the list and click on it.
  3. Enable reset cached content. (This option is only available for selected apps.)

If you want to clear the cache of applications that do not have this option in the settings app, then you may choose a different option, that is uninstalling the app.

  1. Go to the settings app.
  2. Click on general.
  3. Now click on the iPhone storage option.
  4. Select the app that you want to uninstall.
  5. Here you will be able to see in the document and data section how much file storage is taking up the space on your iPhone.
  6. After referring to the space that the app is taking you can uninstall the app by clicking on delete app.

Note that by uninstalling the app you will not just clear the cache but you will also lose all your data that was stored on that particular application.

Why is it important to clear the cache?

Keeping the cached files on your device is no good. It will only make your device slow and consume a lot of unwanted storage space. And clearing the cache is also one way to make storage space on your device without actually deleting the application. So, it is important to clear the cache on your iOS 16 regularly so that your device can run faster, have enough storage space, boost performance, and keeps your iPhone from crashing.

Until next time, with another topic. Till then, Toodles.

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