Clear Your App Caches To Clear Up Android Phone Issues

BY GreenBot Staff

Published 3 Nov 2014

It can be easy to forget that your smartphone is at home as the computer is sitting on your desk. And like all computers, things sometimes go wrong. Files get corrupted. Apps that worked fine a week ago decided not to work, and just when you needed it. If an app on your Android phone suddenly stopped working and relaunching the app didn’t help. Then clearing the app cache may get things working correctly again.
Open your phone’s Settings app. Scroll down and tap Apps under the Device heading. From there, find the app that’s experiencing problems. You may need to swipe left or right to either the Downloaded, Running, or All sections and tap on them.

Once you do that. It’ll go directly to an app info screen that provides some technical details. Including the app’s version number and how much storage space it eats up. Scroll down to the Cache section, then tap Clear cache.
Go back to the home screen and try launching the problematic app to see if that clears up the problem. If not, you might want to go back to the app info screen. And hit both the Clear data and Clear cache buttons. Your final resort would be to uninstall the app entirely and re-download it.