- You can clear cache, history, and cookies on your iPhone for Safari to improve speed and performance.
- You can also clear cache for iPhone apps by offloading or deleting them to free up space.
- When you clear cache, you may lose some saved data from Safari or iPhone apps, like passwords and files.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.