How to clear cache on iOS 16

Just like you clean your house every now and then, your iPhone also needs some tidying up every now and then. It is very important to clear the cache once in a while because your system will be overloaded by all the unwanted stored data and it will help you run smoothly, provide good speed and give you the best performance while using your iPhone. Recently with the iOS 16 update, a lot of bugs and issues created a buzz, but what you can do is try clearing the cache so that at least your iPhone can give you better speed and performance. So, who wants to clear cache on their iOS 16 running device? This article will guide you through the process of clearing cache on iOS 16.

How to clear cache on iOS 16

Clear Safari Cache on iOS 16:

Safari browser is the only application that stores more cache than any other app. It stores cookies, web pages, files, documents, etc. and consumes a lot of storage space. So it is best to clear the cache of the Safari browser. This deletes all temporary files and frees up storage space.

  1. Go to the Settings app on your iPhone running iOS 16.
  2. Tap the Safari tab.
  3. Scroll down and find clear history and website data.
  4. Click here.
  5. Tap clear history and data again to confirm your actions.
  6. Click Close Tabs if you want to remove the existing tabs, otherwise you can click Keep Tabs.

Clear cache of third party apps on iOS 16:

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

  1. Go to the Settings app on your iPhone running iOS 16.
  2. Find the app in 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, you can choose another option which is to uninstall the app.

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

Keep in mind that by uninstalling the app you will not only clear the cache but also lose all your data that was stored in that particular application.

Why is it important to clear the cache?

It is not good to keep the files cached on your device. It just makes your device slow and consumes a lot of unwanted storage space. And clearing the cache is also a way to free up storage space on your device without actually uninstalling the application. So it is important to clear cache on your iOS 16 regularly so that your device can run faster, have enough storage space, improve performance and prevent your iPhone from crashing.

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

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